Key Dates for Social Media in October

October is a lovely time of year. Autumn is well and truly setting in, the leaves will be falling soon and all things spooky will be making an appearance towards the end of the month. Social media in October will be full of people gearing up for Halloween, and even Christmas! But there are a few other fun dates worth mentioning this month too.

Dates to Consider

The month starts with International Coffee Day, which is, quite appropriately, on a Monday! Coffee is enjoyed around the world, so a post about it can be relatable to many.

The first Friday of every October is World Smile Day. A simple smile can make someone’s day and today celebrates the power behind it! The 5th is also World Teachers’ Day. Let’s take time to appreciate all the educators out there.

Day of the Girl, on the 11th of October, is dedicated to highlighting the struggles young girls around the world are facing. It aims to promote empowerment.

World Food Day is the day the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN was founded, but it now aims to help tackle hunger. Many organizations use the day to collect food for those in need.

The month, of course, ends with Halloween! There will be a lot of build-up leading to the big day! If your business is getting into the spooky mood and decorating and/or dressing up, be sure to share the pictures!

October also marks Pizza Month (yum!) and importantly, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Get Ready!

Social media in October has a big focus around Halloween, but as soon as it is over, get ready for the Christmas season! Get your ideas and content ready now for November and December to make your social media marketing efforts easier in the busy season. For a look ahead, check out our Key Dates for Autumn/Winter blog.

If you need a helping hand, get in touch with us at Digital Flamingo where we can help you create the perfect social media strategy and content calendar for your business.

Social Media Training Autumn Special

From now until the first of October, Digital Flamingo is offering 20% for in-house social media training. This is the perfect opportunity to get your business ready for the busy season ahead with greater knowledge into social media marketing.

Our affordable social media training is completely tailored to your business. Time is spent on topics that matter to you and your customers. It’s hands-on too, so we will be able to work on things together for even greater understanding.

What does it include?

Social media training is either for a half- or full-day and includes the following:

  • Consultation before training to discuss requirements
  • Bespoke training plan
  • Social media strategy
  • 30 days’ ongoing support after training, including follow up meeting

Depending on your business’ needs, social media training with Digital Flamingo can cover:

  • Introduction to social media marketing
  • Introduction to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and/or Pinterest
  • Setting up business pages
  • How to create a social media strategy
  • Creating content
  • The importance of hashtags and when to use them
  • Responding to comments and reviews
  • Scheduling
  • Setting up a social media policy for your business
  • …and much more!

Packages start at only £199 for a half-day and £360 for a full-day, including discount. Dates are limited, so get in touch to discuss your requirements and let us come up with a plan for your company’s social media training.

Why should my business do a social media training course?

Social media training allows businesses to better connect with their customers. This is created with a better understanding on how social media marketing works and developing plans that see results.

No matter what industry you’re in, social media can work for you. send us a message to arrange a free, no-obligation initial meeting to discuss requirements.

Terms and Conditions apply:

£50 deposit to secure date must be paid by 1st October 2018 to qualify for discount. Remaining balance is due before agreed training date.

Deposit is non-refundable if date is cancelled within 14 days of agreed training date. Deposit and any payment towards the balance will also be refunded in full in the event the trainer from Digital Flamingo cancels.

Training is recommended for ten attendees or less.

In-house social media training is limited to the Greater Manchester area.