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Using audio to engage kids in science - Lindsay Patterson, Tumble Podcast
Creator Conversations
22/04/2020

Using audio to engage kids in science – Lindsay Patterson, Tumble

Here at Hook Research, we are endlessly fascinated with the evolving world of audio content and have been lucky enough to talk with some truly innovative podcast creators. Our most recent interviewee, the creator of Tumble and co-founder of KidsListen, Lindsay Patterson talked us through her journey into audio, her relationship…
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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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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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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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Instapoets: The Changing Face of Poetry
Teen & Youth
16/04/2019

Why are some people getting so pissed off at Instapoets?

It’s National Poetry Month and the sales of poetry collections are on the up thanks to – wait for it – Instagram. Because of this platform – and the ‘Instapoets’ debuting their work on it - poetry has made its way off of the shelves, onto our phone screens, and…
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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!

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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.