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App launch tips

  1. 1. Fresh Digital Group How to Avoid Mobile Marketing MistakesWE STRATEGIZE. WE EXECUTE. WE DELIVER. ON ALL SCREENS.
  2. 2. The Month Before!Define Success!•  Set simple goals like active install rates, number ofreviews, and average rating scores to determine whatsuccess will be."!Create a Video!•  Consider creating a video that demonstrates your appʼsfeatures and workflow. You donʼt necessarily have toinvest in a production team — by using a smartphonescreen emulator, Simfinger (free) and iShowU HD ($60for Pro), you can easily create simple, professional-looking video tutorials that showcase your appʼs coolestfeatures.!!Pick a Launch Destination!•  Centralize your user base and focus your promotionsto drive all potential users to one store. This will allowyour app to get higher ratings, higher ranking and morevisibility. Also, fewer distribution channels makes iteasier to update and track your success.!   Fresh Digital Group
  3. 3. The Week Before! Draft and Finalize Your Content" •  Make sure your press release, blog post, newsletter copy and even the text for your tweets and Facebook posts are all drafted, proofed and finalized in advance. " " Get to Know the Press! •  Research the publications that cover and review apps that fall in the same category as yours, and make sure you know who at each publication would be most excited about your app.!   Fresh Digital Group
  4. 4. Two to Three Days Before!Reach Out to Press!•  Choose a handful of reporters to reach out to pre-launch, and besure to let each know the specific date and time that the app will bereleased. Reserve time to answer questions and make yourselfavailable to the press the day before and day of your launch, shouldthey need any additional information.""Offer a Sneak Peek!•  If you can offer media previews of your app, do it. Allowingreviewers to play around with your app before itʼs available to thepublic helps make their articles more in-depth and informed.""Organize and Finalize Visual Assets!•  The more visuals you have, including artwork, logos, screenshotsand video, the prettier and more dynamic your resulting articles andmarketing collateral will look, and the more interesting andcommunicative it will be to your audience. Make sure every reporteryouʼre in touch with has access to all assets before your app isreleased."     Fresh Digital Group
  5. 5. Launch Day!Reach Out to Everyone on Your Press List!•  To boost awareness, reach out to your expandedlist of relevant reporters and bloggers and let themknow about your launch. Be sure to send informationabout your app to the big app review sites and anyother publications you think would love to knowabout it.""Tap Your Existing Users!•  Leveraging your existing community to evangelizeyour product can have an immense impact on yourlaunch. Reach out to your existing user base viablog, social media, newsletter or all three, and besure to specifically ask users to help you spread theword.""Be Social!•  Tweet and post to Facebook right when your app isreleased and a few more times throughout the day.Monitor all social media channels closely; respondoften with a simple “thanks” or retweet users whenappropriate."     Fresh Digital Group  
  6. 6. Post-Launch! Partner up with other app developers! •  Integrating with other apps can be a wonderful way to both expand the capabilities of your app and get it in front of brand new, already engaged audiences. In order to choose the right integration partner, think first about what is most valuable to your existing users. " •  Donʼt choose your partner purely based on the size of its user base. If both your app and your integration partnerʼs app are useful and smart, youʼll be able to grow together." " Continue engagement with users and press! •  Be active on social media -- Ask your users questions and respond to their inquiries, ideas and feedback right away. If they make recommendations that you implement in a future update, be sure to thank them for contributing. " " •  After you launch, donʼt forget to thank participating reporters for their interest and time. Second, as you continue to develop and add features to your app, be sure to keep reporters posted."   Fresh Digital Group
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