You might get mad at me for saying this, but I am not an iota outraged by Miley Cyrus. The girl is a fallen Disney princess with daddy issues who isn’t old enough to rent a car in many places. She has been engaged for about 200 years and is regularly lampooned on “Saturday Night Live” for sounding like a drunken Chipette. I am not shocked that she climbed onto the stage at the VMAs and acted a clown, wearing what looked like the hide of Chuck E. Cheese.
R. Kelly may have beat allegations of having sex with minors, but we all can agree that he hasn’t quite been able to put the past behind him. Now, it appears that the “Fiesta” musician is being accused of another set of sexual misconducts that could further taint his legacy.
It's a term that once referred chiefly to large multinational corporations with the marketing and public relations tentacles to penetrate our consumer psyches. Pepsi. Coca Cola. Apple. Lexus. You know, the giants. Nowadays, "brand" could refer to a power Instagram user with 10,000 followers or an intern with a page dedicated to pugs. In short, the definition has shifted dramatically. But let me tell you what hasn't changed. A brand is still about the product.
Lawd, I'm glad I missed whatever misbegotten #Christina catastrophe has got everyone riled up. That's why I rarely mess with these award shows. Guess I'll save my outrage for whatever nonsensical shenanigans await me on @WalkingDead_AMC. DVR, set phasers to stun....
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".