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, contests and more.
To carry your theme through to social media, consider making picture quotes.
National Inventors Month calls for creativity quotes.
Smile quotes would be perfect to share during National Smile Month
Try freedom quotes to honor the military during National Military Appreciation Month.
More choices for May:
Revise Your Work Schedule Month
National Photo Month
National Egg Month
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
Teen CEO Month
Family Wellness Month
May 2024 Weekly Holidays
8 more ideas: These holidays last for a week(ish).
*Asterisked dates change from year to year. Dates have been checked for 2024 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 dates.
April 28–May 4* is National Small Business Week. Share the story of your small biz with your audience.
May 1–7* is Sun Awareness Week.
May 6–12 is National Nurses Week.
May 5–11* is National Pet Week. Almost everyone loves pet pics! Ask your Facebook followers to share theirs.
May 5–10* is Teacher Appreciation Week.
May 12–18* is Work At Home Moms Week.
May 19–25* is the 50th annual National EMS Week.
May 20–26* is National Backyard Games Week (M-S before Memorial Day).
Find dozens more weekly holidays in this compilation of May holidays with hashtags. There’s surely one to fit your niche or cause!
May 2024 Daily Holidays
These holidays are great for May social media ideas. You’ll never run out of inspiration!
The two big holidays this month are Mother’s Day on May 12* and Memorial Day on May 27*.
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 2024 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 4 is Intergalactic Star Wars Day.
May 5 is Cinco de Mayo.
May 7* is National Teacher Day in 2024.
May 10 is National Small Business Day. Celebrate your biz! How about sharing a customer testimonial?
May 15 is International Day of Families.
May 17* is International Virtual Assistants Day in 2024.
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.
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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!
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 create engaging content for them.
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