Luca Marini, co-founder and chief operating officer of womenswear etailer Finery, is leaving at the end of the month. Marini and his business partners Nickyl Raithatha and Caren Downie launched Finery in February 2015. The etailer recorded £5m in sales in its first year of trading. It now generates £16m across 10 countries. Marini told Drapers: “Building Finery from scratch into a credible player on the British high street has been an extremely rewarding adventure.
Putting the customer at the heart of business strategies is no new thing for most retailers, but it has never been so important as in the current industry climate. As the industry goes through this transition period following the Brexit vote, retailers are tackling the challenges of having a multichannel business combined with changing consumer habits. It is with this in mind that we bring you the 2017 edition of Drapers Multichannel Consumer Insight report, sponsored by K3 and Attraqt.
Missguided has hired former Shop Direct deputy chief executive Gareth Jones as CEO of online, Drapers can exclusively reveal. Jones left Shop Direct in December last year to go travelling with his family. He initially joined Shop Direct in 2009 as group retail director, was given board responsibility for implementing its strategy in 2013, and was promoted to the newly created role of deputy chief executive in October 2014.
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".