What do you do after you’ve won MasterChef? Write a book? Check. Do the demo rounds at food festivals? Check. Open your own restaurant? Check. Simon Wood has done it all since winning the BBC cookery show in 2015. But while other contestants used their new-found fame to land jobs in Michelin-starred London kitchens in between, Chadderton lad Wood took on a role as executive chef at his beloved Oldham Athletic with the same endearing humility that made viewers root for him on the show.
Peter Kay sent the internet into meltdown this week with the announcement of his first UK stand-up tour in eight years. Within hours it was the number one trending news story in the UK on Google and his official tour video has already clocked up more than a million views on his Facebook page alone. The Bolton comic's last tour in 2010 was the biggest-selling comedy tour of all time, playing to more than 1.2 million people.
Manic Street Preachers have announced their biggest live shows in over a decade, including a date at Manchester Arena . The Welsh band will be joined by The Coral for the tour, which kicks off in Newcastle next April before calling in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Llandudno, Leeds, London and Cardiff. The shows come in support of their 13th album, Resistance is Futile, which is due for release on April 6, 2018.
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".