UK – Havas has announced the appointment of Xavier Rees, chief executive of creative agency Havas London, as chief executive of customer engagement and data agency Havas Helia, in addition to his current role. The appointment follows the departure of former chief executive Tash Whitmey, who left Havas Helia to head up Tesco’s Clubcard scheme. Rees was appointed chief executive of Havas London in March 2016.
UK – The Market Research Society (MRS) has announced the launch of Impact Week 2018, a new festival incorporating the two-day MRS Annual Conference. The inaugural event, taking place from 12-15 March in London, will feature a GRBN International (Global Research Business Network) workshop, new awards aligned with Impact Week and a tech and innovation zone.
UK – Marketing budgets grew at the slowest rate in almost two years in the fourth quarter of 2017, while market research budgets were once again reduced, according to the latest Bellwether report released by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA). The net balance for market research spend reached -5.4%, down from -2.4% in the previous quarter, with around 15% of the survey panel noting a downward revision. Just under 10% of respondents recorded an increase to market research budgets.
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".