Captured thinking: You don't allow your financial people to keep their numbers in their heads. Financial reports are the lifeblood of the numbers side of any business, no matter what size. It should be no different with marketing. Your written document lays out your game plan. If people leave, if new people arrive, if memories falter, if events bring pressure to alter the givens, the information in the written marketing plan stays intact to remind you of what you'd agreed on.
What efforts can be made to increase profit? His answer with marketing. In marketing there is certainly a formula and strategy. What is a marketing strategy? and what's the difference with marketing planning. Let's have surgery one by one before we make a marketing plan.