In this article, you’re going to learn how get your business in front of 1000’s of local and potential customers FREE with Facebook Events.
The 2 examples are restaurant-related but Facebook Events can be used in any type of local business. You just need a theme ans a little imagination.
You don’t have to put on a party, a parade, or hang banners or posters in order to have an “event.”
Your Event Can Be Anything You Want It To Be
An event can be a one-day affair or it can last all month long! Your event can revolve around a single item or a theme. It just takes a little imagination and a topic. The best way I can explain is with a couple of examples. Let’s pull an idea off of our March Marketing Ideas Calendar:
March 6th is National Oreo Cook Day. Take advantage of the popularity of this American favorite and create an Oreo Cookie Day Event!
If you’re in the restaurant business, you can promote Oreo Cookie milkshakes, Oreo cheesecakes, Oreo cupcakes, Oreo ice cream cake. Do you think there are some people around town who would be intrigued by the idea of an Oreo-inspired dessert selection? Of course, especially if it were a limited-time event.
But wait, National Oreo Cookie Day is just a 1-day holiday and maybe it’s not worth the trouble or risk of preparing all these Oreo-related desserts. No problem! Make your event last all week! Who’s stopping you? Here’s all you do: Announce how your restaurant is celebrating National Oreo Cookie Day by featuring Oreo Cookie-related treats all week (or all month, of you want) long!
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Here’s another idea: The month of March is Caffeine Awareness Month. Create an event on topic of coffee.
Your coffee vendor will be happy to provide free samples and personnel to entertain your customers with taste tests. You could market this event every day of the month OR just on weekends or just on Saturdays…whatever you want! Facebook lets YOU make the rules and they’ll keep marketing your event for as long as it lasts.
Use events to capture customers’ contact information so you can add them directly to your marketing list for future promotions/invitations.
You can even sell tickets to events by linking to a site like Eventbrite or a page on your own site which can sell tickets can collect money.
Facebook has created a smart phone app which millions of people have already downloaded. This app informs people of events going on nearby. People who don’t have the app still have the ability to see events in their news feed.
Fewer and fewer people actually see your Facebook fan page posts due to recent changes on Facebook’s move to sponsored (paid) posts. However, events will appear in your Facebook fans’ Notifications. When someone clicks on an event notification, here’s an example of what they might see:
When someone clicks on Interested or Going, many of their Facebook friends will see this in their Notifications. Some people will want to share this information because, let’s face it, we want to share good times with our friends. Another added bonus is the ability to sell tickets to an event and the Find Tickets button allows you to bring ticket buyers to your website or to another destination, such as Eventbrite (another place to market your event whether you’re selling tickets or not).
So when a Facebook Friend clicks Going to an event, this is what appears in her friends’ Notifications. This acts as social proof and starts the whole cycle again of possibly reaching more and more people who may otherwise never have known your business exists, so maybe they’ll end up as customers.
Supporting a cause will popularize and endear you and your business to a section of the population who feels affinity toward the cause. This locally-owned liquor store is running an event featuring food, wine and spirits and is donating proceeds to The Ronald McDonald House. I feel fairly certain the liquor and wine vendors will be supporting the store by sponsoring some food, drink, personnel, and maybe even some money for the event, all the while, driving customers to the store who will be obliged to support the cause by making a purchase.
