Your Social Media Calendar: August 2016

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We are approaching the end of another month so it is time to share another social media calendar blog post, this time for August.

If you haven’t read one of these blogs by us before, we put them together with the aim of helping you plan out things you can post for your small business’s social media posts for the month ahead.


From our experience working with businesses we know that social media and online marketing can be a tricky thing, often falling down a list of priorities as you try to juggle all the other parts of keeping a business running. A question we often get asked is ‘what should I post on social media?’ and we get it, it’s not easy to always think of new, interesting posts. The result? Repetitive, overly sale-sy posts promoting your website.

A great way to think of fresh ideas for your social media content is to use National Awareness Days.

By adding these into your social media posts you will keep your posts current and as many of these awareness day also have associated hashtags you can increase exposure of your brand and take part in a topical conversation. If you have some time to dedicate to your social media, and have some creativity, you may even be able to think of some clever ways to link awareness days to your company or products/services.

Got some extra time this week? Why not set your business up on social media scheduling software and schedule some posts for August in advance?

Here’s what’s going on next month to help…



Family Fun Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Golf Month
National Peach Month
National Water Quality Month
Romance Awareness Month


1st – 7th: World Breastfeeding Week
5th – 7th: Brighton Pride
21st – 27th: World Water Week
28th – 29th: Notting Hill Carnival


2nd: National Colouring Book Day
7th: National Friendship Day / International Beer Day
10th: National Lazy Day
12th: National Youth Day
13th: Left-Handers Day
15th: National Relaxation Day
16th: National Tell a Joke Day
18th: National Mail Order Catalogue Day
19th: World Photo Day / World Humanitarian Day
21st: World Fashion Day
26th: Women’s Equality Day
29th: Bank Holiday (England/Wales)

Can you think of any more ideas? Leave them in the comments or tweet us @adeogroup

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