Creator Conversations
22/04/2020

Podcast Radio – An Interview with Founder, Gerard Edwards

Discoverability is a huge issue in the podcast space - while fans of the medium (this author included) will often wax lyrical about the intimacy and authenticity of a good podcast, it's still the case that these products are only reaching a small section of the UK audience each week…
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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 Audio Landscapes - Hook Research - Podcasts, Smart Speakers, Audio Books
Kids Media
13/04/2020

Kids Audio Landscapes – Podcasts, Smart Speakers, & Audio Books

What do young people think about the vast number of new audio products available to them? That's a question that brands are trying to figure out right now. Brands across the media ecosystem are trying to better understand how they can leverage the powerful intimacy and authenticity of products like…
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Wunder - Childhood Development Smartspeaker
Creator Conversations
07/04/2020

Using AI and Voice to Power-Up Parenting – Sandra Sobanska, Wunder

We're riding a rising wave of new tech at the moment: Virtual Reality can transport us digitally to fantastic new worlds; cars can now pretty much drive themselves; and smart speakers and voice assistants are becoming an increasingly common part of people's homes. The options for integrating these new tools…
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Yoto Player Interview - Speaker for Kids
Creator ConversationsKids Media
06/03/2020

Giving Kids Control – Jon Kell, Marketing Director of Yoto

Today's children's audio market is a rapidly growing space - from new platforms (such as Spotify Kids or Pinna) to new products (like the host of exciting kids podcasts flooding into the market). However, while much of the focus in kids audio has remained on the digital side of the…
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Unusual Ingredients
Creator Conversations
14/02/2020

Music. Food. Experience – the Creators of ‘Unusual Ingredients’

What is the relationship between taste and sound? How has Instagram changed the way we interact with meals? And what experiences do modern musical artists need to provide in a world dominated by on-demand streaming? To answer some of these questions, Hook Research reached out to Unusual Ingredients: a live…
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Kyla Slaven (the Creator of Short & Curly) on Creating Podcasts that Tackle Difficult Questions
Creator ConversationsKids Media
17/12/2019

Tricky Ethics for Kids – Kyla Slaven, Creator of the Short & Curly Podcast

Here at Hook we like to stay abreast of all the latest developments in the world of podcasts and shine a light on the shows that we think audiences should be tuning into. Recently we have had the pleasure of talking with Kyla Slaven, the creator and producer of the…
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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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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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DON'T MISS OUT!
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.