Marketing Ideas and Content Themes for your October Editorial Calendar

Tuesday, October 2  The informative conference Digital East takes place in Herndon, VA today and tomorrow.  There are a dozen registrations left for $375 each.

Wednesday, October 3  The first Presidential debate between President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney airs tonight.  If you choose to post to Twitter, keep your tweets topical this evening.  All the debates this month will be aired live on YouTube.

Monday, October 8  Columbus Day is a federal holiday, kids will be out of school, and people will be online in numbers. This is a great time to reach out to your Facebook Page followers.

Today is the last day of the George Bellows exhibit at the National Gallery of Art.  See it before it leaves!

This is also Fire Prevention Week.  Use the Twitter hashtag #FPW.  This would be an excellent time to remind your followers to check the operation of smoke alarms and hold home and office fire drills.

Tuesday, October 9  Learn how to pitch the reporters at the Washington Business Journal at their Power Breakfast and presentation today at 8:30 a.m.  Register for $25.

Wednesday, October 10  Wish Fletcher Prince’s David Hyson a Happy Birthday today on his Facebook profile.

Thursday, October 11  The Vice Presidential debate airs tonight at 9 pm.

Tuesday, October 16 Wish Happy Birthday to social media sweetie Meghan McMahon, aka @Meggiepoo on Twitter.

The second Presidential debate airs tonight at 9 pm; also live on YouTube.  Use hashtag #

Today is also Boss’s Day.  I wouldn’t forget that one if I were you! 🙂  Send a card around the office to sign, and treat your boss to lunch.

Wednesday, October 17  Join your Fletcher Prince friends for networking and a lunch of authentic German fare at Cafe Mozart in Washington, DC.  Cost of lunch is on your own.  Register here.

Thursday, October 18  Every ad agency account executive has a story to tell, and not all of them are pretty.  Attend Ad2DC’s  MadMemoirs – Horror Stories from Behind Agency Walls  and vote for your favorite tonight at 6:30 pm at Bus Boys and Poets ($15).

Saturday, October 20  Step back into 1771 and check out the 18th century Market Fair today and tomorrow at Claude Moore Colonial Farm in McLean, VA.  $6 adults, $4.50 for AAA members, $3 children.

Monday, October 22  Wish Happy Birthday to Ascend Communication’s principal Lorelei Harloe!

The third Presidential debate airs tonight at 9 pm (also on YouTube).

Tuesday, October 24  Learn how to leverage LinkedIn for your business and networking at this Reston Chamber of Commerce event, 8:30 a.m., $10.  Register here.

The Town of Vienna presents its 66th annual Halloween Parade today at 7 p.m.

The Washington Ballet presents Dracula at the Kennedy Center, tonight through November 4.

Thursday, October 25  The DC chapter of the American Marketing Association celebrates its 80th anniversary and recognizes the Top Marketer at a gala this evening.

The Prince William Chamber of Commerce holds its B2B and B2C trade show 2012 Connections from 4 pm to 7 pm today.  Admission, parking and food are free.

Friday, October 26 Wish Happy Birthday to U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

Sunday, October 28  The 37th annual Marine Corps Marathon takes place today

Monday, October 29  The Hunter Moon rises tonight.

Wednesday, October 31  Happy Halloween!  Bling out your Twitter and Facebook profile photos with Halloween themed logos.  If you’re downtown today, check out the exterior Halloween decorations at the White House.

Today is also Dan Rather’s birthday.  Follow @DanRatherReport 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.

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