Your July 2024 Content Ideas Are Here!

Your July 2024 Content Ideas Are Here!

July bursts onto the scene with the firecrackers of the 4th of July holiday, and we’re here to light a spark (or maybe I should say sparkler …) under your content calendar. This month, we’ve got ideas that will help you create content around a variety of themes. Let’s aim to get some oohs and aahs from your audience!

MONTHLY THEMES

  • Bereaved Parents Awareness Month
  • National Family Reunion Month

 

  • Independent Retailer Month

    July 2024 Content Ideas

    Independent Retailers, July is your month! With approximately 51% of the US workforce employed by independent retailers, it’s no surprise that small business is considered the backbone of America’s economy. There are a multitude of opportunities to leverage this. Here’s a couple of ideas.
    • Launch a month-long promotion that encourages shoppers to support local businesses. Make sure to capture their contact information so you can market to them after the promotion ends.
    • Partner with other local businesses to offer deals that spread the love: spend $25 at The Hardware Store and get $1 off a large pizza at The Pizza Shop next door.

     

  • National Grilling Month
  • National Ice Cream Month
  • National Hot Dog Month
  • National Make A Difference to Children Month
  • National Picnic Month
  • Social Wellness Month
  • National Fishing Month

WEEKLY THEMES

 

  • July 1-7:  Clean Beaches Week
  • July 14-20: Everybody Deserves A Massage Week

DAILY THEMES

  • 7/1  American Zoo Day
  • 7/1  Early Bird Day
  • 7/2  Made In The USA Day
  • 7/3  National Stay Out of the Sun Day
  • 7/4  Independence Day
  • 7/5  National Workaholics Day
  • 7/6  Hop A Park Day
  • 7/7  National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day

7/8  Be a Kid Again Day

Many industries can tap into the “be a kid again” theme to connect with customers. The key is to identify where your product or service helps them visualize curiosity, creativity, and freedom and translate that into a message that reflects the nostalgia for a simpler time.
  • Imagine an insurance company using playful imagery and relatable scenarios to make complex policies feel less daunting.
  • A furniture store could showcase playful and adaptable pieces that encourage families to create fun living spaces.
  • Even a financial advisor could frame their service as helping you build a secure future so you can worry less and enjoy life more, like a carefree kid.

July 2024 Content Ideas

 

  • 7/10  Pick Blueberries Day
  • 7/11 National Mojito Day
  • 7/15  National Give Something Away Day
  • 7/17  World Emoji Day
  • 7/20  International Chess Day
  • 7/21  National Ice Cream Day
  • 7/24  International Self Care Day

July 2024 Content Ideas

7/25  National Wine and Cheese Day

This day isn’t just for those in the food industry. Here’s two ideas for you to consider.
  • Host an Open House and serve wine and cheese, along with other yummy treats.
  • Highlight how one of your products/services enhances another (like cheese enhances wine). For example, how a handbag complements a dress or how your software pairs well with an existing system.

 

  • 7/29  National Lipstick Day
  • 7/30  Share a Hug Day

We hope you’ve found these tips and examples helpful.  If you need help with your content creation strategy and implementation, reach out to learn how we can help!

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Your June 2024 Content Ideas Are Here!

Your June 2024 Content Ideas Are Here!

June’s here, and with it comes warmer weather, longer days, and a calendar packed with activities. But between the barbecues and pool parties, the content well can start to feel a little dry. We’ve all been there! To help you keep your audience engaged throughout the month, we’ve put together a list of content ideas for June 2024. Let’s dive in!

