World Cat Day is August 8, 2012

by highpaw on August 3, 2012

World Cat Day

To this guy, EVERY day is World Cat Day.

What are you doing to celebrate?

We humans love to rally around events or causes. We love to celebrate our pets. We love to join together and say things like, “HAPPY WORLD CAT DAY!” And we love to spread stuff like this via our social networks.

Ahem. Opportunity?

So, pet brands: what are you going to do to leverage this opportunity? Here are some ideas to get you brainstorming:

1. Make a donation to an organization in honor of World Cat Day – and promote it via your networks.
2. Better yet, ask your customers to submit their nominations for an organization to receive your donation!
3. Have customers upload photos of their cats onto your Facebook page or elsewhere.
4. Create some content (a blog post, maybe?) relating to “Cats Around the World” – traditions, breeds, history, etc. You could have lots of fun with this one! If you make it interesting enough, it might get shared.
5. Get funny and creative. Create a You Tube video of some cats planning to dominate the world on World Cat Day…..
6. Create a Pinterest board about cats or better yet of customers’ cats.
7. Run a contest where customers submit how they’d end this sentence: “If Cats Ruled the World….”
8. Have your design team (if you have one) do a series of images of cats “ruling the world” with funny captions. Share via all social networks. I’d start with Pinterest on that one.
9. Conduct a Twitter party where you ask cat-related trivia questions
10. Depending on what type of business you’re in, consider greeting customers in your store or answering your phone “Happy World Cat Day!”

Okay, now, use these or come up with your own. Either way, I expect to see LOTS of awesome celebrations happening on Wednesday, August 8!

Meow for now….

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Tazi Kat August 6, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I will be posting a special blog on this day – all about cats; the history, superstition, literature, etc.

SureFlap August 8, 2012 at 7:27 am

We’re celebrating World Cat Day on Cat & Canine Chronicle! Check out our special offer on the SureFlap Microchip Pet Door: http://bit.ly/worldcatday

Obi-Wan August 8, 2012 at 11:28 am

Obi-Wan sends people who like cats greetings on World Cat Day. Obi-Wan is a cat. Obi-Wan is proud to be a cat. Obi-Wan has nice people who look after him. Obi-Wan hopes that more cats will get nice people to look after them. Cats love their people. More cats need nice people to love. Mummy and Daddy tell Obi-Wan he is a good cat. Obi-Wan is a happy cat. Obi-Wan wants more cats to be happy cats. Obi-Wan hopes more people will find cats to love.

Yvonne DiVita August 8, 2013 at 9:13 am

Love these suggestions, Caroline. Have to share… I did a little World Cat Day post too. Oops, I actually turned the ‘puter over to Molly, our cat. She thinks we should bring back the worship of cats… starting with her. Meow! http://bit.ly/195xJfm

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