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.
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.