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Cancel Culture - Hook Research

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

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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Instapoets: The Changing Face of Poetry

Why are some people getting so pissed off at Instapoets?

It’s National Poetry Month and the sales of poetry collections are on the up thanks to – wait for it – Instagram. Because of this platform – and the ‘Instapoets’ debuting their work on it - poetry has made its way off of the shelves, onto our phone screens, and…
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Instagram overtourism
Media Research

Overtourism: the Future of Instagramable Hotspots?

What do you think of when you think about Amsterdam? Canals, bicycles, coffee shops? Chances are, the ‘I Amsterdam’ sign also comes to mind: the iconic, two-metre-tall, red-and-white sign which perched outside the Rijksmuseum for over 14 years. Everyday hordes of tourists would come to sit on the letters and…
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Media Research

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
Consumer InsightMedia Research

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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Boxy Girls
Brand StrategyKids Media

Boxy Girls – Unboxing Kids Trends in 2019

With Christmas over and the new year firmly underway, one gift kids have been receiving this festive period represents current kids trends better than any other – Boxy Girls. At first glance, Boxy Girls might seem no different from the innumerable other brands in your average toy shop. Bratz, Barbie…
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Social Media Trends in 2019

Fully Transparent & Shoppable? Social Media Trends in 2019

What will be the biggest social media trends in 2019? Hook investigates the innovations that are set to take over social media platforms in the coming year. 2018 has been a transformative year for social media. With mass security breaches, data scandals and world leaders airing their disputes for all…
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Kids MediaMedia Research

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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Shoppable Content - Hook Research
Media Research

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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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.