How did Samantha Meis and Connor Riley go from coffee-loving college kids to entrepreneurs raking in millions in sales? Well, a little guidance from Shark Tank's Mark Cuban always seems to do the trick! Meis and Riley pitched their subscription based coffee company MistoBox to Cuban in season four of Shark Tank, but it turns out that was the easy part.
National Tequila Day was yesterday. Luckily, the summer is young, so it's OK if you missed it. Who needs to booze on a Monday after all?! My go-to tequila lately has been VIVA XXXII, so I wanted to share a bit about the brand as well as a few fantastic cocktails bartenders around the country have created with it. VIVA XXXII is a relatively new brand, but they're doing all of the right things. Their Joven is an estate-grown 100% Blue Agave blanco mixed with a 3 year old extra anejo.
If you're reading this, you're probably into beer, you probably already have a growler or two and you're already thinking that nothing could get you to buy another one. However, I'm hear to tell you, sir or madam, that you would be dead wrong. The MiiR Growler may be the nicest growler that you didn't know you needed. Here's a quick overview. Obviously, it's gorgeous, but it's the functionality above and beyond a traditional glass growler that sold me on it.
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".