Latest Glorious Guildford coverage ‘moosic’ to PHM’s ears

If you keep up with Property House Marketing ‘moos’, you may have noticed we’ve been ‘milking’ our CowParade PR campaign, which recently caught the attention of Rupert Bates, editorial director at Show House.

Writing in his Squirrel column, about our cow, Glorious Guildford, he said “Now when a leading property PR company sponsors a cow at a local show, it seems ‘udderly’ predictable to ‘milk’ the puns; something Squirrel would never do.”

However, our managing director, Nikki Ackerley refused to be drawn into the pun fight. “When PHM ‘herd’ that CowParade was coming to Surrey, it jumped ‘over the moon’ at the chance to sponsor a cow in aid of Challengers, the disabled children’s charity,” she said.

Glorious Guildford will be moved from Guildford Castle Grounds on Saturday morning and taken to Newlands Corner in time for the Prudential RideLondon cycle event on Sunday to cheer the cyclists on. If you’d like a bit of help finding her, download CowParade’s ‘on the moove’ app where it’ll show you where all the cows are in Surrey. Both cyclists and spectators can admire Glorious Guildford while she is enjoying the view out over the hills.

For more information on how to find all the CowParade cows around Surrey, their final appearance at the Surrey Hills Food, Drink and Music Festival on Saturday 3rd September, or their final auction on the 20th October, visit: www.cowparadesurreyhills.com. If you’re interested in how Glorious Guildford was made, you can watch her come to life in this time-lapse video which documents Colette’s work from start to finish: https://vimeo.com/168337980.

Take a selfie with #GloriousGuildford to win a meal for two at CAU

When we ‘herd’ CowParade was coming to Surrey, we jumped on board to take up the chance to sponsor a cow in support of one of our favourite charities – Challengers. In our recent blogs, we have documented the arrival of our cow at our talented Ockham-based artist Colette Clegg’s studio, the decoration process and her debut at the Surrey County Show.

If you keep up to date with the local ‘moos’, you might have spotted Glorious Guildford in Guildford’s Castle Grounds. Glorious Guildford is lucky enough to be spending her summer enjoying the beautifully landscaped gardens, and acting as a point of conversation for the many tourists and local residents who enjoy spending time here. 

We are currently running a selfie competition. The person who takes the ‘moost mootiful’ or ‘amoosing’ photo with Glorious Guildford will win a meal for two at CAU Guildford, up to the value of £100. To be in with a chance, all you have to do is upload your selfie to either Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn – make sure to use #GloriousGuildford! So pay Glorious Guildford a visit at Guildford’s Castle Grounds and don’t forget to post, tweet and share!

The deadline for the selfie competition is 31st July, so make use of the hot weather while you still can. You can find Glorious Guildford in Guildford Castle Grounds until the morning of the 30th July, when she’ll be temporarily moved to nearby the cafe at Newlands Corner for the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycle event.

After the cycle event, Glorious Guildford will remain at the Guildford Castle Grounds until the end of August when the cows will be gathered up for their final public appearance at the Surrey Hills Food, Drink & Music Festival at Coverwood Farm on September 3rd, after which they will go to auction.

We will continue to ‘milk it’ by documenting the journey of our cow, so make sure you stay tuned to our blogFacebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for more ‘udderly’ exciting updates!

‘Glorious Guildford’ spotted in Surrey Advertiser

CowParade is one of the world’s most popular public art events, so when we ‘herd’ it was coming to Surrey, we jumped on board to take up the chance to sponsor a cow in support of one of our favourite charities – Challengers.

If you keep up to date with the local ‘moos’, you might have spotted Glorious Guildford in The Surrey Advertiser today. Alongside her is our managing director, Nikki Ackerley, Challengers chief executive, Laura Sercombe and the artist who painted our cow, Colette Clegg.

Glorious Guildford is the perfect name for our cow,” comments Nikki. “It encapsulates our design exactly. What’s made it even better is she incorporated not just our love of Guildford but also our love of Challengers.”

