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Lucy

New Escapism - Covid & the Consumer
Covid & the Consumer
31/07/2020

Covid & the Consumer: how lockdown re-wrote the meaning of escapism

Escapism has long been a driving force for consumer behaviours. The need to seek distraction and relief from the unpleasant realities of the world influences everything: from the media we watch and the products we buy, to where we travel. ‘Escapism’ in many ways has become a marketing by-word for…
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Digital Luxury Experiences
Covid & the Consumer
15/07/2020

Covid & The Consumer: Access & Exclusivity in Digital Luxury Experiences

Luxury shopping is largely an experiential, tactile, in-shop experience. The personal service together with the look, touch, sound and smell of shops combine to create a sense of exclusivity and specialness. According to McKinsey, millennials in particular are looking for increasingly experiential and instagrammable luxury shopping experiences. However, with non-essential…
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Covid & the Consumer: Clothes Shopping and Self-Care In a Pandemic
Covid & the Consumer
01/07/2020

Covid & the Consumer: Clothes Shopping and Self-Care In a Pandemic

Following on from last week's look at the changing face of the supermarket shopping experience during Covid-19, in this week's thought-piece we explore how shopping has become a reinforced act of self-care during the pandemic... Despite having nowhere to go, young people are purchasing more clothes online than ever, with…
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Covid & the Consumer
17/06/2020

Covid & the Consumer: The Changing Face of the Supermarket Shop

We're beginning to explore the new realities and experiences of consumers in our new pandemic-focused world through our 'Covid & the Consumer' series of thought-pieces. In this first article, Lucy explores how the pandemic is changing the supermarket experience during Covid-19... Under lockdown the cultural discourse surrounding food shopping has…
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Secret Messages Behind this Year's Christmas Adverts
Semiotic Analysis
12/12/2019

Noëlstalgia: The secret messages behind this year’s Christmas adverts

Hook Research has conducted semiotic analysis for the UK’s leading media brands, digging into the core messages of everything from political news to Saturday night entertainment. We are endlessly intrigued by the hidden meaning within content. In this blog, Lucy (one of our semiotic specialists) explores the semiotic meaning of…
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BAME Mental Health
Consumer Insight
16/10/2019

BAME Mental Health – Fighting the Stigma (Mental Wealth Festival 2019)

This year was the first year City Lit’s Mental Wealth Festival featured a panel specifically exploring BAME experiences of mental health. The panel consisted of a mix of experts and mental health professionals who shared their personal experiences to help demonstrate the huge disparities BAME individuals experience within the mental…
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Womxn - How Language Got Woke - Hook Research
Semiotic Analysis
20/09/2019

Womxn vs women: How modern language is getting woke

Hook Research has conducted semiotic analysis for the UK’s leading media brands, digging into the core messages of everything from specialist music scenes to political news. We are fascinated by the underlying meaning of emerging trends. In this blog, Lucy (one of our semiotic specialists) briefly explores how semiotics can…
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Kidtrepreneur - Hook Research
Kids Media
05/06/2019

The Rise of the Kidpreneur: Age is Only a Number

In 2019, kids are big in business. From fictional movies to real life news stories, today's kids are more and more being presented as capable business owners, leaders and moguls - as 'kidpreneurs'. The number of self-employed young people in the UK has doubled since 2001 and school subjects like…
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Teen Vogue
Brand StrategyTeen & Youth
24/10/2018

How Teen Vogue Went from Acne to Activism

Lucy is the latest addition to our growing team at Hook. For her first blog she chose to write about a brand that has transformed its image in recent years – Teen Vogue. Three years ago, it would be unthinkable to associate a teen magazine with hard-hitting complex social 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!

This information will never be shared with third parties.