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Asset Management Awareness Month
Endometriosis Awareness Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
National Caffeine Awareness Month
National Brain Injury Awareness Month
National Celery Month
National Craft Month
National Credit Education Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Kidney Month
National Noodle Month
National Nutrition Month
National Peanut Month
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Music in Our Schools Month
National Professional Social Work Month
3/3 Alexander Graham Bell
3/12 Mitt Romney
3/20 Kathy Ireland
3/24 Sam Ballmer – CEO of Microsoft
3/26 Larry Page – co-founder of Google
3/29 Sam Walton – known for Wal-Mart and Sams Clubs
3/30 Celine Dion
Universal Human Beings Week
National Write a Letter Appreciation Week
National Pet Sitters Week
National Consumer Protection Week
National Procrastination Week
Newspapers in Education Week
National Read and eBook Week
International Celebrate Your Name Week
March 11 – 17
National Sleep Awareness Week
Girl Scout Week
Brain Awareness Week
March 18 – 24
National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week
National Animal Poison Prevention Week
National Fix a Leak Week
Health Information Professionals Week
American Crossword Puzzles Week
March 26 – April 1
National Cleaning Week
3/1/2018 National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
3/2/2018 National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) / National Employee Appreciation Day
3/3/2018 National Anthem Day
3/4/2018 Marching Music Day / National Hug a G.I. Day
3/5/2018 National Cheese Doodle Day / National Multiple Personality Day
3/6/2018 National Oreo Cookie Day / National Dentist’s Day
3/7/2018 National Cereal Day
3/8/2018 International Woman’s Day / National Proofreading Day
3/9/2018 National Day of Unplugging / National Barbie Day
3/10/2018 National Pack Your Lunch Day / National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day
3/11/2018 National Promposal Day / Daylight Savings Day
3/12/2018 National Girl Scout Day / National Plant a Flower Day / National Napping Day
3/13/2018 National Good Samaritan Day / National K-9 Veterans Day
3/14/2018 National PI Day / National Registerd Dietitian Nutritionist Day
3/15/2018 National You Think Everything is Wrong Day
3/16/2018 National Everything You Do is Right Day
3/17/2018 St. Patricks Day
3/18/2018 National Awkward Moments Day / National Supreme Sacrifice Day
3/19/2018 National Let’s Laugh Day
3/20/2018 National Proposal Day / Spring Begins
3/21/2018 National Common Courtesy Day
3/22/2018 National Goof Off Day
3/23/2018 National Near Miss Day
3/24/2018 National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
3/25/2018 National Medal of Honor Day / National Tolkien Reading Day
3/26/2018 Epilepsy Awareness Day
3/27/2018 National Education and Sharing Day
3/28/2018 National Little Red Wagon Day / National Something on Stick Day
3/29/2018 National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
3/30/2018 Virtual Vacation Day / National Doctors Day
3/31/2018 National Crayon Day
The information below is not new. It’s not my opinion. I learned it from Jay Abraham, known for his guru-status as a master marketer, author, and mentor to hundreds of successful people and business owners. I’m not certain Jay Abraham was the first to distill this “3-Ways” philosophy. It was probably determined decades (or perhaps generations) before him. It may have been Jay Abraham…I most certainly did learn it from reading his books.
The 3 Ways are simple and straightforward and even if you’ve heard them or read them before, they’re worth pondering frequently. Doing so will help remind you to keep these facts in mind every time you invest in marketing, manage your people, and interact with customers. You may come up with some other ways but their most likely a subset of one of these 3 main ways.
A continuing flow of new customers is one way to increase sales. It’s also necessary in order to maintain sales. We will always lose customers through attrition: they move, they change providers, change lifestyles, they die…So, it’s important to keep a customer acquisition strategy in your marketing plans. Here are a few New Customer Acquisition Strategies:
Offer more selection, offer higher-priced options. Create incentives such as combining products or services to reach higher purchase plateaus. Do you know the size of your average sale? Set aside some time with a pen and a notebook and brainstorm some ideas on how you can create some value-added products or services (or combinations of products or services) to stimulate larger sales.
I was consulting a restaurant recently. They always had a selection of homemade cheesecakes. At the end of the meal, their wait staff would say, “Would anyone care for dessert?” That’s not how you sell dessert! I created a dessert menu featuring 4-6 selections which I trained the staff to deliver while the dinner plates were being cleared. Dessert sales soared. EASY! (We would have used a dessert cart if the dining room was situated differently.)
Did you know that adding this: (*) next to certain menu selections will increase the sales of those selections? It’s true! You don’t even need to explain what those symbols mean. You can train your staff to say, “They’re the chef’s specialties.” These should always be the dishes (or products or services) you love to deliver because you do them well and they’re profitable. Can you think of some dishes, products, or services you can emphasize so you can sell more of them and charge more for them too?
