For Your Editorial Calendar: March Engagement Themes PLUS Hashtags
Posted by Mary Fletcher Jones
Mark these events on your March editorial calendar — there’s lots to tweet here! Folks are already tweeting about this content, so when appropriate, use these themes in your Facebook updates and blogs, tying to your branded content in ways that make sense.
Using popular themes and topics that people are talking about can help increase your Facebook Page’s Edge Rank, get more views for blog posts, and score more retweets. Contact us if you’d like help you with your social media outreach.
Thursday, March 1: The National Park Service makes their highly anticipated Cherry Blossom “Bloom Watch” predictions today. Follow them on Twitter @NatlParkService and use Hashtag: #blossompic or #bloomwatch
Saturday, March 3: The St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in Old Town Alexandria, VA today. Lots of dogs, lots of step dancers, and LOTS of bag pipes! King Street will be closed until 12 noon. Follow the parade organizers, the Ballyshaners, on Facebook.
Sunday, March 11: The St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place in downtown DC today. It’s a hoot!
Sunday, March 11: The 67 games of March Madness begin with Selection Sunday today. Follow the official NCAA basketball Twitter account @marchmadness
Sunday, March 11: Daylight Savings Time begins — “Spring forward.” This is a good time to remind people to change the batteries in their home smoke detectors.
Wednesday, March 15: Elephants, horses, cowboys, and clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will parade through downtown DC near the National Mall this afternoon. Follow @RinglingTweets on Twitter.
Thursday, March 15: The DC Ad Club presents the ADDY Awards tonight. At this event, you’ll see a display of the best advertising examples in DC. This is a good night for networking and maybe even finding an advertising agency for your business or nonprofit organization. Follow @dcadclub – Hashtag: #DCADDYS
Friday, March 16: It’s my birthday! Wish me a happy birthday on Twitter – follow @MaryFletchJones – Hashtag: #HBMaryFletcher (hey, why not? 😉 )
Saturday, March 17: It’s St. Patrick’s Day and everyone is Irish today. Talk about how your business is going green while wearing green! Video and photo opportunities abound today — post them on your company Facebook Page.
Tuesday, March 20: Today is the first day of the Cherry Blossom Festival, a very special time for DC. The festival runs through April 27. Follow the official Twitter account @CherryBlossFest and use Hashtag: #blossompic
Tuesday, March 20: Today is the first day of Spring. Check out Free Digital Photos Net for free spring images for blog posts and Facebook Page updates.
Monday, March 26: College students will be coming home for Spring Break soon. Schedule interviews with potential summer interns to help you with your marketing efforts.
Tuesday, March 27: Network-and-Lunch at Teaism with Fletcher Prince. The March event is sold out but please join us for the April event at Jaleo in Bethesda. Follow @FletcherPrince and use Hashtag: #networkandlunch
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About Mary Fletcher JonesMary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. Her blogs include Autumn in Virginia, Cool Yule Blog, and You Can't Make This Stuff Up, among others. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.
Posted on February 28, 2012, in Marketing Tips, small business marketing tips, Social Media Tips and tagged ADDY Awards, content marketing, marketing, National Park Service, Saint Patrick's Day, Smithsonian Kite Festival. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.