It’s hard enough to keep up with the special occasions that you’ve known about for your whole life. So how are you supposed to keep track of the growing list of social media holidays like #InternationalCoffeeDay or #GrandparentsDay?
We’ve put together a Social Calendar to make your life easier, so you’ll be prepared to celebrate and to get those valuable social impressions.
Each month, starting with March, we’ll bring you a list of holidays to be aware of—social and otherwise—as well as inspiration for videos to create for them. We’re giving them to you a couple weeks early so you’ve got plenty of time to prepare.
Don’t feel any obligation to create something for every holiday on the list. The holidays you celebrate should tie back to your business in a way that’s clear to your customers. The good news is there are plenty to choose from.
With March just around the corner, we've rounded up a list of social holidays to celebrate with video. Here's a quick list, but read on for some ideas and inspiration for each specific holiday, complete with a few examples along the way. Take a look through and decide which videos you’ll make!
Highlight the people who make your business what it is with our Milestone Celebration video template. Grab photos from company gatherings or clips from around the office and call out your company achievements and the people who worked to accomplish them.
Hashtags to look out for: #EmployeeAppreciationDay, #EmployeeAppreciation
Is your business celebrating Fat Tuesday, or taking part in a local event? Make sure your social audience hears about it.
Hashtags to look out for: #MardiGras, #MardiGras2019, #FatTuesday
Share a list of inspiring quotes for International Women’s Day using our Editorial Quote List template.
Hashtags to look out for: #InternationalWomensDay, #IWD2019, #IWD19, #IWD
Technically, Daylight Savings falls on Sunday, March 10, but you might consider sharing a video on the 9th to remind your customers about the clock-change, and earn yourself a little goodwill while you’re at it.
Hashtags to look out for: #DaylightSavings, #SpringForward
Hashtags to look out for: #PiDay, #PiDay2019
If your business is wearing green for St. Paddy’s, grab your smartphone and snap a few pictures and video clips to show your pride in a video for social.
Hashtags to look out for: #StPatricksDay, #StPatricksDay2019
The return of Spring is reason to celebrate for many of us. Create something simple to welcome the return of the warmer months on behalf of your business. Here's a simple, one-block video example we used to celebrate the first day of Spring in our Facebook group last year.
Hashtags to look out for: #FirstDayofSpring
Get in on the puppy love by spotlighting office dogs or four-legged work-from-home assistants, or just use it as an excuse to share something cute. Our Editorial video template can be swapped out with your own cute puppy pics.
Looking to get creative? Our 4 Reasons to Smile template is a lighthearted template that can provide a good jumping-off point for your video too.
Hashtags to look out for: #NationalPuppyDay #PuppyDay
If you own a mom and pop business, don’t miss a chance to celebrate yourself! Our Business Story storyboard was designed precisely for videos like this one, and should help you encourage your social following to shop local and support small businesses.
Hashtags to look out for: #nationalmomandpopbusinessday
Earth Hour is celebrated at 8:30pm local time on March 30 by switching off the lights at your home and business for one hour. Document your participation in Earth Hour and share it with your customers. Our Wellness Explainer storyboard will give you a framework to capture your experience as well as discuss the "why" behind Earth Hour.
Hashtags to look out for: #EarthHour, #EarthHour2019
If we missed any essential March holidays, let us know in the comments! For more video inspiration, as well as feedback on your work from fellow video creators, join our private Facebook group, the Animoto Social Video Marketing Community.
Stay tuned in the coming months for more holidays that you may or may not have heard of already!