Watch for the Ontario Association of Demolition Contractors (OADC) to gain a whole new profile in the next six months if new executive director Margaret Taylor is successful in implementing her top priority, marketing. Taylor admits the OADC has a long way to go in that department — the association, which has gone from 35 to about 65 members in the past nine years, has focused on other functions to serve its members and marketing has not been a priority.
Toronto Mayor John Tory has issued a plea to decision-makers at Canada’s major pension funds who have been investing billions in overseas projects to start looking in their own backyards for infrastructure investment opportunities. Tory made the remarks on day two of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) annual convention held in Toronto recently. He also urged private sector infrastructure stakeholders to come forward to him with ideas for a new wave of projects.
Tech firms are poised to transform the built environment, particularly cities, with radical new ways of problem solving, delegates attending the Canadian Construction Innovations inaugural conference were told recently. In fact, the presenter making the claim is betting on it. Venture capitalist Jesse Devitte, co-founder of New England-based Borealis Ventures, has for the past two years turned his gaze on construction as the newest sector ripe for transformation by tech innovators.
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".