64 Easy & Creative November Marketing Ideas (+Examples!)

Kristen McCormick
Last Updated: November 2, 2022 | Marketing Ideas
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Ah, November. Summer is long gone, it feels like fall has only just begun, and yet winter and holiday vibes are starting to trickle in—sort of like the guests that arrive before your party starts and you’re not quite ready. Except it’s not a party, it’s your business and you’re trying to brainstorm creative ways to market it.

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Well, you’re in luck because you’re about to discover 67+ creative November marketing ideas to use for your website, blog, social posts, events, promos, and more.

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November awareness causes

Thanksgiving and gratitude (and perhaps Black Friday greed) are not the only themes of November. This crisp and cool month is home to a number of awareness causes, from senior pets and healthy skin to inspirational role models and more.

Full November awareness list

  • Adoption
  • Adopt a senior pet
  • AIDS
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Aviation history
  • Career development
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Drunk driving (red ribbon)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Epilepsy
  • Family caregivers
  • Family literacy
  • Gratitude
  • Home care and hospice
  • Homeless youth
  • Healthy skin
  • Hunger
  • Inspirational role models
  • Latin American heritage
  • Long-term care
  • Lung cancer/Great American Smoke Out
  • Men’s health (Movember)
  • Military families
  • Native American heritage
  • Novel writing
  • Nutrition
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pet cancer
  • Veganism

november marketing ideas - national inspirational role models month facebook post

 

November holidays & national days

The full list of November national days and dates is at the bottom of this post, but here are some highlights (other than Thanksgiving and Black Friday!):

  • Daylight savings time ends (first Sunday)
  • Stress Awareness Day (First Wednesday)
  • Cash Back Day (First Thursday)
  • Veterans Day (Nov 11)
  • World Kindness Day (Nov 13)
  • Take a Hike Day (Nov 17)
  • Absurdity Day (Nov 20)
  • Blasé Day (Nov 25)
  • You’re Welcomegiving Day (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • Small Business Saturday (Saturday after Thanksgiving)
  • Personal Space Day (Nov 30)

 

november marketing ideas - facebook video on national absurdity day

Diversity, equity & inclusion marketing ideas for November

November is filled with opportunities to celebrate diversity and raise awareness for marginalized groups. It’s the national month for:

  • Homeless youth
  • Latin American heritage
  • Native American heritage

It’s also the home of:

  • Forget-Me-Not Day (November 10) to honor disabled veterans.
  • World Kindness Day (Nov 13)
  • Philanthropy Day (Nov 15)
  • Adoption Day (Saturday before Thanksgiving)
  • Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (Nov 19)
  • Trans Day of Remembrance (Nov 20)
  • Red Mittens Day (Canadian pride) (Nov 21)
  • Day of Mourning (fourth Thursday) to mourn the genocide of Native Americans and the suffering endured by Pilgrims and other European settlers.
  • Black-Owned Friday/Buy Black Friday (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • Native American Heritage Day (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • Giving Tuesday (Tuesday after Thanksgiving) to celebrate generosity and give.

november marketing ideas - national day of mourning

Here’s a closer look at some of them. You may also want to use our DEI resource roundup or these tips for minority-owned businesses.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day occurs every November 19. On this day:

  • Post some compelling stats about female entrepreneurs or women in business to your Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn pages.
  • If you attend a female entrepreneurship event, post photos on LinkedIn and elsewhere, and even post reflections and insights throughout the day.
  • If you are a female entrepreneur yourself, share some tips and tricks of your trade as with this awesome post below:
  • If you are not a female entrepreneur, you can certainly highlight one in your community or network. If you don’t know one, find one! Bonus points if you find a Latina entrepreneur in the name of Latin American Heritage Month.

november marketing ideas - female latina entrepreneur instagram profile

#BlackOwned Friday and #BuyBlackFriday

Black-Owned Friday and Buy Black Friday emerged when Black Lives Matter efforts regained momentum in 2020.

