Tara Macken was born in a car in Kuwait. Her mother was en route to a hospital when Macken just couldn't wait anymore. She was ready to greet the world at that very moment. "When I tell people that story, they're like 'that makes sense,'" Macken said in a phone interview. It does make sense. Macken is always high-energy and constantly moving. It is literally her job to fall out of windows, get hit by cars, and fight off bad guys.
Jessica Platt learned to skate in a backyard ice rink her family built in a neighbor's yard. She called it a back-rink. For as long as she can remember -- so, since she was about 3 years old -- Platt skated on that rink. "Canada, right?" she joked in a phone interview. Platt, 28, grew up in Brights Grove, Ontario, just outside of Sarnia, which is about 180 miles west of Toronto and just across the border from Michigan.
Jessica-Rose Clark is addicted to thrift shopping. Clark - "Jessy" for short -- cannot seem to stop herself from dropping a few bills at a thrift shop every weekend. It started as a way to wear something other than gym clothes and has blossomed into 22 pairs of jeans and 30 jackets. It's a bona fide problem. "I don't wear any of it," Clark said in a phone interview. "And who even needs that many jackets and pairs of jeans? "Some guy took her to Savers and well, she's had a hard time leaving.
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".