Social media has to be social. The clue really is in the name. You can share your business offerings, blog posts, interesting articles and testimonials for example. However, your posts need to be social too. If it is too salesy people will unfollow your page. While it’s important to be social, your posts still need to be relevant to your business. In this blog post we share some national holidays that you can use as social media post ideas for May. Have a look and see what you think.

May is Mental Health Month. This is a really good month to promote if you care about the mental health and well-being of your audience, staff and suppliers. Share mental health tips and guidance. However, only do this if it is relevant to your business and matches your company values.

Revise Your Work Schedule Month also falls in May. Think about your work schedule and where improvements can be made. Share these on social media and encourage your audience to do the same. If your business offering can help people better schedule their work, then you could share this too.

1st May is Loyalty Day. Why not take this opportunity to thank you loyal clients and customers? If you have special loyalty offers, then why not share these too. Talk about why loyalty is so important to you and your business.

5th – 11th May is Be Kind To Animals Week. We often joke that the internet was made for cat videos. However, you will find that pets will help boost your engagement and reach for your posts. You need to keep it relevant and not over-use pet photos. But showing your kindness to animals will help you build relationships with your target audience.

11th May is Eat What You Want Day. Why not ask your team to bring in their favourite foods and have a team lunch. Talk about favourite meals on social media and share photos too. This will encourage engagement with your target audience. It will also help to put the ‘realness’ to your business and brand.

International Day Of Families falls on 15th May. If you have families working within your business, then why not share these? If you are a family run or family-owned business, even better. Dig out some older photos of the family running the business. This will help to build up trust with your target audience too.

These are just some social media post ideas for May that you are welcome to use. You can use them as they are or as inspiration for your own posts. If you need help using these social media post ideas for your business in May then call our social media marketers. We can get all the details and schedule your social media posts for you.