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Brand Strategy

Teen Vogue
Brand Strategy
24/10/2018

How Teen Vogue Went from Acne to Activism

Lucy is the latest addition to our growing team at Hook. For her first blog she chose to write about a brand that has transformed its image in recent years – Teen Vogue. Three years ago, it would be unthinkable to associate a teen magazine with hard-hitting complex social and…
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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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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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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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Brand Strategy
17/05/2018

A marketplace for unique stories: Exploring the Etsy brand

Raaheel recently joined the Hook Research team as a Research Manager. We asked him to share his thoughts on a brand that he thought was offering a particularly strong voice in the consumer space. For those of you who have not yet come across the app or website, Etsy is…
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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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Pret - Brand Strategy
Brand StrategyHook News
17/04/2018

Creating a Compassionate Brand: Thoughts from Hook’s New Starter

Imogen is Hook's new content and strategy executive. At Hook Research, we're always thinking about the brands that inspire and challenge us. To get her started, we've asked Imogen to share her thoughts on a brand that is getting her excited in 2018. Finding compassion among the cappuccinos The first…
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