Let's face it: Executing a successful marketing plan requires time, energy, and money. And with so many different facets of marketing to consider -- branding and creative, product marketing, hosting events, etc. -- your marketing budget can disappear unbelievably fast.
Ever found yourself scratching your head with a depleted budget at the end of the month, quarter, or year? Ready to leave behind the days of ambiguous spending and vanishing budgets? Well, we have the perfect resource for you: 8 Budget Templates to Manage Your Marketing Spend.
These helpful templates make it easy to manage all of the moving pieces of your budget at a monthly and quarterly level. With a separate Excel file for each team to keep track of their spending, as well as a "master" template for collecting all the totals, creating a high-level view of your marketing expenses is a breeze.
The templates can be used to track your expenses in the following areas:
- Branding & Creative
- Paid Advertising
- Project Marketing
- Public Relations
- Website Redesign
Does your team favor the Cloud over Microsoft Office? We've still got you covered. You can try the Google Sheets version of the same eight templates to share access with other Gmail users and keep your budget in one place.
Check out our 8 Budget Templates to Manage Your Marketing Spend for access to both the Excel and Google Sheets templates.
Editor's Note: This post was originally published in November 2014 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.