May 2017 Marketing Ideas

Here are May 2017 event, promotion, and activity ideas to use in your May Marketing Planning:


  • Mother’s Day Sales & Promotions
  • Small Business Week materials (May 1-6)
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Memorial Day Ideas

Monthly Awareness:

  • ALS
  • Motorcycle Safety
  • Stroke
  • Celiac Disease
  • Bike Safety
  • Mental Health
  • Public Service Recognition Week (7th-13th)
  • Women’s Health Week (14th-20th)

Small Business Week Ideas:

  • Offer a seminar / workshop for small business owners
  • Reveal a different 1-day deal each day
  • Attend networking events
  • Participate in an expo or tradeshow

Promotion Ideas:

  • Offer a free seminar for employees at a local public service office
  • Charity bike ride
  • Cindo de Mayo party (5th)
  • Derby party with fundraiser raffle (6th)
  • New patient discounts (15th)
  • Host a community picnic (23rd)

Content Ideas:

  • Mother’s Day gift guide
  • Gluten-free recipes
  • Graduation gift guide
  • 2 Minute Tips in honor of the 2 minute Kentucky Derby race (6th)
  • “Geek out” over something related to your business (25th)
  • Picnic venue list, diet-specific picnic recipes, picnic kits (23rd)
  • Attend/network at a meetup on a topic you geek out on (25th)

Social Media Ideas:

Industry Specific:

  • Landscaping: Graduation party yard prep/cleanup

>>Business Tip: Adjust budget according to tax refund

>> Sneak Peek: June Planning

  • Let customers know if you will be open on Memorial Day
  • Start summer planning
  • Determine Father’s Day promotions
  • Send out summer hours

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Thank You! – With so many special recognition days in May (Nurse’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, National Receptionist Day, Armed Forces Day, etc) Why not just send a card with brownies to show them you care!

 Other reasons to send: 

  • Mother’s Day (14th)
  • Memorial Day (29th)

About the Author Kirsten Larsen Schultz

When I was growing up my mom always called me a marketers dream. I've always been intrigued by brands and how they are packaged and marketed. Throughout my education and various professional experiences a real love for marketing & brand management developed. A graduate of the Whittemore School of Business, Kirsten Larsen Schultz currently resides in North Hampton, NH with her husband Shawn and their daughter. Kirsten has worked in all facets of marketing for 23+ years prior to opening her own marketing services business in 2014. She has a particular passion for working with small business owners who often get over looked or taken advantage of.

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