Social Media Content Ideas for September

Up the tempo with September: Social media content ideas for September 2021

COVID restrictions continue to change and we’re all doing our best to navigate our way through the new normal way of life post lockdown. Marketing is more important than ever to keep your audience engaged and in the know in terms of information that may be of importance to them in terms of how they purchase your products and services.

That’s why we like to think these monthly social media marketing ideas blogs are useful, keeping up with trends, events, and National days to continue to get involved and reach as many people as possible. Making sure your social media content stays persistent and consistent now and in the future. So, what do we have to look forward to this month?

National Days for September

All month – Organic Month, Harvest Festival, World Alzheimers Month

3rd – National Doodle Day

4th-19th – Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight

5th – International Day of Charity

5th-11th – Migraine Awareness Week

6th– Read a Book Day

8th – International Quiet Day

10th – World Suicide Prevention Day

10th – 19th – Heritage Open Days

12th – Great North Run

13th – Roald Dahl Day

13th-19th – Jeans for Genes Day

13th-19th – Sexual Health Week

15th – International Day of Democracy

16th – National Teaching Assistants Day

18th-3rd Oct – British Food Fortnight

19th – International Talk Like a Pirate Day

21st – Chinese Moon Festival

21st – International Day of Peace

22nd – Autumn Starts

22nd – World Car Free Day

24th – Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

26th – Most Popular Birthday

29th – World Heart Day

30th – National Sporting Heritage Day

Social Media Content Ideas For September

Whilst August is a naturally slower month in terms of national days and events, which always seems to work out well considering the majority of the country was off for the School Summer Holidays and many people are searching for the sun, sea and sand.

September offers a jam-packed month for days and events for you to get your teeth stuck into! So, let’s explore:

The most relatable content to feature across your social media this month is, of course, the return to school in the second week of September. No matter what your industry is, you will be able to relate to someone. Can you offer any last minute supplies or know where to get the best deal on school wear that will last longer than two weeks? If you don’t have products and services to showcase that may apply to those in the ‘back to school’ audience, then you could offer them some freedom from all the posts by giving them a giggle; share a gif, a funny quote or a meme.

Parents will be running around getting prepared, trying to beat the last-minute runs to find the latest socks, trousers, pens, lunch boxes and ice packs that are in high demand and have been requested by their tiny humans only 3,000 times…in the past 2 hours. Try to get some humour in your content to give people a break from all the panic about returning to school.

National Days in September

Health and Wellbeing Content Ideas For September

September is home to a range of health-related awareness events spanning across the entire calendar month so this is a perfect time to pick one or two to get involved with and share throughout your social media platforms. It’s always wise to highlight why you have chosen a certain awareness day to your audience so you’re not just filling a gap! Vascular Disease awareness, Blood Cancer & Childhood Cancer, Urology and of course, World Alzheimer’s Month from the 1st to the 30th.

In addition to the entire month shining a light on Alzheimer’s, there is a national focus day on the disease; this year focussing on talking about Dementia. Wanting to raise awareness of how it impacts the daily lives of people affected by the condition and challenge the stigma that surrounds it.

Continuing with the health topic, Migraine Awareness Week features from the 5th-11th September and the organisation migraine trust has many ways for you to get involved and join the campaign. National Eczema Week falls on the 13th-18th, as does Jeans for Genes Week and World Heart Day appears on the 29th .

We can’t forget about the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan Cancer Support on the 24th. Will you be hosting your own coffee morning or brining a shared lunch to the workplace? It’s a great opportunity to get involved and post about how you are supporting the great cause. Share an image of the best baked goods, a picture of the whole team or the amount you raised, don’t forget to make use of the hashtag #MacmillanCoffeeMorning to get involved in the conversation and let others find you!

Food and Drink Content Ideas For September

We welcome Autumn in on the 22nd and that brings with it the Harvest Festival running throughout September and October. Harvest time typically features feasting with family and the public, sharing foods from the season. Share your homegrown crops, favourite recipes, best places to go for local produce or visit a pick-your-own farm. Share your experiences during Harvest and really get involved and feel the community spirit.

