Online retailer Jet.com has scooped the Media Grand Prix at the 2017 Cannes Lions. The Innovating Saving campaign, created by R/GA in New York, was designed to highlight the company’s commitment to help its customers save money on the products they buy. The campaign kicked off with a Super Bowl advert of sorts, but rather than pay big bucks for a TV spot during the event, Jet.com launched an online video that celebrated different kinds of ‘super bowls’.
A new kind of metal called Humanium has won the Innovation Grand Prix at the 2017 Cannes Lions. The initiative, by aid organisation IM Swedish Development, turns recycled gun metal into a commodity that brands can buy to show their support for ending armed violence. You can read the full story here.
Burger King’s recent stunt, which used Google Home to deliver an advert into people's living rooms, has won the the Direct Grand Prix at the 2017 Cannes Lions. In a short online advert, a Burger King employee said: ‘Ok Google, what is the Whopper Burger’. This wake word meant that, if a Google Home was nearby when the advert played, it then started reciting more information (from Wikipedia) about the burger. The video, above, shows this in action.
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".