Thought Leadership as Brand Building: Branding Roundtable No. 34 “Thought leadership” is fancied by many to be a relatively new term, due to its overuse and misuse in recent years. While many cite a 1994 mention by Joel Kurtzman, editor of Strategy+Business magazine, as its first use, this buzzword du jour is, actually, quite old. An amusing article in the Language Log cites references as far back as the 19th century. But that was then. What is thought leadership now?
Forward-thinking CEOs have long understood the organizational and personal value of being thought leaders. Now research, via Edelman and LinkedIn, quantifies how absolutely essential that has become for attracting new business opportunities, with 41% of CEOs reporting that they include companies in Requests for Proposal specifically because of their thought leadership.
Good Campaign of the Week: Keep Going #LikeAGirl Always have proven once again that they are part of a unique collection of brands that care about young girls as well as selling products with their latest “#LikeAGirl” campaign. The multi-award-winning, original campaign came out three years ago, and it could have been enough to cement the brand as a clever and innovative thinker.
As a practicing Christian (emphasis on always needing more practice), I think about this a lot lately. It's a sad time when corporations and brands have a more functional fix on what their true purpose and higher calling is than do large chunks of religions https://t.co/5Irg2OYdu1
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
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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".