Shiro's Story
Media Research
17/10/2018

Shiro’s Story – where freestyle rap meets gripping drama

YouTube isn’t the most obvious destination if you’re searching for a compelling new drama series. But the enthralling narrative of Shiro’s Story has captured a massive audience on the platform with its portrayal of family struggle, frayed relationships and gang violence. Written by grime MC turned director Rapman, the hit…
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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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Shoppable Content - Hook Research
Media Research
02/10/2018

Amazon’s New Shoppable Content: Innovative or Just Hyped-up Teleshopping?

It is undeniable that product placement is increasingly influencing consumers’ purchasing habits. From Coronation Street to Love Island, it seems hard to get away from brand endorsements and promotional content on TV today. And now, brands are gearing up to integrate the viewing and shopping experiences with shoppable content. Amazon is…
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Surprise album
Brand StrategyMedia Research
07/09/2018

Surprise album releases – creating buzz in a Beyhive

Last week, one of the most enduring names in the music industry, Eminem, released a surprise album. This follows the lead of several musicians who in recent years have tried to avoid the stagnation of their brand by using surprise releases. But what lies behind this trend? Can an album…
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Social Media Influencers
Brand Strategy
31/08/2018

Social Media Influencers – the magic key to solve brand woes?

It's 2018 and the media landscape is unrecognisable compared to what it once was. SVOD services have replaced Blockbuster, Instagram has replaced photo booths and now social media influencers are taking over the celebrity sphere. For those of you that haven't been paying attention, social media influencers are people (or…
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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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Love Island fans
Consumer Insight
09/08/2018

Love Island Fans – The Most Loyal of Them All?

Ever been pied off by a peng sort while burning to a crisp in the Mallorcan summer sun? Me neither. But that didn’t stop me and 3 million other Love Island fans from watching the Series 4 launch back in June. Since then, it’s been one of the nation’s biggest talking…
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Fortnite phenomenon
Brand StrategyConsumer Insight
01/08/2018

The Fortnite Phenomenon: From Zero to Tier 100 in 70 days

Video games have come a long way since the days of avoiding 8-bit multi-coloured ghosts in a neon maze. Now you can explore entire gaming worlds with people across the globe from the comfort of your living room. But what is the Fortnite phenomenon? And why has the Hunger Games-esque fight-to-the-death…
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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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