Glorious Guildford was one of fifteen cows to make their debut at the Surrey County Show on spring bank holiday (30th May) as part of the CowParade initiative.

Don’t worry if you missed the county show as the cows are to be mooved to various locations throughout Guildford – Glorious Guildford is lucky enough to spend her summer enjoying the beautifully landscaped gardens of the Guildford Castle Grounds, and hopefully acting as a point of conversation for the many tourists and local residents who enjoy spending time here. She’s on location now, so go and pay her a visit when you get the chance!

Glorious Guildford will remain at the Guildford Castle Grounds until the end of August when the cows will be gathered up for their final public appearance at the Surrey Hills Food, Drink & Music Festival at Coverwood Farm on September 3rd, after which they will go to auction.

We will continue to ‘milk it’ by documenting the journey of our cow, so make sure you stay tuned to our blogFacebook, and Twitter for more ‘udderly’ exciting updates!

‘Glorious Guildford’ to trot at the Surrey County Show

CowParade is one of the world’s most popular public art events, so when we ‘herd’ it was coming to Surrey, we jumped on board to take up the chance to sponsor a cow in support of one of our favourite charities – Challengers.

Did you see our time-lapse video of Colette Clegg decorating Glorious Guildford on our social media? If you missed it you can watch the video here.

Now that the decoration of Glorious Guildford is complete, you’ll be able to make your introductions at the Surrey County Show this upcoming Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May. The annual Surrey County Show is a family day out that combines entertainment, award-winning livestock and horses (not all decorated unfortunately!), local food and crafts, games and competitions, and much more. The show is held at Stoke Park, just outside Guildford town centre, so try you make it down for a fantastic family day out and your chance to meet Glorious Guildford! Nikki and Harriet from the PHM team will be in attendance also, sizing up the competition no doubt. You can buy tickets here.

After the Surrey County Show, the cows will be mooved to various locations throughout Guildford – Glorious Guildford will be lucky enough to spend her summer enjoying the beautifully landscaped gardens of the Guildford Castle Grounds, and hopefully acting as a point of conversation for the many tourists and local residents who enjoy spending time here.

Glorious Guildford will remain at the Guildford Castle Grounds until the end of August when the cows will be gathered up for their final public appearance at the Surrey Hills Food, Drink & Music Festival at Coverwood Farm on September 3rd, after which they will go to auction.

We will continue to document the journey of our cow from conception to auction, so make sure you stay tuned to our blog page, Facebook, and twitter for more udderly exciting updates!

‘Glorious Guildford’ gets the Challengers seal of approval

CowParade is one of the world’s most popular public art events, so when we ‘herd’ it was coming to Surrey, we jumped on board to take up the chance to sponsor a cow in support of one of our favourite charities – Challengers. If you’ve been following our recent blogs, you would have seen the great progress that the cow decoration has been making. We’ve really been milking it!

Today, Nikki Ackerley, managing director of Property House Marketing, took Laura Sercombe, CEO of Challengers, to visit our CowParade cow in all her glory. She said:

“We’ve decided to call our cow Glorious Guildford – after all it says what it is perfectly. Laura and I love the way that the colours give our cow a clear link to Challengers, and it’s really captured the best of Guildford’s heritage.”

Now that Glorious Guildford has both PHM and Challengers’ seal of approval, the only thing left for the happy heifer is to get three coats of varnish before it makes its official debut at the Surrey County Fair at Stoke Park, Guildford, this Bank Holiday Monday.

We will continue to document the journey of our cow from conception to auction, so make sure you stay tuned to our blog page, Facebook, and twitter for more udderly exciting updates!

Nikki Ackerley, managing director of PHM, checks up on the CowParade cow

CowParade is one of the world’s most popular public art events, so when we ‘herd’ it was coming to Surrey, PHM jumped on board to take up the chance to sponsor a cow in support of one of our favourite charities – Challengers.

