Cinco de Mayo campaign ideas for Print on Demand

Mar 24, 2021 | Blog, English, Features, Products, Products & Features, Tips

Cinco de Mayo: line illustration of a calendar

Cinco de Mayo, a.k.a the Fifth of May in Spanish, is a day to commemorate May 5th, 1862, the day the Mexican Army defeated the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla.  However, today many people take part in Cinco de Mayo to celebrate Mexican-American culture.  Even though there are commemorative ceremonies and battle reenactments taking place in Mexico, in other parts of the world, there is are a lot of parties, festivals, and parades going on.  It’s a massive celebration that many people take part in.  As every new event arrives, another POD opportunity opens up.  Offering your customers with Cinco de Mayo merchandise is a great way to give them a chance to take part in the festivities!  Not sure how to get started?  Check out our tips below. 

Widen your audience

As mentioned earlier, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in many parts of the world.  However, it is mostly celebrated in Mexico and the United States. In fact, according to a report by Nielsen, in 2013 more than $600 million worth of beer was purchased in the United States for Cinco de Mayo!  That number was found to be more than for the Super Bowl or St. Patrick’s Day.  Although these two countries take Cinco de Mayo a bit more seriously than other countries, there are several other locations that sellers can target for their Cinco de Mayo campaigns.

In Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, there is an annual Mexican Festival hosted every year to honor the day.  Plus, there are many celebrations held in parts of the United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa, Lagos, Nigeria, France and even Japan. In Japan, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in some of the biggest cities like Osaka and in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park Event Space as a celebration of Latin American culture.  

Choosing your inventory

May weather in Mexico and the US are fairly warm.  Offer your customers a variety of T-shirts and tank tops to choose from: classic men’s T-shirt, premium men’s T-shirt, men’s v-neck T-shirt, men’s tank top, classic women’s T-shirt, premium women’s T-shirt, women’s v-neck T-shirt, women’s tank-top, baby T-shirt, kids T-shirt, women’s flowy tank top, unisex T-shirt, and even the men’s all-over print T-shirt.   An all-over print T-shirt is ideal for sellers who have a vibrant and original design.

In addition to clothing, home decor is a fun way to create a festive vibe while indoors.  Depending on where you live, there’s a high chance that the pandemic is still affecting your life.  If you want to offer your customers some interior pieces, it would be a good idea to offer posters, canvas, mugs and cushions in your store.  And although Cinco de Mayo only takes place once a year, artwork and practical items like mugs and cushions can be used all year round.

Cinco de Mayo design ideas

Cinco de Mayo looks and styles are incredibly vibrant and full of culture.  Since it has to do with Latin-American culture, it’s important to be considerate and to create designs are that appropriate to the culture.  An eye-catching design filled with notable imagery is vital when creating a POD design. Some design concepts to consider:

Notable Mexican figures 

Bright and vivid colors

Mexican-themed items like sombreros, cacti, maracas, and acoustic guitars

Hopefully, this has inspired you to revamp your last line to include a touch of Cinco de Mayo elements.  There are still a ton of other POD holiday opportunities coming up to take advantage of.  Check out our blogs on how to launch a line for Mother’s Day
, St. Patrick’s Day, and CarnivalFor more information on launching and marketing your Print on Demand campaigns, check out our other blogs on Moteefe Blog

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