With the resolution of Volkswagen’s emission-related legal troubles, the automaker has turned itself around and has become an award-winner. For example, Cars.com named the VW Atlas as its Best of 2018, while the Golf GTI was named Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year. And, Volkswagen had more good news as it announced record sales of 10.74 million vehicles in 2017.
Talk about bouncing back from adversity. Once Volkswagen finally bit the bullet and admitted its issues in the Dieselgate emissions scandal, the automaker has bounced back. In 2017 and now in 2018, VW has been named the winner of awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Cars.com and many others. Also, VW sales have surged. Of course, VW sales tanked when the diesel emissions scandal became public.
Sometimes you ask the question: why? For instance, why does the U.S. market need a high-flying super-luxury SUV? Honestly, what is the reason? And, when you look in the mirror and look back out the window as the snow falls and it strikes you: there’s no real need for another high-end SUV but Lamborghini will be selling one here starting in September. It’s hoping there is a market there for its entry.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".