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Unlock October's Potential: Ultimate Marketing Calendar for Businesses [2023]

Explore top October marketing ideas for 2023! From International Coffee Day to Halloween, boost engagement and revenue with these timely strategies.



As a business owner, you know that keeping your existing customers engaged and happy is key to your success. With October upon us, we've compiled a list of marketing ideas to help you boost customer retention and drive sustainable revenue this month.

October Marketing Holidays

☕ International Coffee Day (October 1st)

October kicks off with International Coffee Day. For businesses in the coffee industry, this is a golden opportunity to offer special promotions, introduce new brews, or partner with local roasters. Even if you're outside of the coffee realm, consider serving complimentary coffee to customers or hosting a morning event to celebrate.

👜 National Consignment Day (October 2nd)

Highlight the importance of sustainability and the joy of finding treasures by celebrating National Consignment Day. If you own a consignment shop, run special deals or highlight your top items. Businesses outside the consignment industry can also participate by hosting a pop-up consignment section or promoting sustainable practices.

😁 World Smile Day (October 6th)

The 2023 theme of World Smile Day is "do an act of kindness, help one person smile.” Given the large events happening globally, this day offers a timely reminder of the impact of small gestures. Use this as an opportunity to run promotions that bring a smile to your customers' faces, or perhaps donate a portion of sales to a charity, promoting acts of kindness.

🍰 National Dessert Day (October 14th)

Use this day to promote your bakery or dessert business by offering discounts or creating special menu items. If you are not in the food industry you can partner with other businesses or charities, or just create fun and ‘punny’ advertisements using this theme. 

🤝 Get to Know Your Customers Day (October 19th)

Occurring on the third Thursday of each quarter, this day is pivotal for businesses to truly connect with their customers. Consider hosting special events, sending out surveys to gather feedback, or simply engaging with customers on social media. By showing genuine interest in their thoughts and preferences, you reinforce their loyalty to your brand.

October Themes & Engagement Ideas

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, making it an excellent opportunity to support a cause and show your customers that you care. Consider partnering with a local charity or offering a percentage of sales to breast cancer research.

🍕 National Pizza Month

October is also National Pizza Month, a holiday that celebrates one of America's favorite foods. Consider offering pizza specials or creating pizza-themed promotions to entice customers to come back.

🎃 Halloween

As the spookiest holiday of the year, Halloween presents an opportunity to create fun and festive promotions. Consider hosting a costume contest, offering Halloween-themed products or services, or partnering with a local haunted attraction.

🍁 Fall Activities

As the leaves change and the weather gets cooler, offer sales on fall-themed products and/or warmer apparel. Partner with other businesses to host in-person or online events. 

By incorporating these October marketing ideas into your business strategy, you can increase customer retention, build a loyal customer base, and ultimately drive sustainable revenue.

Remember, at Patch Retention, we're here to help you every step of the way. If you need further guidance or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team.

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