When we asked consumers nationwide about their travel plans for PwC’s 2017 Holiday Outlook, 39% told us they are planning to travel over the holidays . Of those, 50% will visit family; sometimes the holidays are the only time when the family travels together to visit relatives. But holiday travel can be pricey. For the 42% of our survey respondents who cite vacation as their main travel goal for the holidays, the beach is by far the most popular destination. What about other options?
Drones for package delivery? What do the experts think? To find out, I talked to Christopher Hewlett, our resident drone expert at PwC. Chris recently retired as a commander in the US Navy after 21 years of service. In one of his final assignments, he led a program to build a unit that integrated drones. Below is our conversation. Barr: Let’s start with the elephant in the room. Will drones replace us?
Black Friday holds a different kind of appeal for consumers today than it did as the official marker kicking off the holiday shopping season. While the most devoted shoppers are still willing to wait outside a store for hours to score the best deals on Black Friday, most consumers recognize that they have a multitude of options — both online and in stores — not only the rest of the month but also the rest of the year. than it did as the official marker kicking off the holiday shopping season.
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".