The internet has been abuzz lately with the report that Harley-Davidson sales are slumping. Many outlets reporting the fact that millennials aren’t buying Harleys as doom-and-gloom for the motorcycle industry as a whole. The story is a little different at BMW Motorrad. The Bavarian company's motorcycle division has hit a record high in the first half of 2017, selling 88,389 bikes—a significant, 9.5 percent increase over the same time period in 2016.
It turns out Ford manufactured about 2.5 million vehicles with airbag inflators that Takata declared defective just last week. Now, Ford is petitioning US regulators to avoid a massive recall. Ford spokesman John Cangany told Reuters they will “continue testing and analyzing our inflators” and see for themselves if they present a real threat to safety.
General Motors is in talks with the United Auto Workers union to figure out what to do about potential plant closures and job cuts. Traditional cars are selling so slowly that GM is considering killing off six different models in order to make production room to build more trucks, SUVs, and crossovers—a.k.a. the vehicles which we can’t stop buying.
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".