March is usually the gateway to spring and the end of cabin fever. Give your customers a reason to come visit your store.
2nd – National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day)
An event created by the National Education Association, it is designed to encourage children to read.
3rd – World Wildlife Day
Started in 2013 by the UN, World Wildlife Day is a take on the international protections of Wild Fauna and Flora in 1973. This day is more encompassing by using the theme, “Sustaining all Life on Earth” This is a good day to prepare for Earth Day in April (22nd). By setting up a month-long donation or tournament series that concludes on Earth Day can be a great marketing campaign that can do some good for the Earth.
3RD – Employee Appreciation Day
Take this day to take a moment and show appreciation to your staff. It can be as simple or complex as you wish with appreciating them. Hosting an inhouse party to sit down and thanking every staff member in person will go a long way.
4th – Pound Cake Day
Pound cake is one of the most versatile cakes and considered one of the oldest. It’s name comes from the ingredients; One pound of flour, butter, sugar, eggs, and a touch of vanilla. Look for a local bakery if you don’t have your own food prep. Here is a link to our recipe and a link to one we found with a lot of great reviews.
6th – Oreo Cookie Day
Oreos are great. Most bulk stores have Oreos available for resale. This is a great way to include an inexpensive item as a give away with sale, or to feature an Oreo dessert. Don’t forget to include photos to your social media with hashtags.
8th – International Women’s Day
This day is to celebrate the social, economic and political achievements of women from around the world.
9th – National Barbie Day
Happy Birthday Barbie! Introduced in 1959 at the American International Toy Fair in New York (now known as the New York Toy Fair (LINK)) Ken was introduced two years later at the same fair.
9th – National Meatball Day
Meatballs have a long history and style depending on geographic location. Created from Beef, Pork, Veal, Chicken, and can even be made Vegan, they are a versatile main stay to the dinner table. While non-restaurant stores may skip this day, any restaurant style store may want to feature a high profit, high margin classic, spaghetti and meatballs dinner.
10th – MAR10 DAY
All hail the original King of video games. Mario has been a wildly popular and successful character, brand, and franchise of Nintendo since 1985. Nintendo officially started to recognize this holiday in 2016. This is a great day to feature Nintendo and specifically anything Mario. Sales, tournaments, stream the original game? All great ideas. There is no limit on the creative marketing and branding to this.
10th – Chuck Norris’s Birthday
The day Chuck Norris decided to be born.
12th – National Plant a Flower Day
Spring is around the corner and depending on where your business is located, you may already be feeling some of the fresh warm air. This day can be a focal point of a month-long campaign for Earth Day or as a stand alone community service. This is a key reminder also as warm weather is coming and people begin to start thinking about spring activities and vacation planning.
14th – National PI day
Not to be confused with Pie day, (we will eat pies anyway) this is a fun day to celebrate the math constant value in math of 3.14159. There is a lot of creative marketing and events that could be done. Having a slice of pi? Pizza or Pie. Trivia, pie eating contest, or even a spot it game of every instance of pi seen throughout a day.
14th – National Potato Chip Day
America’s #1 snack food
12th – Daylight Savings
Easy rhyme to remember this; Spring Ahead, Fall Back. Our clocks go ahead by one hour in March. RIP Sleep.
17th – St. Patrick’s Day
Green Beer, Parades, celebration of Irish heritage and culture. This day is generally more of a rowdy day than a celebration. St. Patrick’s day is also celebrated by more counties in the world than any other single day celebration or festival. Don’t forget to wear green today.
18th – National Sloppy Joe Day
The sloppy joe is a childhood staple and continues to be a favorite. The base ingredients are often ground beef, onions, tomato sauce, brown sugar, sola, and sometimes maple syrup and served on a hamburger bun. Over the years it has begun to be made with turkey or buffalo.
19th – Let’s Laugh Day
24 hour jokes. Adorable baby laugh ringtones. Anything that adds humor to your day and social media reach. Ask for jokes, tell jokes, or share from your favorite comedians.
19th – National Poultry Day
Any poultry sales or menu specials would be ideal. I’m sure there is some crossover in telling bad jokes and being tarred and feathered too.
20th – First day of Spring
21st – Free Cone Day
First introduced by Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream company in 1979, the event is celebrated by every Ben and Jerry’s store on this day. If you have a local Ben and Jerry’s, it would be a great day for a cross-promotion!
22nd – Red Cross Giving Day
Every 4th Wednesday in March, it is a great day to come together and give to the Red Cross, which helps support urgent humanitarian needs. This would be a great day to run a fund-raising event. If you wanted to look at your local charities instead of the Red Cross, today is a great day for that.
25th – Tolkien Reading Day
The day that Frodo destroyed the Ring. This day is dedicated to Tolkien and his work. There is plenty of marketing and events that can be held on this day. From a book reading to War Gaming with Middle-Earth by Games-Workshop [https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Middle-earth]
27th – Scribble Day (Not Scrabble Day)
Celebrate our youngest artists or those of us who can’t draw a straight line with a ruler. Our beloved scribblers. By adding eyes to any scribble, you make a simple scribble come to life. This link is an example of sticker eyes. [DISCLAIMER?] We do not have any stake or receive any monetary deposit from this link. We are not affiliated with Amazon or the seller of this product. [https://www.amazon.com/dp/1951287355]
27th – Happy Birthday Quentin Tarantino!
31st – National Crayon Day
Celebrating a day dedicated to crayons and the impact of their importance to art and creativity. Introduced in 1903 by Binny & Smith as a cheaper alternative to expensive art supplies to now, where 12 million crayons are produced daily. If you sell crayons, this is a great day to feature them. If not, it’s still a great day to bring some in and host an event. Here is a link to Crayola with some free print at home sheets. [https://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/]
31st – World Backup Day
While this isn’t a day to market or brand with. It is a great day to actually back up your sales data. Depending on when you file your taxes, your accountant or bookkeeper will very much love you if you keep a backup of your records in case of a hard drive failure. While cloud storage is all the rage and mostly secure, most of them are behind a paywall. Physical hard drive prices are very inexpensive and I recommend keeping a back up in a cloud service and an additional backup on an expensive hard drive, just in case. Talk to your legal council for advice on what specifically you should keep beyond basic accounting transactions.