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*Like last month, the “Pop Culture, Events, and News” section only has a few generic prompts since things continue to change.
On the Calendar
You’ll find events with specific dates on the .
7/1: Canada Day. For our friends to the North, this is a day to celebrate Canadian nationalism, heritage and pride.
7/1: International Joke Day. Make fun of yourself a little. Have a funniest joke contest. Or if you deal with kids, then have them share their favorite jokes.
7/4: Independence Day (U.S.). What do you want your readers to declare their independence from?
7/7: Tell the Truth Day. Create social media posts with truths about your cause that supporters can use on their networks or counter any lies your detractors are spreading.
7/13: Embrace Your Geekness Day. Perfect for those orgs who deal with training or other “geeky” causes. “How to” posts would also work here.
7/14: Bastille Day (France). July is a busy month for independence! Again, think of what your readers could break away from or change.
7/18: Nelson Mandela International Day. How can the legacy of Nelson Mandela inspire your supporters to take action?
7/21: National Junk Food Day. Do an expose on all those so-bad-but-so-good treats your staff has squirreled away in their desks. Share recipes for their favorite treats. Or if you deal with nutrition issues, share healthy alternatives.
Also in July:
- World Population Day (11th)
- Malala Day (12th)
- World Emoji Day (17th)
- International Day of Friendship (30th)
- Parks and Recreation Month
- National Picnic Month
- Cell Phone Courtesy Month
- National Ice Cream Month
Metaphor of the Month
This month’s metaphor is Cooking, Food, and Beverages. Think about recipes, foodies, cookbooks, grills, ingredients, barbecues, shopping lists, bar tabs, chefs, chopping block, culinary school, juice, winemaking, baking, mixed drinks, burning, boiling, beer, raw, food shortages, grocery stores.
How can you relate these things to your organization?
Pop Culture, Events, and News
Lots of modified fireworks celebrations will take place around the country for July 4th celebrations.
News will continue to focus on COVID-19, the BLM movement, and the upcoming US elections.
The NBA season is tentatively set to restart on July 31.
In movie news, Mulan is still planning to hit movie theaters in July.
Televisions and mobile devices will see Hamilton (SQUEAL!), The Baby-Sitters Club, John Lewis: Good Trouble, Stateless, Greyhound, Brave New World, a 30 Rock reunion special, The Kissing Booth 2, Room 104, Muppets Now, and The Umbrella Academy
Source of the Month
Hashtags for Every Day of the Week. You probably know about #tbt (Throwback Thursday), but what about #MusicMonday or #Caturday?