August 21

Is ‘Launch’ Marketing Dead…part 2


So let’s pick up right where I left off from the previous post!

* Are those leads buying again and again…or just the once…maybe?

This is a very good question, and from my experience lead conversion drops off every launch cycle as leads wise up and have been burned. There will always be buyers and more then likely those core buyers will buy more then once…but for how long? How long will they ‘fall’ for the dream before saying ‘I’m done’? I think more leads than anyone realizes have fallen into that ‘I’m done’ category because of the economy and because the dream hasn’t worked.

This isn’t a great trend and as the economy continues to crumble…more will fall into that category.

Possible Solution: To avoid this trap will require more communication with leads. Often after a launch the only material they receive is other pre-launch material for affiliates that have pushed for them…kinda a vicious cycle! It’s easily broken with more communication. If the leads hear from the company more than just to pitch them free offers, and to pitch their products, it’s going to lead to more trust. They might believe that ‘hey they really want to help me be a better trader.’ Share interesting articles, share your thoughts on the market, just stay in touch with them so next time you launch they’ll trust you more.

* Will those leads buy other stuff that is recommended to them?

Well…do they? What have you seen? Are leads less interested in other offers because they’ve been hard sold…or more interested in other stuff? In my opinion, if leads are hard sold a ‘dream’ about a product and don’t buy…how much do you think they’ll be open to buying another dream? Or worse, what about the leads that DIDN’T BUY!? If the pitch for ones own product is so hard and dreamy that it ruins all chances of selling anything of anyone else’s then it’s a loss for both sides.

Possible Solution: Don’t sell or ‘free report’ them to death! If the only contact with leads is to tell them about a free offer, or product pitch, at what point will they say ‘ok I’m done opening these emails or reading this blog.’ Give them actual useful insight of your own and quality content so when the time comes for a free offer to be pitched, they’re much more open because they’ve gotten articles and insights from you for free without having to opt-in to anything.

The biggest key with launch marketing is staying in touch with your leads and building a relationship. If you can give them content that’s earning you affiliate commissions, consider it a MAJOR BONUS! If you give them content without affiliate commissions, consider it the best way to sell them later. Relationships are even more important and if marketers can build that relationship with content, transparency, honesty, and good products then they’ll be able to survive this crappy economy!

So…what do you think?

All my best,
Brad Stafford

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  • Good article. I really do think it has become an epic arms race to see who can out-hype the guy who came before. And, these buyers on these lists are getting really jaded. I actually think injecting some heavy doses of reality would temper expectations and probably lead to much longer-term and steady buying relationships then the ridiculous hype and promises that seems to come with each new launch. I think we’re all guilty of it to various degrees. One thing that helps us is to always remember the word “balance” — making sure that the promise of opportunity is matched with a statement of the challenges/hurdles. While it might lead to a few less sales, I think return rates go down and these same people are open to what is offered next to the list — whether internal or an affiliate promotion.

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