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marketing plan is a written overview of your advertising and marketing strategy for the year ahead. Key components to your marketing plan include an analysis of your existing situation, a description of your target audience, goals for the year, strategies and tactics you plan to use and a breakdown of your budget.
Your analysis, target audience and goals should be kept brief -- under a page in length each -- and the bulk of your plan should focus on strategies and tactics used to reach your goals. The final section should offer a brief breakdown of the cost tied to each of your tactics.
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Think about who you are, who needs what you do and how to get their attention.
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The countdown has started: With these simple steps, you're less than a day away from creating marketing magic.
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