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May 2024 Social Media Calendar

Welcome to the unofficial start of summer! Sure, we’re technically smack-dab in the middle of spring. But the truth is that after Mother’s Day, it’s all summer holidays from there. And that means summertime influencer marketing campaigns AND summertime prep for the big, fancy fall and winter influencer marketing campaigns. We dig into all the upcoming happenings in the 2024 May social media calendar. Let’s dive in.

Colorful graphic calendar with smiling bee, candy box, heart emoji in text box next to title: May 2024 Hashtag Calendar + Marketing Ideas

May Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day… May has plenty of fun in store. Here’s the lineup:

Mother’s Day is the big one this month. Many of you have probably already spent a significant amount of time pointing your marketing guns at the moms’ holiday.

This year, 84 percent of Americans are planning to celebrate 85 million moms. In fact, 8 in 10 Americans plan to celebrate. And Mother’s Day spending is expected to grow from the $35.7 billion spent last year. That makes it the fourth biggest spending holiday of the year, after the back-to-college, back-to-school, and winter holidays.

Colorful graphic of character smiling pointing to calendar above the text: May 2024 Hashtag Calendar + Marketing Ideas

Holidays on the May Social Media Calendar Worth Noting

May brings some pretty interesting hashtag holidays that are perfect for social media content marketing, including:

  • National Photography Month
  • ALS Awareness Month
  • National Women’s Health Week
  • Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Mother’s Day
  • NASCAR Day
  • Memorial Day

A Few Marketing Ideas Worth a Look

So how can you make the most of all the holiday buzz? We recommend getting cross-functional with your efforts.

Kickstart Your Omni-Channel Campaign

Consider focusing on brand awareness. As spring transitions into summer, it’s a great time to get your messaging in as many places as possible. The best way to do that is by spreading your content across the formats where your audience consumes content. These likely include:

Audio – Partnering with podcast influencers affords brands the chance to get their name and products in front of well-informed, high-income consumers. Approximately 94 percent of podcast listeners are active on at least one social media channel. And 54 percent of them have thought about buying a product they heard promoted on a podcast.

Live Shopping – Livestream your way to sales. Use live commerce to build community, build trust, and shorten the sales cycle. Allow users to engage with influencers and get their questions answered in real time.

Video – The one media format that seems to tick all the boxes right now is short-form video. This is a huge opportunity for brands! By working with influencers who create both long and short-form content, you can now reach your target audiences on multiple platforms without duplicating your efforts

We hope this helped kickstart your May marketing efforts. Take a look at the May 2024 hashtag calendar below. And feel free to embed it on your website using the embed code under the calendar.



Константин Смирнов | Wizard of Design

Konstantin Smirnov has a knack for dreaming up fantastical illustrations that convert complex concepts into really cool visuals. He has created an amazing catalog of magnificent illustrations and designs that help bring The Shelf branding to life. You’ll find his work on just about every creative asset we publish.



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