Alton Garfield Bedward, aka Junior, is a 37-year-old Jamaican entrepreneur specializing in the island's famous Blue Mountain coffee. Junior, as he likes to be called, was born with this liquid gold — one of the world's rarest and most expensive coffees — in his blood. He grew up in the Blue Mountains, raised by parents who are coffee farmers, so it was inevitable that coffee would be a big part of his life one way or another.
In this era of the conscious consumer, people are taking a closer look at the ingredients in the foods they buy and at the stories behind their creation and production. Jack Link's Protein Snacks, which produces a wide range of jerky and other meat- and poultry-based snacks, does well in this regard.
The long drive up to the picture-perfect Playboy Mansion belies both its relatively modest size and its homely atmosphere. The walls are adorned with 20th century art masterpieces by Dali, Matisse and Pollock, the shelves crammed with books about films. Hugh Hefner, the 82-year-old founder of one of the world's most recognisable brands, shuffles about in his slippers, accompanied by Littlefoot, an ageing dog. But whereas Mr Hefner looks comfortable, Playboy Enterprises has aged less well.
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".