Received a rogue spammy text from a betting company offering credit and new accounts, say right before the Melbourne Cup? It arrives out of nowhere promising bonuses on betting. This kind of thing:Click the link and you'll be taken to a website where you can open a betting account with a bookie. More than likely it's an 'affiliate marketer' out to get you in with a bookie. This affiliate then takes a kickback from the bookie if you lose money.
Yep, bought some tram ads in Melbourne for two of the podcasts we, Nearly, produce – The Debrief with Dave O’Neil and The Clappers, hosted by Karl Quinn and Andrew Young. From what we can tell it’s the first time an independent podcast show, network or production company has done this in Australia. We hope it’s a tipping point — big claim! — akin to the early 2000s when billboards for internet companies started to appear. Remember that? They made the leap backwards from digital to analogue.
With a stern face and eyes fixated on land beyond the 38th parallel, US Vice-President Mike Pence visited America's ally South Korea last week. It's not surprising. Tensions between the hermit state and the US are almost at a flashpoint. The words 'nuclear' and 'war' haven't been closer together in tough-talking global statements than any other time since Kim Jong-un, the grandson of North Korea's founding ruler of Democratic People's Republic of Korea, took over as leader at the end of 2011.
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".