Welcome to our breakdown of August social media ideas – your one-stop-shop for a whopping 117 ideas, all based around the innumerable awareness days, national and international days that occur in August.
It can take time to trawl through online calendars to find days that you can use for your business social media, so we’ve done the hard work for you (Because we’re kind like that!) and come up with a whole blog post, crammed with days that you can adapt and use for your business.
Don’t be afraid, just select which days you want to highlight in your social media – maybe some serious ones, balanced with a few funny ones, too and let your creativity shine! How you interpret one awareness day might be different to someone else’s view, but that’s where you get to show your personality, so be brave and go with whatever works for you.
So, within this blog, for every day of the month, you’ll find at least one (often several!) social media ideas. Awareness days are a great opportunity to spark conversation with your audience, so ask their opinions, pose questions, create polls…there really is no right or wrong way that you can create a buzz around each one.
As usual, we have included some GIFs and Canva templates for you to copy and use. You can simply download the templates and customise them with your branding and style. Simple!
If you’re not sure how to use these August social media ideas to your advantage, then check out our recent blog post on using awareness days here.
If you’re looking to create quality content, but don’t want to spend a whole heap of time doing it, then read on!
This is what’s included with these August Social Media Ideas:
- A handy infographic containing key dates. Print it out and pin it to your notice board or share it to Pinterest and share the love!
- An overview of the August social media ideas. I’ve included some relevant hashtags to use, as well as a brief explanation and alternatives, where possible, so you’ll never be stuck for content again!
- Templates that you can repost on your own social media or use as inspiration to create your own. You’re also free to amend any of the provided templates to fit your own branding and style.
August Social Media Ideas Infographic:
Feel free to save this and share on your own social media, or pin to your notice board for easy reference!
August Social Media Ideas Day by Day
1st World Wide Web Day. The day to celebrate that wonderful invention – the internet. It’s hard to remember the days where, when faced with a question, we didn’t immediately dive for our phones and Google it! Do you know what the first image to ever appear on the internet was? Uploaded in 1992 by Berners-Lee. It was a photo of Les Horribles Cernettes, which is a parody pop band that was founded by employees at CERN. Check it out, if only for the 80s fashion.
Also, National Girlfriends Day (UK), Sisters Day
2nd National Colouring Book Day. The first colouring book was created way back in the 1800s by the McLoughlin Brothers. With the advent of adult colouring books to aid mental health and wellbeing, today’s the day to bust out your crayons and get creative!
3rd Clean Your Floors Day. I’m not entirely sure that an awareness day is going to prompt anyone to hurry home and grab a mop, but just in case you feel like a shimmy whilst you do it, here’s a blast from the past that; if you’re of a certain age, you’re sure to remember singing along to this.
Also, Watermelon Day, White Wine Day
4th Coast Guard Day. In Britain, the RNLI, although not directly linked to HM Coast Guard has saved over 134,000 lives since their founding in 1824. Check out their website to read more about the amazing work they do.
Also, Assistance Dog Day. Single Working Women’s Day
6th Blogger Day. As a regular writer of blogs and an advocate of including them in your content marketing plan, how could I not include blogging day? Do you write a blog? Are you aware of the infinite benefits to your business or doing so? No? Then let me point you in the direction of this beauty of a blog, you’ve guessed it, a blog on that very subject. If you already write a blog, then make sure today to share one of your best on social media. For a great FREE tool that does the sharing for you, check out Missinglettr
Also, Fresh Breath Day, Int. Beer Day
7th Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day. One of my bugbears is that impenetrable packaging that comes around razors, toothbrushes, and the like. The sort of plastic where you cut your hands trying to open the package! If like me, this gets you het up, then today is for you! It’s time to take a stand against unnecessary packaging and to consider the environmental cost of extra rubbish to dispose of.
Also, Aged Care Employee Day, Disc Golf Day, Sandcastle Day
8th International Cat Day. Time to share photos of your feline friends. No matter whether your cat is Siamese, Burmese, Ragdoll or just a plain moggy, this is the day to celebrate with them. Ever wondered which breed of cat you most resemble? Try this quiz from Buzzfeed to find out.
Also, Happiness Happens Day, Scottish Wildcat Day, Top 8 Challenge Day
9th Book Lovers Day. Is there one book for which you have undying love? One that you would recommend to others or that has given you a new perspective on life? Do you read business books or fiction? Do you prefer physical books or tablets, or Audiobooks? Oh, the questions are endless…
Also Melon Day, Rice Pudding Day
10th Lazy Day, Vlogging Day, S’mores Day, Skyscraper Appreciation Day, Duran Duran Appreciation Day
11th World Calligraphy Day. The aim of this day is to get more people into this combination of writing and visual art. Have you ever tried it? Who do you know who would benefit from a lesson in calligraphy? Time to tag them in your post!
Also, Son & Daughter Day, Play in the Sand Day, International Youth Day
12th Vinyl Record Day. Did you know the largest single collection of vinyl belongs to Zero Freitas, whose collection currently numbers six million …and counting. Take a look at this article to see what six million records looks like! Anyone else itching to put them in alphabetical order?
