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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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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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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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Creator ConversationsKids Media
18/07/2019

Christopher Renshaw on Composing Kids Music for Children’s Brands

Here at Hook Research we have been taking a closer look at the exciting landscape of youth audio (kids music, podcasts, smart speakers and audiobooks) and asking creatives in this industry to give us their take on what it's like to create content for kids. At The Children's Media Conference…
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Classic TV Show
Media Research
10/07/2019

Every Classic TV Show Needs To Have These 10 Things

As viewers we are continually told that we are living in a golden age of TV. We have more, better shows than ever before – at least if you believe the critics. However, with so much quality on our screens how do we divide a ‘classic’ TV show from one…
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CMC 2019 - Hook Research - Kids Audio
Hook NewsKids Media
10/07/2019

The Future of Kids Audio – a chat with the BBC, Sony Music, & Penguin

Last week we here at Hook Research headed to the Children’s Media Conference 2019 to host a panel that explored the impact of kids audio content – podcasts, smart speakers and audio books – on the youth media space with experts from across the industry. Our expert panel consisted of:…
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Podcasts for Kids - What If World
Creator ConversationsKids Media
01/07/2019

Eric O’Keeffe (Host of ‘What If World’) on Creating Great Podcasts for Kids

As part of our research into podcasts for kids (and other types of kids media), Hook Research have been reaching out to kids podcast creators around the world - asking them about their experiences creating and running audio products aimed at younger audiences. We recently managed to catch up with…
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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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Media ResearchTeen & Youth
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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Urban comedy
Media ResearchTeen & Youth
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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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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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.