Jeffrey R. Immelt is sitting in a company boardroom wearing a crisp dark suit. Problem is, he donned the tie only to meet with top brass from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., but they all dressed down to meet the usually casual executive. And he couldn't meet in his new corner office. It's full of workers removing 20 years of John F. Welch's stuff. But Immelt does not look the least bit bothered, though he's just days away from taking over the $130 billion-a-year General Electric Co. from the legendary Welch.
U.S. President George W. Bush speaks to new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the Daughters of the American Revolution Administration Building in Washington on this March 27, 2006 file photoIf anyone doubts that Republican rhetoric is now firmly focused on the benefits of immigration, check out the latest comments from former President George W. Bush and Mitt Romney’s campaign chief.
The following guest article is by Diane Brady, CEO of dB Omnimedia and a former editor for The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek. When I became an airline reporter at The Wall Street Journal years ago, a source at Air Canada predicted that I’d write something critical about the carrier within a matter of months. He was right. As a frequent flier to Toronto, I had plenty of opportunity to find fodder for my beat.
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".