There is no shortage of communications plan templates available on the internet. With so many resources at the ready, it can be difficult to decipher which resources are trusted, reliable, and useful. Below are a few resources and tools that support communication plans that come highly recommended by communications specialists around the world. The resources below can help you articulate the specific tactics, and resources available to fulfil your communications goals.
Hubspot is a platform of marketing, sales and customer service tools. Beyond their wide range of tools, including their well-known customer relationship management (CRM) platform, Hubspot also hosts an impressive library of useful resources on a variety of communication topics. Some examples of the topics covered in Hubspot’s blog repository include:
- How to Write Email Newsletters That People Actually Want to Read
- How to Write a Great Value Proposition
- 10 Content Curation Tools Every Marketer Needs
- How to Write an Effective Communications Plan
Your institution, faculty or department may already have a template they like to use.
Miro is an online whiteboard and visual collaboration platform. Alongside the usual whiteboard features, Miro has over 20 integrations with other apps such as Slack, Jira, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Monday.com (which will talk about next). Miro even has embedded video, chat and commenting systems so you don’t need to leave the platform to communicate with your team while collaborating on a Miro board.
Miro also hosts a library of templates to help you and your team start collaborating within seconds. Some note-worthy templates from Miro include:
- Meeting Agendas
- Website Wireframing
- Competitive Analysis Charts
- Communications Plans
- Infographics and more
This feature-rich platform is extremely useful for any team that values collaboration.
Monday.com is designed to help teams and individuals improve their work processes using their flexible open platform. Monday is self described as a “visual platform that manages everything” and it does exactly that if in the right hands. Create your own workflow or draw from their impressive template library to create a visual, easy and intuitive dashboard for communications plan. Monday is a fantastic way to keep track of your KPIs and monitor your progress towards your communication goals.
ClickUp is another fantastic project management software that could be used instead of Monday.com.