With Christmas now less than two weeks away it’s time to start dusting off your best serving trays and platters. Although we all know the tale of mismatched glasses and plates because there are more numbers than you’d usually cater for! But the with latest Aldi Specialbuys, you can afford to get new serving glasses and dishes to host festive soirées in style – because let’s face it it’s an expensive time of year already!
Flowers and foliage really come into their own at this time of year – ’tis the season to be bold and get creative with how we can use Christmas flowers to fill our homes with seasonal cheer. FlowerBe has Christmas all wrapped up thanks to the Christmas Market Special selection boxes, available to order straight to your door from now until 31st December.
Ah the Christmas hamper…a little willow basket bursting with home-made chutney, luscious marmalade, fine wine, artisan chocolates, smoother-than-thou pate and stinky cheeses galore. A plentiful Christmas hamper can be the ideal gift to bestow upon a Christmas host if you’re not at home for the occasion. Likewise it can be a nice treat to yourself, a chance to indulge in delicacies and put your feet up after the hard work of organising Christmas.
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".