Now that Big Brother has so many opportunities to watch us, all he needs is a state-of-the-art command and control centre to do the watching, usually brimming with technology. “AV is now a fundamental part of command and control systems and is leading in innovation,” says Darren Allen, EMEA control room business development manager at Adder Technology.
With a gripping story, large crowds, a multimedia approach and a war for eyeballs you might think houses of worship (HoWs) would be a ripe market for AV. And you’d be right. “HoWs of all sizes use AV technology to enhance their message and deliver it to the widest possible audience,” says Rainer Stiehl, European vice-president of marketing at Extron. “A small church may only require simple audio support to ensure the pastor can be heard throughout the sanctuary.
It’s remarkable how much of Wales you can see through the windscreen. Even trunk roads will have your passengers reaching for their cameras as you whizz past another mountain or lake, and minor roads offer anything from leafy vales to hair-raising mountain passes. Often you’ll find amazing landscapes where you least expect them. The grassy, heather-capped mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park are justly popular.
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".