Get Ready for 2017 with Monthly Themes

Get Ready for 2017 with Monthly Themes

At the end or beginning of the year, it’s a prime time to plan marketing efforts for the next 12 months.  If you can, create a monthly theme based around events and promotions for a single theme. This strategy will ensure you always know exactly what to write about for your blog posts, any video or audio you want to record, and what content to post on social media.

Let’s look at a few monthly themes, holidays or celebrations to keep in mind as you plan.

January

February

March

  • Women’s History Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Youth Art Month
  • Harriet Tubman Day (March 10)
  • Daylight Saving Time begins  – March 12, 2017
  • Saint Patrick’s Day – March 17, 2017

April

  • National Financial Literacy Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • National Volunteer Month
  • Easter Sunday – April 16, 2017
  • Tax Day – April 18, 2017
  • Earth Day – April 22, 2017

May

June

  • National Safety Month
  • Black Music Month
  • National Child’s Day (1st Monday)
  • Father’s Day – June 18, 2017

July

  • National Ice Cream Month
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Parent’s Day (Last Sunday)

August

  • Back to School
  • Caregivers Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month

September

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 – Oct 15)
  • Labor Day – September 4, 2017
  • American Business Woman’s Day (Sept 22)
  • Family Day (4th Monday)
  • National Good Neighbor Day (Sept 28)

October

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Work and Family Month
  • Halloween (Oct 31)

November

  • National American Indian Heritage Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • Novel Writing Month
  • Daylight Saving Time ends – November 5, 2017
  • Thanksgiving – November 23, 2017
  • Black Friday – November 24, 2017
  • Small Business Saturday – November 25, 2017
  • Cyber Monday – November 27, 2017

December

  • World Aid’s  Day (Dec 1)
  • Hanukkah  (Dec 12-20, 2017)
  • Christmas (Dec 25)
  • Kwanzaa  (Dec 26 – Jan 1)

Make Note of These Weird Holidays

Here are links to your not very traditional holidays.

 

Grab the Social Media Planning Guide

SiV Social Media Planning Guide

Grab a notebook or download our Social Media Planning Guide to plan your upcoming events, promotions, product launches, specials, etc. The guide includes the following printable and electronic templates:

  • Yearly Calendar
  • Monthly Calendar
  • Social Media Posts
  • Social Media Weekly
  • Hashtag Log Sheet

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