MONTHLY THEMES

  • Beautiful in Your Skin Month
  • Effective Communications Month
  • Entrepreneurs “Do it Yourself” Marketing Month

    Do it Yourself Marketing

Even without a marketing team, you can capture attention in June! Here are creative ways 3 business owners, from a baker to a yoga instructor, can use “Do It Yourself Marketing Month” to connect with customers:

  1. The Local Bakery Owner (Brick & Mortar):

Theme: “DIY Customer Appreciation Month”

  • Social Media Challenge: Create a fun social media challenge for a week in June. Encourage customers to post pictures enjoying your baked goods at home using a specific hashtag. Offer a prize for the most creative post, like a free cake or a basket of treats. This builds brand awareness, customer engagement, and generates user-created content.
  1. The Online Yoga Instructor (Service-Based):

Theme: “Free Yoga Flow for Focus & Productivity”

  • Live Stream Workshop: Host a free live stream yoga session on your social media platform or website. Focus on a theme relevant to entrepreneurs, like “Focus & Productivity Flow.” During the class, subtly weave in how yoga can benefit their busy lifestyle. Offer a discount on your online yoga class package at the end of the session. This allows you to showcase your expertise, build a potential student base, and provide value without needing expensive marketing materials.
  1. The Independent Graphic Designer (Creative Industry):

Theme: “DIY Design Tips for Your Brand”

  • Blog Series: Start a blog series titled “DIY Design Tips for Your Brand” throughout June. Share simple, actionable design tips entrepreneurs can implement themselves. This could include creating a logo with free online tools, basic graphic design principles for presentations, or choosing color palettes for branding. This positions you as an expert and attracts potential clients who may need more advanced design services later.
  • National Camping Month

 

WEEKLY THEMES

National Email Month

  • National Email Week (June 10-16): National Email Week is a chance to connect with customers! Here are creative email ideas for both a brick and mortar business and a service-based business:

Retail Store:  Celebrate National Email Week by offering a “subscriber scavenger hunt” in-store. Subscribers receive exclusive clues via email leading them to hidden discounts or special offers throughout the store. This encourages email sign-ups, drives in-store traffic, and creates a fun in-store experience.

Financial Planner:  National Email Week email series focused on “Financial Planning FAQs.” Each email tackles a common question subscribers might have about financial planning, like “How much should I save for retirement?” or “What types of investments should I consider?” This educates potential clients, positions the financial planner as a trusted resource, and encourages them to schedule a consultation for personalized advice.

  • National Play Catch Week

DAILY THEMES

  • 6/1 Stand For Children Day
  • 6/1 National Skincare Education Day
  • 6/7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • 6/7 National Donut Day: Run a contest on your social media page by asking your followers to post a picture eating their favorite donut.  Put the names of all who participate in a drawing, and award the winner a prize related to your business.  Bonus Tip: Add a high-quality picture of a delicious donut to your post!
  • 6/11 National Making Life Beautiful Day
  • 6/13 National Weed Your Garden Day
  • 6/17 National Eat Your Vegetables Day
  • 6/20 National Yard Games Day
  • 6/20 World Productivity Day
  • 6/21 National Seashell Day
  • 6/21 National Take Your Dog to Work Day
  • 6/23 International Women in Engineering Day
  • 6/23 National Family Owned & Operated Businesses Day
  • 6/26 National Day of Joy
  • 6/27 National Work From Home Day
  • 6/28 National Insurance Awareness Day
  • 6/30 Social Media Day: Show appreciation by featuring customer testimonials or reviews on your social media pages. Publicly acknowledge your loyal customers and the positive impact they have on your business. This builds trust with potential clients and shows your appreciation for existing ones.

We hope you’ve found these tips and examples helpful.  If you need help with your content creation strategy and implementation, reach out to learn how we can help!

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Your May 2024 Content Ideas Are Here!

Your May 2024 Content Ideas Are Here!

We’re thrilled to share your May 2024 content ideas! This month is bursting with themes that cover everything from health and wellness to business and creativity, providing ample opportunities to connect with your audience in meaningful ways.

