Oh hi, July! Is this year flying by or what? We are past the half-way mark of 2017, and believe it or not, planning for the end of the year. (If you've got a gift-worthy product or service, this is the time to start outreach for holiday gift guides!) As for the month directly ahead, July has no shortage of great events that can serve as an inspirational source for blogging. These ideas are also applicable to your social media and media relations pitches. To get you started, here are just a few opportunities this month to align your brand or business with some already note-worthy happenings online.
- Culinary Arts Month
- Independent Retailer Month
- National Ice Cream Month
- Picnic Month
- Social Wellness Month
Daily opportunities include...
July 4: Independence Day (U.S.)
July 5: National Bikini Day
July 7: Chocolate Day
July 10: National Pina Colada Day
July 11: National Mojito Day
July 16: National Ice Cream Day (3rd Sunday)
July 23: Parents Day
July 27: National Scotch Day
July 29: Lipstick Day
July 30: International Day of Friendship
Want more content ideas for the year? These are just a few of the ones we've identified! We have developed four editorial content calendars specifically for the food & drink, arts & hobbies, health & wellness, and lifestyle industries. You can find them under the Instant Resources tab here on the FACTEUR website (and showcased below). We've pulled together social media, blogging, and PR opportunities based on monthly and daily holidays, hashtags, and high profile events that are related to each of those industries. Also included is a list of story ideas to get you started with developing your editorial plan, as well as space to brainstorm your own ideas. We're offering each calendar for $10, and if you buy all four with our Blogger Bundle, you basically get one free! Plus, every time we update the calendars, we'll make sure you'll get the newest iteration (at no extra charge, of course). Happy creating!