The hashtag #TakeAKnee – and variations like #TakeTheKnee, #TakesAKnee and #TakeAKneeNFL, which show solidarity with NFL players protesting the National Anthem – were used more than 1.6m times in the past week – including 1.53m mentions in the last three days. That’s according to social media monitoring firm Brandwatch, which noted the most recent New York Fashion Week, which is an inherently social event, generated only 755,000 mentions on Twitter and Instagram over eight days.
At the 69th Emmy Awards on Sunday (September 17), Hulu became the first streaming service to win Outstanding Drama Series, marking the latest coup for a streaming platform in a space long dominated by TV networks – ever since Netflix won its first Emmy in 2013. This rise to prominence among streaming services parallels well-documented shifts in consumer behavior – according to market research company eMarketer, for example, the US will have 202.1 million connected TV users in 2020.
Facebook has introduced more ways to help marketers re-engage offline audiences. According to a blog post, since launching last year, thousands of companies have used Facebook’s offline conversions tool to measure the impact their campaigns have on offline purchases. Now, these advertisers, which include Macy’s, KFC and Dick’s Sporting Goods, can build custom audiences from their offline conversion event sets comprised of consumers who have previously purchased offline.
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".