Dates you NEED on your 2020 marketing plan

By Jessica Hargreaves

As marketers, we understand the true importance of having an effective marketing plan in place.

Not only does it help your business to achieve goals and awareness of trends in the market, it also provides a platform in which your staff can be encouraged to work towards the same outcomes.

Although marketing plans are tailored to each and every business, there are always key important dates to keep track of that have the potential to maximise sales.

To save you precious time, we have already done the leg work and pulled together the dates that you NEED on your marketing plan for 2020 – Thank us later!

Overwhelmed by marketing plans but want to maximise your potential? We’ve got the tools and expertise to get you started… let’s chat!

Key Dates in January
Veganuary, Dry January and Ginuary
1st - New Year’s Day
20th - Blue Monday
18th - Winnie the Pooh Day
25th - Burns Night and Chinese New Year - Year of the Rat

Key Dates in February
2nd - Groundhog Day and Super Bowl Sunday
9th - National Pizza Day and The Oscars
14th - Valentine’s Day
15th - Singles Awareness Day
17th - Random Acts of Kindness Day
25th - Shrove Tuesday

Key Dates in March
1st - St David’s Day and World Book Day
3rd - World Wildlife Day
8th - International Women’s Day
17th - St Patrick’s Day
20th - Spring Equinox
21st - World Poetry Day
22nd - Mother’s Day
28th - Earth Hour
29th - Clocks go forward

Key Dates in April
1st - April Fool’s Day
4th - The Grand National
7th - World Health Day
10th - Good Friday
12th - Easter Sunday
13th - Easter Monday
21st - National Tea Day and Queen’s 94th Birthday
22nd - Earth Day
23rd - St George’s Day and Shakespeare’s birth and death date
26th - London Marathon

Key Dates in May
4th - Star Wars Day
5th - Cinco De Mayo
8th - Bank Holiday Friday
16th - Eurovision Final (TBC)
19th - RHS Chelsea Flower Show begins
23rd - Cup Final and English Wine Week
25th - Bank Holiday Monday
28th - World Hunger Day
30th - Champion’s League Final

Key Dates in June
9th - Queen’s Official Birthday
13th - World Gin Day
15th - National Beer Day
20th - Summer Solstice
21st - Father’s Day
22nd - World Food Week (TBC)
24th – 50th Glastonbury
27th - Tour de France starts
29th - Wimbledon starts
30th - National Cream Tea Day

Key Dates in July
4th - Pride London Parade (TBC)
7th - World Chocolate Day
14th - Bastille Day
30th - Eid al-Adha

Key Dates in August
Summer Holidays
1st - Edinburgh Fringe Festival starts (TBC)
8th - International Cat Day
23rd - National Burger Day
30th-31st - Notting Hill Carnival
30th - Bank Holiday Monday

Key Dates in September
Back to school and Organic September
1st - Zero Waste Week (TBC)
13th - Roald Dahl Day
16th - 100 days until Xmas
19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day
21st - British Food Fortnight begins (TBC)
22nd - World Car Free Day and Autumn Equinox
27th - World Tourism Day

Key Dates in October
Sober October / Stoptober
1st - World Vegetarian Day and International Coffee Day
4th - World Animal Day and Grandparent’s Day
5th - World Teacher’s Day and National Curry Week (TBC)
9th - World Egg Day
12th - National Baking Week (TBC)
13th - World Kindness Day
16th - World Food Day
20th - World Children’s Day
21st - Apple Day
25th - Clocks go back at 2am and World Pasta Day
27th - Diwali
31st - Halloween

Key Dates in November
Movember and World Vegan Month
1st - World Vegan Day
5th - Bonfire Night
8th - Remembrance Sunday
9th - Alcohol Awareness Week (TBC)
13th - Children in Need (TBC)
26th - Thanksgiving
27th - Black Friday
28th - Small Business Saturday
30th - St Andrew’s Day and Cyber Monday

Key Dates in December
10th - Hanukkah begins
21st - Winter Solstice
24th - Christmas Eve
25th - Christmas
26th - Boxing Day
31st - New Year’s Eve


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