October 2017 Marketing Ideas Calendar

Good marketing gets attention. Here’s a list of more than 50 ideas you can use to create blog posts, social media posts, and in-store promotions.

Marketing Ideas for October, 2017

October is National Chili Month

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Monthly Holidays

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

AIDS Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Celiac Disease Awareness Month

Class Reunion Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Emotional Wellness Month

Employee Ownership Month

Financial Planning Month

Halloween Safety Month

Health Literacy Month

International Walk To School Month

LGBT History Month

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

National Apple Month

National Arts and Humanities Month

National Book Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

National Chili Month

National Chiropractic Month

National Cookie Month

National Crime Prevention Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Dessert Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Depression Education and Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Ergonomics Month

National Go On a Field Trip Month

National Pasta Month

National Physical Therapy Month

National Pizza Month

National Popcorn Poppin’ Month

National Pork Month

National Pretzel Month

National Protect Your Hearing Month

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

National Reading Group Month

Tackling Hunger Month

Vegetarian Month

World Menopause Month



Weekly Holidays


October 1 – 7

Great Books Week

International Postcard Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week

National Work From Home week

Kids Goal Setting Week


October 8-14

Earth Science Week

Veterinary Technicians Week

National School Lunch Week


October 15 – 21

Bully Bystanders Unite Week

Freedom of Speech Week

Medical Assistants Recognition Week

National Business Woman’s Week

National Friends of Library Week

National Teen Drivers Safety Week


October 22 -28

Red Ribbon Week

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

National Massage Therapy Week



Daily Holidays


10/1/2017        International Day of Older Persons

10/2/2017        International Day of Nonviolence

10/3/2017        National Techies Day

10/4/2017        World Animal Day / National Taco Day

10/5/2017        World Teachers Day / National Do Something Nice Day

10/6/2017        World Smile Day

10/7/2017        National Frappe Day

10/8/2017        National Pierogi Day

10/9/2017        National Kick Butt Day / Columbus Day

10/10/2017      World Mental Health Day

10/11/2017      National Coming Out Day / National Emergency Nurses Day / National Stop Bullying Day

10/12/2017      National Gumbo Day

10/13/2017      Navy Birthday

10/14/2017      National Motorcycle Ride Day

10/15/2017      Global Handwashing Day / National I Love Lucy Day

10/16/2017      National Dictionary Day / Boss’s Day

10/17/2017      National Pasta Day

10/18/2017      National Chocolate Cupcake Day / Medical Assistants Recognition Day

10/19/2017      National Seafood Bisque Day / National Get Smart About Credit Day

10/20/2017      National Mammography Day

10/21/2017      National Sweetest Day

10/22/2017      International Stuttering Awareness Day // National Mother in Law Day

10/23/2017      iPod Day

10/24/2017      National Food Day

10/25/2017      Chucky, The Notorious Killer Doll Day / Sourest Day

10/26/2017      National Day of the Deployed

10/27/2017      National Frankenstein Day

10/28/2017      National Make a Difference Day

10/29/2017      World Stroke Day

10/30/2017      National Candy Corn Day / National Speak Up For Service Day

10/31/2017      Halloween

About the Author Andrew Mazer

Andrew Mazer, Founder of Mazer Wholesale, Inc. established since 1986. In 1996, I began marketing my wholesale business online. In 2009, I began helping other business owners market THEIR business online. I am the author of The Business Owner's Guide to Marketing Online, The Groupon Solution, and The One Good Idea Newsletter. Contact me at Andrew@smallbusinessu.org

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