Alicia Boler-Davis had been thriving at General Motors for more than 15 years when she faced her most daunting challenge yet: manage an assembly plant and work as vehicle line director and chief engineer for North America small cars. While never losing her trademark confidence, she had a pit in her stomach the first six months. The easiest move would have been to retreat to a more comfortable position.
The restaurant industry has no problem coming up with new verbiage to define some modern twist on a segment or menu category (just look at “fast fine,” “polished casual” and all the other Frankenstein terms of recent years). So, it wouldn’t be a surprise should some alternative term arise for “a business establishment where meals or refreshments may be purchased,” which is how Merriam-Webster describes the operation formerly known as a restaurant.
Sometimes, timing and desire do meet. Decades after crafting a business plan for a retail beauty enterprise, Vivian Pickard finally gets to work her dream. She has teamed with industry veteran Bernadette Blanchard to open the renovated airy and elegantly appointed BABS Salon & Wellness Spa in Birmingham. “I’ve always loved the beauty field,” said Pickard, who retired last summer after more than 40 years at General Motors Corp., most recently as its director of Detroit community partnerships.
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".