We know how difficult it is to manage content and social media calendar with an average of 10-15 tweets and shares every day. Amidst all this sharing and tweeting, we often miss important days and events. This post will help you mark down all important days in June and also give you ideas to fill your content / social media calendar.

We hope you like them!

June 1: 15th World Milk Day

Milk is an important source of nutrition and is also important from economic standpoint. Since 2001, a lot of countries have joined in to observed World Milk Day on 1st June. The day is observed to focus on the importance of milk, bring to light all the activities related to dairy and milk industry and publicize its nutritional value.

What can you do?

  • For starters, you can create tweet and posts like the one below or whatever your creative team pitches to you. (Psst, psst – this is what we are going to tweet.)

15th World Milk Day

  • You can organize small competitions like ‘Best Milk Moustache’, ‘Best Milkshake Maker’ or milk drinking competition and then post these pictures online.
  • You could even hold a small interactive session discussing the merits and demerits of milk and dairy products. See how The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland teamed up with Olympic medalist Richard Chambers to highlight the importance of milk for children in schools across Northern Ireland.

The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland

  • Last but not the least, you could combine CSR activity by distributing free milk, visiting a cow shelter (this one is for our Indian brothers), or donating to local and international charities. This makes for an interesting blog post.

June 5: World Environment Day

Global warming is real and so are all the environmental threats that we read about now and then. While we may be doing our bit, it is important to speak on important days because that’s the time most people listen and pay attention to it. This year, the theme is Go For Wildlife and the hosting country is Angola. If you don’t know wildlife protection will ultimately protect us, read this and refer to this Carbon Project tool.

Note: The theme and the hosting countries for World Environment Day keep changing. So you can’t choose any topic or cause because it is dear to your heart.

Here are the logos for this year.

WED-logo-en

What can you do?

  • Support the theme by coming up with slogans, posters and emails supporting the cause.
  • If you don’t have time to create, you can also use the materials the WED team has created including infographics, game poster and a social media kit. All you need to do is support and share.
  • At E2M, all of us are pledging that we won’t ever buy any product sourced from wild animals and will share our pledge on all social platforms.

STANDING WITH THE UNITED NATIONS TO HELP FIGHT WILDLIFE CRIME

June 8: World Ocean Day

The first World Ocean Day was observed in 1992 and was officially recognized by the UN in 2008. Ever since then, people have been working hard to conserve the sea and establish its importance as a source of food, oxygen and medicine.

Just like World Environment Day, the theme for the World Ocean Day changes every year too. This year the theme is Plastic Pollution.

What can you do?

One of the organizing bodies, the Ocean Project, organized more than 300 events in 45 countries in 2010. These included photo contests, fossil hunting walks, demonstrations, and concerts. While you don’t need to do something on such a grand scale, you can always Say No To Plastic.

  • We are making E2M a polythene-free zone, effect from June 8, 2016. It’s a big commitment, but we are going to do our best. Here’s how you can do it too. And all of us will tweet about it too.
  • Here are some sample tweets you could share on the day.

June 12: Anti-Child Labor Day

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labor in June 12, 2002 and since then millions of people get together on this day to discuss and highlight the issue of child labor.

What can you do?

  • If you import raw material from countries like China and India, create a webpage making it clear that you don’t and won’t buy from factories that employ child laborers.
  • Share this video, and this one, to spread awareness about child labor

June 14: World Blood Donor Day

This year’s theme is ‘Blood connects us all’ and focuses on thanking blood donors. More than 108 million blood donations are collected globally. That means millions of lives have been saved. It also means there are millions of unsung heroes who deserve to be thanked.

What you can do?

  • You could share these posters to show your gratitude
  • Or you could get everyone in your organization to thank like us.
  • You could also spread awareness about blood donation by busting about common myths.
  • You could organize a blood donation camp or just go to a nearby center with your team and then write down their individual experiences.

June 19: Father’s Day

Since Father’s Day falls on Sunday, you might have to observe it a day or two earlier. It is the perfect opportunity to let the fathers in your office know that you appreciate their work and the time they put in away from their family.

What you can do?

  • You can invite children and their fathers for a special treat or give them a coupon for lunch or outing. Getting the fathers and children together will make way for some awesome pictures.
  • You could ask some employees to write / share their experience on work-life balance at your organization.
  • As for us, we have a lot of surprises planned for all the fathers.

June 20: World Refugee Day

The refugee crisis is no secret to us and neither are the efforts of companies to help in their own unique way. Uber drove this trend literally by launching UberGIVING, an initiative to pick up donations including personal hygiene products, blankets, and baby food for free.

SodaStream pledged 1,000 jobs to Syrian refugees at its new factory in the Negev desert. Under an initiative titled We-together, 79 German companies joined together to create long-term prospects for refugees. All these are big commitments and have gotten them the deserved limelight.

What can you do?

  • A lot of companies join empathy workshops to become more supportive. This is great idea to raise your staff’s EQ level. If you have employees from the refugee community, you could invite them for a talk. You can livestream the talk / workshop to ensure it reaches maximum audience.
  • The least you could do is send out a message saying ‘You are welcome here.’ This is such a simple but a powerful message to send someone who has been displaced and rootless. Just share tweets with hashtag #RefugeesWelcomeHere

 June 23: International Olympic Day

Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. Ever since then, the USOC (US Olympics Committee) is actively organized in various parts of the country. It is also organized in many different countries by NOC i.e. National Olympics Committee.

What can you do?

  • There are many things you can do on this day. If you want to organize this for your company, the USOC will make it very easy for you. They will send the materials and even do the PR for you.
  • You could also organize small scale runs or contests without involving USOC. That’s what we are going to do!
  • If you can’t organize an event, you can share inspirational stories. These stories could be about will power, strength and overcoming obstacles. After all, storytelling = excellent marketing.

Care to Comment?

Share your ideas what you are going to do this June and how will it fit your content and social media strategy. We look forward to hearing from you!

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