How to Create a Product Launch Email [Outlines + Templates]
By AJ Beltis
There are few times more exciting in a company than during a product launch. Anticipation brews and a sense of optimism emerges around the prospect of a growth in market share.
Still, a question always arises when a new product launches: do enough people know about this launch for it to be successful?
There are multiple avenues to communicate through during a product launch — ads, social media, PR, and blog promotion, to name a few. Yet, one of the most underrated and effective communication methods to alert internal and external stakeholders is a product launch email.
Not only do product launch emails make your customers aware of the product launch, but they also communicate vital information about the launch to those inside of your company.
In this post, we’ll walk you through the steps for writing three different types of product launch emails, including offering suggestions for your product launch email subject lines and outlining the ideal product launch email sequence.
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Internal Product Launch Email
You’ll want to share an internal product launch email with your entire company on either the day of or prior to your product launch. With this email, you’ll want to turn all of the employees at your company into an enthusiastic, well-informed, word-of-mouth marketing team by providing them with:
- An overview of the product
- Why employees should be excited about it
- “Lazy copy” for email and social media that employees can copy and paste
Here’s an outline of an internal product launch email. You can also download it as a template with more details.
1. Subject line and preview text.
Keep the subject line at or under 12 words. We’ll provide a list of examples below.
2. Greeting and tl;dr.
Just like you, the employees at your company are busy, so capture their attention with a quick hello and a 1-2 sentence overview on the product launch.
3. What is it?
Give your readers the very basic info on your product, like what it’s called, what it does, when it’s available to the public, and how much it costs. You should also include an image so readers have a visual reference.
4. Why it matters.
Why should your employees be excited about this launch? You can go a little more in-depth here, so explain what void this product fills in the market and what opportunity you’re seizing on to expand your market share, delight more users, and expand your customer base.
Some questions you can answer in this section are: