10 Social Media Content Ideas for May 2018


This month is jam-packed full of social media content opportunities. We’ve saved you some time and narrowed it down to 10 great content ideas to kick-start your content creation for May 2018!

1.      May - Photo Month

The whole month of May is Photo Month! Photo Month is a time to appreciate how far photography has come, and to celebrate all the beautiful things photography has done for humanity.

During this month ask people in your social media communities to post a photo that is relevant to your business. For example, if you are a vet 'Did you know it's Photo Month? Post a picture of your favourite pet below!'

You can then turn all those photos into a little video or slideshow to share back with your community!

2.      1st May - International Workers’ Day

International Workers’ Day (also known as Labour Day) is about celebrating the work of labourers and the working class. Today could be an excellent time to show your appreciation for your staff and/or coworkers.

Try posting an image of your staff with a message of thanks!

3.      3rd May - Password Day

Passwords, they’re strange, complex and we always forget them. Take this day to go through and review how secure all your passwords are, make them stronger, change letters and numbers, add spaces, create something no hacker will ever be able to crack. Just make sure you don’t forget what your password is this time!

If you are a virtual assistant or work in any area of technology - remind people on your social media profiles to change their passwords too!

4.      3rd May - World Press Freedom Day

On the 3rd of May we celebrate press freedom, evaluate press freedom around the world and pay tribute to the journalists who lost their lives in the pursuit of a story.

Use this day to celebrate journalism in all it's forms!

5.      May 4th - Star Wars Day

The influence of George Lucas’ Star Wars on popular culture is undeniable.

You could post a funny Star Wars comic, share your favourite quote or throw your communities a challenge to get them all involved!  Have fun and May the 4th be with you!

6.      May 5th - International Midwives Day

This day is internationally recognised for highlighting the work of midwives across the world.  If your business has anything to do with babies, mothers or health professionals, you might create an appreciation post on social media for all of the amazing work midwives do.

7.      May 12th - International Nurses Day

The 12th of May is all about celebrating nurses’ and their endless contributions to society.

If your business is in the health or medical industry, then take this day as an opportunity to spread awareness of the many difficult tasks nurses have to do every day. Or if you’re feeling grateful to a specific nurse who took care of you when times were tough, consider doing a post to say thanks!

8.      May 13th - Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a widely celebrated day across the world. It’s a day to show appreciation to all of the amazing achievements and efforts made by mothers and motherly figures.

If you’re in the retail business, then Mother’s Day is a huge opportunity for you! Take this chance to collaborate with non-competing business to offer some lucky mums the chance to win gift cards or coupons to local businesses. 

Remember to acknowledge Mums related to your business on the actual day!

9.      May 15th - International Day of Families

The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them.

What role does family play in your business? Today is the day to acknowledge it on social media!

10.      May 19th - Malcolm X Day

This day was created to honour one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history, civil rights leader Malcolm X. Although this day is predominantly celebrated in the US, there are so many great Malcolm X quotes to share.

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