Fame arises from strange places. You might have thought Sean Spicer, the hapless White House spokesman, was all washed up after quitting his job. Who would want the guy who went into yogic contortions to try and defend President Trump anywhere near their C-suite, TV studio, or even a children’s party? Aside from an interview with Jimmy Kimmel chat show, Spicer has only been seen visiting the Pope in the Vatican, presumably because he needed a particularly superior form of forgiveness.
“Zwei Bier, bitte.” “Sure, would you prefer lager or Pilsner?” “Einer von jedem?” “That’ll be €6.50.”So began the conversation — me stretching out my German, him rallying back in perfect English, in a Berlin bar last week at midnight, with the windows steamed up and people inside smoking like it was coming back into fashion. The other customers, a mix of locals and English, Americans and other Europeans who’d settled in Berlin, knew that I wasn’t from around these parts.
When you are used to the sweet canal-side hotels of Amsterdam, The Sir Adam is quite a surprise. It sits a very short boat ride from the city in the old Shell headquarters, a 1971 tower block looking as though it was designed to resemble a rig. That might sound a bit Brutalist but this has two upsides: first, the most amazing views of the city and second, a freedom to create a modern hotel in an historic city. And the crew from the Sir hotel group didn’t pull any punches on this one. Where is it?
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".