This week's cover story on "The Amazon Effect" provides a sobering primer to what will surely be an intoxicating Amazon-filled month of news before and after Oct. 19. That's the company's deadline to respond to its request for proposals about where to build its second headquarters. I'm not going to rehash here all the major data in this multi-article package so as not to steal the thunder found on pages 10 to 17, except to say that the numbers are eye-catching.
Eleven museums in San Antonio are banding together this month to leverage each institution's members to attract new visitors to the rest. They're calling it Museum Month and offering free or reduced admission in October to people who are members of their fellow participants. It's one of those marketing initiatives that makes so much sense that you wonder why it hasn't been done before. Perhaps it's because the term "Cultural Corridor" has only been bandied about San Antonio for a few years.
The San Antonio Business Journal announces the finalists for the 2017 Corporate Philanthropy & Nonprofit Awards. The winners will be named during the awards luncheon on Nov. 16 at Pearl Stable. In addition, the Business Journal will announce two Spirit of Giving Award winners, who will be chosen from among the finalists in the Nonprofit Volunteer and Nonprofit Employee categories. Click on the slideshow above to see the finalists.
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".