In what passes these days for breaking news, several outlets found it necessary to reveal this weekend marks the autumn equinox and that summer is over due to hurricane Haribo. To draw attention to this man made, three million year old phenomenon, Greenpeace ‘activists’ have taken over a 1979 VW Beetle demanding to know who killed Herbie with the diesel.
East Midlands-based touring theatre company New Perspectives is to stage the first national rural tour of Richard Bean’s family saga Harvest. For the first time in the play’s history, Harvest will be performed by a cast of six at rural venues in villages across the country. It is the biggest rural tour mounted by New Perspectives since The Hired Man by Melvyn Bragg and Howard Goodall in 2008/2009. Writer Richard Bean also penned One Man, Two Guvnors.
A new play by Birmingham-born writer and performer Steven Camden, aka spoken-word artist Polarbear, I Knew You is to have its première at Birmingham REP. Featuring Birmingham actress Lorna Laidlaw, I Knew You will also tour to 15 libraries, community halls and cafes across the city. Camden said, “everything I write is about family, whether blood or chosen. The dynamics between those people closest to each other are the ones that fascinate me.
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".