That’s a wrap . . . 2017 is in the books and we’ve closed out another year. We’re a philanthropic community, but we also know how to celebrate our Bold North spirit. Recently, Dawn of a Dream, a gala benefitting Children’s Cancer Research Fund, was held at The Minneapolis Depot, adjacent to the newly renovated Renaissance Hotel. CNN correspondent Ed Lavandera was the emcee for the evening. Karen Sorbo, our local auctioneer superstar who has risen to national prominence, led the live auction.
“Ladies Rule the Castle” was the theme at the American Swedish Institute’s Cocktails at the Castle annual bash. There were nearly 1,300 guests, including the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, 2015 recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, and R.T. Rybak, president and CEO of the Minneapolis Foundation. Of course I asked the former Minneapolis mayor the burning question on all our minds: Do you have plans to seek public office again?
Norway was named the “World’s Happiest Country” for 2017 by the Sustainable Development Solution Network for the United Nations. What? Could an entire country of just over 5 million really be that happy? I set out to answer that question recently, when I spent two weeks as a guest of Visit Norway exploring Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and the beautiful fjords that traverse the vast Norwegian countryside.
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".