They say that content marketing is king. Personally, I feel like it’s more of a benevolent dictator because in reality, if you are running a business without a content marketing strategy, it's doomed to fail. Regardless of the quality of your products, the skill of your employees or your advertising savvy, without content, you have nothing. And unfortunately, just because content marketing may be a benevolent dictator does not mean it is a perfect dictator.
It seems like just yesterday that I was reading (and writing) articles about the future of lead generation in 2016. Another year has already flown by, and it is time, once again, to peer into our entrepreneurial crystal ball to uncover the best lead generation strategies for 2017. It seems like with every year that passes the opportunities for lead generation become more and more numerous while simultaneously becoming more difficult and more competitive.
If you’ve ever been to Disneyland, then you have probably had the misfortune of experiencing the ride It’s a Small World. While it may have taken you days of agony and despair to remove that oddly catchy tune from your head, the message behind the music is so true.The rise of the computerized world.With the rise of the internet, email, and social media, the world is getting smaller and smaller.
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".