5 Creative October Marketing Ideas For 2021

If you’re looking for more creative ideas to promote your business, we have you covered! Here are 5+ unique ideas to promote your business in the month of October.


When you are planning out your month, the first order of business is check for holidays or special awareness campaigns going on that month. In October in the U.S. we have Columbus Day, a federal holiday on Oct. 11, and of course Halloween on Oct. 31st! Some have replaced the former with Indigenous People’s Day in recent years.


As for awareness campaigns, there’s quite a bit to commemorate! Take a look at this list:


October Awareness (US)

    • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
    • National Business Women’s Week (first full 3rd week of october)
    • Healthy Lung Month
    • Liver Awareness Month
    • National Orthodontic Health Month
    • National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
    • Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
    • SIDS Awareness Month
    • Anti-bullying
    • Fire prevention

October has a list of other fun holidays and celebrations in the United States and even globally! Take a look here, courtesy of this handy Calendar.

    • Oct. 1 – Homemade Cookies Day
    • Oct. 1 – World Smile Day
    • Oct. 3 – Mean Girls Day (based on the hit 2005 movie of the same name)
    • Oct. 13 National Stop Bullying Day
    • Oct. 16 Global Cat Day
    • Oct. 26 National Pumpkin Day
    • Oct. 31 Holloween

Still, need some ideas? Keep reading!

    1. Business Women’s Week – October 17-23rd, 2021
      National Business Women’s Week is here to promote female leaders, workers, and members of the business community. From October 17-23rd, 2021 share stories and articles about women, and don’t forget the women making your own business a success! Spotlight the women on your team in social media and blog posts.
    2. Word Smile Day – Oct 1, 2021
      Put A Smile On Someone’s Face Today. Use your social media to share a fun story about your company.
    3. Halloween – Oct 31, 2021

      Lean Into Halloween – Decorate your office or store and have your employees dress up too! Share your fun experiences on social media. Give your customers a glimpse of your company’s personality and fun atmosphere.

      Create A Halloween Themed Contest – Whether it is a custom contest with your employees or guessing how many pieces of candy are in a bowl, this is a fun way to get the community involved. You could possibly team up with another company to provide a grand prize for the winner!

    4. Breast Cancer Awareness – Whole month of October

      Go Pink – it might not be your brand colors but turn your social media, website, office, or store pink for October.

      Give Back – As you go pink for October, give back a portion of your proceeds to breast cancer research and let your customer know. It can provide your company with positive community support and goodwill.

    5. Showcase Your Fall Products or Services
      Sometimes we get caught up with the fun & games special promotions, however, if you are a business that has fall-related products or services, don’t forget to bring those to the forefront and showcase them. Or show before and after photos. Don’t miss creating video, images and blog posts as well to share what you have to offer!

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