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Out of darkness comes light

By: Fred Wellman, ScoutComms Founder and CEO I had just dropped my kids off at daycare and when I flipped on the radio to hear a plane had hit one of the Twin Towers. Just as I started to wonder what could have caused that, the DJs yelled that a second plane had exploded into the other tower. I knew what was happening immediately and rushed home to flip on the television. My wife Crystal was a…

The Scout Report 331st Edition

The Scout Report 331st Edition Military Families and Veterans News and Analysis Monday, August 21, 2017 While your trusty Scout Reporter LJ enjoys a much deserved vacation for the next week, your most technologically challenged Scout Reporter, RB, is at the helm. Terrifying, I know. If Scout Report #331 arrives to your inbox translated entirely into emojis, please don’t tell my boss. While we expected these few weeks of August were expected to be relatively quiet, last week proved to…

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun: Summer 2017 Internship Reflections

It had been a while since ScoutComms had interns on staff, and we couldn’t have asked for a better Summer 2017 group than Nicole Jackson, Chandler Bruns and Joe Dolan-Galaviz. Luckily Nicole will be staying on until September and Chandler will be returning as a remote intern later this month, but I truly think we may have learned more from all three of them than they did from us this summer. I know I did,…

ScoutComms Receives Official B Corp Recertification for 2017-2019

Fast-growing veteran-focused communications and consulting firm increases overall B Impact Score   FREDERICKSBURG, VA – ScoutComms announced today that B Lab, the B Corporation certification body, has recognized the company for its second two-year period as a certified B Corporation™. As a certified B Corp, ScoutComms has publicly committed to use the power of business to address the social challenges facing veterans and military families. Not only did ScoutComms once again successfully complete the rigorous recertification process, it…

ScoutComms and Milblogging Partner to Produce First Military Influencers Conference

ScoutComms and Milblogging Partner to Produce First Military Influencers Conference Event will help influential voices in the military and veterans’ communities grow and reach new audiences FREDERICKSBURG, VA – ScoutComms announced today the formal launch of a partnership with MilBlogging to produce military and veterans’ community-focused conferences in the coming year, starting with the Military Influencers Conference on October 22-24, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. The Military Influencers Conference will bring together a dynamic set of speakers and attendees…

Survey: Veteran Community Leaders Overwhelming Support Military Service of Transgender Troops

Survey: Veteran Community Leaders Overwhelming Support Military Service of Transgender Troops Combat readiness and maintaining military strength identified as key determinants for transgender policy among influencers Fredericksburg, Va. – A poll of veteran and military family community leaders and experts found that 85 percent support allowing transgender Americans who meet current physical, mental, and security standards to serve openly in the U.S. military. Sixty-eight percent of respondents rank combat readiness as the most important factor policymakers should…

ScoutComms Fall 2017 Internship – Advocate for Veterans & Military Families

ScoutComms, a communications and consulting firm with unmatched knowledge and experience in the nation’s veteran and military communities, seeks motivated, hard-working interns for the fall. ScoutComms interns provide support to staff by conducting media and issue research, media and community outreach, project and event support, social media content, report creation, and other company tasks. ScoutComms supports a wide range of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations that employ, empower and serve veterans, service members and their families. We offer a wide…

Just a non-PR girl, living in a PR world

By: Kirstie Breland, Research Coordinator When I applied to be an intern at ScoutComms during grad school, the public relations aspect of it worried me. I had zero experience in PR, but I applied because I am passionate about helping veterans and military families. My master’s degree is in health promotion management, concentrating on health communications and policy, which is both similar and very, very different than PR. Although it wasn’t what I was expecting to…

ScoutComms Debuts on O’Dwyer’s National PR Firm Rankings

ScoutComms Debuts on O’Dwyer’s National PR Firm Rankings Company recognized as seventh-fastest growing PR firm of 2017   Fredericksburg, Va., April 13, 2017 —ScoutComms has been recognized by O’Dwyer’s PR News as one of the nation’s fastest-growing PR firms in the news outlet’s 2017 rankings. ScoutComms came in seventh nationally for growth among all PR firms ranked by O’Dwyer’s on the 2017 list, after enjoying a record year in which revenues increased nearly 75 percent. In addition, the company ranked…

Allison’s Social Media Pet Peeves: Concise Edition

First rule of social media: get to the point. Let’s jump right in! Poor grammar  I feel the need to come right out and say that I am, in fact, what SOME would call a “Grammar Nazi.” I’ve long since given up on publicly correcting peoples’ incorrect usage of their/they’re/there and your/you’re on Facebook, but you bet your behind I’m judging you from afar (and probably with screenshots shared among fellow grammar fiends). However, my correct-grammar-expectations still hold…

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