May is almost here, and we can finally celebrate longer days, better weather and generally happier people. Plus, there is a bank holiday to look forward to if you live in the UK.
This blog article will share my top 3 content category types and 15 social media ideas for May 2022, plus 10 May blog ideas. The ideas can be used for any industry and platform, so steal them and get posting!
May Content Pillars
There are 7 main content theme categories I recommend for every social media plan:
Each of these categories can help build interest and engagement with your followers differently. A personal brand should look to focus on personal, motivational and community. A business should incorporate promotional, customer-focused, education and community.
However, there is no right and wrong, and you should test content types for each category to see what works best for your audience and brand.
Which Content Pillars Should I Use For May?
May is a transitional month between the start of spring and summer. People start to get into the summer mindset by spending more time outside and, of course, doing things. It's also a month when people refresh their wardrobe, buy outdoor gear, spend money on trips, and invest in their summer bodies.
With that being said, here are my recommended content pillars for brands of all types:
Time to sell your products. Like I said in the opening paragraph, people are more likely to buy things in May. Well, as long as the products or services are summer-themed.
So if you're a clothing store, e-commerce business, landscaper, holiday booking company, personal trainer or outdoor furniture shop, this month is for you.
Create deals, entice customers, show off new products or start your summer marketing campaign early.
Something about the sun makes people happier and more motivated to do things. That is why it's a perfect time for your brand to share motivational messages to help drive energy and passion amongst your audience.
You can do this with quotes, success stories, videos or images of people enjoying the outdoors and the sun.
Longer days and warmer weather means spending time with friends and family. BBQs, outdoor walks, sports, trips and meals start happening more often in May.
Create content that highlights the community aspect of your business or products. For example, you can do a new photoshoot in a field, with a BBQ and everyone having fun.
May 2022 Key Dates
Mental Health Awareness Month
May 2nd - Early May Spring Bank Holiday
May 4th - Star Wars Day
May 6th - National Space Day
May 16th - National Love A Tree Day
22nd May - Eurovision Song Contest
25th May - National Wine Day
30th May - National Creativity Day
31st May - National Smile Day
May 2022 Creative Social Media Content Ideas
Adjust my content ideas based for your brand.
Release a new campaign based on summer activities and environments.
Promote a stories only promotion (post about it on feed).
Create a new social media highlight of your top summer products or recommendations.
Breakdown a blog post into 5-10 social media posts.
Promote your product lineup in a carousel, video, reel, story or single image.
Share a motivational quote that is relevant to your brand.
Share a tip that changed your thinking for the better.
Tell a success story of one of your customers, clients or within the team.
Share how you and the team stay motivated.
Best time management skills/hacks.
Use outdoor, summer themed User-Generated-Content (UGC) and tag people.
Host an outdoor event, BBQ or trip with friends, colleagues or family and capture it via video or images and post it.
Meet the team video/image - get everyone to list their 5 favourite things to do outdoors.
Recommend industry YouTube channels to follow.
Start a 'would you rather' session.
Blog Ideas For May 2021
Blogs are essential for many reasons for your brand or business:
They help the audience understand who you are and what you care about.
They allow you to rank higher on Google and get more organic traffic.
They allow you to gain industry authority and trust amongst interested audiences.
Here are 10 ideas for different industries to write about.
Tips For Working Out At Home This May
Light Lunch Meal Ideas
Gardening Photography Tips
Top Stocks For May
How To Organise Your Life This May
Life Goals For May
How To Start Your Summer Planning Early
50 Quotes On Productivity
5 Social Media Trends To Watch Out For In May
Best Places To Travel To In May
Now you have 15 social media ideas for May 2022 and 10 blog ideas, you should create a content marketing calendar to plan out your ideas. Don’t worry, you can steal mine.
But first, here are some of the reasons why you should use a content plan:
Holds you accountable to releasing content.
More likely to create fresh ideas.
Can plan & prioritise your time.
Adapt your strategy to what's happening.
Delegate tasks if you have a team.
Encourages you to use other channels.
It Keeps your marketing activities organised.
My content calendar template includes the entire year and all the social media channels you could possibly use. I even have a section to map out blogs.
As we head into the sixth month of the year, remember to reflect on your goals set at the start of the year and your progress on them. Reevaluate what you want to achieve this year and set goals for the remaining 6 months.
Use social media as a tool to get you where you want to go. Remember:
Everything starts with a vision.
Manifest your dreams and make it happen!
Own your destiny.
Thanks again for reading. I would appreciate it if you can like my post and comment if you found it helpful.
Until next time.