Daniel Hopkins, VP of operations and land development for Jeff Benton Homes, attended his first TecHome Builder Summit in 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. It was an eye-opening experience that provided him with loads of new information to take back to his office. Over the last year, Hopkins and his team have used the knowledge he learned at the event to better develop some ideas on how their company could implement tech into their homes.
Aquor Water Systems signed on to the 2017 TecHome Builder Summit with the hopes of making some connections that would lead to new partnerships with builders. The Aquor team didn’t even need to leave Phoenix to ensure that would happen. The company’s goal is to re-invent the way people access water. It does that with its revolutionary outdoor water system, the House Hydrant.
For builders who have been hesitant to start featuring tech in their homes, or those who could expand their offerings, the 2017 TecHome Builder Summit Keynote Address explained the rationale for builders to justify their investments in developing a tech strategy. On Monday, Dec. 4, Tim Costello, the president and CEO of homebuilder digital marketing company BDX, delivered the remarks, detailing where the market is, where the opportunity is and where builders should be going in the future.
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".