Another November has almost come and gone. This one has been more difficult than most since it marks the first anniversary of the passing of our daughter, Mara Catherine. We lost her to cancer on November 30, 2016. Her spirit is with us every day and so is our profound sense of loss. We began the month by planting two trees in her memory on the campus of her alma mater, Chatham University. (Clearly from the photograph, I was not dressed for the occasion.)
Living and working in the Pittsburgh region, it seems like the world hasn't stopped taking notice of our success. The past few weeks alone, the region tops the list of Glassdoor's best cities for jobs, was named a top 10 city "living in the future," and ranked as the number one metro in America for Millenials, according to Apartment List. It's hard to believe that just eight years ago we were having a hard time getting anybody to pay attention to what was happening here.
We open Monday night at the London Proms, a prestigious summer-long music festival. The Pittsburgh Symphony is one of just two American orchestras invited to perform this year. We'll be at Royal Albert Hall. The concert's been sold out for months but thanks to our partnership with the symphony, the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance has been able to score some tickets for our business investment prospects.
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".