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April ScoutInsight Monthly Spotlight: A Closer Look at the Culture Within the Craft Brewing Industry

April 7 was National Beer Day and given the hardships that we are facing as a global community due to the COVID-19 crisis, our team at ScoutInsight wanted to focus…

April 7 was National Beer Day and given the hardships that we are facing as a global community due to the COVID-19 crisis, our team at ScoutInsight wanted to focus on an industry that is near and dear to our hearts…craft brewing! For the entire month of April, we have celebrated our passion by sharing a new piece of content focused on women veterans and brewing. On this last leg of ScoutInsight’s exploration of the…

April ScoutInsight Monthly Spotlight: A Glimpse into the History of the American Beer Industry

April 7 was National Beer Day and given the hardships that we are facing as a global community due to the COVID-19 crisis, our team at ScoutInsight wanted to focus…

April 7 was National Beer Day and given the hardships that we are facing as a global community due to the COVID-19 crisis, our team at ScoutInsight wanted to focus on an industry that is near and dear to our hearts…craft brewing! For the entire month of April, we will be celebrating our passion by sharing a new piece of content focused on women veterans and brewing. This week we take a closer look into…

Intern Perspective: Working from Home – Céilí Peake

I’m no stranger to remote work. Between online classes and extracurriculars, as well as requirements for past jobs, I was fortunate enough to enter my internship with ScoutComms last fall…

I’m no stranger to remote work. Between online classes and extracurriculars, as well as requirements for past jobs, I was fortunate enough to enter my internship with ScoutComms last fall with skills that would help me be productive regardless of the environment I worked in. During my first few weeks with the company I worked partly in the office and partly at home, which gave me the opportunity to quickly build relationships with team members.…

Intern Perspective: Working from Home – Jordan Pearson

When I was younger, I had an idea of what being an intern looked like. Most of these depictions that I had in my head could be traced back to…

When I was younger, I had an idea of what being an intern looked like. Most of these depictions that I had in my head could be traced back to books and movies, where the protagonist would be working as the “lowly” intern, fetching coffee and being virtually ignored in every sense. This is something that I was adamantly trying to avoid. In fact, the only reason that I went searching for an internship was…

Intern Perspective: Working from Home – Téa Le

I’ve been working as a ScoutComms intern for nearly a year, and in that time I’ve transitioned from weekly office days, to bi-weekly office days, and finally to entirely remote…

I’ve been working as a ScoutComms intern for nearly a year, and in that time I’ve transitioned from weekly office days, to bi-weekly office days, and finally to entirely remote along with the rest of the company. Since my transition from in-office to remote happened pretty quickly, I’ve had some experience working from home, from full-time over the summer days to late nights while I was back in school. Segmenting my online time around a…

April ScoutInsight Monthly Spotlight: “Woman Owned. Veteran Brewed.” A Talk with the Veteran Behind Backward Flag Brewing

Today (April 7) is National Beer Day and given the hardships that we are facing as a global community due to the COVID-19 crisis, our team at ScoutInsight wanted to…

Today (April 7) is National Beer Day and given the hardships that we are facing as a global community due to the COVID-19 crisis, our team at ScoutInsight wanted to focus on an industry that is near and dear to our hearts…craft brewing! For the entire month of April, we will be celebrating our passion by sharing a new piece of content focused on women veterans and brewing. To start us off is this interview…

Results: ScoutInsight Flash Poll on COVID-19

Last week, ScoutInsight launched a flash poll to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the military-connected community. Over the weekend, nearly 200 individuals, including veterans, service members, military…

Last week, ScoutInsight launched a flash poll to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the military-connected community. Over the weekend, nearly 200 individuals, including veterans, service members, military family members and caregivers, participated in the survey. Below are our findings: 27.22% of respondents said that they are slightly, moderately or extremely likely to experience food insecurity (such as lack of access to school lunch meals, inability to find necessary household items, etc.) as…

Military Times and ScoutComms Partner on Annual ‘Best for Vets’ Ranking Surveys

Military Times and ScoutComms Partner on Annual ‘Best for Vets’ Ranking Surveys ‘Best for Vets’ Employer Survey Opens March 18 (March 18, 2020)—The national independent news outlet Military Times and ScoutComms, Inc., a Certified B Corporation and the nation’s leading communications and marketing firm dedicated to providing services and research that support veterans and military families, have announced a new partnership on the annual ‘Best for Vets’ Employers and Colleges rankings. ScoutComms will provide the research and survey analysis…

ScoutInsight Flash Poll Results: Opinions of the Military-Connected Community on U.S. Engagement with Iran

Earlier this month, President Trump ordered a drone strike near the Baghdad International Airport in Iraq that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Gen. Soleimani was the second most powerful person in Iran behind Ayatollah Khamenei and was considered by many to be his right-hand man. In the wake of this, tensions escalated between Iran and the U.S., leading ScoutInsight to send out a flash poll via our social networks and the Veterans Research Network (VRN),…

December ScoutInsight Monthly Spotlight — Military Veterans and Access to Medical Cannabis

December 3, 2019 — by Dr. Kiersten Downs, Research Director, ScoutInsight; Téa Le, Research and Marketing Intern, ScoutInsight; Céilí Peake, Research and Marketing Intern, ScoutInsight It is unclear just how many veterans currently use medical cannabis. Demographics generalizable to the entire veteran population are difficult to obtain, due in part to federal restrictions preventing the Department of Veterans Affairs from conducting clinical trials into outcomes of its use. However, a 2017 national poll reveals that an…