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  • People are growing tired of brands using emojis
  • People are growing tired of brands using emojis
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People are growing tired of brands using emojis

Just a year after the Oxford Dictionary named the 'crying with laughter emoji' 2015's word of the year, we may have reached peak emoji – or brands have, at least. Research shows that over half of Brits think brands are trying too hard with their use of heart eyes, winky faces and poop emojis.



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