IT has never been clear to me why fast-moving consumer goods are labelled as such. Bottles of shampoo or canned drinks don’t have a particularly short shelf life, although the overdue push for less plastic packaging means that in the future some groceries won’t be left to moulder in-store for as long as they have been. The 2018 answer for who put the “F” in “FMCG” is either consumers or investors.
Big Four consulting firm PwC faced conflict of interest claims on Tuesday over its role handling the winding-up of failed building giant Carillion. The company was placed in liquidation yesterday with PwC appointed as the special manager to the Government’s Official Receiver in the wake of a collapse likely to cost more than 40,000 jobs and send hundreds of smaller suppliers to the wall.
If Brexit was built with one industry in mind, it was surely professional services. It brings with it uncertainty, complexity, risk — all overlaid by the technological changes that have an impact on how business gets done anyway. No wonder that London’s white-collar army of consultants, tax advisers, auditors and lawyers is on the march. The results season for the Big Four accounting firms stretches over four months so they are rarely held up for comparison.
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".