John Fast, one of the founding partners of Clayton's lobbying outfit Dragoman Global, has delivered a scathing parting shot to his erstwhile colleague Tom Harley, explaining he decided to put the company into liquidation following a "a total breakdown of the relationship" between the two. In an email to clients sent on Monday afternoon, Fast made no secret of the massive falling out between the two former BHP colleagues, which has been widely covered in this column.
The White House's latest communications chief, Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci, is a Wall Street celebrity with deep connections to Australia's corporate class. Scaramucci's ascension, which follows the abrupt departure of Sean Spicer on Friday, elevates a consummate networker whose annual SALT conference in Las Vegas has since 2009 drawn some of the biggest names in US finance. Which is handy if you're a key Republican fundraiser.
How's the relationship between the NSW greyhound industry and the NSW government these days? Just peachy, if you go by who they've got representing them (again). According to a recent change to the Australian government's lobbyists register, Barton Deakin is once again representing Greyhound Racing NSW and the NSW Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers Association.
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".