Technology has moved the tectonic plates beneath the Murdoch empire. Regulators are blocking his attempts to expand his reign in the UK. And shareholders in 21st Century Fox are threatening to force the unwinding of the voting structure that allows the Murdoch family to control it. Add to the mix the fact that a bunch of giant corporate predators are eyeing off the company's programming and distribution assets, and the recipe for change is clear enough.
On the one side, there's his own poor performance numbers - on the other side his largest shareholder Sol Lew's campaign to discredit Umber's strategy to rescue the 117-year-old department store chain. Umbers stood valiantly before investors on Wednesday, telling them of his plans for Myer to re-engage with customers, boost online sales, close underperforming stores, improve product and continue with plans to create stand-alone space for deeply discounted inventory that's been left on the shelf.
Â There has been a certain inevitability that Solomon Lew would point a legal gun to Myer's head to pressure it into capitulating to his demands for board seats and a greater say in the running of the department store group. The timing of Monday's latest missive from Lew is no accident. He is applying the blowtorch to the Myer board to release the company's sales and profit results for the latest quarter on Wednesday when it holds the annual investor day conference.
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".