Happy Friday, loyal readers. It's National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Of course I'm participating. Check my Twitter account for a photo later today. Friendly reminder: Punch Bowl Social officially opens to the public at 9 p.m. tonight. Check out the accompanying photo gallery to look inside the business near Golden 1 Center, and read our article for additional information.
After working for media outlets in New York and San Francisco, a young journalist has launched a new local business to help people preserve memories of life experiences. Stephanie Buck is the founder of Soulbelly, which officially debuted this week. Clients can hire Buck to interview family members in a private setting. After the interview, Buck provides her clients with a written article based on the interview, a video keepsake, or a custom combination of the two.
Happy Thursday, loyal readers. Let's get this headline party started - the Business Journal's holiday shindig is today. If you're lucky, I'll post a photo tomorrow. Here we go. Houston-based Charming Charlie and its subsidiaries filed Chapter 11 petitions this week. The retailer is closing several stores nationwide, but it appears our three local sites will be spared. Charming Charlie, which sells jewelry and accessories, has stores in Elk Grove, Folsom and Roseville.
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".