For you, your client is God. The product you deliver should be top-notch. It should also have the perfect launch. In fact, your client should approve your launch idea right after the very first presentation.
Thorough planning and execution, well complemented by the event theme, can ensure a successful product launch. This can get you the desired clients.
We have grouped all the factors that can pave the way for a successful product launch sans glitches.
- Goal: What do you want to achieve through the event?
What is the priority of the event? What is the USP of the product? A launch party can have various facets depending on the goal that you want to achieve and the target that you want to set. Think about your audience at the launch party. Do you want your audience to have a wholesome experience? Do you want the product launch event to generate discussions and conversations? Then your theme should reflect that. If you want conversations at the product launch party, then keep the theme welcoming. You can have dainty note pads, with your product brand logo printed with a tagline, on each table. You can also have little gift bags as takeaways, which can mention product details. Your launch party should revolve around the message that you want your guests to take home with them.
2. Audience is the key
The audience plays a crucial role in determining the success of your product launch. You must understand your audience, as they will be taking the message with them. Consider the audience range – are they industry influencers, people from the media or loyalists who already have a good idea about the brand? Next, consider the age of your audience – if they are experienced industry influencers, then your theme should reflect information and maturity. You can design your theme to reflect sophistication if the audience is older and experienced. If you are expecting a younger audience, then the theme should be interactive, inviting and joyful. Keep spaces for photographs and social media options which will help augment the brand value.
3. Make the theme relevant
Your theme may be good, but you must make it out-of-the-world. Presenting anything ordinary is not what you want; therefore, keep your theme topical and relevant. Your theme should drive home the product message in an exciting way. Remember, you want your audience to be excited. Your product should decide the theme. If it’s toys for children, think of a more playful theme. If you are launching a clothing line for women, then keep the theme contemporary, bringing in aesthetic elements and keeping them modern at the same time.
4. The venue
This is another important factor – a bad venue can ruin an event while a great venue will take it to another level. Your venue should accommodate the theme and the brand vision. Go for a more exciting venue if the target audience for your venue is young. Whereas, if the brand you are promoting has luxury written all over it, then go for an elegant venue and play with white as the base colour to reflect grandeur.
Get creative with your venue design if your product is artsy or if it’s a clothing line. You can have boutiques that are decked up or have photo booths showcasing the best of the products.
If your product is a book by a renowned author, then choose a popular bookstore as your venue, which will have reading nooks. You can also opt for a museum or an amphitheatre keeping the number of attendees in mind. An open venue for a book can generate more discussions.
5. It’s difficult to be simple
This should be your mantra for your product launch. Don’t go overboard with your venue or decorations. Remember simplicity always appeals; it’s always a classic winner. Whatever product you are planning to launch, think beyond your set of audience and who can directly relate to the product. You are bound to get some who are new to the brand. The décor, theme and messaging should be simple so that everyone can process the information.