  • If you’re a Black-owned business, run a special promotion and make sure your online catalog profiles use the “Black-owned” badges, like on Google Shopping and Instagram.
  • If you’d like to show your support, highlight a Black-owned business in your neighborhood on your blog or social media accounts, whether through a featured piece of content, a success story, an interview, or more.
november marketing ideas - black owned friday facebook post

World Kindness Day

As Mark Twain said, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Kindness is a universal language indeed. World Kindness Day is celebrated each year on November 13. Participate by doing an act of kindness and encouraging your followers to do the same.

  • Your act of kindness could be in the real world such as by helping out a stranger in need or volunteering locally;
  • Or online via an Instagram giveaway or a positive quote from a famous philanthropist.
  • Ask your followers which acts of kindness have impacted their lives and create a video of the feedback:
  • The company below chose to participate by being kind to the earth.

november marketing ideas - world kindness day

Transgender Awareness Week (November 13-20)

Every year between November 13 and 19, National Transgender Awareness week serves to shed light on transgender education and support.  It culminates on November 20 with National Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). It is a time to honor the memory of those whose lives were lost to acts of anti-transgender violence. Here are some ways to show your support:

  • Post inspiring and eye-opening quotes from transgender activists.
  • Attend or organize a vigil in your community.
  • Head to GLAAD.org/tdor (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) for resource kits, media reference guides, and more.

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    November marketing ideas based on national months

    Here are even more ways to bring attention to issues, groups, and causes that you and your audience cares about and connect with them on an emotional level.

    Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    These ideas can also apply to pancreatic cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, and any other health conditions recognized in November.

    • Sign your team up for a fundraising activity—a walk, a farmer’s market, a virtual race, etc. This gets you out in your local community which strengthens the roots of your business.
    • Caterers can show photos from fundraiser events.
    • Health-related businesses can share news articles, educational posts, or survivor stories.
    • Artists can showcase awareness-inspired work to show their support:
    november marketing ideas - lung cancer awareness instagram post

    Military Family Month

    For Military Family Month:

    • Recognize on social media your employees and their families who were or are currently active in the military.
    • Volunteer to place flags on veteran grave sites in your community.
    • Offer sales promotions and discounts on products, services, and packages for military families.
    november marketing ideas - military family month tweet

    Entrepreneurship Month

    Good month for everyone!

    • For those in the business services vertical, run an educational series with webinars, online guides, or live Q&A sessions on Instagram.
    • Write a blog post sharing the story of how you came to be an entrepreneur—including the hardships you faced and how you got through them. Pitch your story to your local newspaper as a way to get some PR while also inspiring your local community.
    • Share inspirational advice or quotes on social media.
    • Even if your audience does not include entrepreneurs, you can still create content around entrepreneurial themes such as goal setting, persisting through challenges, leadership, being unafraid to fail, and the list goes on.

    november marketing ideas - national entrepreneurship month post

    • You could even interview an entrepreneur in your field or a related one. Many of the lessons in entrepreneurship can be applied to life in general, so your audience will come away with plenty of wisdom and inspiration.

    No-Shave November/Movember

    Movember, or No-Shave November, is a movement where men grow out their mustaches until the end of the month to raise awareness and donations for men’s health issues.

    • Sign up! Participants can sign up here.
    • Run Movember competitions and fun contests between employees or among customers.
    • If you’re into it, showcase your facial hair on social media and get involved in the chatter on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
    november marketing ideas - noshave november

    Here are some ways to incorporate Movember into your social media content:

    • Post a picture of your team members (or yourself!) sporting a Movember mustache.
    • Participate in a Movember charity event and share photos to your account.
    • Get a little contest going, or even an official giveaway.
    • Donate a portion of your proceeds to the Movember Foundation
    • Of course, don’t forget to use the #movember hashtag

      November marketing ideas based on holidays and national days

      Don’t worry, we’ve dedicated an entire section after this one to Thanksgiving marketing ideas. But don’t forget these days either!

