Need November marketing ideas?
This month, we transition from autumn and harvest (in the Northern hemisphere) to the Christmas and holiday season.
Thanksgiving in the U.S. sets the tone for a month of gratitude.
Try some unique business marketing ideas to make your readers and followers grateful for a fresh and amusing take – instead of the same old same old.
You can even get them as ready-to-post content, which you’ll hear more about later!
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November Month-long Marketing Ideas
November is definitely still autumn, but with Halloween marketing starting earlier every year, your audience may be tired of pumpkins and Fall leaves already.
If your business is local, take cues from your weather. The northern and midwest states have probably raked their last leaf and are anticipating snowfall already.
Does one of the month-long holidays below resonate with your business and audience?
Plan a promotion for the month of November that might include blog posts, sales, social media posts, contests and more. Then I’ll explain how you might use one of them in detail!
Movember celebrates moustache growing for men’s health awareness!
National Gratitude Month – see ideas just below.
Adopt A Turkey Month
National Entrepreneurship Month
National Inspirational Role Models Month
Family Stories Month
National Novel Writing Month
Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
National Healthy Skin Month
National Native American Heritage Month
Mix things up by tossing in some November quotes.
National Gratitude Month marketing ideas
One of the most popular and well-loved themes for November is a month of gratitude. And it’s sure to get your followers engaged, too!
Be sure to show appreciation for customers, clients, followers and subscribers throughout the month. If you work with businesses, they’d definitely appreciate a shoutout on social media.
But you might want to take it farther!
You might even want to get your followers involved by creating a “30 Days of Gratitude” challenge.
Positively Present offers a photo prompt per day as Instagram post ideas, and follows through with an illustration of her own each day.
Here’s an example of her initial “prompt” post. Her followers will save this to refer to through November, which sends positive signals to the IG algorithm. This image is followed by one of her simple yet delightful daily sketches.
Images below ©PositivelyPresent and used with permission.
Or you could run a contest for your customers!
Ask them to submit a video or photo of themself using or recommending your product, with permission for you to use it on your website or social media platforms.
Be sure to offer a discount or freebie to all who participate, and a prize for the best submission, if you like.
It’s truly a win-win, as customers get good vibes from supporting you plus a goodie, and you get loads of free content, which you can repost as fantastic social proof.
8 November 2023 Weekly Holidays
These holidays last for a week(ish). Asterisked dates* change year to year.
Dates are correct for 2023 and will be updated each year a few months ahead. You might want to double-check before planning a promotion though, as these week-long events are most prone to change dates.
Nov. 1–7 is World Communication Week. Get ideas from your audience on best ways to reach them!
Nov. 5–11* is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week.
Nov. 5–11* is Dear Santa Letter Week. What do your followers want for Christmas?
Nov 13–19* is World Kindness Week. Extend a kind gesture to your followers this week, and have them brag about others who are kind.
Nov. 13–21* is National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week.
Nov. 13–19* is Global Entrepreneurship Week. Share an interesting peek into the workings of your business.
Nov. 19–25* is National Family Week in the U.S.
Nov. 22–28* is National Deal Week. Duh, offer your best deals this week!
If you haven’t found the perfect fit, there are many more more business, health, family, and animal causes to rally around in November.
Check out more November observances.
November 2023 Daily Holidays
Setting the tone for the month of November is U.S. Thanksgiving, which falls on the fourth Thursday.
Most businesses won’t want to miss the Friday and Monday after for big sales: Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
In addition, if you’re a small business you should definitely jump in on the “Small Business Saturday” action!
Asterisked dates* below change year to year.
Dates are correct for 2023 and will be updated each year a few months ahead.
Here are some favorite November holidays:
November 1 is Día de Los Muertos, or All Saints Day.
On November 5 at 2am, Daylight Saving Time ends. If your audience is largely U.S.-based, they might appreciate a heads-up.
November 9 is World Freedom Day. Ask your followers when they feel the most free.
November 11 is Veteran’s Day. Your audience might appreciate an opportunity to share about a loved one who’s currently serving, or is a veteran.
November 13 is World Kindness Day.
November 14 is International Girls Day. Honor an awesome girl you know, and give followers the opportunity to do the same.
November 17 is National Unfriend Day. Need to clean up your mailing list?
November 19 is International Men’s Day AND Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.
November 20 is Universal Children’s Day.
November 24 is Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day. Let your followers brag a bit!
November 23* is Thanksgiving in the U.S.
November 24* is Black Friday. Don’t forget the deals for your peeps.
November 25* is Small Business Saturday. Ask your audience to share recommendations for “shopping small.”
November 27* is Cyber Monday. Time for digital deals – for your business and for your followers.
November 28* is Giving Tuesday.
And there are still more ideas in Your Social Plan. Keep reading!
Which November Holidays 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 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
P – Promotional / Business Building
Check out Your Social Plan now and save hours on your social media marketing this month!
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This video offers a brief overview of each month’s top holiday.
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