Daily Themes

5/1 – National Skilled Trades Day
5/2 – World Password Day
5/3 – National Textile Day
5/3 – Wordsmith Day
5/4 – K.I.N.D Day (Kids In Need Of Diapers Day)
5/4 – National Kids Fitness Day
5/4 – World Give Day
5/6 – Melanoma Monday
5/6 – National Nurses Day
5/7 – National Teachers’ Day
5/8 – Donate a Day’s Wages To Charity Day
5/8 – National Give Someone a Cupcake Day
5/9 – National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
5/10 – National Small Business Day
5/12 – International Nurses Day
5/12 – Mother’s Day
5/13 – IEEE Global Engineering Day
5/13 – National Apple Pie Day
5/15 – Bring Flowers To Someone Day
5/15 – National Employee Health and Fitness Day
5/15 – Turn Beauty Inside Out Day
5/17 – National Bike to Work Day
5/19 – Plant Something Day
5/20 – International Red Sneakers Day
5/20 – National High Heel Day
5/20 – National Pick Strawberries Day
5/21 – Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day
5/21 – International Tea Day
5/22 – National Boss Babe Day
5/25 – International Skin Pigmentation Day
5/27 – Memorial Day
5/27 – Sunscreen Day
5/28 – National Burger Day
5/31 – National Smile Day
    May 2024 Content Ideas

    5/2 – Take a Baby to Lunch Day

    We all know that babies, food, and animals are usually highly engaging visual content for social media. On May 2, you can take advantage of “Take a Baby to Lunch Day” by posting a fun picture of you at lunch with (a) your own little one, (b) your grandchild or (c) borrow a friend’s baby for a photo opp! But wait! Go old school and dig out an actual picture of you with your kid at lunch for a Back-In-The-Day post and watch the engagement soar! BONUS POINTS: if you’re in the restaurant business, take pix of all the patrons with their babies OR encourage them to tag you in their posts then share to your stories. Win-Win-Win!!

    May 2024 Content Ideas

    5/17 –  National Pizza Party Day

    #NationalPizzaPartyDay. No reason is ever needed to have a pizza party, but just in case you need one, today’s your day!

    Three simple ideas to create engaging content for today:

    1. Order pizza for your team and share pictures or videos of them enjoying a slice. This would work perfectly for a LinkedIn post!
    2. Shoutout/tag the small business you ordered pizza from! 
    3. In the pizza biz? Create some videos of your pies in the process, from stretching/tossing the dough, to pizza peels sliding into/out of the oven, to a slow-motion of the pizza cutter. Make people crave your creation!

     

    Weekly Themes

    May 1-7 – Physical Education & Sport Week
    May 2-6 – Building Safety Week
    May 2-8 – Children’s Book Week
    May 5-11 – National Pet Week
    May 5-11 – North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
    May 5-11 – Teacher Appreciation Week
    May 6-12 – National Nurses Week
    May 10-16 – National Mental Health Awareness Week
    May 13-19 – Bike to Work Week
    May 15-21 – National Stationery Week
    May 20-26 – National Safe Sun Week
    May 27-June 2 – National BBQ Week

      Monthly Themes

      Anxiety Awareness Month
      Creative Beginnings Month
      Family Wellness Month
      Gifts from the Garden Month
      Global Employee Health Month
      International Business Image Improvement Month
      Skin Cancer Prevention Month
      Small Business Month

      Leaders of Tomorrow Month

      Social media isn’t just for cat videos and vacation photos! It’s a powerful platform to showcase your company’s commitment to leadership development and inspire your audience. Here are three ways to leverage social media to cultivate a community of strong leaders:
      1. Celebrate Your Team’s Leadership Journey
      • #TeamLeadership Share the stories of your team members who’ve grown as leaders within your organization. Feature quotes about their experiences, alongside photos highlighting their achievements. Let everyone see the impact they’re making!
      1. Show How You’re Building Leaders Beyond the Office
      • #GrowingLeaders Go beyond your four walls and showcase your commitment to leadership development in the community. Share photos or videos from events you sponsor, like a local youth leadership program, or workshops you host on leadership skills. Show how you’re making a positive difference!
      1. Bite-Sized Leadership Inspiration
      • We all crave quick bursts of knowledge and motivation. Create eye-catching graphics or short videos with practical leadership tips, inspiring quotes, or insightful ideas that resonate with your audience. These bite-sized pieces of wisdom can spark something great in your followers!

      By implementing these strategies, you can use your social media channels as inspiration for leadership development. Celebrate your team’s achievements, inspire your followers, and establish your company as a leader in fostering leadership skills.

        We hope you’ve found these tips and examples helpful.  If you need help with your content creation strategy and implementation, reach out to learn how we can help!

