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Interactive Video Content - Kate Dimbleby, Stornaway
Creator Conversations
21/08/2020

Evolving Interactive Video Content – Kate Dimbleby, Founder of Stornaway

Interactive media isn't a particularly new phenomenon - I fondly remember tearing through 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books when I was a child, enjoying the various different endings (and tragic deaths for me, the main character) on offer. In a media landscape dominated by linear products (long films, cable TV,…
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Wunder - Childhood Development Smartspeaker
Creator Conversations
07/04/2020

Using AI and Voice to Power-Up Parenting – Sandra Sobanska, Wunder

We're riding a rising wave of new tech at the moment: Virtual Reality can transport us digitally to fantastic new worlds; cars can now pretty much drive themselves; and smart speakers and voice assistants are becoming an increasingly common part of people's homes. The options for integrating these new tools…
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Yoto Player Interview - Speaker for Kids
Creator ConversationsKids Media
06/03/2020

Giving Kids Control – Jon Kell, Marketing Director of Yoto

Today's children's audio market is a rapidly growing space - from new platforms (such as Spotify Kids or Pinna) to new products (like the host of exciting kids podcasts flooding into the market). However, while much of the focus in kids audio has remained on the digital side of the…
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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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Kids Media
04/12/2019

AR Legos & Booty Shaking Llamas – Our list of the best Christmas Toys

What are the best toys to buy this Christmas? How do they stand out from the crowd? What is it about them that gets young people so excited? We’ve sifted through the ‘Best Sellers’, combed through the ‘Christmas Must Haves’ and leafed through the latest Argos catalogue to bring you…
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Pinna - Kids Audio
Creator ConversationsKids Media
26/11/2019

Creating ‘Imagination-Led’ Kids Audio – Pinna’s CEO Maggie McGuire

Can kids audio offer a guilt-free alternative to busy parents looking to keep their children entertained? Can audio stimulate and excite young people in a safe and engaging way? Those are the question that brands across the media landscape are exploring as they fight to claim the increasingly important ear-time…
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Kids Media
19/09/2019

That’s sooooo mainstream (Hook’s Kids Newsletter)

Each month, Hook sends out a kids newsletter - taking a peek at some of the biggest developments in the previous month, and adding in some of our own hot takes. Not yet convinced? take a look at this one - it's a newsletter we sent out in September 2019.…
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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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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 Creator Conversation series, Hook Research have been reaching out to media owners and makers around the world - asking them about their experiences creating and running different products. We recently managed to catch up with Eric O'Keeffe, the host and producer of What If World Podcast…
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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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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.