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PodUK - Jess Anson
Creator Conversations
01/07/2020

Building Inclusive Fandoms: PodUK’s Founder, Jess Anson

It's such a lovely feeling to have a chat with someone who is so thoughtful and reflective when it comes to their industry. And that's certainly the case in this week's interview with Jess Anson, a Founder of PodUK - 'The UK's podcasting fan convention'. I reached out to Jess…
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Hook Research - Media Newsletter
17/06/2020

Imperfection, Perfect – Hook Media Newsletter (May 2020)

This is the Hook Media Newsletter - a round-up of the most interesting thoughts, insights, and findings about the media landscape compiled by the Hook team each month. You can also get this newsletter delivered straight to your inbox each month - sign up for free by following this link.…
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Art in the time of Covid - The Social Distance Streaming Festival
Creator Conversations
18/05/2020

Pandemic-Proof Art – the Social Distancing Festival’s founder, Nick Green

I've wanted to talk to Nick Green, the Founder of The Social Distancing Festival for a few weeks now. From his Toronto home, he's produced a site that aggregates and promotes artistic streams from around the world in an effort to "come together as a community at a time when…
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Creator Conversations
22/04/2020

Podcast Radio – An Interview with Founder, Gerard Edwards

Discoverability is a huge issue in the podcast space - while fans of the medium (this author included) will often wax lyrical about the intimacy and authenticity of a good podcast, it's still the case that these products are only reaching a small section of the UK audience each week…
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Kids Audio Landscapes - Hook Research - Podcasts, Smart Speakers, Audio Books
Kids Media
13/04/2020

Kids Audio Landscapes – Podcasts, Smart Speakers, & Audio Books

What do young people think about the vast number of new audio products available to them? That's a question that brands are trying to figure out right now. Brands across the media ecosystem are trying to better understand how they can leverage the powerful intimacy and authenticity of products like…
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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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Unusual Ingredients
Creator Conversations
14/02/2020

Music. Food. Experience – the Creators of ‘Unusual Ingredients’

What is the relationship between taste and sound? How has Instagram changed the way we interact with meals? And what experiences do modern musical artists need to provide in a world dominated by on-demand streaming? To answer some of these questions, Hook Research reached out to Unusual Ingredients: a live…
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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 Representation in Childrens Books
Kids Media
05/11/2019

‘They Look Like Me’: BAME Representation in Children’s Books

Kathryn is Hook's new Youth & Brand Consultant - to introduce her to the world, we asked her to spend some time thinking about a brand that she felt was changing the kids media landscape in a positive way... As a bookish child, I loved nothing more than finding female…
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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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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.