March brings warmer days, with the promise of spring just around the corner. There are so many things to do during this season to keep us going, let us help you keep your social media content on track as we head into the spring season.
National Days for March
1st : St David’s Day
1st : Secondary School Announcement Day
4th to 10th : British Pie Week
4th – 10th : Food Waste Action Week
4th – 9th : National Careers Week
7th : World Book Day
7th – 10th : Crufts Dog Show
8th : International Women’s Day #IWD2024 #InspireInclusion
10th : 96th Academy Awards (Oscars)
10th : Mothering Sunday
11th : Commonwealth Day
15th : World Sleep Day
17th : St Patrick’s Day
17th : Comic Relief
18th : Global Recycling Day
20th : Spring Equinox
20th : International Day of Happiness
20th : World Oral Health Day
21st : World Down Syndrome Day
21st : World Poetry Day
23rd : Earth Hour 8:30pm – 9:30pm
26th : International Epilepsy Awareness/ Purple Day
27th : World Theatre Day
28th : Piano Day
29th : Good Friday
30th : World Bipolar Day #WBD
31st : Easter Sunday
31st : Clocks go forward
Social Media Post Ideas for March
Health & Wellbeing Post Ideas for March
Spring Equinox on the 20th of March brings with it an increase in daylight hours and warming temperatures in the northern hemisphere, which ties in nicely with the International Day of Happiness. Do you have something upbeat you can share with your customers or maybe you are launching new products for spring.
There are many health awareness days in March including World Down Syndrome Day on 21st, International Epilepsy Awareness Day/Purple Day on 26th and the 30th sees World Bipolar Day #WBD which is also the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh who was diagnosed as having bipolar disorder.
Mothering Sunday falls on the 10th, a special day to show love, gratitude and appreciation to all mums or for those that are like a mum to us! If you are in the gift business work around some promotions or special products at this time of year so customers can spoil mum with your products. Read our Marketing Ideas for Mother’s Day blog here.
Patron saints are chosen to be special protectors or guardians over all areas of life. St David’s Day where the patron saint of Wales is celebrated is on 1st March where typically Welsh people around the world wear a daffodil or leak, and St Patrick, The Patron Saint of Ireland is celebrated on 17th March. If your products are sourced or inspired by Wales or Ireland show your heritage on those days. International Women’s Day is 8th March and this year’s theme is #InspireInclusion. When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world. And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance and empowerment.
Food & Drink Post Ideas for March
British Pie Week commencing on the 4th was invented in 2007 by Jus-Rol, a British pastry-rolling company. If you are a food or baking business share your favourite pie fillings and ask your customers to share their favourite pie, in the US the most popular pie has an apple filling!
The 4th March also sees Food Waste Action Week, where the week is dedicated to the action on how simple behaviours to reduce food waste can save time and money. This will ultimately reduce the impact of food waste on climate change. 4.5 million tonnes of edible food is thrown away each year by UK households. Shockingly, 25% of this wasted food is due to cooking, preparing or serving too much – this costs UK households £3.5 billion each year. The theme for Food Waste Action Week 2024 is ‘Win. Don’t Bin.’ and it will demonstrate how valuable food is in our lives, how it unites people and how using up everything we buy saves money, time and the planet.
Staying with the green agenda it is Global Recycling Day on 18th, governments and organisations around the world are taking direct action. Learn about #RecyclingHeroes. What are your business or personal goals to help support climate change? Earth Hour will take place globally (8.30 pm local time), this year on 23rd March. In 2022 192 countries and territories came together to show they care for the future of their planet, and it trended in 35 countries across Twitter or Google search #EarthHour.
Fun Post Ideas for March
Red Nose Day in 2024 is on Friday 17th March. Comic Relief continues to make a difference in the lives of millions of people across the UK and around the world. Find out how you can get involved and meet the new ‘noses’. Share your ideas and ask your customers to support you in your fundraising. World Book Day on 7th March is great for children/ educators to get involved #WorldBookDay and similarly, World Poetry Day on the 21st is the occasion to honour poets, promote the reading, writing and teaching of poetry, and link poetry with other arts such as theatre, dance and music which also fits in nicely with World Theatre Day on the 27th.
How to schedule social media posts
This is a question we are asked frequently. Our approach would be…
- Look at your social media content plan for the month ahead.
- Be clear on which social media channels your customer is spending time on. Once you’ve made this decision you can then decide which type of scheduling tool you might need. For example, if you’re only using Facebook try scheduling within the Meta Business Suite.
- If you have multiple social media channels to schedule on there are many options out there. The popular ones tend to be… Hootsuite, Buffer, Agropulse.
- Experiment and see which one you prefer. Remember don’t just schedule and run. The time you have saved scheduling ahead can be used to engage with your audience and monitor any inbox messages.
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