How often do you serve the average customer? Get that pen and notebook back out and write down some ideas you have to increase customer frequency. Here are 3 ways I have used successfully over the 3 decades I’ve been in business:
Collect customer contact information and keep in touch. It’s not your customers’ job to think of you all the time..it’s YOUR job to remind them. Use email to inform them of your new menu, your specials, your promotions. Send them special Birthday Vouchers. When people give you their email address, they are TELLING you, “Send me your offers!” This is a gift, so don’t be shy to deliver. Use email.
This is an extreme example but a true one. I have also been known to show up at customers’ places of business. There is a bonding which takes place in these types of scenarios. I’ve found that most business owners become closer and more loyal with more face time and more handshakes.
One more thing:
Never forget about giving your customers a 5-star experience. There’s no substitute for it.
Consider this example of how a 10% improvement in each of these 3 areas create dramatic results:
Let’s say your average customer spends $30 per transaction. Let’s say you see him/her once/month. That’s $360 in sales per year. Let’s say you have 500 customers like this one. That’s $180,000 in sales.
Let’s say you increase your customer base, your average-size sale and your customer purchase frequency EACH by 10%.
Now you have 550 customers, each spending $33.00, 13.2 times per year. Here’s the math: 550 x $33.00 x 13.2=$239,580.00
That’s almost $60,000 in increased sales…a 33% increase. How much profit will you gain from a 33% increase in sales?
It’s good to have your eye on a goal and plans to help reach the goal. I hope this stirs your imagination and motivates you to take action.
Free and Open Source Software Month
American Heart Month
An Affair to Remember Month
Black History Month
Canned Food Month
Creative Romance Month
Great American Pie Month
National Bake for Family Fun Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Cherry Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Heart Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Library Lover’s Month
National Macadamia Nut Month
National Snack Food Month
National Weddings Month
Famous February Birthdays
2/6 Ronald Reagan
2/7 Charles Dickens
2/12 Abraham Lincoln
2/17 Michael Jordan
2/18 Enzo Ferrari
2/22 George Washington
2/24 Steve Jobs
2/25 George Harrison
2/28 Randi Zuckerberg
US Snow Sculpting Week
Feb 1 – 7
Women’s Heart Week
National Patient Recognition Week
Solo Diners Out Week
Feb 5 – 11
Burn Awareness Week
Boy Scout Anniversary Week
Feb 7 – 14
International Week of Black Women in the Arts
Dump Your Signficant Jerk Week
National Crime Prevention week
Feb 12 – 18
Children of Alcoholics Week
International Friendship Week
Random Acts of Kindness Week
Feb 14 – 21
Alzheimers Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week
Learning Disabilities Week
Feb 19 – 25
Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week
Pay Your Bills Week
Build a Better Trade Show Image Week
Feb 26 – March 4
Telecommuter Appreciation Week
Peace Corp Week
2/1/2018 National Freedom Day
2/2/2018 Groundhog Day
2/3/2018 National Missing Person Day
2/4/2018 National Homemade Soup Day
2/5/2018 National Weatherpersons Day
2/6/2018 National Frozen Yogurt Day
2/7/2018 National Send a Card to a Friend Day / National Periodic Table Day
2/8/2018 National Boy Scouts Day / National Kite Flying Day
2/9/2018 National Pizza Day
2/10/2018 National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
2/11/2018 National Inventors Day
2/12/2018 National Clean Out Your Computer Day
2/13/2018 Fat Tuesday / Safer Internet Day
2/14/2018 Valentines Day / National Organ Do nor Day
2/15/2018 Singles Awareness Day / National Gumdrop Day
2/16/2018 National Caregivers Day
2/17/2018 National Random Acts of Kindness Day
2/18/2018 National Drink Wine Day
2/19/2018 Presidents Day
2/20/2018 National Love Your Pet Day
2/21/2018 National Sticky Bun Day
2/22/2018 National Chili Day
2/23/2018 National Dog Biscuit Day
2/24/2018 National Tortilla Chip Day
2/25/2018 National Clam Chowder Day
2/26/2018 National Tell a Fairy Tale Day
2/27/2018 Spay Day / National Polar Bear Day
2/28/2018 National Public Sleeping Day / National Tooth Fairy Day
It’s the New Year and a typical time to think about how this year will be different and better than last year. For a few of us, being more organized ISN’T on the list. For the rest of us, it is (or probably should be).
