Monthly PR Opportunities

Ideas for your PR this month

In May, a series of events presents a wealth of PR opportunities across various sectors.

From Star Wars Day to the Chelsea Flower Show and London Comic Con there is plenty to inspire product and service themes for your PR.

These events are not just occasions to celebrate but strategic moments to attract media coverage by aligning with the natural momentum of public interest.

May 2024

Calendar and PR angles

4th Star Wars Day

An informal commemorative day celebrating the Star Wars franchise. PR angle: An opportunity for themed products, events or promotions 

6th and 27th Early and Late Spring Bank Holidays

Two days off to celebrate the Spring. PR angle: The bank holidays present opportunities for the hospitality and entertainment industries to showcase and products, events or promotions linked to Spring. Commenting on the effect of bank holidays to your industry could be an alternative angle that may gain some media attention. 

7th – 9th FT Future of the Car

A hybrid in-person and digital conference looking into the changes to the automative industry. Speakers will include the CEOs of Volvo, Volkswagen, Mecedes and Peugeot and Elon Musk. PR angle: PR angle: If you are in the automotive industry, provide your insights ahead of the conference, or if you are attending comment on your findings. 

8th – 14th British Red Cross Week

A call for additional fundraising for the British Red Cross, who help people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. PR angle: Consider supporting the charity and involve your local media 

9th FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards Ceremony

The awards showcase the best small businesses from the length and breadth of the UK, offering national recognition for those who have made the biggest impression over the last 12 months. PR angle: Awards present multiple opportunities to engage the media, from shortlisting, being a finalist to the results at the awards ceremony, there are multiple stories that can be told. 

13th – 19th Mental Health Awareness Week

This Mental Health Week, the questions will be asked whether people are thriving or surviving by examining anxiety, stress and depression in modern life. The theme for this year will be Movement: Move more for our mental health. PR angle: Consider supporting a charity or launching a campaign to enhance employees' well-being and mental health.

13th – 19th Learning at Work Week

Learning at Work Week is an annual event organised by the Campaign for Learning and aims to to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development at work. PR angle: Highlight the opportunities to learn that you have in place at your business or provide your insight into the benefits of continued learning.

14th National Children's Day

National Children's Day UK is about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults. PR angle: Commit your business to volunteering or fundraising for the cause, or comment on the welfare of children if an expert in the field. 

17th Rainbow Honours Awards Ceremony

Sponsored by the Bank of London, these awards are designed to showcase individuals and organisations that support LGBTQIA equality. PR angle: Provide comment on the winners or demonstrate your organisations support of LGBTQIA equality. 

21st – 25th RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The world's most prestigious and inspiration flower show showcasing the very best in landscape and garden design. PR angle: Create flower themed products or services to use the events prestige to your advantage. 

23rd National Technology Awards Ceremony

The National Technology Awards celebrate the pioneers of new technology, focusing on innovation in areas such as finance, travel, gaming, IoT and analytics. Winning entries come from those companies and organisations who have made outstanding technological contributions across a variety of sectors. PR angle: if shortlisted, write about your achievements, alternatively provide expert comments on the technology that is celebrated at the awards. 

24th – 26th London Comic Con

A calling for all sci-fi fans, gamers, comic collectors, movie buffs and anime enthusiasts, the MCM Comic Con returns to London. PR angle: Create products or services for the shows attendees or comment on the event. 

These are just a few of the events that are taking place over the month of May, there are many more opportunities that can be taken advantage of. Whether an industry specific event or national or international awareness day, events are a fantastic way to get covered by the press by leveraging the media attention already surrounding these events.