Linking yourself to a cause is sometimes like courting a potential future spouse. You befriend a neighbor who is passionate about the organization's mission, and as time goes on, you learn more about the group, and the cause becomes appealing. The next thing you know, you've locked arms with those running things and end up serving as chairman for an annual fundraiser.
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families went all out for its first gala, and with good reason. This year marks the child advocacy organization's 40th year. About 400 people helped celebrate during the Oct. 12 event at the Statehouse Convention Center. Five of the organization's 10 founding board members attended: retired Judge Olly Neal, Dorothy Nayles, Pat Lile, Mary Sue Hornor Jacobs and Jim Miles. Master of ceremonies Craig O'Neill called the 10 "the Mother Teresas of our state."
Sonny Williams' Steak Room and co-executive chefs Ben Lindley and Todd Weber hosted a wine dinner the evening of Oct. 11 for Tom Gamble, owner of Gamble Family Vineyards. Gamble, a third-generation farmer whose ancestor partnered in founding Procter & Gamble, established his Napa, Calif., vineyard in 2005 on land that has been in his family for more than 100 years. Gamble wines are new to Arkansas -- one of only a few states picked to carry the brand.
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".