When Nissan launched its Qashqai crossover 10 years ago company bosses could never have dreamed it would become such a massive best seller. It’s a car which caught the public’s imagination early on and soon became the benchmark for other manufacturers to aim for. Back in 2007 it was the first of a new breed of car, combining the comfort, drivability and running costs of a quality family hatchback with the upright stance and ground clearance of an SUV.
There's a new kid on the block in the battle for estate car buyer’s cash and it’s got a lot to commend it. The Hyundai i30 Tourer follows on from the launch of its hatchback sibling but is significantly longer and all the extra inches go into the boot area to ensure there’s plenty of carrying capacity.
By the end of my week with the latest version of Nissan’s smallest car I had become quite used to the same rhetorical question from anyone I showed it to. The response served to highlight the radical transformation the little car has undergone to distance itself from its predecessor. In sharp contrast to the rounded, upright stance of earlier models which – in the nicest possible way often struck me as the sort of car a Mr Man character would drive – the new Micra is sharp, angular and very sleek.
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".