The industry is on pace to announce 9% more deals in 2017 than it did a year earlier, according to data from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and S&P Global Market Intelligence. The overall value of this year’s deals and the premiums paid to sellers, in terms of average price to tangible book value, are also expected to increase from the prior two years, raising expectations that more consolidation lies ahead.
The thought of negotiating a salary makes most people cringe. It's often an uncomfortable part of the hiring process, especially after receiving a job offer you really want. Elizabeth Wallencheck, an associate director of career and leadership coaching at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says most people have negative perceptions of negotiating. "It seems like some mind game," Wallencheck says. "Something that seems unsavory, like you are going to appear greedy."
Professional Challenge: "Becoming an established, well-respected brand people go to because they like our service, design and product. Having a good company is more of a goal for me than size, but you can't be too small and survive." Tom DeVesto first made a business for himself selling records and tapes in Western North Carolina. He went on to run several consumer electronic companies, and now DeVesto is on to a new project.
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".