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        Your April 2024 Content Ideas Are Here!

        Your April 2024 Content Ideas Are Here!

        We’re back with your April 2024 content ideas! From baking to having fun at work to celebrating all things “small business,” we’ve got you covered.

        Daily Themes

        4/1 – Fun at Work Day
        4/1 – Greeting Card Day

          Sourdough Bread Day

          4/1 – Sourdough Bread Day

          If your business has anything at all to do with baking or food, there’s a good chance that you can easily use Sourdough Bread Day in your marketing efforts. But let’s get creative and think outside the box. Consider sharing your personal journey with sourdough and drawing parallels to a process in your business. Highlight the importance of patience required to complete a task and the similarity to the time it takes for sourdough to ferment, or discuss how using specialized equipment can make a difference in the outcome of a project. Regardless of the marketing message you create, be sure to include a pic of your bread for engagement.

          4/2 – DIY Day
          4/3 – Chocolate Mousse Day
          4/3 – Inspiring Joy Day
          4/5 – Gold Star Spouses Day

            Self-Care Day

            4/5 – Self-Care Day

            For businesses offering self-care products or services,  share blog posts, videos, or infographics about the importance of self-care, highlighting how your products or services specifically contribute to mental and physical well-being.  You can also offer special discounts, or organize giveaways, to celebrate Self-Care Day. This not only incentivizes purchases but also highlights your commitment to promoting well-being.

            Not in the self-care sector, that’s okay.  Ask  your employees/team members “What does self-care mean to you?” (or something similar) and use their feedback to create content.

            4/10 – Work From Home Day
            4/10 – Hug Your Dog Day
            4/13 – Scrabble Day
            4/15 – Take a Wild Guess Day
            4/16 – Teach Your Daughter to Volunteer Day
            4/16 – Wear Pajamas to Work Day
            4/19 – Refresh Your Goals Day
            4/22 – Earth Day
            4/22 – In God We Trust Day
            4/24 – Administrative Professionals Day
            4/25 – Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day
            4/28 – Pay It Forward Day
            4/29 – Poem in Your Pocket Day
            4/30 – Therapy Animal Day

              Weekly Themes

              4/1-7 – Laugh at Work Week
              4/7-13 – Library Week
              4/15-21 – Freelance Business Week
              4/19-28 – Dance Week
              4/21-27 – Volunteer Week
                Small Business Week

                April 28th-May 4th: Small Business Week

                Use Small Business Week as an opportunity to celebrate, promote, and engage with your audience in a way that encourages the support of small business and strengthens local economies. A few ideas on how to incorporate Small Business Week in your marketing:

                1. Promote a special offer: exclusive discounts or promotions during Small Business Week to entice customers to shop locally.
                2. Partner with other small businesses in your area to cross-promote each other’s products or services.
                3. Share behind-the-scenes photos or videos on social media, highlighting the people, processes, and passion behind your products or services. This can really humanize your brand and build a stronger connection with your audience, something that the giant brands can’t do as well as small businesses.
                4. Express gratitude by thanking your customers for their support and loyalty and to emphasize the impact their patronage has on your small business and the community as a whole.

                Monthly Themes

                Keep America Beautiful Month
                Pet First Aid Awareness Month
                Volunteer Month
                Autism Month

                  We hope you’ve found these tips and examples helpful.  If you need help with your content creation strategy and implementation, reach out to learn how we can help!

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                  Your March 2024 Content Ideas Are Here!

                  Your March 2024 Content Ideas Are Here!

                  It’s time to spring into a new season of content creation, and we’ve got you covered with ideas and examples to help you with your March planning.  Let’s dive in!

                  Daily Themes

                  3/1 – Baby Sleep Day
                  3/1 – Day of Unplugging
                  3/1 – Employee Appreciation Day

                    3/1 – Share a Smile Day

                    This one is easy. Smile for the camera. Take a selfie and post it. Create a short video talking about what makes you smile. Create a Canva graphic with a big cheesy SMILEY face. Spread a little joy around. The world can always use more! Use #NationalSmileDay when sharing.

