Andy Dockerty started Liverpool’s Adlib 30 years ago. Based in Speke on the outskirts of Liverpool, the operation has grown from the archetypal ‘one-man-and-a-van’ PA hire company to a major force in sound, lighting, touring and installation. Adlib is an authorised distributor for L-Acoustics and Coda ViRAY, and earlier this year officially launched its Adlib Speakers business (20 years after the company started building them…).
KDMC will act as a Danish distributor for German manufacturer DirectOut Technologies, moving forward. KDMC owner Kim Johansen has been involved in large A/V and broadcast projects as product manager and system designer for the past 10 years. For 28 years, he has also worked as a FOH engineer for various bands and projects. DirectOut CEO and sales manager Jan Ehrlich says: “Kim Johansen has already worked with us for more than six years, from when he was with Soundware.
Polar Audio has hired Dave Griffiths as business development manager for its MI/Consumer Division. This new position makes him responsible for managing accounts across the Midlands, north of England, Scotland and Ireland. Griffiths’ career began as a studio engineer at multimedia specialists The Music Factory before progressing through the ranks as a producer and then as a production manager. His career has also included stints in Yamaha’s pro music division as well as at Korg.
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".