Why complain about email overload? Take advantage of the fact that you get a ton of email every day, especially when you’re away. It’s interesting that hardly anyone uses a creative “Out Of Office” message these days (I admit, nor do I).
Today I got an interesting OOF message that immediately caught my attention, from an agency using it to promote one of their clients. Here’s what I got from Tom De Bruyne (Boondoggle Amsterdam):
I am currency out of the focus. I will make my comeback on Tuesday July 28th. Please contact my comics at Boondoggle for surgeon matters. I will cancer your male asap.
Tom De Bruyne
Below this message it had a small banner for Berlitz:
The banner obviously referring to the fact that people say strange things whenever they are not good at foreign languages.
I just loved it! Berlitz is known for creative advertising (just thinking about the ‘What are you sinking about’ video makes me laugh) but I never had seen such an original auto-reply just yet. Great stuff Tom! Just tell them Berlitz people to do something about their website, it looks horrible.