In the end, the PR firm was found to be lacking in both foresight and, more importantly, ethical fortitude There’s no spinning this one away. The London-based PR firm Bell Pottinger once boasted of being “a leading integrated, international reputation management agency”. Now its own reputation may well be damaged irreparably. Independent journalism every day With digital access you can read The Business Post whenever, wherever, and however you want.
It's the scenario straight out of a 1980s game show. Do you walk away with the cash you have now - the safe, certain option? Or do you take the mystery prize in the box with the big question mark on it? This is essentially the choice many of us find ourselves presented with when travelling outside the euro zone. It's commonplace now for ATMs or point-of-sale terminals to offer the choice of paying in local currency or in euro. It's a business in which Ireland, in fact, is a world leader.
Spoiler alert! No-one likes to have the big reveal ruined for them but if you have a Personal Contract Plan (PCP) or are thinking about availing of one to buy a new car, it pays to skip to the end of the story before you even start. The main reason the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has launched a study on this form of vehicle finance is that it is concerned consumers are not up to speed on the potential pitfalls.
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".