For a man with such a lustrous head of hair, Grant Lawrence wears many hats — lead singer of Vancouver garage rock institution the Smugglers, CBC radio host and author of three nonfiction books (Adventures in Solitude, Lonely End of the Rink and Dirty Windshields). For years, he also wrote the beloved “Vancouver Shakedown” column for the sadly defunct Westender newspaper.
For the second time in two years, Karen Nicolay and her family find themselves in search of a home. “So for the second time in less than two years, Nigel and I have been told that we have to move,” she posted to Facebook on Friday, noting their rental property had been sold in a land assembly. “Here we go again.
As Vancouver contemplates dipping its stylish toes in the civic merchandising and branding business, let’s look at who’s already doing it and how well they’re faring. The good Toronto spacingstore.ca For all the grief Toronto gets for being, well, Toronto, the city doesn’t let all the haters impede its self-promotion game. Wool socks, stylin’ neighbourhood T-shirts and subway stop buttons are just the tip of T-dot’s sophisticated swag-berg.
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".