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FIGHTING UNREMARKABLE OUT-OF-OFFICE REPLIES SINCE 2010

They’re arguably the worst thing that ever happened to mankind – generic out-of-office replies. Join my fight to get rid of unremarkable out-of-office replies. To help, I’ve collected some great positive exceptions, starting with the one below.

Out of office replies. You got to hate them. They have to communicate an unpleasant message: the person you want to reach isn’t available at the moment. Even worse, most people don’t seem to bother to smoothen this message or even turn this message into something remarkable or even better, something that is worth sharing. It’s pretty easy exceeding expectations in out of office replies, while most of them are plain rude and personal. At Boondoggle, we tried to turn this dreadfull message into something remarkable. Judge for yourself.

I am deeply impressed by Jim Stolze’s Virtual Happiness Project, his month without internet (more at http://www.virtualhappiness.org/2009/02/ted-university/).
So impressed that I will try it myself for one week. By chance, this week coincides with my holidays.

Until the 9th of August, you won’t find me twittering on http://twitter.com/polledemaagt, nor adding Boondoggle memes at http://lexicon.boondoggle.nl. Even more, I won’t read this email. For Virtual Happiness’ sake that is.

When you need someone that builds business for brands by being remarkable in the meantime, try Astrid Groenewegen at astrid.groenewegen@boondoggle.eu / @astridgr. She is pretty epic.

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