For Your Editorial Calendar: May Engagement Ideas PLUS Hashtags

Tuesday, May 1: Today is May Day, a traditional spring holiday.

Wednesday, May 2: DC Social Madness Happy Hour at 5 pm, Asia Cafe, Arlington, VA, featuring special guests Elizabeth Shea (SpeakerBox) and Shashi Bellamkonda. Free.  Use hashtag #DCSocialMadness. Sponsored by Washington Business Journal.

Thursday, May 3: Newsweek reporter and McLaughlin Group panelist Eleanor Clift is the guest speaker at the IPRA luncheon today.  Follow @EleanorClift on Twitter.

Friday, May 4: Nationals General Manager/Vice President Michael Rizzo will discuss the baseball season at a National Press Club luncheon today ($37).  Follow the Washington Nationals on Twitter @Nationals and use hashtag #Nats.

Friday, May 4: Happy Birthday, Fletcher Prince client Jennifer Reising!  Follow @JenniferReising on Twitter.

Friday, Saturday May 4-5:  A vintage carousel, live entertainment, and of course, flowers for sale at the free National Cathedral Flower Mart.  Follow @WNCathedral on Twitter.

Saturday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo. Join the celebration on the National Mall from 12 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 5: The American Visionary Art Museum‘s annual Kinetic Sculpture Race in Baltimore was voted the #1 free Weird and Wacky Event by National Geographic.  If you have not seen it, you must go.  Follow @TheAVAM on Twitter

Tuesday, May 8: Happy Birthday to Fletcher Prince client Sandra Remey!  Follow Remey Communications @RemeyComms on Twitter.

Saturday, May 12: Celebrate National Train Day at Union Station.  Follow @natltrainday on Twitter and use hashtag #NTD12

Saturday, May 12: Today is the 6th annual European Union Embassies’ Open House.  It’s crowded but fun.  Follow @EUintheUS on Twitter.

Sunday, May 13: It’s Mother’s Day.  Publicize how your business is family-friendly.  Follow your mom on Twitter!  Give away a bouquet of flowers to a mom fan on Facebook. Use hashtag #MothersDay

Monday, May 14: Happy Birthday, Mark Zuckerberg!  The Facebook founder is 28 today.  Subscribe to Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 15: Join your Fletcher Prince friends for our May Network-and-Lunch event, this month at Pilin Thai in Falls Church, 12 Noon.  Follow @FletcherPrince on Twitter.

Thursday, May 17: The Social Media Club of DC presents a panel discussion on social media and political campaigns 6 pm at Policy Restaurant, Washington, DC ($5). Follow @SMCDC

Saturday May 19: The free Andrews Air Show is today.  Follow @AndrewsAirShow on Twitter and use hashtag #andrewsairshow.

Monday, May 21 – Wednesday, May 23: Meet Gary Vaynerchuk, James Carville, and others at America’s Small Business Summit, U.S. Chamber of Congress.  Follow @uschamber on Twitter and use hashtag #ASBS

Monday, May 28: It’s Memorial Day, and a federal holiday.  Follow Veterans Affairs on Twitter @DeptVetAffairs and use hashtags #memorialday and #thankavet

Thursday, May 31: New to fundraising? Representatives of nonprofit organizations are invited to a class on how to obtain grants, sponsored by The Foundation Center.  Follow @GrantSpace on Twitter and use hashtags #fundraising #fndcenter

Thursday, May 31: Artomatic: The Overload of Social Media Marketing, 7 pm in Arlington, VA.  Free.  Follow @artomatic on Twitter.


About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a public relations and marketing consultant, and owns Fletcher Prince ( Follow Mary on Twitter @FletcherPrince.

Posted on April 23, 2012, in Fletcher Prince News and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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