5 Engaging Social Media Events to Celebrate in September

Can you believe it? Summer is nearly over, Labor Day is almost here, and we’re putting together our September content calendars. It’s time to get ready for another month of engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and your clients’ favorite social media platforms. If you need help planning posts and blogs for September 2017, here are a few ideas from our staff:

September Social Media Events

Self Improvement Month

Each year, Self Improvement Month is held in September. Since we all can do a little to improve ourselves, no matter who our customers are or what industry we are in, this theme can easily apply to any company. If you are in personal fitness, chiropractic care, cosmetic dentistry, or higher education, September is a great time to create an entire content calendar around improving oneself and how your brand can help your customers achieve their goals.

Try creating 3 posts a week about ways that your business can help your customers improve themselves. You can also add inspirational and motivational quotes about self improvement to your content calendar. Finally, consider offering a self improvement September special, where you provide 20% off teeth whitening or $50 off a month of personal training. A modest Facebook ad budget can help you boost your call to action.

Hispanic Heritage Month

September is Hispanic Heritage Month! Engage your social community by celebrating the Hispanic heritage in your neighborhood and company. Create social posts that showcase Hispanic leaders in your town or over the course of history. Add an image of the person with a few lines of biographical information. You can also highlight Hispanic-led organizations in your area, share amazing books authored by Hispanic writers, and share facts about Hispanic heritage and culture. You can learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 and how to celebrate here.

Autumn Equinox/First Day of Fall

The first day of Fall 2017 is September 22. There are so many ways to highlight the Autumnal Equinox and fall season on social media! On 9/22, share a “Happy First Day of Fall” greeting on your pages. You can also use the theme all month long to share fall recipes, keep your followers abreast of fall festivals in your area, and share facts about the autumn season. You can also run fall specials, give away autumn-themed prizes, and help your followers get excited for Oktoberfest, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.

Create autumn cover photos for your social media pages to celebrate. You can also share beautiful fall photos like changing leaves and warm fall pies with quotes about the season. How can certain industries make the most of the Autumnal Equinox? Pest control companies can write blogs about how to prevent pests from entering the home in fall, educational institutions can share facts about the history of the equinox and autumn season, and home health agencies can help clients think of fall safety considerations for their parents.

Talk Like a Pirate Day

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is on September 19 and is one of the most popular events on social media each year. This is because the day is pure fun! This is the chance to let your inner pirate out – talk like a pirate on Twitter and Snapchat, or have your staff dress like pirates to take a group photo to share on LinkedIn! If you want to be really wacky, you could interview your CEO or marketing manager in pure pirate speak and go on Facebook live – or if you are feeling a bit milder, instruct your followers how to say a few words in “pirate.”

Business Women’s Day

Here at woman-owned The Social Campfire, we are big on Business Women’s Day! It is held every year on September 22, the same day as the Autumnal Equinox, and has its roots in the 1940s, when American men were off fighting in World War II and women entered the workforce. You can celebrate Business Women’s Day by highlighting your woman-owned business, female CEO, or female staff. Take an individual or group photo and thank them publicly on social media for all they do. You can also showcase famous female businesswomen or share quotes from female leaders on your LinkedIn and Facebook. Whatever way you choose to celebrate women business leaders, say it loud and proud!

By next month, we’ll be getting ready for Halloween, holiday shopping, and Breast Cancer Awareness month. Stay tuned for our October 2017 content ideas, which will include tips for these events and more. In the meantime, email us at social@thesocialcampfire.com for questions about your social media strategy or to receive a free quote for our services. For more even social media tips, follow our blog.

Today in History: All About the Most Popular Social Media Themes & Hashtags on 7/14

Looking for something to #hashtag about on Social Media today? You’re in luck.

We’ve compiled the most popular social media themes for 7/14 & placed them on this list. Learn about the biggest events for today and how to capitalize off them on social.

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1. Bastille Day

Bastille Day commemorates modern France and French democracy. Even though it’s a French holiday, your American business can celebrate it, too. This holiday symbolizes the end of the constitutional monarchy. To Frenchmen, Bastille Day is a day of liberation. Say Happy Bastille Day on Twitter & Facebook or post facts about Bastille Day with interesting photos on Instagram.

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2. Pandemonium Day

Is your business a little wacky? Pandemonium Day may be for you. Held each year on 7/14, Pandemonium Day is a call to “go with the flow” no matter what happens. Try posting “Keep Calm” themed posts on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or ask your followers what their pick is for the biggest “pandemonium event” in their lives.

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3. Shark Awareness Day

Here at The Social Campfire, living in Florida means we are always aware of sharks. 🙂 For those who are a little less close to shore, Shark Awareness Day is to provide education and awareness of the importance of sharks to the ecosystems of our world’s oceans. Before Shark Week officially begins in August, use this time to get a jump on everything sharky. Remind followers that Shark Week is coming soon and educate them on one shark fact every few hours during Shark Awareness Day.

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Is there another event you like to celebrate on social media on 7/14? Share in the comments below! 

Lacking in ideas for your brand? We can help you create social media calendars. Simply contact us at social@thesocialcampfire.com and we’ll help get you started.