Crossword Puzzle day is coming up soon. Bet you didn’t know that!
We don’t blame you though.
We can’t count the number of times we have woken up to see a trending holiday on Twitter or somewhere else – and we didn’t even know it existed.
However, for marketers, it’s really important to be aware of these things
Imagine how much you could leverage crossword puzzle day to push your crossword games/ apps/ software to people?
Beyond that, think about how you can optimize some of your products/services to fit into the holidays we go over in this post.
It could even be as simple as just tuning your content for the day into the holiday, helping you connect with more people.
We all know the power of video, but combined with a seasonal marketing campaign and you are onto a winner!
Knowledge of holidays can be used to carefully plan your social media and email marketing strategy.
So that this becomes a winning strategy for you in 2019, here are holiday dates that you should keep in mind.
Important Marketing Holidays For 2019
1 – New Year’s Day
You don’t even need to sell people anything. Remind your customers how much you cherish them. Promise them new and exciting experiences in the new year. Live up to that promise though.
2 – Science Fiction Day
Go where no competitor has gone before. And may the force be with you on this day.
4 – National Trivia Day
This is one of the days when you can easily engage your audience. Set up a trivia to know how much they know about you or your brand. Make it interesting with a giveaway
5 – National Bird Day
No- we have no idea how you could use video to celebrate this day either.
11 – Human Trafficking Day
Show the human side of your business by lending your voice to the anti-human trafficking campaigns from all over the world
17 – Get to Know Your Customers Day
Need we say more? Don’t forget to throw something in for free if you can.
28 – Data Privacy Day
This is a good time to remind your customers and audience how safe their data is with you – especially if yours is a business that’s required to collect such information.
3 – Super Bowl Sunday.
This day changes year by year but it’s almost always the first Sunday in February.
4 – World Cancer Day
Recognize the pain and plights of those that are dealing with/ have conquered the disease. Let them know your thoughts are with them. Perhaps make a donation.
5 – Chinese New Year
A little celebration and promotion for your Chinese customers on their new year, don’t you think?
7 – National Send A Card to A Friend Day
Besides a card, you can send a heartfelt message to your most esteemed customers too. Let them know they aren’t forgotten.
14 – Valentine’s Day
Share some love in any way you deem fit. After all, that’s what the day is for.
20 – Love Your Pet Day
We haven’t seen a better day to run promotions on pet items and supplies.
1 – National Employee Appreciation Day
Marketing does not have to always be external. Send some love to your members of staff too. You can then extend it by appreciating other employees that patronize your business
2 – National Read Across America Day
Promote the reading culture (parents will love you for this). If you run a library/ bookselling platform, run a promotion on that day too
3 – National Dentist’s Day
8 – International Women’s Day
Take a moment out of your day to appreciate all the women in the world. You can even throw in some promotions on women-specific items, if you’re carrying any.
14 – Pi Day
You can go the extra mile to celebrate this day by posting your message/ making your promotions go live at 3:14. [Cos Pi equals 3.1428…]
20 – The First Day of Spring
What a great day to launch a new product or software to celebrate Spring.
1 – April Fool’s Day
Find a really bad product and promote that to your audience… Only joking of course.
April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day
This day is to raise awareness for people with autism, especially kids.
7 – World Health Day
Use this day to draw awareness to why people need to get checked regularly (for hospitals and clinics), stay in shape (for gyms), take care of their body (for spas), etc.
10 – National Siblings Day
You do know you can guilt-trip some siblings into getting stuff for their other siblings from you, right? Don’t say we told you so
16 – Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
No excuse needed to record a video in your PJs now.
17 – Haiku Poetry Day
Send some creative haiku around your brand to customers on this day. You can even invite them to send theirs in for a prize – provided they have the winning entry, that is.
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18 – Get to Know Your Customers Day
This is yet another one of the same holiday as above. If you missed the first one, or didn’t, you shouldn’t miss this one anyway.
21 – Easter Sunday
1 – International Workers Day
Appreciate all the workers in your business’ life. If you can offer them reduced offerings for the day/ week, that would go a long way too.
5 – Cinco de Mayo
A time to celebrate your Mexican customers.
13 – Mother’s Day
Curate products, locations, etc. that could be directed towards making the day memorable for mums.
15 – International Day of Families
17 – Endangered Species Day
This would be best suited for the IM world. Good products do still exist there, just you need a bit of luck finding them.
5 – World Environment Day
Show that your business is also in support of the green environment movement – or show that your business is in support of green environments.
8 – World Oceans Day
14 – World Blood Donors’ Day
A holiday that could be leveraged by medical marketers or those in related field.
14 – National Flag Day
16 – Father’s Day
Curate products, locations, etc. that could be directed towards making the day memorable for dads.
21 – World Music Day
21 – International Yoga Day
Show off your yoga classes, moves, tips and tricks.
Let people know how much yoga has done for you and what it can do for them too.
Yoga itself is a massive niche and one many affiliates love.
29 – Social Media Day
Facebook ads, Twitter Ads, Instagram ads. Cover them all and go crazy on this day.
2 – World UFO Day
7 – World Chocolate Day
Run some promotions on your sweet chocolate offerings. Throw some other flavors into the mix. Offer a free tasting session for the day. Anything that catches your fancy at all.