In our recent blog, we announced the arrival of the PHM cow at our talented Ockham-based artist Colette Clegg’s studios on Blackmoor Farm and so our managing director, Nikki Ackerley, stopped by to see how the decoration process was coming along.

Nikki comments: “It was great to be able to call in at Colette’s beautiful home and studio – it’s on a farm so it couldn’t be a more fitting location for our cow!

“As we’re a property PR company, we asked Colette to come up with a design that reflected our love of property – and our love of Guildford. We think her final design of Guildford’s townscape is brilliant – those who know the town well will be able to spot some familiar buildings and landmarks. We’ve incorporated Challengers into our design too by discreetly including the star that’s in their logo into the sky.

“I didn’t realise the challenge Colette faced in scaling up her design from an A4 drawing into painting it onto a life-sized fibreglass cow. Although the decoration process is in its very early days, I can see that the final design is going to look absolutely fantastic.”

Colette has also set up a time-lapse video camera in the studio so make sure you continue to monitor our social media channels for the video of the entire decoration process when it’s finished.

The first opportunity to see our cow in all its grazing glory, as well as some other fully-decorated cows, will be at the Surrey County Show on 30th May. After the County Show the cows will all be moved to various locations throughout Surrey until the end of August. We’re now hoping our cow will be in Guildford’s Castle Grounds.

We will continue to document the journey of our cow from conception to auction, so make sure you stay tuned to our blog page, Facebook, and twitter for more udderly exciting updates!

Breaking news: Cow seen at farm!

When we ‘herd’ that the international CowParade was coming to Surrey, it was an easy decision to get involved due to our love of Guildford, and a chance to support one of our favourite charities – Challengers.

As you may have read about in our recent blog, we commissioned talented Ockham-based artist Colette Clegg to design and decorate the life-sized fibreglass cow. Despite intermittent rain threatening to delay the process, the as-yet-unnamed PHM cow was successfully delivered to Colette’s studio where it now patiently awaits the application of its fancy new coat.

As Colette’s studios are based at a farm, we hope this is the first time she’s found a cow lazily grazing in her studio!

Although the final design of the cow has been approved, it is currently being kept under wraps, so you’ll have to keep your eye on our blogs and social media to see the first unveiling of the finished design, at the Surrey County Show at the end of May.

We’ve also set up a time-lapse video camera in the studio so make sure you continue to monitor our social media channels for the video of the entire decoration process – we’re looking forward to seeing Colette in action.

We will continue to document the journey of our cow from conception to auction, so make sure you stay tuned to our blog page, Facebook, and twitter for udderly exciting updates!

Things are moo-ving forward at PHM!

The international public art event CowParade is coming to Surrey, and we jumped (over the moon!) at the opportunity to get involved in aid of one our favourite charities – Challengers.

CowParade will see dozens of brightly-coloured, life-sized cows placed in locations throughout Surrey from the end of May to September, after which they will be auctioned off for charity. We hope to have our grazing cow placed just behind the Yvonne Arnaud theatre, next to the River Wey; this location, close to our headquarters, and where lots of people gather in the summer for picnics and lunch breaks from the office, already has the seal of approval from our office dog Harry who loves walking here. We are looking forward to the great exposure that we hope our cow will receive.

Based in Guildford, we’re a long-standing supporter of Challengers and we’ve commissioned Ockham artist Colette Clegg to come up with an inspiring property-themed design for the cow. Colette grew up on a farm in Ireland, immersed in nature and surrounded by animals so she is ideally suited to the challenge of moving her artwork from canvas to fibreglass cowhide!

Nikki Ackerley, managing director of PHM, said: “We have supported Challengers for a number of years and we believe CowParade is a great way of raising even more money for the charity – plus it’s a lot more fun than just writing a cheque!

“We’ve joined forces with Colette and are looking forward to seeing her design – all I can say at the moment is that it will reflect our property roots and also our love of the town in which we – and Challengers – are based.”

We will be documenting the journey of our as-yet-unnamed cow from conception to auction, so make sure you stay tuned to our Facebook and twitter for udderly exciting updates!