Pep Guardiola's Manchester City has been rampant in the Premier League this year, scoring goals for fun as it's raced to a commanding lead in the table. The exploits of Kevin de Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and co. might help explain a rise in viewership for Sky Plc's televised games, after several seasons of decline or stagnation. It's certainly cheered up Jeremy Darroch, Sky's CEO, who's said things are going well in the 2017-18 season.
After declines in global art market sales in 2015 and 2016, according to research firm Arts Economics, a recovery is underway. Much of this comes from more supply at the very top end, with works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly, Constantin Brancusi and Francis Bacon all coming to auction. As seen with the Da Vinci, the sale of one ultra-expensive work can have a big impact on annual tallies.
Salvator Mundi means savior of the world. While it's a stretch to say the sale of the Leonardo da Vinci painting (well, the buyers hope it's by him) has saved the art world, it's certainly put a bounce in the step of the people whose job it is to demand ever more enormous sums for humanity's daubings. The $450.3 million stumped up for the rediscovered Da Vinci is in a class of its own financially, of course.
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".