Q4 Content Calendar: Important Dates and Campaign Ideas for Small Businesses

The last quarter of the year is still very busy for marketers. Between October and the end of December, we have the end of the year holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and many more. dates allows your company to communicate with your audience and your target customers. And while there may seem to be too much to keep in mind, with a little bit of advance planning, it's possible to not miss a beat in the fourth quarter. To help you, we've gathered this content Q4. Calendar to break down some key dates and events from October 1 to December 31, giving you important data and some marketing ideas for everyone. Ready to jump? Content calendar Q4 [Downloadable] [Download full-size image] Key dates and campaign examples for the fourth quarter Note: You may not want to incorporate your brand into each event, but choose opportunities that arise. Meaning for your business can help make Q4 extremely rewarding. October 31 - Halloween When people come together to celebrate Halloween, they like to share their experiences on social media. Overall, more than 500,000 Halloween events were planned on Facebook in 2017. And in 2016, there were more than 41 million tweets on Halloween - in In fact, more than half of all Halloween online conversations took place on Twitter. for Halloween 2017 is expected to reach $ 9.1 billion in the United States alone, with more than 179 million Americans planning to participate in the Halloween festivities. When it comes to marketing during Halloween, it can be fun 1945 9007] think about how your brand could improve the celebrations for consumers . For example, Guinness published Shadow Coasters for Halloween 2015: Spirit by Creating an Online Center Focused on Ideas, Foods, and Cocktails Halloween party: As Nikki Gilliland explains on Econsultancy: on Halloween in the future, with its wide selection of products likely to satisfy customers who go to stores or who buy online. Professional Advice: Sharing DIY and Holiday Tips Creating Costumes and Decorations at Home Making sweets and planning parties, there's a lot of DIY going on during Halloween. People are often looking for content that will help them get ready for the day and make their vacation fun for all their friends and family. November 1 - Beginning of Holiday Planning Holiday begins on November 1st. The majority of people are not yet in buying mode at this point,…

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How to uncover irresistible content ideas with the help of Reddit, YouTube, Quora and online communities

Where and how will I find my next content ideas? We have all asked this question at one time or another. Regularly Develop Quality Content for Your Social Media Accounts, Blogs, Webinars Online courses and workshops are a major challenge from the point of view of creative resources and . This week on Social Media Science, we share a simple yet proven formula that you can use repeatedly for to uncover irresistible content ideas with the help of Reddit, YouTube, Quora and others. online communities. started! How to subscribe : iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS How to Discover Irresistible Content Ideas [table of contents] Part I: The Formula to Discover Great Content Part II: Using Reddit as a Source of Content Inspiration Part III: Using YouTube as a Source massive content search engine Part IV: Other communities and social networks for content discovery Brian : Hello everyone! I am Brian Peters and here is the science of social media, a podcast of Buffer. Your weekly sandbox for stories, ideas, experimentation and learning on social media. Hailley : Welcome to the episode # 112! I'm Hailley Griffis and this week we're looking at a simple formula that will leave you with tons of content ideas for your social media and content marketing. Not just ideas, however, we'll tell you how to dig and really find the content that your audience will find irresistible places that you may not be currently using, like Reddit, Quora, YouTube, and a few others. spots. Part I: The formula for discovering great content on any network Brian : I'm so happy to share it with everyone, there are real jewels right here. Let's start! Hailley : To start today, let's examine the exact formula for finding these amazing content ideas, then we'll review two unconventional networks and the specific steps to follow. For this formula, it's pretty simple and you can certainly use it on several social networks, but we're going to apply it to a few today to give you an example what he can do. Brian : So, first of all, you have to find the subject on which you want to create content. Now, you can of course have several topics for this, but we recommend that you choose only one topic at a time when doing your research. Topics can be things like social media marketing or…

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27 fun team building activities and outing ideas that everyone will enjoy

