Friday Odds and Ends By Erik Oster on Jun. 23, 2017 - 5:15 PMComment VIDEO-Didn’t get to Cannes this year but still need some of that old positive reinforcement? Grey London copywriter Georgia Horrocks, art director Matt Kennedy and illustrator Tom Rio have solved your problem with “The Backslapper” (video above). -New York agency Oberland launched a Change.org petition with video calling for the end of bias against gay and bisexual men when it comes to blood donations.
CAA Marketing launched a new spot promoting Budweiser in China, starring actress Fish Liew and singer/actor Eason Chan. Chan also worked with DJ Alok on a song for the campaign. A somewhat ambiguous dystopian sci-fi narrative with an impressive set, the spot finds Liew going through the monotonous motions of her daily routine when she imagines an EDM-fueled party and leaves her place in line (for work?).
Havas’ headquarters were raided by French anti-corruption police on Tuesday. RFI reported that the raid was part of an investigation launched in March regarding charges of “favouritism, complicity and profiting from favouritism” related to the agency’s involvement with promoting French tech companies during CES Las Vegas, which also involved a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron (who was then economy minister).
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".