Need May marketing ideas?
If April showers bring May flowers, let this floriferous season inspire your imagery.
This month we celebrate mothers and teachers in the U.S. Most would appreciate beautiful blooms in your social media posts, and even your gift ideas!
It’s also a big month for the U.S. military, so get ready to wave the red, white, and blue for your American audience.
If none of this resonates with your business, there are lots more ideas to choose from! You can even get them as ready-to-post content, which you’ll hear more about further down.
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10 May Month-long Marketing Ideas
Do any of these month-long holidays resonate with your business and audience?
These May themes will help you plan a promotion that could include a blog post series, sales and discounts, social media posts, contests and more.
National Inventors Month
Revise Your Work Schedule Month
National Photo Month
National Egg Month
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
Teen CEO Month
National Smile Month
Gifts from the Garden Month
National Military Appreciation Month
Family Wellness Month
To carry your theme through to social media, consider making picture quotes.
National Inventors Month calls for creativity quotes.
Try freedom quotes to honor the military this month.
May 2023 Weekly Holidays
8 more ideas: These holidays last for a week(ish). Asterisked dates* change year to year.
*Asterisked dates change from year to year. Dates have been checked for 2023 and will be updated each year, a few months ahead.
Please verify before planning a campaign as these multi-day holidays are prone to change.
April 30–May 6* is National Small Business Week. Share the story of your small biz with your audience.
May 3–9* is Sun Awareness Week.
May 6–12 is National Nurses Week.
May 7–13* is National Pet Week. Almost everyone loves pet pics! Ask your Facebook followers to share theirs.
May 8–12* is Teacher Appreciation Week.
May 14–20* is Work At Home Moms Week.
May 21–27* is National EMS Week.
May 22–28* is National Backyard Games Week.
Find dozens more weekly holidays in this compilation of 520 May holidays with hashtags. There’s surely one to fit your niche or cause!
May 2023 Daily Holidays
These holidays are great for May social media ideas. You’ll never run out of inspiration!
The two big holidays in May are Mother’s Day (May 14*) and Memorial Day (May 29*).
Moms are a huge force in the economy, and in each individual’s life. Give ’em some love!
Memorial Day is considered the kickoff of summer in the U.S.
Here are some favorite special days this month:
Asterisked dates* change year to year. Dates below are correct for 2023 and will be updated each year a few months ahead.
May 1 is May Day, Lei Day, and Global Love Day.
May 2 is International Harry Potter Day.
May 2* is National Teacher Day in 2023. (Though some say May 9!)
May 4 is Intergalactic Star Wars Day.
May 5 is Cinco de Mayo.
May 10 is National Small Business Day. Celebrate your biz! How about sharing a customer testimonial?
May 15 is International Day of Families.
May 19* is International Virtual Assistants Day in 2023.
May 20 is National Be a Millionaire Day.
May 22 is International Sherlock Holmes Day.
May 23 is National Lucky Penny Day.
May 27 is Nothing To Fear Day.
May 30 is National Creativity Day.
May 31 is What You Think Upon Grows Day.
There are still more ideas in Your Social Plan. Keep reading!
Which May Marketing Ideas for Your Business?
There are truly holidays for every business and personality. Some days have more than 10 to choose from!
I love social media holidays and am compiling huge lists of hundreds for each month.
But just knowing the holidays doesn’t mean you’ll:
- Remember which happens when.
- Know how to use them in your marketing.
- Or have time to come up with eye-catching images and engaging captions to go with them.
That’s why there’s Your Social Plan!
Your Social Plan is a daily posting plan that combines beautiful, done-for-you content with powerful business-building prompts so you’ll never wonder what to post again.
Each day your business benefits from a combination of 3 posts:
M – Motivational / Inspirational
V – Visibility Boosting (like holidays!)
P – Promotional / Business Building
Check out Your Social Plan now and save hours on your social media marketing this month!
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