Take Advantage of What will be Trending in October

Trending in October

Can you believe there are only 3 more months left in 2020? I’m sure, like most people, you can’t wait for 2020 to be over! What’s going to make this last quarter of 2020 different is that it’s being forecasted that the economy will get better with the holiday sales season.

Though as of this date, Amazon hasn’t announced when their Amazon Prime Day will be, it will be in the 4th quarter — either October, November or December. It makes sense, from what I’m hearing of an earlier start to the holiday shopping season, that it will be in October. Forget Black Friday or Cyber Monday, think Cyber October.

Of course, you can’t forget the election and other political trends. Be careful with these. You don’t want to alienate anyone by showing favoritism to one party over another. Keep business and personal separate.

Watch for all this to be trending on social media.

Besides that, there are observance and awareness days that trend especially on Twitter. Check out this list, then plan out your content: blog posts, videos, social media posts where you can spin your marketing message around these trends.

calendarThis isn’t a complete list as I find some of them silly. If you’d like to see the full lists of days and awareness weeks and months, check out these calendars:

The calendars offer some links to details on the observances to might help you if you’re blogging. Schedule out tweets using TweetDeck.

Tell stories, show support, have fun!

October is National ….. Month:

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
AIDS Awareness Month
American Cheese Month
Bat Appreciation Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
World Blindness Awareness Month
Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month
Children’s Magazine Month
Christmas Seal Campaign (10/1-12/31)
Church Library Month
Church Safety and Security Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Energy Management is a Family Affair-Improve Your Home Month
Financial Planning Month
Global Diversity Awareness Month
International Strategic Planning Month
Healthy Lungs Month
Hunger Awareness Month
Long Term Care Planning Month
National Book Month
National Bullying Prevention Month
National Chiropractic Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Critical Illness Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Depression Education & Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Dropout Prevention Month
National Energy Awareness Month (Go Green)
National Ergonomics Month
National Fair Trade Month
National Go On A Field Trip Month
National Kitchen & Bath Month
National Learning and Development Month
National Liver Cancer Awareness Month
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Pasta Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Pizza Month
National Reading Group Month
National Roller Skating Month
National Spinal Health Month
National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month – October
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Organize Your Medical Information Month
Photographer Appreciation Month
Positive Attitude Month
Right Brainers Rule! Month
Self-Promotion Month
Spinach Lovers Month
Squirrel Awareness Month Link (Different Than Squirrel Appreciation Day in January)
Tackling Hunger Month
Talk About Prescriptions Month
Vegetarian Month
Work and Family Month
Workplace Politics Awareness Month
World Menopause Month

Days that will be trending:

1 – National Hair Day

National Child Health Day

International Day of the Older Person

National Homemade Cookies Day

2 – Name Your Car Day (Mine’s Luigi – he’s a Fiat)

International Day of Non-Violence

Walk to School Day

National Manufacturing Day

3 – National Techies Day

4 – National Taco Day

Golf Lovers Day

World Animal Day

World Smile Day

International Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

5 – Do Something Nice Day

Child Health Day

International Day of No Prostitution

6 – National Mad Hatter Day

Plus Size Appreciation Day

Smile Day

International Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

7 – National Inner Beauty Day

Child Health Day

8 – Native American Day

Columbus Day

9 – National Stop Bullying Day

10 – National Handbag Day

World Mental Health Day

National Chess Day

11 – National Clergy Appreciation Day

12 – National Savings Day

Gumbo Day

Farmer’s Day

National Motorcycle Ride Day

Columbus Day

Native American Day

13 – Train Your Brain Day

Navy Birthday

Clergy Appreciation Day

14 – National Dessert Day

National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

15 – Global Hand Washing Day

Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity

Conflict Resolution Day

Get to know your Customers’ Day

National Get Smart About Credit Day

16 – Global Cat Day

Dictionary Day

Boss’s Day

Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity

World Food Day

17 – Medical Assistants Day

National Pasta Day

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Sweetest Day

18 – No Beard Day

National Mammography Day

19 – National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

20 – World Osteoporosis Day

21 – Reptile Awareness Day

Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

22 – National Nut Day

National Color Day

24 – United Nations Day

National Food Day

Make a Difference Day

26 – National Day of Deployed

National Pumpkin Day

27 – Navy Day

American Beer Day

Black Cat Day

Mother-in-Law Day

Celiac Awareness Day

Lung Health Day

28 – National Chocolate Day

29 – World Stroke Day

Oatmeal Day

National Cat Day

31 – Halloween

Reformation Day

Weeks that will be trending:

National Primary Care Physician Week – First Full Week of October

Mental Illness Awareness Week – First Full Week

National Chili Week – First Week of October

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend – First Weekend in October

Customer Service Week – First Full Week

National Heimlich Heroes Week – First Full Monday through Friday Week

Financial Planning Week – First Mon-Sun Week in October

Fire Prevention Week – Week where Oct. 9th falls

National Work At Home Week – Second Week in October

World Space Week — October 4-10

National Physician Assistants Week – Second Week

Healthcare Security & Safety Week – Second Week

Veterinary Technicians Week – Second Week

American Beer Week – Second Week of October

Teen Read Week – Third Week

Infection Control Week – Third Week

National Business Women’s Week – Third Full Week

National Friends of Libraries Week – Third Full Week

National Food Bank Week – Week of October 16th

Freedom of Speech Week – Third Full Week

National Save for Retirement Week – Third Full Week

Respiratory Care Week – Last Week in October

National Massage Therapy Awareness Week – Last Full Week

National Red Ribbon Week – October 23-31

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