Some projects have production code that runs off of a git cloned repository. There may be a case in which you want to notify others when that clone pulls. It is a pretty easy feat with gits post-merge hook. The post-merge hook will run after a merge (think git pull). All you have to do it create a project/.git/hooks/post-merge shell script and chmod +x it. Next time you pull successfully that script will run. Here is an example.

echo "Sending email notification of update"
git log --reverse --no-merges --stat @{1}.. > $TEMPLOG
sendEmail -u "Production code update notification" -t [email protected] < $TEMPLOG