With the majority of faculty and students back to school, the Lia Auto Group Surprise Squad had a lot of giving up their sleeves this weekOur teachers give back so much, so it was a no-brainer for our squad to return the favor. The squad helped students stock up before the school year, but teachers need help in the classroom, too. After receiving an inspiring nomination, we helped a deserving educator get crafty"My sister Laura and I are incredibly proud of her," said Jessica Roncarti-Howe.
Our Western Mass News Lia Auto Group Surprise Squad set out this week to fill grocery carts for those in western Massachusetts. However, this time, it wasn't the shoppers they surprised. You may remember one third grader's plea to West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt. "Dear Mayor Reichelt - Some people don't have enough food so I want to help. We'll build a box and name it. My Girl Scout troop is helping and maybe put it near the town common or police station," said Abigail McNulty.
After 20 years of marriage, Sabrena Brantley is looking to celebrate her anniversary in a special way, so she went for the "Hail Mary" and threw the nomination over to our Lia Auto Group Surprise Squad for help. Brantley wants to celebrate her 20th wedding anniversary like a true champion for her husband, Tyrone, who's a big Patriots fan. She wrote down her stats and passed it to our Surprise Squad, hoping for a winning score on their big day. "He never, ever does anything for himself.
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".