Also, World Elephant Day, Middle Child’s Day
13th International Lefthanders Day. Right-handed people operate on the left side of the brain, which means that left-handed people are functioning on the right side. So, you could argue that only left-handed people are in their right mind! (Thank you, I’m here all week)
Also, Blame Someone Else Day, Filet Mignon Day
14th Tattoo Removal Day. Have you ever had a tattoo that you later regretted? Maybe the name of an ex, or ‘Mum’ on your forehead… Maybe today is the day to share a before and after shot…or ask your followers to!
Also, Social Security Day. Garage Sale Day
15th Relaxation Day. What’s your favourite way of relaxing? Do you make time in your busy day to rest and recharge or are you bottom of the list when it comes to self-care? Here’s a blog post which explains why self-care should be part of YOUR business strategy.
Also, Check The Chip Day, Acadian Day, VJ Day
16th Rum Day. “Yo ho ho! Me Hearties!” You don’t have to be a Pirate to enjoy Rum (but it helps!).
Also, World Bratwurst Day, Surveillance Day, Rollercoaster Day
Also, Black Cat Appreciation Day, Vanilla Custard Day
18th Bad Poetry Day. “Urge, and urge, and urge. Always the procreant urge of the world. Need I say more?” Let me quickly say that I didn’t write that particular example of bad poetry, but if you’ve been inspired and would like to sample more, then have a look here
Also, Never Give Up Day, Serendipity Day, Pinot Noir Day
19th Potato Day. The potato is so nutritious that people can live off it for months at a time without having to supplement their diet with any other foods. Whether you would want to is a different matter, but you could…
Also, Int. Orangutan Day, Photography Day, Int. Bow Day
20th Men’s Grooming Day, Int. Day of Medical transporters, Chocolate Pecan Pie Day, World Mosquito Day
21st Break The Monotony Day. Is it a coincidence that this day falls bang, smack in the middle of UK school holidays? As any parent knows, the children will have been bored by day two of the holidays, so today is about breaking the monotony and doing something different…or doing the same old, same old, but in a different order.
Also, Senior Citizen’s Day, Geocaching Day, Poet’s Day.
22nd Be An Angel Day. Who has been an angel in your life? Perhaps a nurse who looked after a relative in hospital, someone who gave you change for parking when you had none, or someone who lent you, their umbrella? Today’s the day to tag them and thank them!
Also, Eat A Peach Day, Take Your Cat To The Vet Day
23rd Sponge Cake Day. Mmmm, who doesn’t love a piece of Vicky sandwich? The best way to celebrate today is to make and devour a cake, obviously! (Make sure to share photos of your creation on social media!
Also, Valentino Day, Ride The Wind Day
24th Int. Strange Music Day, Knife Day, Peach Pie Day, Internaut Day
25th Love My Accountant Day. Who else takes your tattered receipts and sketchy spreadsheets and transforms them into end of year accounts? Of course, there are lots more reasons why you should love your accountant
Also, Banana Split Day, Kiss and Make Up Day, Whiskey Sour Day
26th Women’s Equality Day. Although originally a US awareness day, today is an opportunity to review your business and ensure that there is equality in all areas.
Also, Burger Day, Dog Day, Webmistress Day
27th International Bat Night. When we think of Bats, we normally associate them with vampires, but in real life, bats help keep down the numbers of pesky night insects, like mosquitos, as well as help to pollinate and spread the seed of plants. So there.
28th Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. Dedicated to remembering family pets who have passed away. Visit Rainbowsbridge.com to create a digital pet memorial with which to remember your fur baby.
Also, Radio Commercials Day, Race Your Mouse Around The Icons Day, Crackers Over The Keyboard Day
29th More Herbs, Less Salt Day. This day encourages everyone to adopt, you’ve guessed it, more herbs and less salt in their daily diet. If you would like to up your herb intake then why not grow your own, after all, they cost a bomb in the supermarket! Check out this article from The Guardian with 10 easy to grow at home herbs
Also, Individual Rights Day, Chop Suey Day, Lemon Juice Day
30th Grief Awareness Day. Today is all about raising awareness of how to cope with grief and how we can all support those who are grieving. There are a great many websites offering counselling and support, like the Childhood Bereavement Network
Also, Int. Whale Shark Day, Frankenstein Day, Holistic Pet Day
31st Love Litigating Lawyers Day. We don’t necessarily love them, until we need them, but today is the day to show your appreciation for the lawyers in your life!
Also, We Love Memoirs Day, Overdose Awareness Day
August Social Media Ideas – August is also…
• Black Business Month
• Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
• Family Fun Month
• Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
• Happiness Happens Month
• International Peace Month
• Motorsports Awareness Month
• National Goat Cheese Month
• National Golf Month
• National Hair Loss Awareness Month
• National Sandwich Month
• Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
So, that’s it for the month of August. Don’t forget to tell me in the comments which days you have used in your August social media and remember to check back next month, when we’ll have a whole host of September ideas waiting for you!
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