Promotional products industry distributors must have felt as if business would proceed as usual on September 7, with that day presumably offering early-month opportunities to generate prosperous fourth-quarter results. However, the late-summer occasion likely melted away significant chunks of their confidence, as Equifax, a major credit-reporting agency, announced a data breach that encompasses the personal information of roughly 143 million Americans.
Despite ample warnings from experts and critics, Americans have retained an interest in a number of dangerous habits such as texting while driving, fooling around with fireworks and listening to Nickelback. Though the Consumer Product Safety Commission tabbed all on-the-market hoverboards unsafe in February 2016, the transportation devices have continued to captivate many consumers, as well as counterfeiters who enjoy placing riches over regard for others.
When speaking at the 2013 Design, Innovate, Communicate and Entertain Summit, renowned game designer Warren Spector commented on his industry’s future by saying, “I want content that is relevant to my life, that is relevant to me.” That quote can prove applicable to numerous fields where overseers look to obtain and sustain interest in their offerings, all the while realizing the amount of effort such endeavors require.
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".