                      Share a Smile Day

                      3/2 – Read Across America Day
                      3/2 – Teen Mental Wellness Day
                      3/3 – Ear Care Day
                      3/3 – Simplify Your Life Day
                      3/4 – Global Day of the Engineer
                      3/5 – Information Architecture Day
                      3/8 – Women’s Day
                        Proofreading Day
                        3/10 – Daylight Savings Begins
                        3/10 – Freelancers Day
                        3/10 – Chemical Peel Day

                          3/11 – Debunking Day

                          Debunking Day is easy to wrap into just about any industry. What better way to create engaging posts than busting myths in your industry?! Here are some ideas. For our esthetician client, we bust the myth that sleeping in your makeup just once in a while is fine, or that exfoliating in the winter will dry out your skin. For our financial planner client we routinely bust life insurance myths. You get the idea–educate your audience and position yourself as the subject matter expert you are! And quite honestly, you can use this concept regularly, not just on Debunking Day!

                            3/8 – Proofreading Day

                            This may sound counterintuitive, but did you know that one of the easiest ways to get people talking about your content is to have a grammatical error? It’s true! The Grammar Police love to take to the Internet when a word is misspelled or the wrong word is used, or punctuation is incorrect. Or course, intentionally using grammatical errors to garner attention may not align with your brand. In that case, WordHippo and Grammarly can help.

                            3/12 – Equal Pay Day
                            3/12 – Organize Your Home Office Day
                              Plant a Flower Day

                              3/12 – Plant a Flower Day

                              Plant a Flower Day is another theme that can be used across industries when approached properly. In the Health and Wellness field? Create content around the idea of growth and nurturing self similarly to the way one would care for a garden. How about those in the fashion industry: engage your followers by encouraging them to share selfies of them wearing your floral designs. Ask them to tag you in their posts and you can then share those posts to your stories. All brands should be seeking user generated content (UGC) whenever possible to increase their reach.

                              3/14 – Crowdfunding Day
                              3/14 – Write Your Story Day
                              3/14 – Pi Day
                              3/15 – Shoe the World Day
                              3/16 – Lips Appreciation Day
                              3/16 – Maple Syrup Saturday
                              3/17 – Doctor/Patient Trust Day
                              3/17 St. Patrick’s Day
                              3/17 – Corned Beef & Cabbage Day
                              3/18 – Global Recycling Day
                              3/18 – Wellderly Day
                              3/19 – Certified Nurses Day
                              3/19 – Clients Day
                              3/19 – Automatic Door Day
                              3/19 – Backyard Day
                              3/19 – Spring Begins!
                              3/20 – SBDC Day
                              3/21 – Flower Day
                              3/21 – Renewable Energy Day
                              3/23 – Chip & Dip Day
                              3/29 – Good Friday
                              3/29 – Mom & Pop Business Owners Day
                              3/30 – Doctors’ Day
                              3/30 – Fitness Recovery Day
                              3/30 – Take a Walk in the Park Day
                              3/31 – Easter

                                Weekly Themes

                                3/1-7 – Invest in Veterans Week
                                3/1-7 – Write a Letter of Appreciation Week
                                3/2-5 – Women’s Week
                                3/2-6 – Read Across America Week
                                3/3-9 – Chocolate Chip Cookie Week
                                3/4-8 – School Breakfast Week
                                3/11-17 – Clean Out Your Closet Week
                                3/17-23 – Chocolate Week
                                3/17-23 – Anonymous Giving Week
                                3/18-23 – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week
                                3/18-23 – Wellderly Week
                                3/25-31 – Physicians Week
                                3/31-4/2 – Crossword Puzzles Week

                                  Monthly Themes

                                  Women’s History Month
                                  Gender Equality Month
                                  Reading Month
                                  Nutrition Month
                                  American Red Cross Month
                                  Berries & Cherries Month
                                  Colic Awareness Month
                                  Color Therapy Month
                                  Employee Spirit Month
                                  Craft Month
                                  Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
                                  Sing With Your Child Month

                                    We hope you’ve found these tips and examples helpful.  If you need help with your content creation strategy and implementation, reach out to learn how we can help!

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