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Important Marketing Dates for June 2021

Marketing Events for June 2021

June is all about Dads and Grads, or is it? Here are all of the potential marketing dates for your business. Make sure to get materials and copy ready, and pick the events that make sense for you.

Below is a printable calendar for June 2021. Hopefully this easy reference can help you plan events, sales, and marketing. You certainly don’t need to create something for every day, do what feels right for your store.

2nd

  • National Rocky Road Day
    • Chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts combine to make up the flavor of Rocky Road. It is one of the most popular ice cream flavors in the United States. If you offer ice cream it’s a no brainer, but if you don’t, team up with a local ice cream parlor for some cross-marketing!
  • Global Running Day
    • After people eat all that Rocky Road, you can also remind them that physical activity is needed to stay healthy. Runners of all levels should take today to spread awareness on being active.

3rd

  • World Cider Day
    • When the Roman’s invaded England around 55 BC, they discovered they enjoyed a drink of cider. It’s created by fermenting fruit. If your business offers alcohol beverages, consider using today to market or engage with customers on social media. 
  • National Egg Day
    • Break out the egg recipes or run a contest for the best joke revolving around what came first. The Chicken or the Egg?

4th

  • National Donut Day
    • On the first Friday of June every year, we celebrate the donut. Most national brands offer some sort of promotion or give away on this day. Use their marketing budget to spread awareness on your own donut sales or cross promote with a local bakery that serves donuts.

6th

  • D-Day
    • The day the Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. This is one of the single most pointed to operations that started the end of World War 2. Many towns and cities hold memorial services or parades in honor of this day. WWII Wargamers often run special gaming events.

8th

  • Best Friends Day
    • A perfect day to market any game or event that requires two people, or teams of two or more for gaming. Restaurant style stores can advertise a share platter or a buy one get one style discount for the day. 
  • World Ocean Day
    • The oceans are a vital part of our ecosystem and yet as a human race we don’t do enough to take care of them. If your store is located near the ocean, consider doing a community day cleaning up the beach or accepting donations to a local charity that is committed to cleaning up the ocean and beaches local to you. If you don’t have a local charity, consider one of the ones listed here. 

10th

  • National Ice Tea Day
    • One of America’s favorite drinks, there are infinite possible flavors of tea. Be sure to have a deep stock of Ice Tea and promote it alongside an event or sale day. 

12th

  • Peanut Butter Cookie Day
    • Celebrate a traditional cookie! Have some ordered and give them to your customers, work with a local bakery, or bake your own if you have a bakery.
  • Rosé Day

14th

  • World Blood Donor Day
    • Blood donations save thousands of lives yearly. Use today to make aware the need of your local blood banks. Reach out to the Red Cross or other local blood donation and set up an onsite blood donation if you are able to. Run a charity aimed at donating to the Red Cross or other charity that directly helps to make sure blood or funds are needed to help save lives.

15th

  • Nature Photography Day
    • As the weather is now comfortably warm almost everywhere, celebrate the beauty of nature with photography. Share awareness of local hiking or National Parks and how beautiful they are by interacting with your customers. Ask for their photos to share, be sure to credit them. You could also use today to help raise awareness for an environmental non-profit by sharing their vision or run a charity event for them.
  • National Splurge Day
    • Splurge, as defined at Dictionary.com, is: to indulge oneself in some luxury or pleasure. Run a clearance sale, focused sale on a new product, or highlight some of your high end merchandise and encourage the sale. 

19th

  • Juneteenth
    • Is an important and often overlooked celebration of the end of slavery in America almost two and half years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. The Union Army finally made it to Texas to enforce the law on this day freeing the last slaves in the states that rebelled during the Civil War. 
  • National Martini Day
    • Dry, Dirty, Shaken, or Stirred? Martinis are one of the most classic cocktails served at almost every restaurant and bar across the United States. Highlight your house special martini today!

20th

  • National Milkshake Day
    • While it is believed that “milkshakes” existed before 1885, the term wasn’t coined until then. Being made of ice cream, vanilla, and milk, milkshakes are incredibly popular and easy to make! If you serve ice cream or milkshakes use today to advertise them or have a special on them. Don’t forget to take a photo and post it for your social media.
  • Father’s Day
    • Celebrate the Fathers in the world! Today is a great day for Father and child events! Two-Headed Giant Magic or any game that requires a team of two. 

21st

  • Summer Solstice
    • Today will have the longest amount of light in the Northern Hemisphere. From this day forward, daylight will start to become shorter and shorter. As a fun fact, it is the Winter Solstice for our Southern Hemisphere friends.
  • National Selfie Day
    • Use the longest day of the year as a chance to get some great lighting on selfies! Have your customers share photos of themselves or set up a selfie station. Use today to help build a testimonial from your customers on how much fun and love they have for your store or brand. Selfie stations can include a crafted foam board labeled with a store hashtag, a special event hashtag #Selfie2021 or with a life size statue you may own. Don’t forget to include your store name or brand somewhere in the frame of the photo!

23rd

  • Detroit-Style Pizza Day (Deep Dish)
    • As a native New Yorker, I’m hesitant to even acknowledge this! Celebrate Detroit Style pizza by working with a local pizzeria or surprise your staff with a few pies as a reward for doing a great job.
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