You can also do that if you are rushing to get a plan created. This will make your job a lot lighter because with a template, you would just be filling out a form. No need to think that hard and you can also make sure that its content is complete. Since the person who made the plan previously have revised it several times, it is sure to be accurate.
The third section of the marketing plan is GOALS. This is where you lay out exactly what you want to accomplish with your marketing efforts. Without goals you will never have a benchmark to compare to. If your marketing plan is a one year plan, how will you know if you were successful or not at the end of the year of marketing activities? Another critical element of the Goals section is to schedule evaluation points throughout the duration of your plan. Having these points predetermined will allow you to continually assess the effectiveness of your efforts.