October 2012 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!
Are you ready for October? With pumpkin spice lattes firmly in one hand, fall is finally in full swing. The weather might be nice enough to throw one last outside hoorah before the cold temperatures set in, but it’s definitely time to get your promotions in order for fall festivals and community events.
And of course, October means that Halloween is coming up at the end of the month. This is a perfect time to get your brand name into the hands of potential customers. You can grab a bunch of leads with some personalized giveaway items for trick-or-treaters, or pass out some limited edition orange or black tote bags.
Let’s see what else is going on in October (click to enlarge):
But if Halloween isn’t your thing, there are still plenty of opportunities to promote your brand or business in October!
Take advantage of all the different food-related days and months by sending treats to some of your best customers. The Cookie Gift Tin would be welcome all month (and let’s be real, all year) long for Cookie Month. And thanks to National Chocolate Day and Halloween, the last week of October would be a perfect time to send your clients some chocolate with imprinted labels.
Also take care of those important people in your lives this month. Hardworking teachers would appreciate a nice tote bag, tumbler, or other personalized item on World Teacher’s Day. And to celebrate National Boss Day, you and your coworkers could pool your money customize a nice padfolio for your supervisor and/or management team.
There are also plenty of causes and charities you can support this October. The most prominent is certainly breast cancer awareness. Your company could staff a volunteer event, donate items to charity events, or just raise funds for breast cancer research. Be prepared to see a lot of pink this month!
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Are you looking forward to Halloween? What’s your favorite holiday in October? Do you have any awesome fall promotions planned?
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