For the first time since it closed in June, there are signs of life at the Co-operative Bank building on Hoe Street in Walthamstow, northeast London. On a wet Wednesday evening in August, self-employed workers gather to celebrate the launch of a new kind of trade union. The Indycube Community is the first one designed specially for the self-employed. “We’ve got an ambition to change the way Britain works,” Mark Hooper tells those squeezed together in the gutted interior of the bank.
A group of traders in railway arches in east London have forced Transport for London to be transparent about future rent rises after a small business was slapped with a 300 per cent increase. A union of 200 small businesses held talks with TfL after the company, car mechanics JC Motors, was told the rent would increase from £22,000 to between £60,000 and 70,000 a year.
A UK company is trialling a six-hour day after seeing reports of its success in Sweden. Agent Marketing, a marking agency with 14 staff based in Liverpool, implemented a six-hour day in December. Employees start at 9am and finish at 4pm, and must take a mandatory hour-long lunch break in the day where they can walk the office dog, play ping pong or relax on the office sofas.
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 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".