Organic month also beings again in September, a month-long campaign to raise awareness of the many benefits of organic food and farming, including supporting biodiversity and wildlife, helping to combat climate change, highest standards of animal welfare and ultimately, food as it should be. Can you recommend any organic food products or restaurants, share them across your social channels!

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight begins on the 4th and runs to the 19th, British Food fortnight follows after on the 18th-3rd October.

Sports Content Ideas For September

After the amazing events that have taken place over the past few weeks, beginning with the Tokyo Olympics 2020 which finished last month, followed by the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 which are coming to an end on 5th September. Did you watch, who were you supporting? Comment and ask your audience to comment too!

More sporting events this month are the BMW PGA Championships, running from the 9th-12th for all the golf enthusiasts so get your posts and polls in before then!

If you’re not a football fan, there are still ways to support the sport, Soccer Aid for Unicef is taking place on the 4th September in Wales this year. Olly Murs, Usain Bolt and Jamie Redknapp are all back to play, joined by some new faces including artist James Arthur and Fara Williams. Wayne Rooney is stepping away from management this year and pulling on his boots to play for the Three Lions, so it’s definitely worth a watch and get involved in the discussion!

Fun Content Ideas For September

After the amazing events that have taken place over the past few weeks, beginning with the Tokyo Olympics 2020 which finished last month, followed by the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 which are coming to an end on 5th September. Did you watch, who were you supporting? Comment and ask your audience to comment too!

More sporting events this month are the BMW PGA Championships, running from the 9th-12th for all the golf enthusiasts so get your posts and polls in before then!

If you’re not a football fan, there are still ways to support the sport, Soccer Aid for Unicef is taking place on the 4th September in Wales this year. Olly Murs, Usain Bolt and Jamie Redknapp are all back to play, joined by some new faces including artist James Arthur and Fara Williams. Wayne Rooney is stepping away from management this year and pulling on his boots to play for the Three Lions, so it’s definitely worth a watch and get involved in the discussion!

Fun content ideas for September

Content Ideas For September

Did you know the most popular birthday in the UK is the 26th September, do you share this birthday or do you know someone that does?

Chinese Moon Festival, or Mid-Autumn Festival, falls on the 21st and embodies harmony and reunion in the form of the round moon. World Car Free Day on the 22nd will see towns and cities around the world allow people to experience streets free of traffic. It’s a great chance to re-imagine our streets around people. Will you be attending a meeting on foot or walking to your workplace?

It’s also International Day of Charity on the 5th September. Does your business give back to charity or have you taken part in a fundraising activity that you can share to your audience? It’s a great way of showing a more in depth and personal side to your business; especially when highlighting why you have chosen a specific charity to support.

Autumn begins again on the 22nd and brings us cooler temperatures, shorter days, longer nights and the transition from summer to winter. What is your favourite season? Which season is best suited to your products? Think about whether your business will benefit from the colder weather and warrant more sales and use it to your advantage.

National Sporting Heritage Day is the 30th and can help you organisation find new audiences, celebrate sporting pioneers and inspire a generation. You can get involved by attending an event in your local area or by engaging with the hashtag #NSHD2021 and exploring the conversations within. This year’s theme is ‘Inpire, Share and Celebrate’ and will focus on inter-generational activities and learning.  

And… we hate to mention the ‘C’ word, but you will be thinking about Christmas in your day-to-day business activities – don’t forget to include that in your digital/social presence too. Think back to last year, were there posts that worked well last Christmas or did you run out of time to really include social in your plans? If you want a video created, for example, that takes time and organisation. And if you want to use professional assistance for asset creation (like videographers) they book up well in advance of December, so start your planning now and don’t miss the opportunities that Christmas and the New Year brings.

Marketing is about staying persistent and consistent; keeping up with the trends, event and national days across the month in your social media marketing helps you remain seen, ensuring that when someone does need your products and services, you’ll be easier to find when the time is right.

We try to stay on top of our monthly social media marketing ideas blogs, releasing them in advance to help you plan ahead of time, so take a look at our other blogs across the year to help you gain ideas and inspiration to include in your marketing for your business. You can also download our entire 2021 calendar here.

If you feel you need more inspiration, feel free to look at our blog Social Media Post Ideas For Business.

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