Step Up Your Out-of-Office Message

Posted March 8, 2016 by swimcreative

Spring break is fast approaching. Soon, you’ll be basking in warm weather. But not before you set your out-of-office message. For creative types, setting an OOO message isn’t just a necessary task. It’s an opportunity to say something clever.

To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled our top out-of-office responses. Read them, love them, use them. Or, share your favorite OOO email so we can add to our list. Happy travels!

For Developers
404: Recipient of this email not found.

For Beachgoers
Hello! Thank you for your email. I am currently on a sandy beach, sipping a tropical beverage and trying to forget the word “email.” Please send postcards and snacks to: [your hotel]. Thank you.

For Those Who Just Need to Get Away
Thanks for your message. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to respond as I have taken to the woods to reject all technology and live a simpler life off the land. If you need to reach me, canoe is your best bet.

(I’ll return your message when I’m back Thursday.)

For Very Trusting Creative Directors
Looks great. Approved!

For Ambitious PMs
Thank you for your email. I’m currently building a robust project management platform that will streamline our processes and make all of our lives easier. To do this, I’m spending the week at a beach retreat to clear my head and meditate on making the world a better place. Namaste.

For the Overly Available
Thank you for your message! I’m currently out of the office, but don’t worry about it. I’ll be available 24/7 to answer any urgent questions. No big deal, you won’t even notice I’m gone. Here’s my number just in case.

For (Vacation-Ready) Copywriters
I’m out of the office. You’re probably expecting some clever out-of-office response, right? Well, guess what. I’m not just some word robot who can spit out clever lines at a moment’s notice, okay? That’s not how it works. I can’t just come up with the perfect message for a “Happy Birthday” card whenever I want, Pam. I just can’t. So, you know, imagine something really creative here and let’s just get on with our lives.

(I really need this vacation.)

For Efficiency-Focused Account Managers
Sure, we can make the logo bigger.

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