So, it’s time to launch that new service or product that you’ve been excited about. A launch as we used to know it has certainly changed, it’s not enough to hire that PR firm and draft that press release, it’s going to take more than that.

Here are some tips that might help in reaching those you are targeting.

  • Find your Influencers

You need to find the influencers that impact your target market. Introduce them to the product or service that you are getting ready to roll-out.  Give them the news first.  Give them a trial and/or sample and encourage them to share a review or post it on their social channels.

Public relations has transformed over the last few years, now we have to look at multiple sources to get our information out and one of those sources includes influencers.   Online influencers have succeeded in building audiences that pay attention to them through their blogs, social media channels, vlogs, etc.

  • Use Social Media Platforms to Plant Leaks

Find those people that are interested in your product and or service, brand advocates if you can and inform them of the “coming soon” information or even leaked videos or photos.  This will build sizzle and interest.  Not to mention everyone likes to feel like they are the “first to know.”

  • Keep Realistic Expectations

Unless you are a big brand name you may not see a huge reception of your new product and or service launch. Don’t get discouraged, be consistent in sharing the news and try to make the launch as personable as possible.

Remember, consumers love to interact with companies that they feel they have a relationship with.

  • Be Creative

You need to remember your objective is to get their attention.  The influencers and press that you are reaching out to get several pitches a day.  What will you do to be different? Put your creative cap on.  Perhaps it’s a funny video, a meme that will get attention.

  • Make it Easy for People to Learn More about the Product or Service

Create videos, demos, whitepapers, information sheets.  Don’t make them hunt for information. The easier you make it for them to get the word out, the better chance you will have them sharing your information.