Public affairs firm JBP has brought in a former boss at publisher Trinity Mirror as its new chief executive. Steve Anderson-Dixon takes over from founder Jennifer Bryant Pearson, who moves to a new role focusing on “client development”. Anderson-Dixon is a former chief operating officer for Trinity titles in the North-West and Wales who joined the board of JBP in 2012. He has already started in the new job.
The Scottish government has been advised to organise a public education campaign about lobbying in order to make a success of its lobbying register. In a new report for the Scottish Parliament, ministers have been urged to make it clear to the public what lobbying entails and to “stress the positive aspects of lobbying”. The report was commissioned by the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body on behalf of the Scottish lobbying registrar Billy McLaren.
Hanover has acquired Bell Pottinger's Middle East operations to bring 14 consultants to its EMEA team. The firm run by Charles Lewington has won the bidding war to sign an agreement to acquire the shares of Bell Pottinger Middle East in Dubai and its operating licence in Abu Dhabi. Unsurprisingly, the Bell Pottinger name is being jettisoned in favour of Hanover Middle East. The acquisition for an undisclosed fee will take Hanover’s 2018 fee income to over £20 million, a spokesman said.
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".