Start noticing drooping shoulders around the desk? It seems like it's time to plan a team outing. Team outings are a great way to facilitate connections with your team members, reduce employee stress and get to know each other outside the office. And, you know, they're really fun. But how do you find ideas for a great team outing? Maybe you start with a Google search on "team exit ideas" and you come across an article that suggests "field visits" and "professional development activities". This seems like a starting point, but where is the real emotion? The next time you plan an outing for your team, cut the trust and get one of these ideas on the calendar. Team Building Activities Treasure Hunt What is my name? 19659008] Cook-Off Take a look Tournament of Board Game Office Trivia Improv Workshop Two Truths and a Lie Karaoke Party ]] Karting Races Concentration (Marketing Edition) Professional Development Workshop Jigsaw Racing Games of Escape The Challenge of Falling Eggs Laser Tag ] Volunteer Mystery Dinner Kayak / Canoe Trampoline Park Painting Class Painting Class Cooking Class Explore a New Place Sports Game Games 1. Treasure Hunt Find a beautiful day, divide everyone into groups and organize a treasure hunt around the city. You can organize one yourself or use an app like Stray Boots. Your team will feel well and rejuvenated after some challenges in clean air and fun. Make sure you take a lot of stupid pictures - you can even make a slide show when everyone gets together at the end. 2. What is my name? You may have already seen this game play. What's My Name is an activity where each player is given the name of a person - dead or alive - and displays that name on his name. back, head or part of their body so that only other players can read the name. You can write these names on cards or post-it notes. Once everyone has received a name, the players mingle, treating their colleagues in the same way as the person on their colleague's card. They can also ask questions about their own hidden identity until they correctly guess who they are. What's My Name does not have complex rules or potential for competitiveness. It's simply a factor of empathy - an essential ingredient of a good business culture - that allows employees to discover…

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Increase in Your Content Marketing Budget? 61+ Fresh Ideas From Experts

What would you do if your boss unexpectedly increased your annual content marketing budget? What could you do with an additional $ 1,000? $ 50,000? $ 100,000? We asked the presenters at Content Marketing World 2018 to share what they would do. Anna Hrach, strategist at Convince and Convert, offers an insightful grounding thought. "It does not matter what the budget would be, I would start with a list of everything we wanted to accomplish, then we would have a grid that ranks efforts from low to high effort " It does not how do you think it's really important to have a budget? " John Bucher Strategist available. "It can help you making impulse decisions," he says. (Frequently, this happens to your budget and needs to spend your money or lose them.) What should your grid or wish list be? $ 1,000: Boost a digital studio already business-centric results. $ 50,000: Engaging with an industry-specific freelance writer or visual content creator to enhance a strategic business message. $ 100,000: Invest in a research project with the goal of uncovering meaningful data Amanda Changuris BNY Mellon's Associate Director of Corporate Communications Boost a digital campaign already driving business-centric results, says @AmandaChanguris. #CMWorld Click To Tweet Rev up Recommendation Engines With $ 100,000. Based on what we have to subscribe to online, what else should we share via email? Jessica Best director of data-driven marketing, Barkley Dynamic test #content recommendation engines to populate your emails, says @bestofjess. #CMWorld Click To Tweet Sponsor an event and buy a plane ticket $ 1,000: Spend $ 750 Jeff Julian on a plane ticket so he could teach me how to use it. 19659002] $ 50,000 or $ 100,000: Sponsor events. I have wanted to be a little bit of a small business in the past few years Andrea Fryrear president and lead trainer, AgileSherpas I'd buy @JJulian a plane ticket so he could show me how to do video. @AndreaFryrear #CMWorld Click To Tweet HANDPICKED RELATED CONTENT: Video-Phobic Marketers: It's Time To Get Your Fear Of Producing Video Improve sound and visuals BOOM! With an extra $ 1,000 I'd buy a better microphone and camera for my video productions. With an extra $ 50,000, I'd hire an editor to ensure my video content is not backlogged. With that sweet, sweet $ 100,000, I'd buy some ads to market my marketing content. (Yes, I said…

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