Personalised Facebook app released for Thorntons

Thorntons launches personalised The Snowman™ and The Snowdog Facebook App to make Christmas even sweeter for fans.

Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without your favourite Thorntons chocolates and now Britain’s much-loved chocolate maker is giving its Facebook fans a real treat this Christmas, with an amazing new Facebook app based on The Snowman and The Snowdog.

Thorntons commissioned award winning digital agency Engine Creative to design and develop The Snowman and The Snowdog Christmas Card Facebook app campaign which launches next week.


Personalised Facebook app

The app enables users to send their own personalised message to family and loved ones this Christmas, as The Snowman and The Snowdog fly over real world locations delivering a personalised message to homes.

Watch the promotional video here:

The Snowman and The Snowdog Facebook app is Thorntons first co-branded Facebook app and is part of their ongoing and developing digital strategy on social media platforms.  The app enables Thorntons to communicate with more people than ever before, creating a unique digital experience for users whilst strengthening the reach of the brand and increasing brand engagement.

The Snowman and The Snowdog magical journey is brought to life in front of users’ eyes as the popular animated characters fly into the real world using Google Maps technology, street view and bespoke 3D character animation.  The campaign will also be accompanied by promotional animated videos, associated advertising and ongoing online social activity.

The Snowman and The Snowdog flying over London

Creative Director of Engine Creative, Phil Christer, comments:

“Working with Thorntons on their first Facebook app campaign and being able to use an iconic Christmas favourite like The Snowman and The Snowdog has been great and I am really looking forward to the users getting involved and creating their own personal journeys.

“This innovative project has been brought to life by our talented creative, digital and animation team who have put in their own bit of Christmas magic to deliver a memorable digital experience for Thorntons customers.”

Thorntons Marketing Director, Hannah Legg, adds:

“This is the first year of our licence with The Snowman and The Snowdog and as well as launching a range of chocolate products based on the iconic characters, we also wanted to support the partnership across every customer touchpoint and create something really exciting for our fans. We hope this innovative, festive app will make our customers smile, as it will give them the chance to send thoughtful, personal messages to all of their friends and loved ones this Christmas.”

Try the app for yourself; where will you send The Snowman?

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To see the full Thorntons Christmas range please visit or come and see the app and get involved at or follow on Twitter @Thorntonschocs

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