The first round of the Ad Meter 30th Anniversary Bracket is in the books. Now it’s time for the Sweet 16. It’s been a tournament full of upsets so far. All four No. 1 seeds have gone down. Ads from Anheuser-Busch, a Super Bowl advertising stalwart, fill 10 of the 16 remaining slots.
Welcome to the Ad Meter 30th Anniversary Bracket presented by Kia! To commemorate three decades of Ad Meter, we’ve put together a March Madness-style competition featuring the 30 winning commercials. (Two ads tied for the top spot in 2011.) To fill out the bracket, the two highest-rated second-place spots are also included. Voting is open now and will continue until Wednesday, January 31. Here are the first-round matchups. First-Round: 1. 1995, Pepsi, “Boy Gets Sucked Into Pepsi Bottle,” 9.66 vs. 8.
To celebrate three decades of USA TODAY’s Super Bowl Ad Meter, we’re introducing an NCAA tournament-style bracket featuring all of the annual competition’s best commercials. The Ad Meter 30th Anniversary Bracket presented by Kia, which can be found here, features all 30 Ad Meter winning spots (in 2011, two ads tied for the top spot). Over the next few weeks, you’ll be able to pick your favorite ads as they fight for a chance to become the all-time Ad Meter champion.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
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
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
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".