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Red Bull and Grime
Brand StrategyMedia Research
18/03/2019

Meet the Clever Clash-ologists: Red Bull and Grime Music

In 2007, David Cameron made headlines by blaming Grime music for knife crime. Ten years later this genre has become a widely accepted part of mainstream British culture. With its new-found popularity, Grime is now ripe for bandwagon-jumping brands: Nike and Adidas, for instance, have all created campaigns in the…
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Urban comedy
Consumer InsightMedia Research
24/01/2019

Mandem Media: ‘Comedy Has Never Been This Peng’

‘‘All the suit wearing guys in cities can't stand us. They don't understand us. When we speak in slang like this. You get me; bredin; cuz; bredrin; bradda; bredin; safe; bredrin; you get me; bredrin; cuz; bredrin; bradda; bredrin; we speak in slang like this’’. These are the lyrics of…
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Social Media Trends in 2019
17/12/2018

Fully Transparent & Shoppable? Social Media Trends in 2019

What will be the biggest social media trends in 2019? Hook investigates the innovations that are set to take over social media platforms in the coming year. 2018 has been a transformative year for social media. With mass security breaches, data scandals and world leaders airing their disputes for all…
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Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture
Media Research
15/10/2018

3 Big Takeaways from the 2018 Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture

Charlotte Moore, the BBC’s Director of Content, recently delivered the 2018 Steve Hewlett Memorial Lecture to an audience of leading players from the British media. Her speech highlighted some of the most significant challenges currently facing the BBC and proposed potential solutions to ensure the broadcaster keeps up with new…
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Hook Research - Brand Strategy Agency
Brand Strategy
28/08/2018

What are you looking for in a brand strategy agency?

What are you looking for in a brand strategy agency? A team that has a deep knowledge of your industry? One that has intimate knowledge of the lives and habits of your consumers? An agency that has the analytical skills to dig deep into your brand and answer your burning,…
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Phone
Consumer Insight
27/07/2018

3 reasons Twitter Moments stands out as an alternative news source

10 minutes of scrolling through Twitter Moments at my desk this afternoon has given me the breaking news of Samira’s departure from Love Island, an overview of the heightened security around Trump’s visit to London and has shown me a viral video of a girl voguing at London Pride dressed…
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Collaborative Co-Branding
Media Research
18/07/2018

Collaborative co-branding: Media Brands’ Response to Digital Disaster

It's no secret that traditional media outlets are under threat - and with many of our clients operating in this space, it's something that we at Hook Research are thinking about regularly. The rise of interactive digital platforms is posing a challenge to both television and print media, harming their…
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Ethical Cosmetics
Brand Strategy
12/07/2018

Ethical Cosmetics: Lessons to be Learned from Billie and Lush

We have two new starters at Hook Research: Holly and Olly. We asked them to share their thoughts on a brand they admire. Holly decided to focus on Billie, an ethical cosmetics brand which runs the #ProjectBodyHair campaign - a project that aims to make shaving a choice not a…
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Where to, Britain - Hook Research
Brand StrategyMedia Research
19/06/2018

Where to, Britain? – Is Uber’s new branded content a success?

Where to, Britain? is a 6-part documentary series created by Channel 4 and Uber, showcasing vignettes about the ride-hailing app’s drivers and riders – you may have seen one or two of them on All4 or YouTube. These videos have shown up at the end of a contentious year for…
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Children's Media Conference 2018
Kids Media
29/05/2018

Children’s Media Conference 2018 – Big Lessons from Niche Memes

We're proud to announce that Hook Research will be hosting a panel at the Children's Media Conference 2018, exploring how brands can keep on top of new and emerging kids trends. Our co-founder, Nick Fisher, will be moderating the discussion and joining us on the stage will be: Marc Goodchild, Head of…
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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.