I am admittedly NOT the organized type and I really don’t ever expect to be. I know my disorganization is part of my personality type (thank you, Kolbe Personality Type Index), but I also know my disorganization wastes a lot of my productivity time, adds to frustration, and a boatload of negative self-talk.
This technique I just heard about seems like something I should try. Seems good enough to share too. The reason I’m sharing it in a post is largely because it puts me on the spot to stick to it…a sort of public accountability.
I don’t know if it has a name but I’m going to call it the One-Minute Rule.
I tend to leave a lot of crap on my desk. Sometimes I find myself with piles of things in various places besides my desk. Knowing this is part of my personality type and I don’t let it bother me too much. After all I’ve gotten along this far. However this one minute rule makes a heck of a lot of sense. So here goes:
Whenever there is a potential for getting something done in one minute or less, just do it now. It could be as something as simple as hanging up your coat opening and acting upon a piece of mail or writing a check.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big believer in budgeting time for eliminating like tasks. In other words, set all the mail aside for a few days and then tackle the whole pile in one sitting. Batch anything that is repetitious or similar is time-efficient.
The One-Minute Rule applies to things which stand alone or tend to be the first thing in a potential pile. And that’s why this strategy appeals to me. I’m not sure I’m going to fall in love with this but it seems sensible enough to try and to suggest. Perhaps I’ll get back to you in a month or so and let you know how I make out. If you happen to try this and have any comments about your success or lack thereof then please do let me know how it went for you.
BEFORE clicking on that Facebook tab, take a moment to look or think about how you could invest One Minute to declutter or take some positive action. How will THAT affect your productivity? This could be a big swing in terms of time wasted vs. time invested.
I imagine repeating this exercise and the positive feelings we’ll get from it 3-5 times a day will be good for mental health while also delivering the benefit of a more productive day and a clearer desk.
Will you join me in applying the One-Minute Rule? Leave a comment below.
I’m Andrew Mazer and I’ve been serving business owners my entire adult life. I started my own wholesale company, Mazer Wholesale, Inc. in 1986 when I was just 21 years old. This business still exists today. I learned how to successfully market my business and products online and eventually began helping other business owners in various fields do the same. I’ve help restaurants, hotels/motels, service companies like massage therapists, electricians, garage door repair companies, venture capital money lenders, law firms and more leverage the power of the web to get more customers and make more money. SUBSCRIBE TO MY MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, CLICK HERE.
When I clicked on to LinkedIn today, the first thing that popped up was a post by Richard Branson. The article was about taking notes. He says if it were not for the notes that he took throughout the course of his career he would have lost the ability to take advantage of numerous opportunities.
Ideas are fleeting. They can slip through the cracks so quickly. Yesterday I heard that the human brain can only capture the equivalent of about a Post-It note’s worth of information at any given time. In a typical meeting or conversation with a person or a group of people the topics and ideas can bounce around by the dozens. Good ideas can just evaporate so quickly.
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Branson’s article validated me in a certain sense because I’ve been carrying around an old fashioned marble composition book everywhere I go for about the last 15 years. I have hundreds of these books filled with notes and ideas and daily journals and customer orders and email addresses and all kinds of other information. I’m kind of proud of this and today a multi-billionaire validated my habit and routine.
The reason I’m sharing this with you today is to sort of enforce my new goal which is to review my notebooks habitually. Jim Rohn used to say, “Run the tapes again. Take 10 minutes to go over the day. Take an hour to go over the week. Take a day to go over the month, and take a week to go over the year.”
I’ve been hearing a lot about the word habit lately. Habit being more important than motivation or discipline. Discipline creates habits and habits are what creates consistency in behavior and, therefore, success. Habit, NOT discipline, is the key to the biggest successes. I believe my habit of rising early has made a massive difference in my success. I DO have the habit of taking notes. My weakness is in reviewing them. I’m determined to make a habit of reviewing my days.
