- Canada's own EHmoji keyboard is now available for download. Tim
Hortons will add new images to the keyboard based on fan feedback using
OAKVILLE, ON, June 25, 2015 /CNW/ - You already talk like a Canadian,
and now you can text like one. Just in time for a
Day, Tim Hortons is introducing a uniquely Canadian EHmoji keyboard so
we can all share our national pride, one text at a time. The initial
keyboard features 12 quintessential Canadian images - yes, "Eh" is one
of them - and is available for free download in the App Store at bit.ly/THKBiOS.
"As Canadians, we have a unique way of expressing ourselves, whether
it's our distinct cultural sayings or the activities that drive our
passions from coast to coast," says Peter Nowlan, Chief Marketing
Officer, Tim Hortons. "We set out to create a set of emojis that
personified our great country by capturing some of the things that make
us unique and are recognized around the world, starting with the name
of the keyboard itself, EHmojis - that says it all."
The popularity and usage of emojis continues to rise. According to
eMarketer.com, the use of visual communication in messaging is growing
rapidly with 48.9% of U.S. adult internet users using emojis on social
media or in text messages.
Now, an all-Canadian EHmoji custom keyboard, developed by Snaps, will
give Canadians the option to text with 12 uniquely Canadian images,
including the maple leaf, barbeque, beaver, Muskoka chair, heart-shaped
flag, moose, toque, fireworks, Inukshuk, "Eh" in English, "Tsé" in
French, and Tim Hortons coffee cup. But, that's just the beginning. To
celebrate Canada Day, the brand is asking Canadians to suggest what
else should be included on the keyboard, and the most popular ones will
be added starting July 1 and continuing in the weeks following Canada
"This is Canada's EHmoji keyboard, so we want Canadians to tell us what
should be included using the hashtag #TextLikeaCanadian and we'll add
the most requested ones to our keyboard," says Nowlan. "Until now,
emojis that symbolized being Canadian were almost non-existent. We
wanted to have some fun, and show our national pride and appreciation
for our diverse and uniquely incredible country. We want to wish
everyone a Happy Canada Day and encourage people to add a little extra
Canadian pride when they text."
Tim Hortons fans can share what EHmojis they think should be added to
the keyboard by joining the conversation on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/timhortons, or following on Twitter @TimHortons and Instagram @TimHortons and using the hashtag #Textlikeacanadian.
The EHmoji keyboard for Android™ will be available by Monday, June 29.
Tim Hortons® Overview
Tim Hortons, part of Restaurant Brands International, is one of North
America's largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service
segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, Tim Hortons
appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes
premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes,
cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies,
fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups,
prepared foods and other food products. As of April 27, 2015, Tim
Hortons had 4,724 system wide restaurants, including 3,773 in Canada,
892 in the United States and 59 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More
information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.
About Restaurant Brands International
Restaurant Brands International Inc. is one of the world's largest quick
service restaurant companies with approximately $23 billion in system
sales and over 19,000 restaurants in nearly 100 countries and U.S.
territories. Restaurant Brands International owns two of the world's
most prominent and iconic quick service restaurant brands - TIM
HORTONS® and BURGER KING®. These independently operated brands have
been serving their respective guests, franchisees, and communities for
over 50 years. To learn more about Restaurant Brands International,
please visit the Company's website at www.rbi.com.
SOURCE Tim Hortons
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Image with caption: "Tim Hortons introduces Canada's own EHmoji keyboard, featuring 12 quintessential Canadian images, now available for download at the App Store. Use #TextLikeaCanadian to tell Tim Hortons what should be added to the keyboard. (CNW Group/Tim Hortons)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150625_C9920_PHOTO_EN_43847.jpg
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