      Veterans Day

      Veteran’s Day occurs every November 11th, and on this day, schools may have off and many workplaces are closed. While this is often a time used for sales and promos, your priority should be that of thanking veterans for their hard work and sacrifice for our country.

      • If your business is owned by a veteran, you can also add a badge to your Google Business Profile to let others know.
      • If you have a veteran who works for you or who lives in your community, showcase them on your blog or website. A simple “thank you” goes a long way and lets customers know that you care about people, not just sales.

      This doesn’t mean you should abandon sales altogether. There are still great ways to promote your business in a way that supports US veterans.

      • You could offer a discount to those who have served, donate a proceed of your November profits to veteran organizations, or even run a giveaway.
      • The company below hosted a free pop-up concert with a trio of vintage-inspired female singers in honor of Veterans Day. In addition to celebrating veterans, this event also supports National Aviation Month at the same (crushed it).

      november marketing ideas veterans day vintage post

      Daylight saving time ends

      Daylight saving time ends in November. This means you get an extra hour of sleep one night (cool), more sunlight in the morning (nice), but also that dark and cold afternoons are ahead (womp). That said, acknowledge this the end of daylight saving time with a positive outlook:

      • Highlight the fall foliage in your social media posts and use fall hashtags.
      • Showcase bright, fall-colored products on your homepage.
      • As many consumers are heading into cool weather and more time at home, promote products or services that will make their indoor experience meaningful.
      • Or perhaps your audience prefers to stay in denial and hang on to summer for as long as they possibly can. Is it too late for summer clearance sales? Yes—don’t do that. But could you pull off an outdoor product clearance sale? Surely.
      • Encourage your summer-loving customers to get something for next year—something to look forward to and carry them through the winter like Allmodern does below:
      november marketing ideas - outdoor clearance sale
      • Of course, you can always do a simple #fallback post on social media, reminding your followers to turn the clocks back.

      Extra Mile Day

      Extra Mile Day is recognized annually on November 1st. This observance day is perfect for small businesses which, unlike big businesses, can truly cater to individual customers. It’s all about taking that additional step to help others with something or even to accomplish one’s own goals.

      • Challenge your Instagram followers to help their neighbor in need, to finish that book they’ve been reading, or even just to wake up one hour earlier. Going the extra mile is something we can all fit into our daily routine and is a great November holiday for connecting with your audience.
      november marketing ideas - extra mile day
      • You also don’t have to only go the extra mile for people; the environment will take some special treatment too!

      America Recycles Day

      America Recycles Day is a great day for showing that your small business cares about the environment.

      • Include some facts on your social media profiles.
      • Share what steps your business is taking to improve the environment.
      • Provide suggestions on your blog on how to recycle.
      • Offer a discount on bulk-size items.
      • Promote your sustainable products.
      • Raising awareness on social media about the importance of recycling.
      • Participate in or even host a recycling drive.
      november marketing ideas - recycling drive
      • Make a video instructing your followers how to recycle your products or items in general, like Coca-Cola did in the example below:
      november marketing ideas - america recycles day

      Keep in mind also that a business conscious of the planet is likely to be conscious of its customers.

      Take a Hike Day

      This is a perfect day for feel-good quotes and to encourage people to get outside for a stroll in the great outdoors. Ask followers to share their nature photos and favorite spots to take a hike.

      november marketing ideas - take a hike day facebook post

      Thanksgiving marketing ideas

      You may also be interested in these Thanksgiving social media post ideas.

      Family, friend, and customer appreciation

      Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate your family, friends, and of course, your customers. Take the time to express your appreciation and gratitude, and be specific! Let others know exactly what you are grateful for about them to show that they matter as individuals. This will also give your social media posts a truly genuine and heartfelt feel.

      Stay sensitive

      Don’t forget to stay sensitive to those who may not have family or friends to share the day with, or who might not be able to afford a feast. You may want to show your support for this audience in some of your content.

