Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that traditionally kicks off the holiday shopping season, gets the lion’s share of attention by advertisers.But Small Business Saturday is gaining steam. It is observed on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and offers what Black Friday cannot – stress-free shopping for specialty gifts in cozy atmospheres.The event was launched in 2010 by American Express, the credit-card giant that saw a need to support small business owners.
As a child with two siblings who grew up in a small town, we were taught to listen, do our chores, and be dependable and accountable for everything we did.We were taught to care for all our belongings and we were instructed to respect our neighbors, despite embarrassment.At times, we never had a lot, but we always had enough. We had love and attention from both parents. It was a tight-knit community that all took part in raising us.
The Johnstown Veterans Day parade was a wonderful way to honor those who served in the military.The veterans from Laurel View Village had an unexpected surprise.While we were waiting for the parade to start, the young ladies from the Conemaugh Valley High School band asked to come onto our bus. They had something to say to the veterans. They thanked the men for serving and protecting our country.
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".