A Successful Launch

Think back to the last movie you went to see. Did you know something about the movie before it opened in theaters? You bet you did. The movie studios made sure of that. You see, the movie studios are masters of pre-launch marketing, which includes building buzz and anticipation for their movie. They make sure you see intriguing clips well ahead of the opening date. They team up with joint venture partners (like fast food restaurants) to hand out related toys and figurines.

They also make sure the top reviewers and a few select customers see the movie well ahead of time and start building that buzz. If they’ve done their job, on opening day, they’ll have lines of people stretching around the block at theaters everywhere.

Now imagine instead if they didn’t start advertising their movies until the day the movie opened. For the first time, potential customers would see TV ads. On that day, the movie studios would be scrambling to get reviewers for the movie. There would be no advanced screenings. There would be no trailers on the Internet.

End result? No massive push, no pre-launch buzz… and so, no lines of customers stretching around the block.That wouldn’t be a very smart way to market a movie, would it ? Of course not.

And yet, all around the Internet, people think it IS a smart way to market their own products. The day they launch their product is the very first day their prospects are exposed to any type of advertising or marketing. Instead of launching the product with a huge bang and a fresh burst of word-of-mouth buzz, the product launch fizzles like fireworks in a rainstorm.

Obviously, it’s important to get your product launches off with a bang.

Then, Once you get the product launch rolling, it’s like a snowball rolling down the hill – it only gets bigger and bigger.

Here are two important keys that should build the framework of your entire pre-launch:Your pre-launch should be entertaining and it should be an event.

Eight Simple Ways To Use Promotional Products Online

With the increase competition on the Internet, it can be hard to find ways to make your company seem different from everyone else. One thing I believe Internet marketers are failing to utilize correctly is promotional products.Promotion products are every day items that are printed with your company logo, slogan, web site address, or any other message you want to promote. The first thing that comes to most people’s minds are printed t-shirts… but there are many other items you can use to make your company stand out from the crowd.The following are eight simple ways you can use promotional products on the Internet.Promote Your Company’s WebsiteThis is the first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think of how they should use promotional products. But some people over look this. Every item you choose to promote your business should include your web site address on it.Find Promotional Items That Fit Your NicheYou can always find certain items that will compliment your type of business – items that you know your customers will use often! For Example: If you sell bicycles, it would be a good idea to include a free water bottle that has your logo on it every time someone purchases a bicycle. If you have an online drug store, you could give away pill organizers with your sites name and web address printed on them.Free Contests and DrawingsA great way to get more people to sign up for your newsletter is to hold monthly, weekly, or daily contest drawings. The winner of the drawing would receive a promotional product with your URL on it. Since everyone loves to win stuff, more people would be willing to give you their email address. And if you make the product something that relates to your business, the people who sign up are more likely to be targeted.Motivate Customer to Buy MoreYou can use promotional products to entice your customers to buy more products than they normally would have. How? By bundling multiple products a long with a promotional item. For example, instead of your customer buying 1 ebook, you also offer them a package deal of two ebooks and a free promotional item.The promotional product can even be something related to the products you’re bundling it with. If you’re selling weight loss information, why not use a “step counter as a bonus? If you’re selling cookbooks, offer an apron. There are hundreds of products that you can put your logo on… find one that compliments your products!Reward Your Best AffiliatesConsider thanking your top affiliates by giving them a promotional product. This shows them that you truly appreciate the fact that they promote your products. You can send gifts to your affiliate partners when they reach a certain goal, or you can give gifts to your top affiliates during the holidays. By rewarding your affiliates, you build a stronger relationship with them. They will thank you by continuing to promote your business.Thank Your Loyal CustomersJust like thanking your top affiliates, you should also consider thanking loyal customers. You can express gratitude to customers that repeatedly by your products, customers who buy your high-ticket items, or both! Promotional items remind your clients that the relationship you share with them is important to you.Create a Competitive AdvantageBecause of increased competition, it’s getting tougher than ever to compete online. You can use promotional items as a way to show your customers that you are different than your competitors. Instead of appearing as “just another company”, you can demonstrate that you are unique. When someone receives a promotional item from you they are more likely to remember you over your competition.Promote a New ProductIf you are launching a new product, you can capture your audience attention and publicize it by using promotional items. At the very least, you should send a promotional item to your top customers when a new product comes out. You might also want to consider sending items to your top affiliates too if you have a new product they can promote for you.My goal is to get you to think of new ways to use promotional products. I hope you will implement some of the ideas I have laid out here and also brain storm different ways to use them. If used correctly, these little trinkets can help you say ahead of your competitors!

How To Launch A New Online Business Product – A 4-Pronged Approach For Guaranteed Success

If you have an online business, you are more than likely trying to figure out how to launch a new product to the marketplace. Now there are many ways to “launch” a product, but there is a trick I’ve been using for a while that is similar to a launch, and I call it a “perpetual launch”. What this strategy does is it introduces each one of your leads to a launch sequence within your email list so that as soon as they opt-in they are exposed to your product launch.

Now this is a great way to introduce any product, but I’ve found it to be most effective for products that are higher in cost, and ideally those that are a couple hundred dollars or more.

Now, if you like the idea of exposing each new lead to the same sort of “launch sequence”, then I will give you a quick rundown of exactly how you can implement this strategy into your own online business:

Step 1 – Create a teaser-product that introduces the product to be launched

Whatever your product is about, you want to create a product that is sort of a “teaser”, meaning it gives valuable information and is related to your product to be launched. What this does is it provides value to the customer who is looking for it, and for those who happen to stumble upon it, it will let them know that maybe they do in-fact need the product.

Step 2 – Build credibility for 5-7 days through your email autoresponder

After your lead has downloaded your free teaser product, embark on a campaign to build your credibility for 5-7 days. You can do this by sending content-rich emails or by sending them some of your other products that have lots of value. The ultimate goal of this week-long campaign is to educate your subscriber and also let them know that you are the expert in your field.

Step 3 – Hint at the product around day 7 then create buzz for 3-5 days

Send an email telling them that you are putting the finishing touches on your product to be launched, then give them a look at what it is and how it will benefit them in their own lives. This can be done with a report or better yet a short video.

Step 4 – Launch the product

After you have created some buzz about your product, proven that it is effective, and built anticipation, it is time to release it. A fantastic way to generate sales quickly is to release a limited amount of your product or to give the first few buyers a deep discount.