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Are Emoticons in Business Correspondence Appropriate?

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by Tony Hardy, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

  2. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    Never in business correspondence.
    This forum & Facebook - yes.
    But then I'm a stuffy old f**t :)
  3. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    I pop the odd :icon_smile: every now and then, I hope it comes across as friendly & approachable...
  4. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    I do it too, like my post says, it just slips in there. I too hope it comes across as friendly and approachable.
  5. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member


    With clients I know I'll often use a smiley because we've probably had a laugh face to face so it's ok. On forums I do, in blog comments I try not to but sometimes I worry my reply could be read too cold or formal.
  6. SWATTDesign

    SWATTDesign Member

    I think on forums it's sort of expected, but NEVER on formal business correspondence. I will occasionally let the odd one or two into a casual client email if I have a relaxed working relationship with them (ie we chat about what we did over the weekend and stuff).
  7. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member


    That's all I have to say about that.
  8. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Lol, :thumb:
  9. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

  10. SparkCreative

    SparkCreative Member

    I think the odd smiley is fine - sometimes it helps if you're being sarcastic and you don't think it's coming across just with words. But I wouldn't use one if I didn't know the person well. And NEVER EVER one of these: x

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