The spring season is in full bloom, with April just around the corner. This means it’s time to refresh your content strategy and plan for the month ahead.
Whether you are a blogger, social media manager, or business owner, having a content calendar is essential to staying organized and on track with our content marketing goals.
In this blog, we’ll explore different ideas and themes for April, from April Fools Day to World Book Day, and how you can use them to create engaging and shareable content.
Here is the list of the topical days in April this year.
|April Fools Day
|Hug a Newsperson Day
|World Health Day
|National Siblings Day
|National Pet Day
|Haiku Poetry Day
|National Look-Alike Day
|World Book Day
|International Dance Day
April 1 – April Fools Day
This day needs no introduction. Though there is no clarity on the exact origins of the day, April Fools has been celebrated for several years by people worldwide.
As a marketer, this day provides a perfect opportunity to create humorous and engaging campaigns that can resonate well with your audience. Some marketing strategies that you can use to celebrate this day include creating funny and viral videos, hosting social media contests that challenge your audience to share their most creative pranks, or launching humorous email campaigns that showcase your brand’s playful side.
April 4 – Hug a Newsperson Day
Love them or hate them, one thing is for sure – we can’t live without them. That’s right. No matter what we think, journalists are a crucial part of our everyday lives.
You can use this day to show support for the media by creating campaigns that highlight the importance of unbiased journalism. Some marketing strategies that you can use to celebrate this day include partnering with a local news organization and offering promotions or discounts to their subscribers, creating social media campaigns that share positive news stories, or sponsoring events that promote the value of journalism.
April 7 – World Health Day
April 7th marks a significant day in the global healthcare community as it is celebrated as the founding day of the World Health Organization (WHO). This year marks the 75th year of the celebration. Every year, this day draws attention to a certain health issue of concern for people worldwide. This year the theme is ‘Health For All.’
On this day, we can create marketing content highlighting the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We can also share information about important health issues and how they affect people around the world. This can be in the form of photos, videos, and other forms of content that can be shared on Instagram, Facebook, websites, and other channels.
April 10 – National Siblings Day
National Siblings Day is celebrated on April 10th every year to honor the unique bond between brothers and sisters. This day provides an opportunity to appreciate and acknowledge the special relationship that siblings share.
The marketing strategies for this day can include sharing real stories of siblings that showcase the love and affection that they have for each other.
You can also post some fun facts about siblings to show our audience that they are not just blood relatives but also best friends!
April 11 – National Pet Day
National Pet Day is celebrated on April 11th and is a day to celebrate our furry friends and show appreciation for the joy they bring to our lives. As a marketer, you can use this day to create campaigns that promote pet-related products or services.
Some marketing strategies that you can use to celebrate this day include partnering with animal shelters or rescue organizations and donating a portion of your sales to support their work, creating social media campaigns that share heartwarming pet stories and photos, or launching email campaigns that offer promotions or discounts on pet-related products or services.
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— Tata Group (@TataCompanies) August 26, 2019
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— Huawei India (@HuaweiIndia) August 24, 2019
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— Berger Paints (@BergerPaintsInd) August 26, 2019
April 17 – Haiku Poetry Day
Haiku is a traditional Japanese three-line poem that consists of seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. On Haiku Poetry Day, we can share Haiku on various social media platforms, focusing on our brand, business, services, and even our customers.
We can also create a Haiku contest for our customers, where they have to write their own Haiku about our brand. The best ones can be rewarded with a gift or other promotional items.
April 20 – National LookAlike Day
National Lookalike Day is celebrated on April 20th every year, and it’s a fun-filled day to recognize and celebrate our doppelgangers or those who bear an uncanny resemblance to us. On this day, people across the country share pictures of themselves and their lookalikes on social media, highlighting the striking similarities.
Launching a promotion that offers a discount or free product to people who come into your store with their lookalike can be a great marketing strategy or you can host a social media contest that encourages people to share their photos with their lookalikes.
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) April 20, 2020
April 22 – Earth Day
Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, is a day to raise awareness about environmental issues and promote sustainable living. Celebrated since 1970, this day provides ample opportunities to create content around your efforts to improve the earth’s health
You can host an outdoor photo contest, clean a local park, or offer sales on sustainable products to celebrate Earth Day with your customers.
April 23 – World Book Day
World book and copyright day, also commonly called, world book day, is celebrated on April 23 every year. As per UNESCO, World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading.
On this day, you can share book recommendations or ask your followers to share their favorite books. Plus, you can share quotes from famous books or ask your followers to share anecdotes about their favorite books. You can also host a book giveaway by arranging a contest on your social media channels.
April 29 – International Dance Day
As the legendary dancer Martha Graham once said, “Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” Everyone loves to dance – whether they do it themselves or watch someone else perform.
On this day, you can share dance videos of your employees or people from different strata of society. You can also ask our followers to share their dance videos and tag us in their posts.
Here are our favorite International Dance Day marketing campaigns to get some inspiration from this year.
There you have it – a list of days that we can leverage to develop meaningful and engaging content in April 2023. We hope this calendar will help you come up with content ideas centered around the days that drive engagement and increase brand value.
Happy content creation! We will see you next month with Content Calendar for May 2023.