Taking charge of any premium brand at the moment is a challenge. The premium market is down 18%, in part because, like other segments, people are choosing to hold on to their vehicles for longer. Audi SA has suffered as a result but according to its new boss, Trevor Hill, the company is still managing to hold a 20% market share. As a South African, Hill says he has always wanted to run the local operation, but until now he has not had the opportunity.
The car was the initial design exercise for the concept cars that became know as the Bat Mobiles from design house Bertone and Fiat between 1953 and 1955. It also inspired the production Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale in 1959. The public had a chance to vote, too, and they awarded the 1935 Lurani Nibbio the best of show. The car was the personal project of Giovanni Lurani Cernuschi, who competed in more than 160 races.
Volkswagen sold 1581 Polos in South Africa in April, making it the best-selling passenger car by a significant margin. The success of the Polo is even more obvious when you add in sales of the last generation, which is still sold as the Polo Vivo. In April, 1642 Vivos found new homes. That’s a combined figure of 3223. Making any changes to the Polo is a big deal, not just here in South Africa but worldwide.
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".