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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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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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Pete Harmer on Filmmaking
Creator Conversations
01/10/2019

Pete Harmer on Using Film-making to Empower Teens & Young People

Pete Harmer has over a decade’s worth of experience in film-making. Over the course of his career Pete has worked on commercial projects for organisations such as Microsoft as well as charity funded and community focused projects with disadvantaged people. Pete is passionate about empowering young people, and providing them…
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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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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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women-of-the-world-festival-2019
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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Sex Education
Media Research
13/02/2019

The United Kingdom of Netflix: Here Comes One-Size-Fits-All Media

Last week, as I was aimlessly scrolling through Netflix, lazily allowing my eyes to pass over Oscar-nominated box office smash here, internationally-acclaimed crime drama there, I came across an original show called Sex Education. This struck me as a rather odd title to begin with – I wondered whether the…
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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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Media Research
04/12/2018

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here – How Reality TV Escaped Its Nasty Past

­If asked about the main components of a hit reality show, most people might suggest celebrity spats, humiliating tasks and plenty of controversy. And while the tasks on this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here have been sufficiently testing for contestants, the show has a…
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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.