Sometimes we’re oblivious to the obvious. That’s what happened in a quest to find every restaurant and bar that is still standing after at least four decades in a town known for dining fickleness. Hot one day, closed the next. Last month, I told you about Randy and Paige Flink’s goal to visit every Dallas restaurant that is in the exact location, dishing up the same fare as it was when they made their separate ways to Big D in 1977.
Four months ago, Addison businessman Don Daseke took his transportation company public for typical reasons: He needed money to finance his rapid expansion plan and to use as bait for potential buyout owners. But one motivation topped all others. Daseke wanted to give his drivers a piece of the action.
Cooper had borrowed $15 million to invest in expansion and still owed $9.6 million when the bank that had loaned him the money failed and was taken over by NCNB of Charlotte, N.C.NCNB, which quickly earned the nickname of No Cash for No Body in these parts, said the property was only worth $5.6 million and called the loan even though Cooper had never missed a payment. Cooper fought the bank for the next three years, had bankruptcy documents drawn up and spent $600,000 in legal fees.
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".