How are the Military Friendly® lists different from other “Military” and “Veteran” lists?
Victory Media’s Military Friendly® lists are determined mathematically from data-driven survey submissions consisting of approximately 100 questions and covering ten key categories determined to be important factors in supporting military talent. These categories and questions were developed with the assistance of our independent Military Friendly® Advisory Board. No essays are required; therefore, no subjective opinions are taken into consideration. There is no cost to participate in the survey or to have resulting information published. Advertising in any Victory Media publication is not evaluated as part of the survey, nor a factor in earning the Military Friendly® designation.
Does Victory Media own the intellectual property for the term “Military Friendly®”?
Yes, Victory Media is the exclusive owner of the Federally Registered Trademark, Military Friendly®, as well as Military Friendly® Schools, Military Friendly® School, Military Friendly® Employers, Military Friendly® Employer, Military Friendly® Spouse Employers, Military Friendly® Spouse Employer, Military Spouse Friendly School® and Military Spouse Friendly Employer®, among others.
What Military Friendly® lists does Victory Media produce?
This is our twelfth year producing the Military Friendly® Employers list and our seventh producing the Military Friendly® Schools lists. In the past we have also published similar data-driven lists for Military Friendly Franchises® and Military Friendly Cities.
Is there a fee for participating in Military Friendly® surveys? Are these lists “pay to play”?
There is no fee for participating in our Military Friendly® surveys, nor in the publication of survey results and ratings. Advertising in any Victory media publication is not evaluated as part of the assessment process, nor a factor in qualifying for the Military Friendly® designation. For more information on how the lists are derived, see the methodology section of our site. Institutions that qualify for the Military Friendly® designation are published at no cost to the institution.
How are the surveys distributed and submitted?
Key personnel at companies and schools nationwide are surveyed annually through a unique link to our secure, web-based research platform.
How do I obtain a link for the survey?
To get started, request your link here.
How does the grading of survey responses (assessment) work?
Our Military Friendly® lists are determined mathematically by a state of the art web-based research platform. There is no “human in the loop” during the assessment submission and grading process, meaning the survey results are submitted by participants and adjudicated by the technology platform without input from Victory Media. Survey results and scoring is fully automated based on the data-driven survey submissions and methodology designed and overseen by our independent advisory council.
Our school / company just received the Military Friendly® School / Military Friendly® Employer designation. How and when can we use the “Military Friendly®” term and logo?
As a Military Friendly® School or Military Friendly® Employer you are permitted limited use of the intellectual property (IP), including our logos and use of the term “Military Friendly®”, in association with your award. There are two main requirements to using the Military Friendly® IP. First, recipients must publish the proper trademarked term(s) with the registered trademark symbol at all times. Second, recipients may only use the complimentary IP license for a one-year term. Schools and employers are re-evaluated each year through our free survey assessment.
For further information, please see the appropriate Branding Guide.
We’ve earned this year’s Military Friendly® designation. What do we receive?
Congratulations on earning the Military Friendly® designation! As part of our complimentary survey assessment, we offer awardees the ability to use the appropriate vector-style “Military Friendly®” logo for a period of one year. Additionally, Military Friendly® recipients receive listings online by Military Friendly® and in our annual print guide. These benefits are available at no cost to all awardees.
Partner Packages are available to companies or institutions wishing to leverage additional branding, reporting and training solutions to model best practices in their military programs; these solutions are available at an additional cost. More information can be found on the “Solutions/Partner Packages” section of the Victory Media website.
Where can I find the logo, branding guidelines and other marketing support I need?
Logos, press release templates, and other marketing support are available to colleges and companies that have received the Military Friendly® designation through a private page. Please contact us if you do not have the link.
How do I get a copy of the publication in which a Military Friendly® list was featured?
For editions of G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse magazine and the Guide to Military Friendly® Schools contact us and a team member will respond shortly.
How do I provide recommendations for questions that should be considered for future versions of the survey?
Please contact us to let us know what factors and characteristics you feel should be considered for potential inclusion in the survey assessment.
Has Victory Media partnered with any government agencies or non-profit organizations?
We are a believer in the strength of public-private partnerships and have worked closely with several government and non-profit organizations to further employment and education outcomes for veterans. These include participation with the Department of Labor’s VETS (Veterans Employment and Training Services) committee and ongoing activities with both Hire Heroes USA and the Student Veterans of America, both registered 501(c)(3) veterans service organizations.