October Social Media Marketing Ideas

October Social Media Marketing Ideas

Finally, fall is here! October brings to us a new season and plenty of fun celebrations you and your business can use to engage online. Let’s take a look at October’s highlights and remember to download the helpful October Social Media Marketing Ideas Calendar at the bottom of this blog!

Dates for Everyone

Check out these universally interesting dates in October that would be great for posting online within any industry or business.

  • World Smile Day – 1st
  • World Teacher’s Day – 5th
  • Do Something Nice Day – 5th
  • Indigenous People’s Day – 11th
  • National Emergency Nurses Day โ€“ 13th
  • Back To The Future Day – 21st
  • National Make A Difference Day – 23rd
  • National First Responders Day – 28th
  • Halloween – 31st

World Smile Day – October 1st

Get your smiles on! Get inspired and share a photo of you and your workers spreading joy and smiles. Or, you could prompt your viewers to share their smiles to celebrate this day! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ #Smile #Smiles #WorldSmileDay #SmileMore

World Teacher’s Day โ€“ October 5th

This holiday comes at just the right time to thank our teachers! Share a personal story about a mentor or give a shout-out to thank ALL teachers for their selfless hard work. ๐ŸŽโœ๏ธ๐Ÿซ #Teachers #WorldTeacherDay #TeacherAppreciation

Do Something Nice Day – October 5th

Truthfully, we should all be doing “something nice” every single day! But since there’s a holiday to highlight good deeds, make the most of it! Do something nice and share it with your viewers. Maybe a sale on your products just to be nice! Or you could do a giveaway post to stir up online interaction and select a winner from commenters on your post! There are so many creative ways to do something nice. ๐Ÿฅฐโœจ๐ŸŽ #DoSomethingNiceDay #Nice #BeNice

Indigenous Peoples’ Day – October 11th

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. It is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October. Show and spread support by acknowledging and celebrating this cultural holiday. #IndigenousPeoplesDay

National Emergency Nurses Day – October 13th

This holiday is celebrated on the second Wednesday of October, though it should be celebrated daily, especially in the age of covid! Taking place during Emergency Nurses Week, the holiday serves to recognize the dedication of ER nurses across the nation. Share your thanks on this day for all emergency room nurses, their sacrifice, hard work, dedication, service, and commitment. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธโš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ #NationalEmergencyNursesDay #Nurses #ERNurses #FirstResponders

Back To The Future Day – October 21st

This fun holiday marks the day when the characters of the iconic sci-fi movie Back to the Future Part II arrive in the future, October 21, 2015! Everyone loves a nostalgic fan-favorite film reference! So, get creative, tell a joke, share your favorite screen grab of the film and let out a Doc Brown, “Great Scott!” while you’re at it. ๐Ÿฅผโš ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ’กโšก #BackToTheFutureDay #GreatScott #BackToTheFuture

National Make A Difference Day – October 23rd

Every day is a chance to make a difference and October 23rd serves to celebrate that and spread positive change. Share a motivational quote and encourage your viewers to make a difference today too. Whether it be donating to charity, complimenting someone, volunteering, or performing an act of kindness,  โ€œYouโ€™re never too small to make a difference.โ€ – Greta Thunberg ๐ŸŒŽโ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ #NationalMakeADifferenceDay #MakeADifference

National First Responders Day – October 28th

October is full of opportunities to thank those in the medical field. National First Responders Day is especially important these days. Use this day to show your appreciation for our nation’s hard-working first responders. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธโš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ

Halloween – October 31st

Now here’s a spook-tacular way to engage with your viewers online! First of all, there are so many emojis you can use on Halloween! ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ”ฎโšฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ๐ŸŒ•๐Ÿง™ It’s just so fun and everyone wants in on the celebration! So share a spooky picture, create a jack-o-lantern carving contest for your followers to participate in, share a holiday-inspired recipe or fun fact, or maybe a ghoulishly fanciful poem about All Hallows’ Eve! #HappyHalloween #Halloween #AllHallowsEve #Spooky #Batty #Witchy #Autumn #Pumpkins #Costumes #SpookyFun

Dates for the Health Care Industry

There are a lot of days in October which focus on health care, health care workers, and health awareness. Some of the holidays, though not specifically related to health care, lend themselves perfectly to the field, such as National Hero Day and World Food Day.

Check out these dates and spread some knowledge and appreciation! And keep in mind, National Midwifery Week is October 3rd – 9th, Pediatric Nurses Week is October 4th – 8th, and Emergency Nurses Week is October 12th – 18th.

  • National Child Health Day – 4th
  • Do Something Nice Day – 5th
  • World Cerebral Palsy Day – 6th
  • National Depression Screening Day – 7th
  • National Hero Day – 8th
  • World Mental Health Day – 10th
  • National Emergency Nurses Day – 13th
  • World Sight Day – 14th
  • National Mammography Day – 15th
  • World Food Day – 16th
  • Health Care Aide Day – 18th
  • National Pharmacy Tech Day – 19th
  • National Medical Assisstant’s Day – 20th
  • World Osteoporosis Day – 20th
  • National Make a Difference Day – 23rd
  • National First Responder’s Day – 28th
  • National Internal Medicine Day – 28th
  • World Stroke Day – 29th

Dates for Food / Beverage Industry

There are so many fun food days to post about. Pro Tip: Plan ahead and create some specials for your business that correspond with these holidays and then be sure to make a post that grabs your viewers!

  • International Coffee Day, Homemade Cookies Day, World Vegetarian Day – 1st
  • National Fried Scallops Day – 2nd
  • National Cinnamon Roll Day, National Taco Day, National Vodka Day – 4th
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day – 7th
  • World Egg Day – 8th
  • National Cake Decorating Day – 10th
  • Farmer’s Day, National Pulled Pork Day, National Gumbo Day – 12th
  • National Dessert Day – 14th
  • World Food Day – 16th
  • National Pasta Day – 17th
  • National Chocolate Cupcake Day – 18th
  • National Brandied Fruit Day – 20th
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, National Apple Day, Int’l Day of the Nacho – 21st
  • National Nut Day – 22nd
  • Boston Cream Pie Day – 23rd
  • National Bologna Day – 24th
  • World Pasta Day, National Greasy Food Day – 25th
  • National Pumpkin Day, National Chicken Fried Steak Day – 26th
  • American Beer Day – 27
  • National Chocolate Day – 28th
  • National Oatmeal Day – 29th
  • National Candy Corn Day – 30th
  • National Candy Apple Day – 31st

Now you’re ready for October and all of the fun it brings. Remember to download the helpful social media calendar by clicking the button below! With it, you’ll have on hand all of the holidays discussed above plus many, many more! Get posting to get more viewers!

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