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Kids MediaMedia Research
12/11/2018

Viral kids songs – earworms for adults and kids alike

In the past few years a massive trend has been sweeping across YouTube – Viral Kids Songs. This trend isn’t brand new, of course, as YouTube has been known for its viral content since its launch back in 2005. Iconic videos like Charlie Bit My Finger, Chocolate Rain and Numa…
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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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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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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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New and proven media
Media Research
12/06/2018

Striking a balance between new and proven media in the UK

Houseparty, Snapchat, Podcasts, YouTube - there are many different ways that UK audiences can now consume content and engage with the brands they love. But while brands need to engage with these new and emerging forms of content, they also need to keep one-eye on the past - making sure…
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Podcasts 2018 - Hook Research
Media Research
21/05/2018

What can brands learn from UK podcasts in 2018?

What do listeners want from UK podcasts in 2018? And how can brands best operate in this intimate audio space? Those are the questions Hook Research set out to answer in our new research into the UK podcast market. This research began with a series of conversations: chats with some…
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The Power of Print - Hook Research
Media Research
08/04/2018

Trust & Tactility: The Power of Print in a Digital World

How strong is the power of print in a primarily digital world? That's the question Hook Research were tasked with answering for Canopy Media - the UK's biggest media inserts sales house. In this project, we spoke with senior figures across a number of industries - from media companies like the Guardian,…
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