A few years ago, when podcasts did their annual “Predictions for next year” posts, just about every single one of them had a mention of how we would have access to more data in our marketing. In fact, in 2017, marketers like me (see title above) like to point out that (almost) ALL marketing is driven by data: a customer insight or reported analytics that prove what worked or didn’t work, and especially in true data-driven channels like targeted paid media and email marketing.
French composer Claude Debussy has been celebrated with a Google Doodle today on what would have been his 151st birthday. Achille-Claude Debussy was considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century, and one of the central figures associated with impressionist music. Today's animated Doodle is set to the tune of one of his most famous works, Clair de lune, or Moonlight.
The inventor of the doner kebab died this weekend, having gifted the world one of its most popular drunken take-away options. But despite being recognised for his ingenuity with slices of meat and a flat bread (he was officially recognised by the Association of Turkish Doner Manufacturers in 2011) Kadir Nurman made next to nothing from his creation. He didn't patent his invention, so failed to profit. But he is not alone.
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".