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Kids Media
04/12/2019

AR Legos & Booty Shaking Llamas – Our list of the best Christmas Toys

What are the best toys to buy this Christmas? How do they stand out from the crowd? What is it about them that gets young people so excited? We’ve sifted through the ‘Best Sellers’, combed through the ‘Christmas Must Haves’ and leafed through the latest Argos catalogue to bring you…
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Pinna - Kids Audio
Creator ConversationsKids Media
26/11/2019

Creating ‘Imagination-Led’ Kids Audio – Pinna’s CEO Maggie McGuire

Can kids audio offer a guilt-free alternative to busy parents looking to keep their children entertained? Can audio stimulate and excite young people in a safe and engaging way? Those are the question that brands across the media landscape are exploring as they fight to claim the increasingly important ear-time…
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Podcast Alarm
Creator Conversations
06/11/2019

Creating an Audio App for the Everyday – Jonathan Wilson on Podcast Alarm

Here at Hook we are fascinated with all things audio. Most recently we have been looking into emerging apps set to shake up the traditional role of podcasts. We spoke to Jonathan Wilson, the creator of 'Podcast Alarm', about the challenges that come with creating an app, the benefits of…
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Consumer Insight
24/10/2019

Male Mental Health – No Man is an Island (Mental Wealth Festival 2019)

What does it mean to be a man? What pressures are men under today? And what services are available to those struggling? These are just a few of the questions that were covered at the ‘No Man is an Island’ panel discussion at the Mental Wealth Festival 2019. The panellists…
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Pete Harmer on Filmmaking
Creator Conversations
01/10/2019

Pete Harmer on Using Film-making to Empower Teens & Young People

Pete Harmer has over a decade’s worth of experience in film-making. Over the course of his career Pete has worked on commercial projects for organisations such as Microsoft as well as charity funded and community focused projects with disadvantaged people. Pete is passionate about empowering young people, and providing them…
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The Best Kids Podcasts
Kids Media
24/09/2019

Are these the best podcasts for kids? They’re certainly our favourites…

At Hook, we love podcasts (particularly kids podcasts). So we thought it would be interesting to have a chat with young audio fans, podcast makers, and media brands to see what they think are the best podcasts for kids right now - take a look at (and have a listen…
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Kids Trends 2019
Kids Media
19/09/2019

Kids Trends in 2019: Zorgo, Best Friend Accounts, and Fortnite Clans

Here at Hook we spend our time going out and talking to young people about the big Kids Trends in 2019, getting their perspective on the media landscape now, finding out what they are really interested in, and how they navigate through these spaces. In our latest research we found…
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CMC 2019 - Hook Research - Kids Audio
Hook NewsKids Media
10/07/2019

The Future of Kids Audio – a chat with the BBC, Sony Music, & Penguin

Last week we here at Hook Research headed to the Children’s Media Conference 2019 to host a panel that explored the impact of kids audio content – podcasts, smart speakers and audio books – on the youth media space with experts from across the industry. Our expert panel consisted of:…
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Cancel Culture - Hook Research
Teen & Youth
19/06/2019

What is Cancel Culture? And why should brands care?

What is the greatest punishment for misbehaving influencers in a media environment in which the loudest voices thrive? It's being de-followed; silenced; or “Cancelled” - that's what social punishment looks like in today's Cancel Culture. We live in a period in which any individual can use social media to amplify…
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Kids Media
02/05/2019

Toy Trends in 2019: Illuminating the Future Face of Play

Attend enough kids groups, and - whatever the topic - you're more than likely to get a sense of the things that are getting young people excited: whether that's the newest videos and songs on YouTube, the biggest games (like Fortnite), and the most engaging toys. The latter are regularly…
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Each month, Hook's experts create a roundup of hot takes and insights into the Kids and Media industries... for free!

This information will never be shared with third parties.