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Emojis in emails

I have quite a few clients who use emojis in their email to me, but I canโ€™t bring myself to throw them back an occasional ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ, have a great day ๐ŸŒž, or enjoy your weekend ๐Ÿป. Am I stuck in the dark ages or is it keeping my โ€œprofessionalismโ€ in tact?

Emojis in emails
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beachNsales
Politicker
+3
Account Executive
LOL to get with the times boomers
1nbatopshotfan
Politicker
+5
Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
I think you follow their lead. I see a lot of older clients doing it, and think it may be a way for them to feel young and connected. Give it a shot. You might hate it, but it might help the relationship.ย 
kgotti
Opinionated
+2
Key Account Executive
I agree, personally, I wouldn't include emoji's in the first few correspondences but if they used them then I would add a few in my emails, or if there was a good relationship that had formed I'd be comfortable ending an email with have a great weekend ๐Ÿปย 

However, I would avoid emoji's if I were emailing a wide audience
LoneMaverick
Opinionated
+2
Strategic Account Leader
I'll throw in the occasional ๐Ÿ†


TheDragon
Good Citizen
+1
CVO
How is farming these days? Iโ€™m assuming you sell seeds or fertilizer? ๐Ÿ˜’
Savagedoge
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
I definitely use emojis toย 
1. Lighten the mood a little (builds trust cuz they can relate with you)
2. Emojis legit add more clarity to your tone.
beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
I think it helps with interpreting tone! It's so hard to read the vibe on an email.
Stringer
Arsonist
+8
SDR
It's not professional which isn't something they ACTUALLY care about but are likely to respond and say it's not professional.
overheard_sales
Politicker
+6
CEO - Overheard_Sales
I think a lot of it depends on the relationship you've built with the prospect/clientย 
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
I have a lot of clients that write emails with poor grammar/spelling when they're hurried but you can guarantee they wouldn't enjoy it if I did that. I think emojis are the same way.
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