I wrote yesterday about how much of the conversation at Fortune Brainstorm Tech isn’t about tech at all, but about people—and how you build human organizations that can deal with the complexity and the velocity of change facing today’s corporations. Target CEO Brian Cornell continued the theme on Tuesday morning at the second day of our conference. He was on the Aspen stage, talking about how his company uses technology.
Good morning again from Aspen, Colo., where once again I will apologize for my brevity. Our day was long—from early breakfasts through all-day panels to an evening of schmoozing—so I'll give a few highlights with supportive links and a promise to reflect more when we're done. Brian Cornell, CEO of Target , appropriated the word "and" to convey his strategy of bricks (physical stores) and clicks (e-commerce).
Marketing executives face a world that is radically different from it was just a decade ago, according to participants in a breakfast roundtable at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo. on Tuesday. While the discussion was spirited and varied, four major forces emerged from the discussion as driving today's marketing business:Complexity. Steve Lucas, CEO of Marketo, said “the number one challenge facing marketing today is complexity."
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".