To come public with my thoughts and feelings and notes on this subject, it’s my intention to make it a public announcement so that it will help me with the discipline I need to continue the good habit of taking notes but also forming the habit of reviewing them and acting upon the good ones.
These are not only the stepping-stones to building my business but they are also the Mosaic of much of my life. Who knows, maybe they will come in handy for my children and even my grandchildren. I believe that would be my greatest gift and legacy. Not a bad aspiration, if I do say so myself.
I’m Andrew Mazer and I’ve been serving business owners my entire adult life. I started my own wholesale company, Mazer Wholesale, Inc. in 1986 when I was just 21 years old. This business still exists today. I learned how to successfully market my business and products online and eventually began helping other business owners in various fields do the same. I’ve help restaurants, hotels/motels, service companies like massage therapists, electricians, garage door repair companies, venture capital money lenders, law firms and more leverage the power of the web to get more customers and make more money.
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In this article, you’re going to understand why more pictures in your marketing translates into more revenue in your cash registers. The examples in this article are restaurant-related but any business can easily fit this advice into their online marketing strategy.
Your marketing has only seconds to deliver a message. In order to get people to read the words on your website, you need to capture their attention with pictures first.
Fast and clear communication is a top priority when marketing your business. Eyes gravitate to images, the brain will understand the image and then the person may decide to read the text. Too many words and too few images and you run the risk of losing your website visitor before they’ve taken the time to learn more about your restaurant.
What are you selling? Are you selling a high quality dining experience, speed and convenience, a casual family dining experience, or a romantic experience? Pictures of your food and photos of typical customers in your dining room help people to see themselves in your place, eating food and having an experience. Images help people confirm they’re looking at the kind of place for them or for their occasion. Pictures plant ideas, aromas and flavors into the mind and put people in the mood for food. Think about the national brands and how they advertise on TV using images of rich-looking, steamy pasta dishes, families laughing and smiling as they plunge a forkful of lobster tail into a dish of melted butter. YOU can do this too!
The smart phone in your pocket right now and a table with a white table cloth is all you really need to take a good photo of the food coming off your line. Take pictures of everything!
A picture is worth 1000 words. You have a wonderful selection…but it’s all words! The menu you post on your website can have photos of every dish! Your menu with photos will help people decide to choose your restaurant over your competitors simply by putting them in the mood for your food.
There’s an old saying in marketing: THE MORE YOU TELL, THE MORE YOU SELL.
First, say it with a picture. Next, say it with words.
Do you have a signature dish?…one that you like to sell more than any other? Sell more of it by showcasing it with a great photo and deeply detailed description. Give it its very own web page and get people to give you their feedback and testimonials on it. Post a photo of a customer preparing to devour that masterpiece! That’s marketing.
Restaurant Marketing Fundamentals Part II: Repurposing
What is repurposing? It’s reusing your marketing materials (assets) for more marketing actions. Now that you’re building this library of photos of your food, your dining room, and delighted customers, you can use these assets for your social media marketing, your email marketing and on all your online profiles. The more images uploaded onto your Google, Yelp, and Trip Advisor profiles, the more likely it is you will attract new customers from these marketing engines.
Easy to Do– No Special Skills Required
Taking photos, saving them in your computer and uploading them to a website, social media post, or search engine profiles takes no special skills and can be done in a matter of minutes. Every bit of this kind of marketing will serve you and your business indefinitely…these are business assets that work for you driving more new customers, revenue, and making your business more valuable over time. •
If this makes sense but you need some help getting this process started, just ask for some help. That’s what I’m here for.
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Best wishes for a strong 2018.
Your friend in the marketing business,
January Calendar of Marketing Topics
Using a topic (ideas provided below) and a CTA (a Call-To-Action) such as a limited-time offer or a coupon is a great way to stimulate sales.
Read through these off-beat holidays and use your imagination. How could you use any of these to make a unique marketing message for your business.
