On a hot May afternoon in Miami, Major Lazer is gathered at a dockside seafood spot called Garcia’s for a lunch of conch fritters, grilled mahi-mahi, rice and plantains. The vibe is very Jimmy Buffett, with a deeply tanned middle-aged posse pulling up in a speedboat and hopping out for a meal, and an actual pod of dolphins cruising by, much to our table’s delight.
In the spot, the disembodied voices of cable-news pundits chatter away as various statements flash in black letters on a plain white screen: The truth is our nation is more divided than ever. The truth is alternative facts are lies. The truth is women’s rights are human rights. The truth is we have to protect our borders. It concludes with a tagline: “The truth is more important now than ever.” The commercial went viral, racking up more than 15 million YouTube views.
“At some point when we were in the studio, there was a slight sense of guilt,” said Mr. Mars, sipping a pilsner in a cafe near the a New York home in Greenwich Village that he shares with his wife, the director Sofia Coppola, and their two daughters. “But we were comforted by the idea that the four of us working wasn’t escapism or denial,” he added.
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".