At Ferrari in the 1960s, buying a fast car often began with a long wait. Enzo Ferrari, the company's founder, held customers in the anteroom to his office for hours. His vehicles were so desirable that movie stars and royalty routinely endured the sadistic ritual. Ferrari had this unusual approach to customer relations because he didn't care about clients. Or rather he cared about them only to the extent that their cash funded his obsessive quest to make the finest race cars in the world.
When the World Trade Center was first built, the land around it lay fallow. So Agnes Denes decided to cultivate 1.5 acres beneath the Twin Towers. In May of 1982, she cleared away the rubble and planted a crop of golden wheat. The harvest that August yielded 1,000 pounds of crop. Denes was not a misplaced farmer.
When Marcel Duchamp went to purchase some plumbing at J.L. Mott Iron Works in 1917, he wasn't looking for anything special. He just wanted to buy a urinal, preferably portable and small enough to fit on a pedestal so that he could easily submit it to the first exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists in New York City. The exhibition's organizers touted the show as revolutionary, with a policy of accepting absolutely everything without judgment by a jury.
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".