For mine, the biggest marijuana industry success in the public markets of last year isn’t actually public yet. It raised millions of dollars from Average Joe investors, its ticker symbol was on everyone’s lips, and when it had its big pre-listing financing, it sucked in so many small retail investor dollars that the rest of the industry struggled for months to keep their stocks liquid.It has a grow license, and grow product it does.
Stand by for the next leg of the weed rush, as Organigram (OGI.V) has burst out of the gates with an MOU with the New Brunswick government, agreeing to supply 5 million grams annually, for a likely return of $40 million to $60 million per year. While an MOU is something akin to a handshake deal minus the ‘deal’ part, and New Brunswick isn’t exactly the biggest province in the Canadian weed market, the move was unexpected and shifted OGI’s share price up $0.33, or 14.5%.
If you pay attention to Google Finance News articles (unlikely recently, due to the high number of spam articles infesting the joint), you’ve probably seen a multitude of ‘news sites’ with names like the Huron Report, or the Utah Herald, or the Flint Daily, or the Evergeen Caller, with articles that read like so much auto-generated bullshit. That’s because they are auto-generated bullshit.
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".