Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP), one of the world's biggest pension plans, has hired CNC as its PR agency of record in the UK/Europe and Asia Pacific, an account previously held by Bell Pottinger. The appointment by the organisation, which oversees $180.5bn of assets globally, follows a competitive pitch involving around half a dozen agencies. CNC is to handle corporate and financial comms from its hubs in London and Hong Kong, with additional on-the-ground support across Europe and Asia.
Greggs received a wave of publicity - and a boost in sales - this week after a branded advent calendar depicted Jesus as a sausage roll. Was it harmless festive fun or something more sinister? And what does it tell us about 'banter marketing' today? The launch of the limited edition advent calendar - which has a token for a different Greggs menu item behind each door - received widespread publicity at the start of the week, with scores of publications reporting on it.
Public affairs and property comms agency Remarkable Group has hired former Bell Pottinger partner Steve Summers as a director. Summers, a former Lord Mayor of Westminster, spent seven years at Bell Pottinger until its demise in September this year. Remarkable said that in his new position, Summers would play a major role growing the agency’s client list in the capital and the South East. Remarkable has a total of 90 freelance and full-time staff working from seven offices across the UK.
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".