Meme of the Week: The Handslap Heard Around the WorldSince ascending to the highest office in the land, Donald Trump's brand has been defined as much by what the people around him do as by what he personally does. Think Kellyanne. And Sean. And Steve. Largely mute First Lady Melania Trump? Not so much. But in accompanying The Donald on this week's overseas trip, she made headlines around the world by refusing his hand on the tarmac in Tel Aviv.
Nostalgia ran rampanant during the broadcast TV upfronts. Sitcom families were reunited and some of the most popular shows currently airing are getting spin-offs. As late-night host James Corden joked at CBS's dog-and-pony show: "This is like your own personal 'Groundhog Day.' There must be an easier way to do this. Can't we just play the tape from 2002?"
Oscar Mayer is driving its six Wienermobiles across the country this spring and summer to hype its reformulated hot dogs. The products now contain no added nitrates or nitrites (well, except those naturally occurring in the celery juice that Oscar Mayer uses to preserve product quality instead), no artificial preservatives and no by-products. The promotional effort kicked off in early May and will heat up for big seasonal moments such as Memorial Day parades and Independence Day.
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".