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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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BAME Mental Health
Consumer Insight
16/10/2019

BAME Mental Health – Fighting the Stigma (Mental Wealth Festival 2019)

This year was the first year City Lit’s Mental Wealth Festival featured a panel specifically exploring BAME experiences of mental health. The panel consisted of a mix of experts and mental health professionals who shared their personal experiences to help demonstrate the huge disparities BAME individuals experience within the mental…
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Leela Kids App - Hook Research Creator Conversations
Creator ConversationsKids Media
09/10/2019

Creating Spaces for Kids Podcasts – Sandeep Jain on the Leela Kids App

Read any interview about the fascinating world of kids podcast apps and its sure to feature Leela Kids - the 'world's first' podcast app aimed squarely at young people and their audio needs. With Pinna and the Kids Listen network, we feel that Leela Kids is doing some really interesting…
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Womxn - How Language Got Woke - Hook Research
Semiotic Analysis
20/09/2019

Womxn vs women: How modern language is getting woke

Hook Research has conducted semiotic analysis for the UK’s leading media brands, digging into the core messages of everything from specialist music scenes to political news. We are fascinated by the underlying meaning of emerging trends. In this blog, Lucy (one of our semiotic specialists) briefly explores how semiotics can…
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Media Research
19/09/2019

The Hook Up (Hook’s Media Newsletter)

Every month, we at Hook sit down and create our Hook Up – a monthly newsletter composed of the most interesting things in the media landscape (combined with some of our own thoughts as well)! Not yet convinced? Take a look at this one – it’s a newsletter we sent…
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Kids Trends 2019
Kids Media
19/09/2019

Kids Trends in 2019: Zorgo, Best Friend Accounts, and Fortnite Clans

Here at Hook we spend our time going out and talking to young people about the big Kids Trends in 2019, getting their perspective on the media landscape now, finding out what they are really interested in, and how they navigate through these spaces. In our latest research we found…
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Cancel Culture - Hook Research
Teen & Youth
19/06/2019

What is Cancel Culture? And why should brands care?

What is the greatest punishment for misbehaving influencers in a media environment in which the loudest voices thrive? It's being de-followed; silenced; or “Cancelled” - that's what social punishment looks like in today's Cancel Culture. We live in a period in which any individual can use social media to amplify…
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Kidtrepreneur - Hook Research
Kids Media
05/06/2019

The Rise of the Kidpreneur: Age is Only a Number

In 2019, kids are big in business. From fictional movies to real life news stories, today's kids are more and more being presented as capable business owners, leaders and moguls - as 'kidpreneurs'. The number of self-employed young people in the UK has doubled since 2001 and school subjects like…
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Childrens Media Conference 2019 - Hook Research
Hook NewsKids Media
05/06/2019

Children’s Media Conference 2019 – How should Youth Brands Use Audio?

Hook will be heading to the Children's Media Conference 2019 to host a panel conversation about the impact of kids spoken-word audio content (podcasts, smart speakers, voice, and audiobooks) on the wider youth media landscape - a conversation that will be built on the back of a piece of proprietary…
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Kids Media
02/05/2019

Toy Trends in 2019: Illuminating the Future Face of Play

Attend enough kids groups, and - whatever the topic - you're more than likely to get a sense of the things that are getting young people excited: whether that's the newest videos and songs on YouTube, the biggest games (like Fortnite), and the most engaging toys. The latter are regularly…
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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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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.