The students of St. Patrick’s parochial school stood beside their parents, trying to warm themselves on that cold December day in Binghamton, New York, back in 1948. The source of the heat was a pile of more than 2,000 burning comic books that had been collected in a door-to-door campaign, snatched from bookshelves and beneath beds. The residents weren’t the only ones inflamed by debates over comics and their influence.
Relaxed “sha-la-las” float above the throwback synth and rhythmic handclaps. The cowbell comes in loud and clear. Cue the instrumental interlude. Andrés Jaime taps one foot, jiving to the music as he slams down notes on the keyboard. Jaime is laying down his original, ’80s-infused tracks, but the tiny, slim-cut-jeans-wearing DJ from Mexico was born in 1996. A black X on the back of one hand signals that there’s no alcohol allowed for the under-21-year-old at the SXSW venue where he’s performing.
Ryan Hurd is a good old-fashioned American, even if he is wearing what’s referred to as a “Canadian tuxedo” — jeans and a jean jacket — when we meet. He loves cruising around on his boat and just bought his first house. Before he speaks, with a Southern twang, he parts his shaggy, overgrown brown hair. “I get to do what my 11-year-old self has always wanted to do,” he says gratefully. The 30-year-old is referring to what has been a very prolific 2017 so far.
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".