Instapoets: The Changing Face of Poetry
16/04/2019

Why are some people getting so pissed off at Instapoets?

It’s National Poetry Month and the sales of poetry collections are on the up thanks to – wait for it – Instagram. Because of this platform – and the ‘Instapoets’ debuting their work on it - poetry has made its way off of the shelves, onto our phone screens, and…
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Instagram overtourism
Media Research
08/04/2019

Overtourism: the Future of Instagramable Hotspots?

What do you think of when you think about Amsterdam? Canals, bicycles, coffee shops? Chances are, the ‘I Amsterdam’ sign also comes to mind: the iconic, two-metre-tall, red-and-white sign which perched outside the Rijksmuseum for over 14 years. Everyday hordes of tourists would come to sit on the letters and…
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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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women-of-the-world-festival-2019
Media Research
13/03/2019

3 Big Takeaways from the Women of the World Festival 2019

This year, The Women of the World Festival celebrated its ninth year of highlighting the achievements of women and unpacking the obstacles that stop them from reaching their full potential (you can read a bit more about the festival here). To get involved in this powerful and important conversation, Hook…
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UK Podcasts 2019
Brand Strategy
25/02/2019

UK Podcasts in 2019: Entering the Mainstream

Earlier this month, Spotify announced an earth-shaking move into podcasting. With its acquisition of Gimlet Media and Anchor – two major players in podcasts – the music streaming service is set to bring pods to a much wider audience. Spotify will reportedly pay $230 million for Gimlet, the largest acquisition…
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Sex Education
Media Research
13/02/2019

The United Kingdom of Netflix: Here Comes One-Size-Fits-All Media

Last week, as I was aimlessly scrolling through Netflix, lazily allowing my eyes to pass over Oscar-nominated box office smash here, internationally-acclaimed crime drama there, I came across an original show called Sex Education. This struck me as a rather odd title to begin with – I wondered whether 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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Boxy Girls
Brand StrategyKids Media
17/01/2019

Boxy Girls – Unboxing Kids Trends in 2019

With Christmas over and the new year firmly underway, one gift kids have been receiving this festive period represents current kids trends better than any other – Boxy Girls. At first glance, Boxy Girls might seem no different from the innumerable other brands in your average toy shop. Bratz, Barbie…
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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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Media Research
04/12/2018

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here – How Reality TV Escaped Its Nasty Past

­If asked about the main components of a hit reality show, most people might suggest celebrity spats, humiliating tasks and plenty of controversy. And while the tasks on this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here have been sufficiently testing for contestants, the show has a…
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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!

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