Like many of our community members Lashawn Wiltz works a full-time job, while balancing her family demands and her photography blog, Everyday Eyecandy. For about a year, she’s been mulling over the idea of hiring a virtual assistant to help grow her blog’s reach. Lashawn was also feeling overwhelmed with all of the tasks of sharing her posts on social media and in blogging forums. First, it was hard to get over the idea of paying someone to do things she could do herself.
We just celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary and each year I go through a bit of shock. I can’t believe how quickly we got to this point. I guess when you get engaged, married, move out of state and get pregnant within three months, it goes fast. Each year, we keep our travel plans local since it’s usually around Memorial Day. Traffic is bananas on the long weekend, lines are long and hotel room rates are high.
A.J. is on his way to becoming a huge sports fan. We were glued to the 2017 NBA Finals and he has several sports apps on our devices. So when the Atlanta Hawks reached out about a partnership to promote its 2017 Basketball Camps at various locations, I know this was perfect for us. 2017 Atlanta Hawks Basketball Camps are co-ed, for ages 8-14, as well as feature visits from the Hawks players, staff and mascot (subject to availability).
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".