There’s a lot being said about this at the moment and my opinion is that too much of a fuss is being created. If people want to use emojis to communicate, let them. If a smiley face really offends you in an email - either mention it too the sender or try to let it go over your head. I generally think most people will only send emojis too people they have built up relationships with and understand their personalities, so I don’t see it being a major issue.
Surveys that suggest people are less competent because they use emojis in communication is just ridiculous in my eyes. We are very good at what we do, and including a thumbs up emoji in an email does not mean we aren’t an award winning digital agency.
I personally think text speak, abbreviations and such alike is worse than using emojis in an email.
Is it bad that I’ve not used an emoji within this blog post?
Oops, I have now.