It's possible that using high quality templates in your project to give it visual interest might make your project more "engaging" for your stakeholders, giving you a competitive advantage. Templates can raise the perceived professionalism of your project: The same way that a suit might make you appear more professional when going on a job interview, the use of project templates can make your project appear more professional.
The Nameplate and Masthead _ You must have a nameplate including the name of your publication and the date it is published. You should have a masthead too. Both nameplate and masthead are necessary. Your masthead lets people know the name of the author if your newsletter is personal or it says contact information if it's a company newsletter.