Bankers in Memphis and Nashville have been natural rivals for decades, but Memphis rarely has seen anything like this bank. In the three years since they pushed into the Memphis banking market, they have laid out cash to sponsor Memphians' pride and joy — the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team. They weathered a lawsuit accusing them of poaching prized employees from First Tennessee Bank.
Towing a tanker full of milk from Florida, professional driver Joe Woodson pulls off for eggs and coffee at a massive Pilot Flying J truck stop in West Memphis. Among the heavy trucks refueling at the diesel pumps are some that show the new sign of the times: ads recruiting truck drivers. Woodson sees these ads regularly on passing trucks during his milk run to Little Rock, Ark. Posted on semi-trailers, the ads boast experienced heavy-truck drivers can land big bonuses, up to $8,000.
Less crime, less incivility, more jobs, cleaner parks, nicer neighborhoods, lower taxes, fewer guns, smaller gangs and better schools are fondly recounted on almost every city block by residents who can name someone, often in their own family, who has been laid off, mugged, burgled, carjacked, maimed, raped or shot in the last decade. No wonder folks seem disgruntled. Memphis can sound like a war zone. Yes, the old city can seem worse than it was.
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".