Higher raw materials prices and sluggish sales continued to pressure profits at Austin-based Hormel Foods, but the results it announced Tuesday were better than investors expected and its stock jumped in early trading. Hormel said its fiscal fourth-quarter profit fell 11 percent to $218.16 million, or 41 cents per share. That beat analysts' expectations by a penny. Revenue dropped 5.3 percent to $2.49 billion.
The annual gathering of the Advertising Federation of Minnesota is typically a cocktail-infused celebration for creative types. But this year, an elephant was in the room. A huge, white, 3-D elephant made of cardboard. It was intended to call attention to sexual harassment and women’s inequality in marketing and advertising. “It was the first thing you saw when you entered the room,” said Kristine Baumgardner, creative director at Wunderman-Minneapolis, the ad agency behind the stunt.
In one of the world's most war-torn countries, Gen. Mohamed Abshir Musa was a peacemaker. At 32, he became commander of independent Somalia's first national police force in 1960, and spent his life working for democracy and unification. But he paid a high price for those ideals and his ties to America. After a Soviet-backed military coup established Siad Barre as the nation's leader in 1969, Abshir was imprisoned in a remote desert jail for more than nine years.
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".