For this would-be holiday, find a way to connect the products or services you sell to the emergence of the world wide web.
An Italian-American founded the Tony Lama boot company.
On October 29, the world celebrates Internet Day to commemorate the creation of the first website by Tim Berners-Lee in 1991. The simple page has only short text reading, “This is a test.”

1. Financial Planning Month

Sir Tim Berners-Lee helped to get the internet started and, therefore, contributed to the eventual growth of ecommerce.

Image of a person using a laptop.
October 2

October 2022 is Financial Planning Month in the United States. Use this celebration to produce content about smart holiday shopping and why your products are of great value.

A western clothing and footwear retailer might create content about the Italian artisans who essentially created the cowboy look. Pio Serratelli, an Italian, started his hat-making business in 1878. Many consider Serratelli as some of the best western hats ever made. Likewise, famous bootmaker Tony Lama, known for the cowboy boot company he started, was also Italian.
Not only will this content benefit your customers as they look for holiday gifts, but it will also serve as a reminder that your company exists with compelling products.
Screenshot of Tony Lama home page.

2. Holiday Buying Guides

Within the industry your business serves, there will almost certainly be an opportunity to celebrate Italian-American or Polish-American heritage that would resonate with your customers.

Image of holiday gift-wrapped packages.
With October being two months before the holiday season, shoppers are likely already looking for gift ideas. Photo by Erica Marsland Huynh.

For your company’s October 2022 marketing, consider writing articles related to financial responsibility and holiday purchases. You might highlight the value associated with your products or how shopping for gifts early with a budget in mind might help your customers.

Some have argued that it was no accident that this October observance comes just ahead of the Christmas gift-giving season when so many folks can overspend.
America’s 39th President, Jimmy Carter, was born on October 1, 1924.

3. Heritage Month

Image of holiday gift-wrapped packages.
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October 1

Screenshot of Tony Lama home page.
October 4

Do you sell beauty products? Why not put together a holiday makeup gift guide? Or, if you have a home decor business, put together a holiday home gift guide featuring items for every room.

The Financial Planning Association created Financial Planning Month in 2002 to educate Americans about financial planning and how to save money. Financial planning includes topics such as retirement planning, estate planning, insurance, and investing.

4. Famous Birthdays

Image of President Jimmy Carter.
While that may not sound like much, it’s hard to imagine a world without the internet. Today, the internet has become an essential part of our lives.

Image of President Jimmy Carter.

Content marketing and its close cousin search engine optimization are the “pull” in many promotional plans. Articles, videos, and podcasts draw prospective customers to businesses, engaging them with helpful, informative, or entertaining content.
October is both Italian-American and Polish-American Heritage Month. It’s therefore an opportunity to create content celebrating the many contributions to America of Italian and Polish immigrants and their families.
October 3
‘Tis the season for giving, and your company’s content marketing should reflect that. October is a good time to start promoting gift guides featuring your best products and offers for Christmas 2022.

  • President Jimmy Carter
  • Julie Andrews
  • Zach Galifianakis

You can still aim to sell your products while making a case for responsible shopping and helping folks understand the value your products and business bring.

  • Sting
  • Annie Leibovitz
  • Mahatma Gandhi

For example, a business selling power equipment might create content describing how the wave of Polish immigration from 1870 to 1914 contributed to significant growth in U.S. public works and private construction.

  • Tessa Thompson
  • Al Sharpton
  • Gore Vidal

Here are a few examples of the individuals you might write about around their birthdays.

  • Susan Sarandon
  • Charlton Heston
  • Rembrandt

5. Internet Day

Image of Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
Image of Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

A mini-biography about a celebrity might tie in well with your products. For example, a men’s apparel store could profile actor Zach Galifianakis’ style using press photos. The article could end with product suggestions for a similar look.

What follows are five content marketing ideas your business can use in October 2022.
A staple of “culture” or “lifestyle” content marketing is to create posts about famous individuals around the time of their birthdays. This tactic can be excellent if there is a connection between your products, customers, and the individual you feature.
In October 2022, your company’s content marketing might include articles about financial planning, holiday gift selection, Italian or Polish heritage, historical or celebrity birthdays, or celebrating Internet Day.

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