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Classic TV Show
Media Research
10/07/2019

Every Classic TV Show Needs To Have These 10 Things

As viewers we are continually told that we are living in a golden age of TV. We have more, better shows than ever before – at least if you believe the critics. However, with so much quality on our screens how do we divide a ‘classic’ TV show from one…
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Brand StrategyKids Media
30/04/2018

Brands using memes: Keeping up with youth trends in 2018

Here at Hook Research we’re fascinated by the evolution of language and the myriad different ways people of all ages are communicating in 2018. In the past 10 years emojis, hashtags, acronyms and memes have become key methods of expression, and slang and shortcuts are now fundamental to the way…
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Debriefing Senior Stakeholders - Hook Research
Qualitative Market Research
15/02/2018

Debriefing senior stakeholders: three points to keep in mind

I was recently asked to offer some tips on debriefing senior stakeholders for VoxPopMe’s Perspectives vlog (if you're curious, you can hear my thoughts around 5:31). At Hook Research, we frequently present our findings to stakeholders at the top of the food chain and I thought that this video would…
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Kids Media
29/01/2018

3 Big Takeaways from the MRS Kids & Youth Research Conference 2018

The 2018 MRS Kids & Youth Research Conference has come and gone again! Last Thursday Hook Research trouped down to the Southbank to host a panel discussion about authenticity in the media and listen to a host of passionate researchers talk about something near and dear to our hearts: young…
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07/11/2017

Big Data, AI, and Market Research: Keeping us Foxy

A contradiction lies at the heart of modern research: although predicting things remains extremely difficult, modern technology and big data has led to the frequent expectation that it should be easy to solve the most complex of problems. What increasing amounts of data has done is allow us to better…
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Semiotic Analysis
04/09/2017

Believing is Seeing: Sports Imagery and Semiotics

‘Football matters, as poetry does to some people and alcohol does to others… Football is inherent in the people… There is more eccentricity in deliberately disregarding it than in devoting a life to it. The way we play the game, organize it and reward it reflects the kind of community…
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Dark ads - Hook Research
Media Research
15/05/2017

Social media and general elections: exploring the murky world of dark ads

“My worry is this is going to be the first dark ads election, where the campaigners are able to pay to reach millions of people with less scrutiny than there ever has been before” – Will Moy, Director – Full Fact In February, Channel 4 commissioned a survey to see…
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Qualitative Market Research
14/02/2017

Swiping Right for Market Research – Challenging Traditional Recruitment?

We live in a world where we increasingly expect familiar, cosy businesses to be disrupted. From the cabs we take (Uber), to the people we date (Tinder) we are increasingly encouraged to log on and - swiping right - get the experience we want. Given that, we were wondering at…
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Daytime TV - Hook Research
Media Research
11/11/2016

The Future of Daytime TV – Trends in the UK Television Industry

On the 3rd of November Hook Research attended The Broadcast Commissioning Forum, where we had the opportunity to listen to decision makers from the UK’s biggest networks talk about where they saw the TV industry moving in the future, most interestingly in regards to daytime TV. One of the statistics…
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ethnographic research techniques - Hook Research
Qualitative Market Research
14/10/2016

Consumer Consulting: Respectful Ethnographic Research Techniques

A recent Guardian review piece discussed whether authors had the experience and understanding to talk about cultures they were not a part of. This not only an interesting question for authors, but it is one that a researcher is often confronted with as well. For instance, can a researcher like…
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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.