Ron Shevlin leads research at Cornerstone Advisors including the Cornerstone Performance Report and the Insight Vault. Cited often in the industry press, Ron is the author of Smarter Bank and a regular contributor to both GonzoBanker and Snarketing. He is a nationally sought after speaker, includ...
PayPal announced a deal that will give its user the ability to fund investments with Acorns, the investing platform. According to pymnts.com:"Once customers link their PayPal accounts with Acorns, they can choose to set up either a recurring or one-time investment that is funded via the PayPal account. Users will also be able to monitor their Acorns accounts from within PayPal, either on the internet or in the mobile app.
Between 2000 and 2016, the number of checks written in the United States declined from 41.9 billion to 17.1 billion, a nearly 60% drop. Bad news for checking accounts, right? Wrong. The percentage of US households without a checking account dropped from 8.2% in 2011 to 7% in 201, and since 2000, deposits at banks have tripled. So, all’s well with checking accounts, then? Not quite.
Many executives in the banking industry aren't just out of touch with consumers and the external market. They are out of touch internally, with each other. Remember the Pushmi-pullyu from the 1967 movie Doctor Dolittle? With two heads on either side of its body, it found it hard to get anywhere as each head wanted to take the body in different directions. The Pushmi-pullyu is a good analogy for what’s happening in many banks.
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".