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INFOGRAPHIC: Anatomy of an Email Signature

Anatomy of an Email Signature EVER WONDER WHAT THE AVERAGE EMAIL SIGNATURE LOOKS LIKE? Plus - John Doe Address Book Savior Do US: +1-888- 562-9619 France: +33 1 55 43 79 20 www.WriteThat.name Just over half of professionals have an email signature 52% What most professionals include in their signature 28% 070 Name 58 Organization A 43% Role Cell Phone 60% Landline @ 39% Email address Skype 5% 29% Postal address Twitter dominates, but social media is surprisingly absent from email signatures ,2% 3. f ,2% in You ,4% Tube Most "real" people add "real" contact info to their signatures 7500 And if not, then that's a quick tipoff that it might be a purely marketing email (which rarely have "real" contact info) Your top 5 Signature Do's and Don'ts Geek story The when, why and “--" of the signature Think twice about adding social media profile links if it doesn't blend well with Adding “--" became part of a standard introduced by Usenet* in 1994. When sending someone your professional goals a message, the system required information on the kind of address 2) Separate your signature from the email body with the accepted form "-- that particular user had. People started adding an "email signature" with every reply, and the signatures NEVER use an entire image as your email always contained the name and address of the user. It's quite 3) signature as it often becomes an attachment, amusing now to know that Usenet and your info won't be grabbable/clickable! etiquette even discouraged adding much more than name/address at If you are one of the 1/20 people who adds 4 that time (and specifically to leave an image, make sure it's from a fixed out phone numbers!). URL so it doesn't become an attachment *one of the oldest computer network communications systems still in widespread use. 5) Do provide an international prefix if you're dealing with an international crowd How do we know this? Since 2011 we've analyzed over 700 million emails to extract valuable information from email signatures. We automatically add this information to our customers' address books, helping them stay in touch with their contacts, saving countless hours of boring admin time, and keeping their digital life a bit tidier. Waite Thatiname Automatically update your address book with www.writethat.name Anatomy of an Email Signature EVER WONDER WHAT THE AVERAGE EMAIL SIGNATURE LOOKS LIKE? Plus - John Doe Address Book Savior Do US: +1-888- 562-9619 France: +33 1 55 43 79 20 www.WriteThat.name Just over half of professionals have an email signature 52% What most professionals include in their signature 28% 070 Name 58 Organization A 43% Role Cell Phone 60% Landline @ 39% Email address Skype 5% 29% Postal address Twitter dominates, but social media is surprisingly absent from email signatures ,2% 3. f ,2% in You ,4% Tube Most "real" people add "real" contact info to their signatures 7500 And if not, then that's a quick tipoff that it might be a purely marketing email (which rarely have "real" contact info) Your top 5 Signature Do's and Don'ts Geek story The when, why and “--" of the signature Think twice about adding social media profile links if it doesn't blend well with Adding “--" became part of a standard introduced by Usenet* in 1994. When sending someone your professional goals a message, the system required information on the kind of address 2) Separate your signature from the email body with the accepted form "-- that particular user had. People started adding an "email signature" with every reply, and the signatures NEVER use an entire image as your email always contained the name and address of the user. It's quite 3) signature as it often becomes an attachment, amusing now to know that Usenet and your info won't be grabbable/clickable! etiquette even discouraged adding much more than name/address at If you are one of the 1/20 people who adds 4 that time (and specifically to leave an image, make sure it's from a fixed out phone numbers!). URL so it doesn't become an attachment *one of the oldest computer network communications systems still in widespread use. 5) Do provide an international prefix if you're dealing with an international crowd How do we know this? Since 2011 we've analyzed over 700 million emails to extract valuable information from email signatures. We automatically add this information to our customers' address books, helping them stay in touch with their contacts, saving countless hours of boring admin time, and keeping their digital life a bit tidier. Waite Thatiname Automatically update your address book with www.writethat.name

INFOGRAPHIC: Anatomy of an Email Signature

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This infographic from WriteThat.name comes from analysis of over 700 million emails in the last 2 years. It explores what the average professional adds to their email signature (yes, you might be sur...

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