30+ Creative and Cost-Friendly March Marketing Ideas

The first Friday of March is National Day of Unplugging and the perfect day for marketing your spa, yoga studio, or fitness center. Encourage people to visit your facility—offer a special deal for that day—and give people a chance to disconnect from the busy world of the internet and smartphones.

local marketing. They include but are not limited to:

  • Read Across America Day
  • Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
  • International Women’s Day
  • Daylight Savings
  • Girl Scout’s Day
  • Pi Day
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • First Day of Spring
  • International Puppy Day
  • National Medal of Honor Day
  • Mom and Pop Business Owner Day
  • MLB Opening Day (so long as the pandemic permits)
  • Crayon Day

March awareness causes

You don’t have to necessarily be a dog walker, groomer, daycare, or sitter. Show off your employees’ pups or, take photos of your own and share with your followers and give people a more personal view of your life.

  • Reading
  • Women’s History
  • Brain Injury
  • March Madness
  • Youth Art
  • Nutrition

Hashtags for March marketing

Get festive and invite your followers to drop in for limited-time offerings inspired by the luck of the Irish for St. Patrick’s Day.
Whether your business is directly related to any of the themes of March doesn’t matter—with a little creativity you can come up with a relevant and appealing promotion for any audience. Let’s take a look at some ideas.

promotions based on the above March themes.

Examples of March marketing promotions and posts

You can get people in the mood for flowers and sunshine by posting pastel-rich photos…

1. First day of spring

There are many awareness causes that you can use for March blogging, promotions, and social media marketing. You can post on or write about these topics throughout the month of March so you’re not tied to a specific date. They include:
And even if you have nothing to do with sports, you can still take part. If a bridal boutique, an event planning company, and a dog treat business can find a way to jump on the bandwagon, anyone can.

Women’s History Month website for more information.

Use the hashtag #nationalreadingmonth to engage with your followers:

market their products and offerings.

email newsletters.

holidays too literally.

Restaurants can have a competition of their most popular sandwiches and encourage diners to order one of the two dueling dishes.
  • Small businesses in or around college towns can get in on the action by offering patrons a discount for wearing team colors.
  • Take pictures of your employees who are getting in the spirit and post them on social media with the hashtag for the team you support.
  • Pi Day is March 14 (3.14). This is a perfect opportunity for educational daycare centers and after school programs to teach children about math and host fun “Pi Day” events. Bakeries and restaurants should take advantage of this opportunity as well with specials on pies or pie baking classes.

    humanize your brand.

    6. National Day of Unplugging

    Here are some hashtags you may want to use this month in your social media posts:

    7. Pi Day

    You might also want to give a brief, applicable history lesson of women in your field or niche:

    involved in your community by participating in St. Patrick’s Day parades or Shamrock Shuffle fun runs that are going on. St. Patrick’s Day is a perfect opportunity to dress in green and post on social media. Give customers wearing green a special discount or prize for taking a picture and tagging your business. If you are participating in local events, make sure to use the hashtag to get your posts found by new followers and promote your business.

    How could we miss this one? Here are some ideas:

    Facebook page for a single entry into the contest.

    hashtag your location to get your posts discovered by nearby potential customers.

    What better reason to run a sale or promotion than that of celebrating the end of winter? Leverage the excitement and fresh-start mindset surrounding the first day of Spring to boost participation in a special offer. Better yet, promote this offer on Google by publishing a post through your Google My Business account. This will enable more of the right eyes to discover your business and your special deal.

    great marketing strategy and a good way to get your business name out there and promote yourself.

    11. National Reading Month

    Come up with your monthly posts at the beginning of the month if you can. You don’t want to space and miss your favorite holiday!

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    12. National Mom and Pop Business Day

    March is National Reading, Women’s History, Brain Injury, Youth Art, and Nutrition Month. It’s also #marchmadness and #gogreen time. There’s a lot going on! Between these and many other themes (including the first day of spring), there are plenty of opportunities to market your business in unique ways, connect with your audience, and attract more customers.

    • Remind your followers to shop local on this small business-friendly holiday.
    • Promote your favorite local partners to show some partner appreciation.
    • Toot your own horn (ideally in conjunction with the above strategies).
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    #read2018 #womenshistory #BrainInjuryawarenessmonth #TBIChampion #MarchMadness #NationalChampionship #youthartmonth #youthart #nutritionawarenessmonth #healthyeating #healthyfood #readacrossamerica #drseuss #internationalwomensday #womensday2018 #womensdayeveryday #piday2018 #pinchme #gogreen #internationalpuppyday #puppypic #nationalmomandpopbusinessday

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