97% forecast accuracy was boldly proclaimed by a client this week. This prompted me to ask: “How much time do you spend on Forecasting each week?” The reply: “Only 4-5 hours with my direct reports and 3-4 hours with the Chief Sales Officer.” Ugh. This Sales VP spent one entire day on forecasting each week. That is 50 days per year (minus a two week vacation). Two full months a year spent on forecasting. How much time do you and your team spend on forecasting sales?
Not a phrase that would normally apply to a Toyota, but the Tundra 4x4 CrewMax is an exception, a powerful full-size pickup with off-road capability. It's so big that without optional driver-side running boards it takes a self-hoist using the B-pillar assist grip or steering wheel as leverage to climb aboard. To return to the street, an average-sized man slides out like a child exiting a playground slide.
Consumers exploring the move from SUVs to pickup trucks will find a wide range of options. To illustrate, we compare the Ram 1500 Sublime Sport with the Honda Ridgeline, sitting near opposite ends of the non-industrial spectrum. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles manufactured 3,000 "Sublime Green" models, inspired by 1970s Mopar muscle cars. We found a 1970 Dodge Dart for sale ($23,000) along Highway 10 in Ontario and pulled the truck alongside; the paint jobs looked identical.
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".