National Bath Safety Month
National Blood Donor Month
National Braille Literacy Month
National Hobby Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
National Slow Cooking Month
National Soup Month
Jan 3 – J.R.R Tolkien
Jan 8 – Stephen Hawking, Scientist
Jan 17 – Benjamin Franklin
Jan 17 – Muhammad Ali
Jan 22 – Guy Fieri
Jan 29 – Oprah Winfrey
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January 1 – 7
Diet Resolution Week
Silent Record Week
New Year’s Resolution Week
January 8 – 14
National Pizza Week
Universal Letter Writing Week
Home Office Safety Week
January 11 – 17
National Soccer Coaches Week
January 15 – 21
Hunt for Happiness Week
Sugar Awareness Week
No Name Calling Week
January 23 – 27
Clean Out Your Inbox Week
National School Choice Week
National Irish Coffee Week
Catholic Schools Week
1/1/2018 National Hangover Day / New Years Day
1/2/2018 National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
1/3/2018 National Fruitcake Toss Day
1/4/2018 National Trivia Day
1/5/2018 National Whipped Cream Day
1/6/2018 National Cuddleup Day / National Technology Day
1/7/2018 National Bobblehead Day
1/8/2018 National Winter Skin Relief Day
1/9/2018 National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
1/10/2018 National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
1/11/2018 National Milk Day
1/12/2018 Kiss a Ginger Day
1/13/2018 National Rubber Ducky Day
1/14/2018 National Sunday Supper Day
1/15/2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Day
1/16/2018 National Fig Newton Day
1/17/2018 National Bootleggers Day
1/18/2018 Get To Know Your Customers Day
1/19/2018 National Popcorn Day
1/20/2018 National Disc Jockey Day
1/21/2018 National Hugging Day
1/22/2018 National Blonde Brownie Day
1/23/2018 National PIE Day
1/24/2018 National Compliment Day
1/25/2018 National Opposite Day
1/26/2018 National Spouses Day
1/27/2018 National Chocolate Cake Day
1/28/2018 National Have Fun At Work Day
1/29/2018 National Puzzle Day
1/30/2018 National Plan For Vacation Day
1/31/2018 National Backward Day
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AIDS Awareness Month
Bingo’s Birthday Month
National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month
National Human Rights Month
National Tie Month
National Write a Business Plan Month
Operation Santa Paws (December 1-December 24)
Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Tomato and Winter Squash Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
Dec 5 – Walt Disney
Dec 6 – Satoru Iwata, Former President and CEO of Nintendo
Dec 10 – Bobby Flay, American Chef
Dec 12 – Frank Sinatra, Singer and Actor
Dec 15 – J. Paul Getty, Businessman
Dec 20 – Dick Wolf, Television Producer
Dec 25 – Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Dec 25 – Conrad Hilton, Hotelier
Dec 30 – LeBron James, NBA Star
Dec 31 – Donald Trump Jr.
Dec 3 – 9
National Handwashing Awareness Week, December 3-9
Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week
Dec 18 – 22
Cookie Exchange Week, December 18-22
Dec 17 – 23
Gluten-free Baking Week
Dec 12 – 20
Dec 26 – Jan 1
12/1/2017 World AIDS Day / Rosa Parks Day / National Pie Day
12/2/2017 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery / National Mutt Day
12/3/2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
12/4/2017 National Cookie Day
12/5/2017 Bathtub Party Day / International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
12/6/2017 St. Nicholas Day
12/7/2017 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
12/8/2017 National Brownie Day
12/9/2017 National Wreaths Across America Day
12/10/2017 Dewey Decimal System Day / Human Rights Day
12/11/2017 UNICEF Birthday
12/12/2017 Gingerbread House Day / Chanukah Begins
12/13/2017 National Cocoa Day
12/14/2017 National Bouillabaisse Day
12/15/2017 Bill of Rights Day / National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
12/16/2017 National Chocolate-covered Anything Day / Free Shipping Day
12/17/2017 Wright Brothers Day
12/18/2017 Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day
12/19/2017 National Oatmeal Muffin Day
12/20/2017 National Sangria Day
12/21/2017 Winter Solstice / Crossword Puzzle Day
12/22/2017 National Date Nut Bread Day
12/24/2017 Christmas Eve / National Eggnog Day
12/26/2017 Box Day (Canada) / National Candy Cane Day
12/27/2017 National Fruitcake Day
12/28/2017 Pledge of Allegiance Day
12/29/2017 Tick Tock Day
12/30/2017 Bacon Day
12/31/2017 New Year’s Eve
Just so you know, these marketing calendars we share each month will often vary from year-to-year because of interesting new holidays or topics. Plus, some of these don’t happen on the same date each year but rather a certain day-for example: the 2nd Tuesday in November. We will add various celebrity (or otherwise historical figures’) birthdays, and historic events so be sure to subscribe so you never miss an edition of this Monthly Marketing Ideas Calendar.
