September Social Media Marketing Ideas
September has a lot going on, leaving open so many opportunities for engagement through social media. Thankfully, every day of the year is full of celebrations, anniversaries, holidays, and fun days of recognition. Let’s take a look at all of the topic fodder for this month and remember to download the helpful September Social Media Marketing Ideas Calendar at the bottom of this blog!
Dates for Everyone
At a glance, here are some universally interesting dates that would be great for posting within any industry.
- World Beard Day – 4th
- Labor Day – 6th
- Grandparents Day – 12th
- POW/MIA Recognition Day – 17th
- National Dance Day – 18th
- Talk Like A Pirate Day – 19th
- One Hit Wonder Day – 25th
- National Family Day – 26th
- National Love People Day – 30th
World Beard Day – September 4th
Beards are IN and beards are everywhere! You can make a quirky and funny post to recognize beards for all of your beard-loving viewers. 🧔 #Beards #WorldBeard Day #BeardAppreciation #BeardRecognition
Labor Day – September 6th
Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States and anyone can celebrate and post about it! It recognizes the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States. Perhaps you will create a Labor Day Sale and create an eye-catching post to promote it. Or you can thank your audience for all of their hard work! #LaborDay #LaborDayWeekend #LaborDaySale
Grandparents Day – September 12th
Everyone loves Grandparents! We love them every day, but September 12th is really just for them! It’s a lesser-known anniversary holiday, so use this day to remind your audience with a fun and loving post. 👴💗👵
National POW/MIA Recognition Day – September 17th
This special day honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. Share your appreciation, recognition, and patriotism with your viewers on this important day.
National Dance Day – September 18th
Get funky! Loosen up! Be playful. Holidays like this are universally appreciated because everyone dances (even if they won’t admit it!). So, try to reach your audience with a fun post about being carefree and living in the moment. Dance like no one’s watching! 💃 #NationalDanceDay #DanceLikeNoOnesWatching
Wife Appreciation Day – September 19th
This is a great holiday to celebrate wives and to share more personally with your audience. Family businesses take note, you can feature the hard-working wife who keeps the business running. Get creative and give thanks where it’s deserved!
NOTE FOR THE TRADE INDUSTRY: This would be a great opportunity to speak to your husband viewers. Remind them of the honey-do lists they have and how calling your business would be a great way to show appreciation to their wives. Example: Haven’t gotten around to finishing that deck for the Missus? Has she been asking for a new screen-in porch or upgraded windows? Depending on your business, you could suggest your services as a present – get creative!
Talk Like A Pirate Day – September 19th
ARRRRRRE you ready to get your audience HOOKED!? Talk Like A Pirate day is another internationally celebrated holiday that’s meant for spreading smiles. There are a ton of great pirate jokes and puns out there just ripe for creating a fantastically fun pirate post. Give it a try me matey! 🏴☠️ 🦜☠️
One-Hit Wonder Day – September 25th
Everyone has a favorite one-hit-wonder! Ah, nostalgia – it is a powerful force and your audience will surely stop for a moment on your post to reminisce while they hum their favorite one-hit-wonder. #OneHitWonders #NationalOneHitWonderDay #GoldenOldies #FavoriteSong 📻🎵🎤
National Family Day – September 26th
Families are important to everyone. No matter what industry you are in, you can post on this day about the importance of family. You can celebrate the diversity of families or draw from your own experiences to create a post that touches every one of your viewers. 👪👨👧👦👨👦👩👧👧 #NationalFamilyDay
NOTE FOR REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY: Use this day to feature that beautiful 4-bedroom home that would be just perfect for a growing family. Share a photo of that sale you finalized recently, the one with that lovely family in front of their gorgeous new abode. Show off the properties with back yards and pools and all things family-related!
National Love People Day – September 30th
This lesser-known holiday deserves to be spotlighted! It stands to change the nation through love and kindness and we all want that! So, use this day to show your love and appreciation for your neighbors and your audience, and share your business’s thoughts on how you can change the world with love. You can even spread out this holiday with a countdown the entire week before, sharing love for First Responders, Seniors, Teachers, Neighbors, and everyone who deserves it! #NationalLovePeopleDay #SpreadTheLove #LoveConquersAll
Dates for Tradespeople and Craftspeople
Get Ready Day – September 16th
This one is for the preppers! Established by the American Public Health Association, the goal of Get Ready Day is to give individuals, families, and communities the knowledge that will help them cope with crises such as natural disasters. This is a great opportunity to explain to your viewers the importance of having an updated home that will stay safe when up against the elements. Suggest repairs, new windows, and whatever service you offer that will help them to “Get Ready”! 🏚️🛠️🏘️
National Tradesmen Day – September 17th
Shine a spotlight on one of our nation’s greatest assets – our tradesmen and tradeswomen! These are the builders whose daily contributions keep the world running. Hight light them and the services your offer today! Share a 5-star review that showcases your business. This day is for YOU! #NationalTradesmenDay #ThanksATradesMen #Tradesmen #Tradeswomen #Tradesperson 🧰🛠️🏘️
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!
- Coconut Day – 2nd
- Bacon Day – 4th
- Cheese Pizza Day – 5th
- Coffee Ice Cream Day – 6th
- Beer Lovers Day 7th
- Salami Day – 7th
- Chocolate Milkshake Day – 12th
- Peanut Day – 13th
- Cream-Filled Donut Day – 14th
- Guacamole Day – 16th
- Cheeseburger Day – 18th
- Queso Day – 20th
- Chai Day – 21st
- Pecan Cookie Day – 21st
- Ice Cream Cone Day – 22nd
- German Sandwich Day – 24th
- Cherries Jubilee Day – 24th
- Breakfast Day – 26th
- Pancake Day – 26th
- Chocolate Milk Day – 27th
- Drink Beer Day – 28th
- Coffe Day – 29th
- Hot Mulled Cider Day – 30th
You’re all set for September. 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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