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 Monthly Holidays
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 (moustache growing for men’s health awareness!)
National Gratitude Month
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
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 ©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 2022 Weekly Holidays
These holidays last for a week(ish). Asterisked dates* change year to year.
Dates are correct for 2022 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 World Communication Week
Nov. 6–12* National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
Nov. 6–12* Dear Santa Letter Week
Nov. 7–13* World Kindness Week
Nov. 12–20* National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week
Nov. 14–20* Global Entrepreneurship Week
Nov. 20–26* National Family Week
Nov. 23–29* National Deal 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 2022 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 2022 and will be updated each year a few months ahead.
Here are some favorite November holidays:
November 1: Día de Los Muertos / All Saints Day
November 6:* Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am
November 9: World Freedom Day
November 11: Veteran’s Day
November 13: World Kindness Day
November 14: International Girls Day
November 17: National Unfriend Day
November 19: International Men’s Day AND Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
November 20: Universal Children’s Day
November 24: Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
November 24:* Thanksgiving
November 25:* Black Friday
November 26:* Small Business Saturday
November 28:* Cyber Monday
November 29:* 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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