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Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell has built his career around providing customers with helpful solutions, and is currently Walsworth's vice president of marketing and communications, overseeing all marketing. He began his career as a teacher in his home state of Virginia, before joining Walsworth as a sales rep.

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How to Launch a Successful App | Part Three - Have Fun

The day you launch your app is officially party time, and your overall goal is to enjoy every moment of it.

Having fun is the third topic in our four-part series that outlines Walsworth’s exclusive “A Practical Guide to a Successful App Launch: 20 Helpful Tips.”

Having fun comes from watching all your hard work and preparation come together for the real-time launch of your brand new app. It also comes from a few launch-day tasks that ensure you make the most of this long-awaited day.

Launch Day Duties

Keep track of your launch-day duties by making a to-do list or chart that outlines your tasks and lets you check them off when they're done. Entries include:

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How to Launch a Successful App | Part Two - Finalize Your App

Finishing touches can transform something mundane into something magnificent, and you want to make sure your app’s promotional plan has plenty of them. Finalizing your app is the second topic in our four-part series that outlines Walsworth’s exclusive “A Practical Guide to a Successful App Launch: 20 Helpful Tips.”

The finalization process takes place about one week before your actual launch. Its main aim is to finalize the app promotion blitz you kicked off in the earlier planning phase. You already started the buzz about your app, and this next stage of the game focuses on generating even more enthusiasm for and responses to your new app.

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How to Launch a Successful App | Part One – Plan for Success

Successful apps don’t happen by accident. Those that nab the hottest attention are carefully planned and strategically launched following a proven formula for success. And you can dive into that formula with Walsworth’s exclusive “A Practical Guide to a Successful App Launch: 20 Helpful Tips.”

Planning for success is the first topic in our four-part series that outlines how to launch a successful app. But before you even get to the planning stage, you may be wondering why you’d want to create an app for your publication in the first place.

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How to See Your Organization from Your Members' Eyes

Perhaps you’re having a tough time recruiting new members to your trade organization. Or maybe the association member retention rate has hit the skids for your society organization. You know your organization is extremely beneficial; otherwise you wouldn’t be helping to run it. But your members may not think it’s valuable to them.

What gives?

Two things may be going on with trade organizations, society organizations and other associations that are having difficulty with member engagement, recruitment or retention. And the key to solving them both is viewing your organization not as a bigwig leading the pack, but as member who is part of the group’s very core.

You need to see your organization from your members’ eyes. Three strategic tips can help.

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Where to Find Creative Talent for Your Publication

Let’s say you have the greatest idea for your company’s next killer publication. You already have the artwork, layout, writing topics and other content in mind. But you still need the talent to create it.

Whether you’re looking for graphic designers to work on your series of lifestyle publications, writers to flesh out your digital magazine contents, or artists to make your eBook pop, finding creative talent may not be as difficult or time-consuming as you may think.

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