      Encourage others to give back

      As you give back to the community in any Thanksgiving charity runs, food drives, or fundraising events, encourage your customers, local audience, and social media followers to do the same.

      november marketing ideas: food drive post on instagram

      Offer Thanksgiving specials and advice

      The opportunities here are endless, just be sure that your content is high-quality and preferably, SEO-friendly.

      • Promote products and services at your business particularly useful for Thanksgiving, such as cooking classes for great Thanksgiving side dishes or an after-Thanksgiving boot camp class.
      • Your pet grooming or boarding business can write a blog post on Thanksgiving foods that can be toxic to pets.
      • Be sure to announce your specials and events in your November newsletter.

      Black Friday

      If you’re not running a promotion on Black Friday, you need to! People wait year-round for the incredible deals that await them the day after Thanksgiving, and this is a great opportunity to get your business on the map.

      • Start promoting your Black Friday deals at the beginning of the month so customers will be ready when the day arrives.
      • You could even create a Facebook event for your Black Friday specials, where you can post updates and reminders and where followers can invite their friends and add it to their calendars.
      • If you’re in the grocery business, perhaps consider running a Black Friday sale…

      november marketing ideas - black friday meme

      Small Business Saturday

      What November marketing ideas post would be complete without a #SBS section? This is perhaps the best time of year to get your small business noticed, bring back dormant customers, and attract new ones.

      Here’s what you can do for SBS:

      • Register your business through the official American Express site.
      • Highlight your best products and most attractive sales promotions over email, social media, your website, and in-store signage.
      • Check out these Small Business Saturday Promotion Ideas.
      • You may also want to do a partnership with another local business, create and share a gift guide, or host a sidewalk sale. Remember to thank your customers for their support, and remind them of the importance of shopping small!
      • At some point, however, take a break from self-promotion and lift up other small business owners who have given it their all to make their company a success and a staple in their community.

      small business saturday - reasons to shop local

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      Update your Google Business Profile

      Having an optimized Google business listing is important for any month of the year, but especially in November because of Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday. Here’s what you can do:

      • Provide your Thanksgiving hours.
      • Upload pictures of any November or Thanksgiving-themed products or services.
      • Create Google posts about Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Small Business Saturday promotions,
      • Ask and answer questions related to visiting your store (parking info, for example), especially if you expect more traffic on Small Business Saturday.

      Cyber Monday

      And the sales never end! Prep for Cyber Monday and choose a few promotions to run on this day. If you don’t have a website, you can still run a Cyber Monday promo using your social media accounts or even paid social strategies.

      • One idea is to run a raffle or offer a special deal to the first ten customers who directly message you on Facebook.
      • Or, take another break from all the sales mayhem and post a video of what it’s like to be an Amazon employee on Cyber Monday…yikes.

      Need more November marketing ideas?

      Look no further! LOCALiQ has you covered:

      Never be at a loss for creative November marketing ideas again

      There are tons of ideas and examples in this post, but the best part is that it’s just the tip of the iceberg in terms of November marketing strategies. Model off of the ones in this post or use them as a launchpad for your own spinoff ideas. The key is to stay true to your brand voice—that’s what your customers want!

      And check out the full marketing calendar template from LOCALiQ.

      Full list of November national days

      Thanks to Nationaldaycalendar.com:

      November 1

      • Authors’ Day
      • Brush Day
      • Calzone Day
      • Cinnamon Day
      • Deep Fried Clams Day
      • Cook For Your Pets Day
      • Family Literacy Day
      • Vinegar Day
      • Color the World Orange Day – First Monday in November
      • Job Action Day – First Monday in November

      November 2

      • Deviled Egg Day
      • Ohio Day
      • Traffic Directors Day – Nov 2 except if it falls on a weekend, then it’s the following Monday.

