Meowsic To Their Ears

Posted on 31 October, 2014

After the global viral sensation that was the Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin cat scratching posts and dictator litter trays, HideMyAss.com’s ‘The Pussycat Riot’ campaign returned this week with another slice of feline-themed anti censorship satirical shenanigans.

This time it was the world’s first keyboard for cats: an ultrasonic electric grand piano that plays musical notes in frequencies only cats can hear.

The inaugural performance using the keyboard was a live protest concerto to an enraptured audience of cats at a theatre in London. During the concerto a pianist played high frequency versions of the national anthems of countries that severely censor the internet, including Iran, Vietnam, Russia and North Korea.

But that’s not all, as a much-anticipated encore, ultrasonic renditions of popular music from films and artists currently banned in China were played, including the Back To The Future score and the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way” - leaving the cats in no doubt of who the world’s worst perpetrator of internet censorship is.

As well as delighting the politicised cats at the concerto, the performance was recorded and has been released as a free protest album in both human frequencies and cat-only frequencies, available on Spotify, Deezer and Soundcloud.

The cat-only soundwaves have been making waves across the world, with terrific coverage in Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Metro, Metro.co.uk, Huffington Post, London Evening Standard, AOLMSN, BT, London Live, USA Today, ABC News and this cracking piece on Good Morning America.

Keyboard cat would be proud!

31Oct

Oliver’s Travels offer The Big Vampire Weekender

Posted on 28 October, 2014

It’s been all doom, gloom and gore over at Cow the past few weeks… But for all the right reasons, as luxury rental specialists Oliver’s Travels has launched the very first vampire vacation to thrill the 15,000 vampires of the UK.

So it’s out with the feather beds and spacious, airy living rooms and in with ghastly crypts decaying in the basement – with only one catch! You must prove you’re suitably vampire-like to qualify for booking… The ‘mirror and garlic-free’ holiday has been a real hit, with a full page belter in the Daily Star, as well as write-ups in Woman’s Own, The Daily Mail, The Mirror, Dailystar.co.uk and Yahoo… But there’s going to be a lot of work involved in preparing it according to Oliver Bell, co-Founder of Oliver’s Travels!

We’re taking our inspiration from the scariest vampires films and books to transform Fenton Tower into the place to stay this Halloween weekend. ‘We have planned for it to take us a number of days to transform this usually bright and airy property into a dark den of despair”.


28Oct

Cow shortlisted for three PRCA awards!

Posted on 23 September, 2014

Lots of excitement in the Cow office this lunchtime as the nominations for this year’s PRCA awards are out and we’ve been shortlisted for not one, not two, but three awards.

Our Smell York campaign for Visit York has been nominated in the consumer award, low budget category, Oliver’s Travels Mile Low Club is in the running for best media relations campaign and our Send a Cow: The Most Important Meals of Their Lives campaign is up for the best not for profit award.

We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed until awards night on November 11th.  

23Sep

HOW TO HOUSEPLANT – The Joy of Plants Way

Posted on 22 September, 2014

We love the fact that one of the things we get to do working with www.thejoyofplants.co.uk is get inspired and inspire people in return!

Last week our trail of curiosity and creativity led us to an incredible loft apartment in NorthWest London, home of Isabelle Palmer – better known to her legion of fans as The Balcony Gardener – where we attended a “How to houseplant” workshop. The day covered everything from how-to create your own terrariums through to some of the newest techniques and trends..

Isabelle’s gorgeous flat was brimming with plants and incredible ideas – and it all proved how the humble houseplant can be a style focus in any room, with a little imagination. Flowers (edible ones, that is) made it into the magnificent spread provided by talented chef-come-culinary artist, Sorrel Ferguson… We even left with a gorgeous goody bag and a signed copy of her latest book. Bloomin’ bliss!

22Sep

SUPERDRUG A/W14 PRESS SHOW

Posted on 18 September, 2014

It was a busy old time last week at Cow preparing for the launch of Superdrug’s A/W 14 Press Show, showcasing all that’s new from Superdrug health. From pedicures, to flu jabs, the health room had something to offer for everyone, with over 50 happy journalists welcomed through the doors throughout the day.

Health masterclasses were held by US celebrity chef and brand ambassador for Leaderfoods, Sara la Fountain, who ran a smoothie making demonstration, while presenter and brand ambassador for LighterLife Fast, Denise Welch, also gave a talk about her experience with weight management.

18Sep

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