After a soggy start for many, summer has arrived with a bang, with scorching temperatures and plenty of sunshine. It must be July! That enough seems plenty to celebrate, but here are even more key dates for social media in July to consider when putting together your social media plans for the month.
Key Events and Dates for July 2019
There will be plenty to talk about this month, but here are some of the key dates for social media in July that are bound to be trending.
1 – International Joke Day – Why do flamingos stand on one leg? Because if they didn’t stand on any, they’d fall over! Okay, okay…we’ll work on that for International Joke Day on the 1st July!
1-14 – Wimbledon – The famous tennis competition starts on the 1st and continues for two weeks. Get the strawberries and cream out! …and Pimms, of course.
4 – American Independence Day – The 4th of July is not taken lightly in the USA. The day is celebrated with plenty of barbecues and fireworks.
7 – World Chocolate Day – Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Chocolate is an easy topic of discussion, since so many of us love it. Ask your audience which their favourite chocolate is…it always brings a great discussion!
14 – British Grand Prix – Formula 1 fans will be flocking to Silverstone to see if Britain’s own Lewis Hamilton can clinch the top spot again.
17 – Hot Dog Day – Because, why not? There is a day for everything, isn’t there, and there’s no better time to have hot dog day than in July. Will you be grilling any over a barbecue this summer?
17 – World Emoji Day – Expect loads of emojis to be taking over (more so than normal) on World Emoji Day. It’s a day to celebrate emojis and appreciate how they have become part of digital communications. Share the emojis you think represent your company best. If you could create a new emoji, what would it be? We say flamingo, for sure.
21 – Ice Cream Day – Hot days call for cold ice cream! If you could create your perfect sundae, what would it include? (A banana split with lots of sprinkles for us!) It’s also ice cream month, so don’t limit yourself to one day with the ice cream celebrations!
21 – Junk Food Day – Because we all deserve a little indulgence every once in a while, what junk food is your go-to?
30 – Cheesecake Day – Because hot dog, ice cream, and junk food days weren’t enough, here comes Cheesecake Day. We had to add it though because…cheesecake!
30 – World Friendship Day – We should celebrate our friendships year round, but this day reminds us to reflect on the friendships we have and hold so dear. Be sure to remind your bestie that they’re cherished.
July is also Independent Retailer Month, so spread the word and help encourage users to discover their local, independent shops. There are some real gems to find, often items that aren’t found in the big stores. Support local!
It is also “Plastic-free July”. Can you challenge yourself to go single-use plastic free for at least one month? Use re-usable bags, bottles and cutlery and become more eco-friendly.
Keep Your Social Media Active This Summer
Summer is a time where things slow down for many businesses as people make the most of the nice weather and take some well-deserved time off. However, that doesn’t mean business stops. Let us work with you in creating a social media marketing strategy for the summer that let’s you enjoy the summer months with some peace of mind that your business is still active and engaging with others on social media. Contact us for a chat about our short-term social media marketing solutions today.