Luxury brands have excelled at creating special experiences for customers in-store to differentiate themselves from the ‘average’ retailer. This includes factors such as beautiful store design, great personal service and advice from store staff, and maybe a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival. This quality of service, added to the quality of the products, provides potential customers with the best possible store experience.
Graham Charlton picks his favourite prose from the world of online retailGood copywriting on product pages can be overlooked at times. Think of all the pages youâ€™ve seen where retailers have just plonked the manufacturerâ€™s description on the site, the same one that many other sites use. ÂThis is a missed opportunity to use copy to stand out from competitors, sell the benefits of products, and to answer any questions customers might have.
With Black Friday approaching, we surveyed retailers in the US and UK to see what they think of this retail event. Black Friday has long been established in the US, and has traditionally been the first day of the Christmas shopping season, coming the day after Thanksgiving. It naturally moved online in the last decade or so thanks to the growth of ecommerce, spawning Cyber Monday and has since been taken up in the UK, where it’s now one of the biggest online shopping days.
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".