Looking for ideas for social media posts, blogs, emails or in-store promotions? Take a look at these ideas and stand out from the crowd.
Novemeber Monthly Holidays
Adopt a Senior Pet Month
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month
Family Stories Month
Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
Greens and Plantains Month
Historic Bridge Awareness Month
International Drum (Percussion) Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Military Family Appreciation Month
National Adoption Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Month
National COPD Month
National Diabetes Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Fun with Fondue Month
National Georgia Pecan Month
National Gratitude Month
National Home Care and Hospice Month
National Inspirational Role Models Month
\National Long-term Care Awareness Month
National Marrow Awareness Month
National Native American Heritage Month
National Family Literacy Month
National Novel Writing Month
National Peanut Butter Lovers Month
National Pepper Month
National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
National Pomegranate Month
National PPSI AIDS Awareness Month
National Raisin Bread Month
National Roasting Month
National Scholarship Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
Famous November Birthdays
Nov 6 – Laurene Powell Jobs – Famous as Businesswoman, Widow of Steve
November 7 – Marie Curie – First Woman to Receive a Nobel Prize
Nov 8 – Gordon Ramsey – Chef, Restaurateur
Nov 19 – Jack Dorsey – co-founder of Twitter
Nov 19 – Ted Turner – Media Tycoon
Nov. 20 – Joe Biden – Famous as Vice President
Nov 27 – Bill Nye – Known as the Science Guy
November Weekly Holidays
Drowsy Driving Prevention Week
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week
Geography Awareness Week
National Split Pea Soup Week
World Kindness Week
American Education Week
National Farm-City Week
International Fraud Awareness Week
National Family Week, November
National Game and Puzzle Week
Better Conversation Week
Church/State Separation Week
National Deal Week
November Daily Holidays
11/1/2017 World Vegan Day / National Authors Day
11/2/2017 National Men Make Dinner Day (Must Cook, No BBQ Allowed!) / Traffic Directors Day
11/3/2017 National Housewife’s Day
11/4/2017 National Candy Day / National Stress Awareness Day
11/5/2017 Daylight Saving Time Ends – First Sunday in November
11/6/2017 National Nachos Day / Saxophone Day
11/7/2017 National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
11/8/2017 National Cappuccino Day / National STEM/STEAM Day
11/9/2017 National Scrapple Day
11/10/2017 Marine Corps Birthday
11/11/2017 Veterans Day / National Sundae Day
11/12/2017 Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
11/13/2017 World Kindness Day
11/14/2017 World Diabetes Day
11/15/2017 America Recycles Day / National Educational Support Professionals Day
11/16/2017 National Fast Food Day / World Philosophy Day
11/17/2017 National Take a Hike Day / National Baklava Day
11/18/2017 Mickey Mouse Birthday
11/19/2017 International Men’s Day / National Play Monopoly Day
11/20/2017 International Transgender Day of Remembrance / Universal Children’s Day
11/21/2017 World Hello Day / National Stuffing Day
11/22/2017 Tie One On Day – Day before Thanksgiving
11/23/2017 Thanksgiving Day
11/24/2017 National Day of Listening / Black Friday
11/25/2017 Small Business Saturday – Shop Small
11/26/2017 National Cake Day
11/27/2017 Cyber Monday
11/28/2017 National French Toast Day / National Day of Giving
11/29/2017 Electronic Greetings Day
11/30/2017 National Meth Awareness Day / Computer Security Day