“I love Paris in the springtime”…ok summer. Traffic’s terrible…what did you expect? It’s raining…who cares, it’s Paris. Plus we’re going to be inside most of the time…at the Mondial de la Biere festival…first time in Paris…on three floors of the Maison de la Mutualite, an historic building in the Latin quarter. Originating in Montreal, this was the sixth edition of the Mondial’s European-based festival first launched in 2009 in Strasbourg, and moving three years later to Mulhouse, also in Alsace.
None of us had ever flown in a helicopter before so it was with some trepidation that the five us boarded our 20-minute flight up the coast to the town of Saquarema. There are a lot of helicopters in Brazil. This is how the rich travel – no wonder, the roads take forever. Tourists were paying 100 bucks per person for a 5-minute flight around Rio from our Lagoa heliport.
Barcade partners (from left) Paul Kermizian, Scott and Kevin Beard and Pete Langway at the opening of Barcade, Newark. Back in 2004, a British nephew of mine was visiting the NYC area along with some friends. I wanted to show them Brooklyn and it so happened Paul Kermizian and his buddies were opening their first Barcade bar. My nephew, Simon, was in video production and so was Paul, or at least had been before he got it into bar proprietorship.
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".