Adidas has officially passed Nike’s Jordan brand to become the number two shoe in the country, according to the research firm NPD Group, which just released numbers through August on US sport footwear. Adidas’ share grew by nearly half, to 13%. NPD didn’t break out the exact share held by Jordan brand, which is a Nike subsidiary, but a month ago it was already clear that Adidas was overtaking Jordan.
Manufacturing leather goods produces a startling amount of waste. That’s because leather doesn’t come in a neat, uniform roll. It’s an animal hide, and comes in irregular shapes, sometimes with imperfections. Manufacturers use as much as possible when selecting the pieces to turn into shoes, bags, and other products, but much of it ends up as small bits of scrap. Normally, those scraps become landfill, but Nike has developed an innovative way to make use of them.
Not everyone appreciated the surprise appearance of Sean Spicer at the Emmy awards tonight (Sep. 17). The former White House press secretary appeared behind a rolling press podium (a nod to Melissa McCarthy’s impression of him on Saturday Night Live), after host Stephen Colbert asked if there was any way they could measure the size of the crowd watching the show at that moment. Colbert set up the joke, and Spicer arrived as the punchline.
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".