Marketers, for too long we’ve been creating tremendously boring marketing plans. Aren’t these things supposed to convince management we know what we’re doing? Rally the troops behind our marketing genius? To help remedy this situation, we’ve created a new, free marketing plan and strategy template that doesn’t suck.
To get it, just sign into your SlideRocket account and visit the Templates gallery. Click the template (it’s the last one in the list), plug in your stuff, and knock your boss out. I mean, impress your boss…you know what I mean. Not yet a SlideRocket user? Sign up for SlideRocket Lite (free) or Pro and you can get the template. And don’t worry, the templates are easy to customize to change the wording, colors, animations, etc.
Our goal in creating the marketing plan template was to provide users with a really quick way to not only look great, but to communicate well. By that I mean to give you a template that enables you to deliver your marketing plan in a visual way without the drudgery of bullets, excessive text, or distraction of unnecessary animations. And all with a design that’s (almost) as fresh as your marketing strategy.
Marketing Plan Template With Smarts
In addition to a visually pleasing template, we baked-in marketing plan smarts. So, rather than staring at a blank slate trying to figure out what the heck to include in your marketing strategy, we did some of the figuring for you. So, in the template you’ll find a slide on each of:
- Market Size
- SWOT Analysis
- Market Positioning
- Magic Quadrant
- Campaign Strategy
- Customer Targets
- Lead Funnel
- Integrated Marketing Plan
- Campaign Schedule
- Campaign Drill Down
- Marketing Tactic Drill Down
We anticipate some of you will adopt the design of the marketing plan template in it’s entirety. Others may just customize the colors, and those who have to adhere to more stringent branding guidelines will just use the individual slide elements (e.g., the Lead Funnel).
We’ll work to continually improve this marketing plan template. So please let us know in the comments below which slides, and additional templates, you think we should add. And look for more presentation templates to be released to the Templates gallery in the coming weeks, including our newsletter template. Included in the coming weeks will be a lead prospecting template and a great newsletter design.