Picture this: It’s 7:15 am, and you just woke up from the world’s worst sleep wedged in the middle seat of a red-eye. It wasn’t comfortable, and it certainly wasn’t glamorous. Tossing and turning would be an understatement. You can physically feel the bags under your eyes and you don’t even want to think about what kind of tangled nest has grown in your hair. Every overnight traveler has been there, and each one of us knows just how crucial a mirror can be in a moment like this.
There comes a time in everyone’s life, whether it’s at age 25 or 55, when organization becomes of the utmost importance. This rings especially true when travel is involved, as living out of a suitcase can be problematic for chronic over-packers and under-packers alike. Not being able to find your contact solution in your jumbled carry-on luggage can feel just as frustrating as missing the last direct flight to JFK out of Charles de Gaulle Airport.
According to the financiers of New York City, there are certain things that make a man stand out (in a not-so-professional way) as a new guy in the corporate world. Sometimes it’s a childish haircut, and usually it’s the square-toe shoes he’ll eventually replace with the proper rounded-toe loafers. But there’s also another sure sign he isn’t making the proper statement in the office or on the road representing his new team (and a sure sign he’ll be mistaken for an intern): his work bag.
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".