If your social media strategy is feeling a bit stale, it’s time to mix things up. A great way to jumpstart your social media posts is by finding new and shareable content that your followers will find enjoyable. And what better way to do that than to create content around fun holidays?
Fun holidays have grown in popularity over the last few years. Every day there’s a new funky themed holiday that is trending on social media. Take advantage of this craze by adding your company’s voice to the conversation.
Below we share some holidays and what we think would make for compelling social media posts. #HappySocialMediaDay to you!
Random Holidays for Social Media
January 4 – Trivia Day
Share a piece of company trivia with your followers. Or better yet, share an industry tidbit that most people don’t know.
January 8 – Clean Off Your Desk Day
This is an easy one! Clean your desk and snap a photo to share on your Instagram story with the hashtag.
January 13 – Make Your Dreams Come True Day
There’s no better day to share your founder’s story than this one. Explain where their passion came from and how they got to where they are today.
January 23 – Handwriting Day
Share your favorite quote on Twitter by taking a picture of your favorite quote in your handwriting. It’s visual and adds a personal touch.
February 12 – Clean Out Your Computer Day
Find the person in your office with the least organized computer and start filming and Instagram Live of them organizing their computer!
February 17 – Random Act of Kindness Day
Encourage your followers by sharing what your brand did as a random act of kindness. For extra impact, include the #PayItForward so more people feel inspired by your good deed.
March 8 – Proofreading Day
Shock and awe your audience by taking a common quote and purposely misspelling every word. This is a tongue-and-cheek way of calling attention to the holiday and acknowledging the importance of proofreaders and copyeditors.
March 16 – Every Thing You Do is Right Day
There’s never any harm in encouraging others to take chances without fear of failure. Use this day to let your followers know that their way is the right way!
March 20 – World Storytelling Day
If you’re wanting to hire new employees, have current employees share how they joined the company. If you’re launching a new marketing campaign, explain the story behind the idea and why it resonates with your brand.
March 26 – Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
Self-explanatory… you do you.
April 1 – Fun at Work Day
Share your brand’s personality by highlighting a fun workday event.
April 16 – Wear Pajamas to Work Day
Encourage your employees to go all out and document the “winners” on social media. Bonus points if you encourage followers to send in their own pajama selfies!
May 11 – Eat What You Want Day
With thousands of social media accounts already devoted to food, go ahead and throw your hat in the ring by sharing food that’s in your brand’s colors.
May 12 – Limerick Day
Create a limerick for your brand.
Trust me, it will be oh so grand.
Five lines it will be,
For not just you and me,
But for all followers in the land.
June 4 – Leave the Office Early Day
Ask your social media followers to tag you on Facebook in photos of them sneaking out of the office early!
June 22 – Take Your Dog to Work Day
Puppies = Likes
June 23 – Typewriter Day
Share your fave quote but with a twist: Use a typewriter font.
July 1 – International Joke Day
A bee who?
July 5 – Workaholics Day
Make it humorous by showing a colleague on their laptop while drinking a glass of wine at happy hour…#Goals.
July 17 – World Emoji Day
Aug 4 – Single Working Women’s Day
Who runs the world? GIRLS!
Aug 9 – Book Lovers Day
Recommend some books to followers.
Aug 19 – World Photo Day
Sep 10 – Swap Ideas Day
Ask for followers to share any ideas they have for your brand!
Sep 13 – Positive Thinking Day
Reach into your inner zen and share what you find.
Sep 28 – Ask a Stupid Question Day
There are no stupid questions, just stupid…
Oct 7 – Frappe Day
We all know that caffeine fuels our days!
Oct 16 – Dictionary Day
Define your brand’s values on social media.
Oct 22 – Caps Lock Day
YOU GET THE PICTURE, RIGHT?
Nov 13 – World Kindness Day
Sharing the YouTube video of the Kid President will more than suffice.
Dec 26 – Thank You Note Day
Show your followers you care by sending some love their way!
We shared the above tips to help make your job a little easier. Still, let us know what you think of our tips. Here at Six Stories, we’d love to hear what worked for you!
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