It's not my typical style to address negativity head on, but tensions in the marketing industry have reached a tipping point in my opinion. In our ongoing race to build the next great business in this unfathomably competitive digital market, we have lost touch of what quality and effective marketing looks like. It truly is a race-often fueled by misconstrued expectations. The almost neurotic obsession that we have with technology and growth expectations is disparaging.
A study released by the US Census Bureau on July 14, 2017 states that non-store retail sales in June were up 9.2% from this time last year. For comparison, food and retail growth only rose 2.8% in June, and actually fell the previous month. So just how are these online retailers succeeding—and what can eCommerce companies be doing to maximize this trend? To unpack that question, I spoke with William Harris, eCommerce consultant and CEO of Elumynt.
I’m a California kid—but let me tell you, Californian’s aren’t always as laid back as they are made out to be on TV. Sure, Northern California can be “chill” and a “hella” cool place to live, and to be honest, it will always be my home. But seriously—California stresses me out. More specifically, San Francisco. If you’re from the Bay Area, you’re a special breed of person. In the Bay Area, you need a unique “hustle” (for lack of a better word) just to survive.
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".