Can intermediaries really benefit from it? “Open your mouth wide. This won’t hurt a little bit.” How many times have dentists said that to patients, hoping to convince them of, at least, advances in dentistry? The answer is I don’t know. But I do know it’s many more times than that scene in Oscar-nominated “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” where – I’ll avoid the need for a spoiler alert – something unusual happens to a dentist.
It's time the world of protection broadened its horizonsI have been banned. Towards the end of last year, I wanted to attend the Protection Review Summit on mortgage protection products. I even offered to pay the attendance fee for the two hour event. But I was told it was “no journalists” in order to allow a free flow of debate – it appears that some intermediaries and product providers are really nervous of airing their views in public.
With under six months to go before the introduction of GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – is your firm ready for what is billed as the greatest reform to data protection law in a generation? That was the challenge thrown out by Garreth Cameron from the Information Commissioner's Office to the Association of Medical Insurers & Intermediaries (AMII) Summit, held in London recently. "Up to now, this has been a niche area, generally someone else's problem," said Cameron.
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".