Digital Marketing Campaign Planning Template

Covering the 6 core components of a marketing campaign

We've created this new template to help marketers plan a campaign if they are managing it themeselves in a small business or are briefing colleagues and agencies in a larger business. Agencies may find it useful for reviewing their campaign processes. We also hope it will help prompt you to think of different ways of integrating new digital marketing approaches into your campaigns.

The marketing campaign planning template can be downloaded by Expert members in Word format so you can modify it to best suit your marketing campaigns:

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Structure of campaign planning template

The stages of marketing campaigns and key issues covered are:

  1. Campaign goals and tracking. What are we trying to achieve through our campaign and how will we know when we achieve it?
  2. Target audience, customer insight and targeting. Who are we trying to reach and influence?
  3. Key campaign messages and offers. How are we trying to position our company, products and services? Which campaign or product offers will engage and convert our audience?
  4. Strategy or strategies. How will you reach and engage your target audience.
  5. Online media mix selection and budgeting. Which media do we think will be effective? Typically an agency will recommend this, but clients will have suggestions based on past campaign performance.
  6. Media schedule and campaign integration. What is the sequence of deploying media and what are the waves of message/offer during the campaign?

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  • SAMUEL commented on September 11, 2014

    Thanks Dave for this insightful site! Political campaigns follow same marketing campaign strategies, I trust.

  • Thanks Dave, you’ve always been an inspiration.

  • Vinay Kumar commented on September 26, 2012

    Also would be great to have a definition of Marketing Campaign.

  • Vinay Kumar commented on September 15, 2012

    Thanks. Its helps in learning about the ingredients of marketing campaign. Would it be possible to learn campaign planning process step by step?

  • This was a great article. Thank you very much for the info..

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