Editorial calendar helper: content inspiration for February

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You won’t lack for inspiration in February! Sure, in January it was all about the cold. But February… from the Super Bowl to Valentine’s Day to the Winter Olympics and Social Media Week, content and engagement ideas for Facebook updates, blog posts, and tweets abound.

You know what I mean: you take a special day or event and riff on it. Don’t go all crazy. Use these as conversation starters on Facebook, or blog themes.  Surely there is something in here that will be relevant to your brand (and your followers), if you’re a little bit creative.

Here are some conversation-ready dates for every single, blessed day in February.

February

Feb 1 – Anniversary of the first auto insurance issued to an individual in the U.S. (1898)
Feb 1 – David Letterman first appeared on Late Night in 1982.
Feb 2 – Groundhog Day
Feb 2 – Super Bowl Sunday
Feb 3 – The first 45 rpm vinyl record was released in 1949
Feb 3 – Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson died in a plane crash in 1959
Feb 4 – World Cancer Day
Feb 4 – Barbie was invented in 1959
Feb 4 – Facebook’s 10th Birthday (2004)
Feb 5 – Digital Learning Day
Feb 6 – New York Fashion Week
Feb 7 – National Wear Red Day (women’s heart disease)
Feb 7 – The British Invasion commences with the arrival of the Beatles in the U.S. in 1964
Feb 7 – “American Cool” exhibition begins, National Portrait Gallery
Feb 7 – Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, Sochi, Russia
Feb 7 – Debt ceiling deadline
Feb 8 – Boy Scouts of America was incorporated in 1921
Feb 9 – President Kennedy asked Congress to approve the Medicare program in 1961
Feb 10 – Westminster Dog Show begins
Feb 11 – French President Hollande visits U.S.
Feb 11 – White House State Dinner honoring President Hollande
Feb 11 – Emma Goldman was jailed for advocating for birth control in 1916. Her trial mobilizes support for birth control
Feb 11 – Nelson Mandela was released from prison in South Africa after 27 years in 1990
Feb 12 – Aviation milestone: the first Trans Atlantic passenger jetliner service takes off in 1958
Feb 13 – Washington, DC International Wine Festival uncorks at the Ronald Reagan Building
Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day
Feb 14 – YouTube’s 9th Birthday (2005)
Feb 15 – Cupid’s Undie Run to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation encourages people to run around the U.S. Capitol building in their Valentine’s boxers and underwear 12 Noon – 4 p.m.
Feb 16 – American Intl. Toy Fair
Feb 17 – Presidents’ Day
Feb 17 – Social Media Week DC begins
Feb 17 – Random Acts of Kindness Day
Feb 18 – Free admission to Mount Vernon today (GW Birthday)
Feb 18 – Dale Earnhardt died in a crash during the Daytona 500 in 2001
Feb 19 – Washington, D.C. Independent Film Festival begins
Feb 20 – U.S. Postal Service was created in 1792. Stamps cost between 6 and 12 cents
Feb 21 – Capitol Home and Garden Show, Dulles Expo Center
Feb 22 – Ragnarok, Viking Apocalypse Day (might be a good reason to call in sick)
Feb 23 – DC Fashion Week Show
Feb 23 – Daytona 500 (auto race)
Feb 24 – Voice of America is broadcast for the first time in 1942
Feb 25 – Geneva summit for human rights and democracy
Feb 26 – The U.S.’s 15th oldest national park, The Grand Canyon National Park, is approved by Congress in 1919
Feb 27 – Fortune announces World’s Most Admired Companies
Feb 27 – Scandal resumes on ABC
Feb 28 – Carnival beings in Rio de Janeiro
Feb 28 – Gulf War ended in 1991

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About Mary Fletcher Jones

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

Posted on January 31, 2014, in Social Media Tips and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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