At the foundation of any good business initiative is a solid marketing plan. Often, marketing plans can be heavy documents that go unread. Using the PowerPoint marketing plan template to illustrate your plan can help. Creating a timeline visual to accompany your marketing plan makes sense particularly when communicating with clients, management and other high level audiences that need to be briefed. A good visual will also become a reference point for delivering your marketing plan and a measuring stick to assess progress.

Use this free marketing plan template to present important marketing strategies in a clear, easy-to-understand way. It was designed for business professionals who need to outline plans and communicate them visually. The marketing template is a native timeline slide which means it can be shared, edited and updated by anyone who has PowerPoint. You can download and manually change any milestone or phase on the template or you can use the free timeline creator from Office Timeline to automatically update the template’s placeholders with your own marketing plan.

Office Timeline is a PowerPoint timeline maker that will automate the layout of your marketing plan. It enables you to show the progress of your marketing strategy throughout its life cycle and also enables you to instantly update the plan when things change. This means you can keep your audiences current with the most recent marketing plan updates, as fast as they need them.

Office Timeline Plus edition enables marketers to automatically import larger plans from tools like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project and other project management or planning tools. It has advanced project planning features such as showing the progress of tasks with a percent complete feature or a Today’s Date indicator. Marketers can use it to provide status reports that can easily be updated each week, to team, partners, customers and clients. These visuals will illustrate progress on critical marketing objectives to your important audiences.