Online betting firm 888.com was "socially irresponsible" when it showed an advert that told the story of a man who gambled in order to pay for his wife's cancer treatment, the UK's ad watchdog has said. The company, which runs casino, poker, sport, and bingo gambling sites, paid for an advertorial article, that appeared on a third-party website, and told the story of a character called "William" who "stumbled upon" 888.com when waiting outside a hospital for his cancer-stricken wife.
The UK fashion chain Joy says it is pulling advertising from the Daily Mail and Express because the "viewpoints" of the newspapers clash with its values. Two of its adverts had appeared online today alongside articles the company described as "transphobic and racist". "We would like to apologise to all those who may have seen our advertisements next to these articles," the company said in a statement.
A ride-hailing app has stopped operating in London just days after its CEO told BuzzFeed News he was confident it could take on Uber. Taxify, founded by 23-year-old Estonian entrepreneur Markus Villig four years ago, launched on Tuesday to much fanfare – only to be instructed by Transport for London (TfL) to stop accepting bookings on Friday after it emerged the company was not licensed.
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".