There are three things at the top of many people's Christmas list in the City of London this year. First, a bigger bonus. Second, that they don't get posted to Luxembourg or Frankfurt as a result of Brexit. And third, that 10 years after the financial crisis, the bank bashing that has dominated the headlines and public debate around the City for so long will at long last just go away. Sadly, Father Christmas is likely to disappoint them on all three counts.
Considering how much they rely on each other, it’s surprising how often the City of London and the Government seem to be talking at cross-purposes – particularly when it comes to Brexit. Whichever way you look at it the City of London is a British success story. The financial services sector employs more than a million people, pays roughly 10pc of all tax receipts, and runs a big trade surplus with the rest of the world.
The Prime Minister has told businesses she knows a Brexit transition period is "crucial" - but admitted it isn't guaranteed to happen. Speaking at the annual CBI conference this morning, Theresa May said she was seeking a "full agreement" from the EU27 that a transition period will be put in place, after which the "details" could be set out. But she stressed that we are still "in negotiations".
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".