15 – Give Something Away Day
This is the prefect day to give your subscribers a freebie.
You can also run lead generation campaigns using this day as your angle.
17 – World Emoji Day
18 – Get to Know Your Customers Day
This is the third time this holiday is on this list. That tells you how fast your customers’ preferences can change, and how much you need to always be in line with it.
30 – International Day of Friendship
Do something nice for your subscribers without expecting anything in return.
8 – International Cat Day
Let your customers and prospects show some love to their pets with some of your offerings. It is even possible that they get something for their beloved pet for free. That just endears them to you the more.
9 – National Book Lovers Day
12 – World Elephant Day
We love elephants, but we do not sell any. Not sure about this one. Sorry.
13 – International Left Handers Day
16 – National Tell A Joke Day
Set the ball rolling with a joke. It would make better sense if you can tie that joke around your services/ products. Encourage your audience to come up with jokes themed around your business too, if you feel that would be a great idea.
19 – World Photo Day
Encourage your audience to submit a photo of them using/wearing your product. Perfect for E-commerce stores and of course, the best one gets a prize.
19 – World Humanitarian Day
2 – Labor Day
5 – International Day of Charity
Maybe give your audience a gift?
6 – Read A Book Day
Another day to encourage the reading culture and push your books (or ebooks), don’t you think?
8 – International Literacy Day
Again, a great time to promote anything reading related.
19 – Talk Like A Pirate Day
You can make this a fun day for your followers/ customers. Get to know who can pull off a pirate voice the best.
21 – Miniature Golf Day
26 – European Day of Languages
Check out which one of your customers knows the highest number of European languages. Besides that, get to know what background a good deal of your customers is from.
27- World Tourism Day
30 – International Podcast Day
Time to promote or start your podcast series?
1 – International Day of Older Persons
Have an older audience? Then now is the time to show your gratitude to the. Just be careful not to focus too much on their age 🙂
1 – International Coffee Day
4 – World Smile Day
13 – Train Your Brain Day
Provide some excellent value on this day with some cool facts about your industry.
16 – World Food Day
17 – International Day of The Eradication of Poverty
17 – Get to Know Your Customers Day
No. We aren’t kidding. This day is so important, it is coming up again!
20 – World Statistics Day
Share some important stats about your business. You can even share some stats about some of your top-selling products.
Such social proof can help drive more sales.
21 – Reptile Awareness Day
In the bearded dragon niche? Then this is the day to make some dosh!
24 – United Nations Day
25 – Greasy Foods Day
An affiliate for bacon? Today is going to rock for you.
30 – National Checklist Day
Encourage your customer base to look through their tasks, create better checklists and get through them. You can make it to totally be around them.
30 – National Publicist Day
31 – Halloween
Add a bit of fright to your campaigns to get in with the Halloween spirit.
1 – World Vegan Day
Anyone in the health or culinary niche should be able to run a campaign for this day
3 – National Sandwich Day
11 – Veterans Day
Appreciate the veterans from all over the world, putting their lives on the line to make the world a better place for us all.
14 – World Diabetes Day
15 – America Recycles Day
Green niches are big business and you can do your bit for the earth all while running a successful campaign
16 – International Day for Tolerance
17 – International Students Day
Do you know how much students love discounts? Try it on this day and you won’t regret making that move.
19 – International Men’s Day
Many angles you could take with your e-commerce business here.
19 – National Entrepreneurs Day
21 – World Hello Day
Don’t just say hello to your special customers. Encourage others to say hellos to even more people too.
28 – Thanksgiving Day
Be thankful that you have an audience and be sure to show them you are grateful they are there.
29 – Black Friday
US day (that has since gone global) with tons of sales and deal to be had. Do not miss out BUT remember that current customers will not always appreciate it id never ones get a better deal than they did.
30 – Small Business Saturday
Perfect for anyone running campaigns for local clients. On this day have a new angle to get business.
2 – Cyber Monday
Online stores and businesses offer great sales (Changes every year, always the Monday after Thanksgiving)
8 – Pretend to Be A Time Traveler Day
Ask your customers which one of your products they would like to get for their future or past self. That says a lot about your business, and shows their interest too.
Of course, this is just one of the many possible ways to spend the day.
10 – Human Rights Day
21 – Crossword Puzzle Day
Haha. We weren’t joking when we mentioned this up there. You know what to do – or, some of it, at least.
31 – New Year’s Eve
Probably best to take time off for this one as most of your audience will be having a drink.
There you have it.
A packed list of some of the many holidays that we are due to have in the year 2019.
You don’t need to wait till to start formulating your marketing strategies, though.
In fact, we advocate planning now and getting any marketing campaigns you have ready as soon as you can.
When these days hit, traffic is at it’s peak.
So make sure you are good to go.
Ranking your videos, running video PPC campaigns, doing affiliate promotions and effective communication with your audience is what its all about.
With these, you can get ahead of your competitors and wow your clients… every single time!
PS…We hope you liked our Marketing Holidays For 2019 Listicle. Please let us know by sharing it and how you plan to use this list for your own campaigns.