Posted by Ryan Miller on Jun 1, 2017 in FeaturedInside Jollity & Co., products are meticulously categorized by color or theme, down to the most miniscule items like ice cream cone-shaped cake candles and multicolored matchsticks. A custom, oversized door was installed for the specific purpose of fitting gigantic, 36-inch balloons. The ladies’ restroom features glitter in the grout. These specialized touches may seem over the top, but it’s all about the details at this Norfolk-based party boutique.
Posted by Ryan Miller on Jun 1, 2017 in FeaturedWhen a customer tastes a sweet morsel of pound cake created by Generations Cakes, they’re not just eating a decadent treat; they’re experiencing over three generations of love, baked into every bite. It all started in the 1950s when Marvin Townsend’s great grandmother, Lucie Martin, became well known for her pound cakes and pies while cooking for the family of Lloyd Symington, governing board member of St. Albans school in Washington, D.C.
Posted by Ryan Miller on May 4, 2017 in Biz Report, Meet & EatWriters are often inspired by their surroundings, gaining influence from the places and people around them. So, when meeting a freelance writer for lunch last month, we searched for a place that was both enlivening and charming, contemporary but with character—a place to really get the ideas flowing. What we found was Bella Monte. Located on Laskin Road in Virginia Beach, Bella Monte isn’t technically new, but it’s not old either.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, 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
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".