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How to Write a Marketing Plan

Online | 10:00 a.m. CT

Build and Implement A Strategic Marketing Plan

It can be easy to get wrapped up in the daily grind of executing various marketing tactics and initiatives—especially when new tactics are available to us each and every day. To ensure that the marketing work we do has the best chance of delivering business results, it’s imperative to have a clear and well-thought-out marketing plan that connects your prioritized strategies to tactics that will actually deliver on those strategies. This plan is also integral to aligning key stakeholders and gaining forward progress on marketing initiatives.

In this virtual workshop, you will learn how to create a marketing plan that outlines clear objectives and strategies. You’ll learn the components of a great plan and how to prioritize those strategies, as well as gain access to a framework for documenting everything so senior leaders are aligned and support your direction.

To get the most out of this workshop, we recommend collecting some basic diagnostic metrics on your current marketing initiatives in advance. For example, what are all of your current marketing tactics, and how effective do you believe them to be?

Key Takeaways

  • Learn how to document your Target Profile
  • Discover how to assess the competition and identify your point of difference
  • Develop a strategic Positioning Statement, with notable brand examples
  • Be able to diagnose your existing marketing funnel
  • See how to design a new/improved marketing funnel
  • Learn potential metrics for your new marketing plan
  • Collect best-practice templates and outlines to implement immediately

What’s Included

  • 3 hours of live instruction starting at 10:00 a.m. Central
  • Interactive Q&A and hands-on exercises
  • Resources, tips and best practices
  • On-demand access for three months
  • Plus, collect 3 PCM® CEUs

Member Price


Non-Member Price


After completing registration, you will receive a purchase receipt. We will email you the information for accessing this training closer to the event.

Want to attend with a group of 3 or more? Contact at least one business day in advance to get 10% off registration.

AMA Members Get Best Pricing and More

Not only do AMA members get discounts on trainings like this one, but they also receive exclusive content, downloadable tools, unlimited digital access to AMA academic journals and newly added benefits every week. It’s all for a low price of $149/year. (That’s only $12.42/month.)

Who Should Attend?

  • Brand and Marketing Managers tasked with creating and executing annual marketing plans
  • Agencies, consultants and freelancers who create marketing plans for clients
  • Small business owners who don’t yet have a marketing manager but want to create a marketing plan for their business

Kevin Namaky is Chief Executive Officer of the Gurulocity Brand Management Institute. During his 20 years as a Brand & Innovation Director and as SVP Head of Strategy at a global brand strategy and innovation consulting firm, he created billions in new value for companies through winning strategic plans, new product innovation and compelling marketing campaigns. A trained educator, he’s taught in classrooms, workshops, conferences and boardrooms.

Kevin has created winning brand strategies, innovation and training sessions for companies such as Scotts Miracle-Gro, Procter & Gamble, Kraft, Bolthouse Farms, Kimberly-Clark, Gorilla Brands, Ubisoft, Formica, and Nestlé. Kevin also lectures at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and has been featured in Ad Age, Forbes, Fast Company and the CMO Council.

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Introduction and Thinking Like a Marketer

Defining the Target Audience

Assessing the Competition

Positioning to Win

Diagnosing Your Marketing Funnel and Creating Objectives

Building Your Tactical Plan

Measuring Success and Moving Forward


How to Write a Marketing Plan