      November 3

      • Housewife’s Day
      • Sandwich Day
      • Stress Awareness Day – First Wednesday in November

      November 4

      • Chicken Lady Day
      • Candy Day
      • Cash Back Day  – First Thursday in November
      • Men Make Dinner Day (Must Cook. No BBQ Allowed!) – First Thursday in November

      November 5

      • Doughnut Day
      • Love Your Red Hair Day
      • Jersey Friday – First Friday in November

      November 6

      • Nachos Day
      • Saxophone Day
      • Bison Day – First Saturday in November
      • Play Outside Day – First Saturday of Every Month

      November 7

      • Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
      • Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
      • Daylight Saving Time Ends – First Sunday in November

      November 8

      • Cappuccino Day
      • Harvey Wallbanger Day
      • Parents as Teachers Day
      • STEM/STEAM Day

      November 9

      • Scrapple Day
      • Microtia Awareness Day
      • Louisiana Day

      November 10

      • Marine Corps Birthday
      • Forget-Me-Not Day
      • Vanilla Cupcake Day

      November 11

      • Sundae Day
      • Veterans Day

      November 12

      • French Dip Day
      • Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day
      • Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

      November 13

      • Indian Pudding Day
      • World Kindness Day

      November 14

      • Seat Belt Day
      • Family PJ Day
      • Pickle Day
      • Spicy Guacamole Day

      November 15

      • Bundt (Pan) Day
      • Philanthropy Day
      • Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
      • Spicy Hermit Cookie Day
      • Raisin Bran Cereal Day
      • America Recycles Day
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      November 16

      • Fast Food Day
      • Button Day
      • Indiana Day

      November 17

      • Baklava Day
      • Take A Hike Day
      • Homemade Bread Day
      • Educational Support Professionals Day – Wednesday of American Education Week

      November 18

      • Princess Day
      • Vichyssoise Day
      • Mickey Mouse Birthday
      • Great American Smokeout – Thursday Before Thanksgiving
      • Rural Health Day – Third Thursday in November

      November 19

      • Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day
      • Play Monopoly Day
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      November 20

      • Peanut Butter Fudge Day
      • Absurdity Day
      • Child’s Day
      • Adoption Day – Saturday Before Thanksgiving

      November 21

      • Gingerbread Cookie Day
      • Stuffing Day
      • Red Mitten Day

      November 22

      • Cranberry Relish Day

      November 23

      • Cashew Day
      • Eat a Cranberry Day
      • Espresso Day

      November 24

      • Sardines Day
      • Tie One On Day – Day Before Thanksgiving
      • Jukebox Day – Day Before Thanksgiving

      November 25

      • Play Day with Dad
      • Parfait Day
      • Blase´Day
      • Shopping Reminder Day
      • Day of Mourning  – Fourth Thursday in November
      • Thanksgiving Day – Fourth Thursday in November
      • Turkey-free Thanksgiving – Fourth Thursday in November

      November 26

      • Cake Day
      • Day of Listening – Day after Thanksgiving
      • Native American Heritage Day – Day after Thanksgiving
      • Black Friday – Day after Thanksgiving
      • Buy Nothing Day – Day after Thanksgiving
      • Flossing Day – Day after Thanksgiving
      • Maize Day – Day after Thanksgiving
      • You’re Welcomegiving Day – Day after Thanksgiving

      November 27

      • Bavarian Cream Pie Day
      • Craft Jerky Day
      • Small Business Saturday – Saturday after Thanksgiving

      November 28

      • French Toast Day
      • Hanukkah Begins – Changes annually

      November  29

      • Electronic Greetings Day
      • Cyber Monday – Monday after Thanksgiving

      November 30

      • Personal Space Day
      • Mason Jar Day
      • Mousse Day
      • Meth Awareness Day
      • Computer Security Day
      • Stay Home Because You’re Well Day
      • Mississippi Day
      • Day of Giving – Tuesday after Thanksgiving
      Meet The Author

      Kristen McCormick

      Kristen is the Senior Managing Editor at WordStream, where she helps businesses to make sense of their online marketing and advertising. She specializes in SEO and copywriting and finds life to be exponentially more delightful on a bicycle.

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