Swarovski to Bow First Mobile App for Hello Kitty Launch

New York—As part of its first ever collaboration with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty, Swarovski is launching an interactive social media campaign to celebrate the launch of the iconic character latest collection of jewelry, handbags, small leathergoods and crystal figures.

To kick off the introduction, Swarovski will be introducing its first mobile app on August 1 that permits fans to customize their Facebook profile photos with a Hello Kitty sparkling pink bow. When 10,000 photos have been created, Swarovski plans to give away 10 pieces from its collection to lucky fans.

Facebook Page to Feature 3D Animation

Swarovski’s Facebook page will also have a jewelry box that provides a preview of the new product line and also will allow users to create Hello Kitty wallpaper for their mobile phones.

In addition, on August 1, Swarovski’s Facebook page will premiere an interactive product catalog of the collection, which will utilize 3D animation and augmented reality technology.

“The goal of the Swarovski Hello Kitty social media campaign is to continue raising our engagement levels among young fans and provide them with a rewarding experience through fun activities and exciting prizes from our latest collection,” said Livia Marotta, director communications and public relations for Swarovski North America Limited. “Swarovski’s Hello Kitty campaign allows us to directly connect with our audiences and spread our passion for sparkle and fashion. Fans will have the opportunity to experience the Swarovski and Hello Kitty worlds in a truly engaging way across the social media sphere.”

Swarovski’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/SWAROVSKIcom) has 1,317,081 likes. According to a report issued by PM Digital, Swarovski ranked No. 10 in terms of number of Facebook likes among fashion brands.

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