This past October, Ottawa band Velvet Vanilla had their first live performance at the Soviet-themed bar Avant-Garde in downtown Ottawa. After the culmination of countless hours writing, perfecting and practicing their songs and all the emotions that come with it, they made a great, big $500.
What a time to be alive if you are music fan. Like so many other things, technology has made music more accessible than ever. Services like Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud have changed how we listen, discover and share music. The freedom those services provide allow everyone to find their niche and explore it to it’s extent, eliminating the burdening physical limitations that came with traditional formats from vinyl to CDs. Music has gone full digital and has never been more searchable.
Journalism and public relations students were blessed with a talk on March 13 by Hill and Knowlton executives Peter Donolo and Jason MacDonald, who spoke about their experiences working as directors of communication with Jean Chrétien and Stephen Harper. While involved in politics, Donolo and MacDonald were on opposite ends of the spectrum, Donolo working [...]
@DanyAllstar15 You "win" silver by losing the big game. It is a reminder you were not good enough when it counted. Was always more of a thrill to play for and win bronze then to lose and get handed a silver.
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".