Damn, Daniel, back at it again in Austin. It’s that time of year: The pilgrimage to SXSW has begun. The interactive portion of the nine-day affair kicks off in earnest today. Brands, agencies, marketers, thinkfluencers, intrapraneuers, wannabes, used-t0-bes, the President of the United States and Grumpy Cat are all gathering to sing hosannahs to the power of tech — and complain about everything else. How to make sense of it all?
With a portfolio that includes entertainment venues like London’s O2 Arena and NHL hockey team the LA Kings among others, events giant AEG has the unique challenge of having to market at the speed of culture. Its solution: going mobile-first. “Our business is about live events. It’s about fans,” said Scott Carlis, vp of digital and social at AEG.
Subscribe to us on iTunes, check us out on Spotify and hear us on Stitcher. This is our RSS feed. Tell a friend! The senior VP of digital revenue at USA Today Network sits down with Ad Age editor Brian Braiker on this edition of Ad Age Ad Lib. We talk about Gannett's local play, and what it's like working both with and against Facebook and Googleâ€”especially as the latter declares war on so-called "annoying ads." "It's tricky," says Kuntz.
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".