Forbes: Why E-Mail Will Never Replace the Handwritten Note

This worth reading article by Jessica Kleiman explains why in our digital world something like a handwritten note is far away from facing the same end as the fax machine.

Not only because of the unique sentimental value, but because they can make the sender stand out from the crowd.

A best practice is actually to combine emails and handwritten notes for specific cases, hereby leveraging the benefits of those very specific communication styles.

A handwritten thank you note, well-crafted on good stationery, will e.g. make a job candidate stand out from others who chose not to take that extra, personal step.

Jessica Kleiman is co-author of Be Your Own Best Publicist: How to Use PR Techniques to Get Noticed, Hired and Rewarded at Work and EVP, Communications at SANDOW, a leader in building multiplatform brands that meet at the intersection of luxury and design. Previously, she ran PR at Hearst Magazines for over a decade. You can follow her at, on Facebook or Twitter (@bestpublicist).


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