The high-profile story of a Dublin hotel banning "all bloggers" after a social media star asked for free accommodation points to the continued need for influencer marketing to mature, according to PR professionals. The story, widely reported across the media, centres on UK-based Elle Darby, who emailed the owner of The White Moose Café, saying: "I work as a social media influencer, mainly lifestyle, beauty & travel based.
Vested, the US agency that this month announced the acquisition of London-based Templars Communications, has hired former FTI Consulting MD Elspeth Rothwell as UK CEO. Rothwell was previously managing director, financial services, in FTI Consulting's strategic communications team. She was deputy MD of Consolidated PR before that. Vested said Rothwell will run the firm’s European operations.
Former senior G4S comms figures Nigel Fairbrass and Michael Baker are two co-founders of a new PR agency that aims to put "the human into corporate communications". The London-based agency, called Eterna, has been launched with Fairbrass and Baker as partners, alongside Serra Balls, former Lehman Brothers corporate comms chief and most recently group head of communications at financial tech company ICAP (since renamed NEX Group).
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".