Everyone agreed: It was the best party Steve Simon had ever thrown, and nobody loved a good party more than Steve Simon. The occasion was the spring 2012 grand opening of National Jean Company’s Newbury Street flagship, the local mini chain’s third, and most opulent, location yet—a beautiful, 2,200-square-foot store featuring multiple rooms, vintage chandeliers, and a fireplace. Simon had been building to this moment since he first brought National Jean to Newton in 2004.
Jeff Merselis, a Boston-based healthcare exec by weekday and an avid skier by weekend, had been house-hunting in Stowe, Vermont, for years when a home on a rural, sloped piece of land came up for auction in July 2015. It was a great deal—but after years of neglect, the place was in need of major work. He presented the plans and some photos to Jeremy Jih, a Boston architect he’d started dating recently, and asked him what he thought. “It was your typical Brady Bunch house,” Jih recalls.
When my parents announced they were putting their house—my childhood home— on the market after 32 years , I wasn’t particularly sad, or surprised. They’d spent the last decade building a life among the Florida snowbirds, and the big, gray colonial back in suburban New England was both wasteful and lifeless. The pets were dead, the neighbors unfamiliar; their only child had recently married and bought a house of her own two hours away.
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".