It’s an interesting time to be in retailing. OK, the market is tough, costs are rising and on-line is undercutting the high street. But, as Liam FitzPatrick has been finding out, customers are responding to new ideas. Business advisors love a made up word – accountants Deloitte have given us ‘speciation’. And apparently, it’s the way forward for retail.
Bianchi are launching a special edition Specialissima next year to mark the 20th Anniversary of Marco Pantani’s Giro and Tour double. In the same livery as Il Pirata’s 1998 Bianchi MegaPro X, the bike is available now for pre-order for 2018 delivery. Pricing for the 780g ultralight frameset has not been released. Special emphais is be placed on the hand painting and the retro reproduction of the classic Bianchi eagle head badge.
Transport for London (TfL) is proposing more than 2km of safer cycle routing as part of an improvement scheme around Nine Elms Lane in central London. The Mayor’s draft Transport Strategy aims to increase the proportion of people walking, cycling and taking public transport to 80 per cent of journeys by 2041 and TfL have put cycling at the heart of the regeneration of this former industrial area.
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".