Jo Hodges, the unmistakable industry stalwart and London College of Communications (LCC) lecturing legend, passed away from an ongoing illness on 25 July. Her untimely death at the age of 58 has sent a tremor not only through the ranks of her students (of which there are, and have been, many) but through the peculiar world that is the London advertising scene, a crowd that is, if nothing else, close-knit.
BBC Sport has relaunched its brand identity in the form of a new logo and graphics, in line with the soon-to-be standard font family of BBC Reith. The channel’s BBC Sport brand is the first of its properties to introduce BBC Reith, the typography named after the corporation’s founder, Lord Reith. The font family will eventually be rolled out across all of the broadcaster’s products.
The Pantone Color Institute has partnered with the estate of the late pop icon Prince to create Love Symbol #2, a standardised custom colour designed to honour the singer and his love of purple. While Prince was known to covet all shades of the purple spectrum, Pantone colourists drew inspiration specifically from his bespoke Yamaha piano, which he was planning to take on tour before his death in April last year.
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".