Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are still hitting the heights, having notched up their third No 1 album in a row, and Dumfries and Galloway’s Electric Fields festival is flying high too after signing them up as one of its headliners for 2018. The band, formed by Gallagher in 2010 after Oasis split up the year before, are one of three headliners announced for this year’s festival, taking place over three days this time round, up from two since 2016 and one to begin with.
Fast-expanding Borders firm Spark Energy has reported a record turnover of £159m for last year, up almost a quarter on the year before. The Selkirk-based company, the UK’s leading multi-utility provider for home-movers has also announced the appointment of two new bosses, Kevin Lyon as chairman and Marco Ferrara as a director. Company chief executive Chris Gauld said: “Kevin is a vastly experienced company chairman and non-executive director, and we’re delighted to have him on board here at Spark.
Borders rugby legend Doddie Weir has been praised in the House of Commons for the courage and resolve he has shown since being diagnosed with motor neurone disease 14 months ago. The three friends of the former Scottish international responsible for organising a sold-out ball in Kelso in his name last month and raising £250,000 for his MND research charity – David Baird, Stewart Bennet and Douglas Stephen – also came in for praise in the UK Government’s Parliament this week.
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".