August 2022 is one of my favourite months. It's the middle of summer, the days are still long, and everything seems happy. But you also have some great sales opportunities in August!
This blog article will share 15 August social media ideas for 2022, plus 5 August 2022 blog ideas. You can use these ideas for any industry and platform, so steal them and get posting!
August Content Pillars
There are 7 main content theme categories I recommend for every social media plan:
Each of these categories can help build awareness, interest and engagement with your followers differently. There is no right and wrong, and you should test content types for each category to see what works best for your audience and brand.
Which Content Pillars Should I Use For August?
August is quite a chilled month for sales activity, considering most families are off for the school summer holidays. However, you may find this month your busiest if you're a tourist attraction, family fun store, or entertainment brand.
Some companies that provide stationary or back-to-school gear will also find August a hectic month.
Use it as a month to nurture, boost awareness and make connections for those who fall out of these categories and those who struggle with sales in August.
With that being said, here are my recommended content pillars for brands of all types:
Back to school deals should ramp up at the end of August 2022, ready for September.
Remember the AIDA technique when creating content or writing captions.
Your audience is most likely spending time with their families or on holiday, travelling or exploring amazing places, making it the perfect time to ask for user-generated content.
Run a competition asking audiences to share a photo of themselves wearing your product or using your service and tag you.
Repost all this content for maximum exposure, engagement and community connection.
For months where you may find yourself quieter than usual, use it to create amazing new educational and impactful content. Use the time to gain industry authority and be the go-to place for your target market.
For example, if you are an online fashion store, create content around style guides, sustainability or how to repurpose fashion garments.
If you're a marketing agency, share helpful guides, free resources, or tips about your service.
August 2022 Key Dates
A list of public holidays and special observances in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
British Columbia Day
New South Wales Bank Holiday
Summer Bank Holiday
Ekka (Royal National Agricultural Snow Day)
Gold Cup Parade
Summer Bank Holiday
A List of Monthly National Days
Admit You're Happy Month
Family Fun Month
Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
International Pirate Month
National Catfish Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Golf Month
National Picnic Month
Romance Awareness Month
Water Quality Month
A List of Quirky Daily National Days
National Girlfriends Day
National Mahjong Day
National Mountain Climbing Day
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
Find a Four Leaf Clover Day
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
Grab Some Nuts Day
National Watermelon Day
Chinese Valentine's Day/Daughter's Day - 7th day of 7th Lunar Month
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
U.S. Coast Guard Day
International Beer Day - First Friday in August
National Underwear Day
National Oyster Day
Work Like a Dog Day
Campfire Day - First Saturday in August
International Hangover Day - First Saturday in August
National Clown Day - Saturday during International Clown Week
National Fresh Breath Day
National Mustard Day first Saturday
Wiggle Your Toes Day
Friendship Day - First Sunday in August
International Forgiveness Day - First Sunday in August
National Lighthouse Day
Professional Speakers Day
Sisters Day - First Sunday in August
International Cat Day
Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony
Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbour's Porch Day
Book Lover's Day
National S'mores Day
World Lion Day
Presidential Joke Day
Son and Daughter Day
Annual Perseid Meteor Shower - Peak Night - peak date varies slightly
National Kool-Aid Day - second Friday in August
National Vinyl Record Day
World Elephant Day
Left Hander's Day
Middle Child's Day - second Saturday in August
National Garage Sale Day - second Saturday in August
National Creamsicle Day
14/15 V-J Day
Feast of the Assumption
National Roller Coaster Day
National Tell a Joke Day
National Thrift Shop Day
Bad Poetry Day
National Potato Day
National Honey Bee Awareness Day - Third Saturday
National Radio Day
World Mosquito Day
National Spumoni Day
Senior Citizen's Day
Be an Angel Day
National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or February 28
Ride the Wind Day
World Daffodil Day - date varies
Iconic American Restaurants Day
Kiss and Make Up Day
National Banana Split Day
National Dog Day
National Toilet Paper Day
Women's Equality Day
Just Because Day
Race Your Mouse Day
Stuffed Green Bell Peppers Day
International Bat Night
More Herbs, Less Salt Day
Toasted Marshmallow Day
National Eat Outside Day
National Trail Mix Day
August Social Media Moodboard
August 2022 Creative Social Media Content Ideas
Adjust my content ideas based for your brand.
Create a back-to-school deal.
Offer a bundle deal or free product with every order.
Create a new social media highlight of your top summer products or recommendations.
Trial trending TikToks and repurpose them across accounts.
Run an influencer campaign where everywhere promotes the same product or service.
Run a giveaway or contest in return for user-generated content.
Host a quiz night with the winner getting a special gift from your brand.
Have a team outing or BBQ and capture it and share it to your followers (humanise your brand).
Ask for recommendations or reviews from customers.
Go live with a Q&A session.
Interview other pros in the industry.
Share a case study you are proud of.
Repurpose blog content by recording yourself talking through the key points.
Create a mini series/mini course just for socials.
Create an infographic summing up 5 key points about your industry.
Blog Ideas For August 2022
Blogs are essential for many reasons for your brand or business:
They help the audience understand who you are and what you care about.
They allow you to rank higher on Google and get more organic traffic.
They allow you to gain industry authority and trust amongst interested audiences.
Here are 5 ideas for different industries to write about.
Create a blog based on questions asked in a industry related forum
Pick out people that inspire you and write about why
What are your top distractions. How do you deal with them?
What are your goals for the next five years? Ten years? Twenty years?
If you could invite five people to dinner, who would you invite? Why? What would you talk about?
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As we head into the eighth month of the year and closer and closer to peak sales periods, it's time to start ramping up your social media activity.
Always think of these three things:
How to I grab peoples attention
How can I help people
How to I convert followers to customers
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Use social media as a tool to get you where you want to go. Remember:
Create a legacy, help people and make a difference.
Thanks again for reading.
Until next time.