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Grandparents, Good Neighbors & Gump: Content Marketing Inspiration For September

August 21, 2014

By Jessica Budde
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September is almost here, and with it comes chillier weather, changing leaves, and a whole bunch of exciting events to keep you safe from seasonal depression. Planning your editorial calendar ahead of time? Good work! The list below should be everything you need to keep from falling behind on your content marketing strategy. Yes, a cheesy pun. Don’t like it? Leaf me alone.

Holidays

  • September 1: Labor Day, Building & Code Staff Appreciation Day, Emma M. Nutt Day, Calendar Adjustment Day
  • September 2: V-J Day
  • September 3: Another Look Unlimited Day, Skyscraper Day, Welsh Rarebit Day
  • September 4: Newspaper Carrier Day
  • September 5: International Day Of Charity, Be Late For Something Day, Cheese Pizza Day, Lazy Mom’s Day, Bring Your Manners To Work Day
  • September 6: International Vulture Awareness Day, World Beard Day, Read A Book Day, Fight Procrastination Day
  • September 7: Grandparents’ Day, Salami Day, Pet Rock Day, Neither Rain Nor Snow Day
  • September 8: International Literacy Day, Iguana Awareness Day, Pardon Day, Boss/Employee Exchange Day, World Physical Therapy Day
  • September 9: Wonderful Weirdos Day, Teddy Bear Day
  • September 10: Good Neighbor Day, Swap Ideas Day, Sewing Machine Day
  • September 11: Patriot And National Day Of Service And Remembrance, No News Is Good News Day, Hot Cross Buns Day, Make Your Bed Day
  • September 12: Banana Day, Stand Up To Cancer Day, Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • September 13: Programmers’ Day (that’s us!), Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day, Positive Thinking Day, Fortune Cookie Day, National Peanut Day, Defy Superstition Day, Roald Dahl Day, Uncle Sam Day
  • September 14: Hug Your Hound Day, Eat A Hoagie Day, National Pet Memorial Day, Cream-Filled Donut Day
  • September 15: International Dot Day, Felt Hat Day, Make A Hat Day, Greenpeace Day
  • September 16: Step-Family Day, Mayflower Day,  Working Parents’ Day, National Play Doh Day, World Ozone Day, Guacamole Day, Collect Rocks Day, Get Ready Day, Mexican Independence Day, American Legion Day
  • September 17: International Country Music Day, Constitution Day, National Apple Dumpling Day, Citizenship Day
  • September 18: Respect Day, Water Monitoring Day, National Cheeseburger Day
  • September 19: National Butterscotch Pudding Day, International Talk Like A Pirate Day, POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • September 20: Coastal Cleanup Day,  International Eat An Apple Day, Punch Day, Gymnastics Day
  • September 21: Wife Appreciation Day, International Day of Peace, World Gratitude Day, Miniature Golf Day
  • September 22: Ice Cream Cone Day, Elephant Appreciation Day, Family Day, World Care Free Day, White Chocolate Day, Hobbit Day, Dear Diary Day, Business Women’s Day
  • September 23: Restless Legs Awareness Day, Checkers Day (as in the famous Richard Nixon speech)
  • September 24: Punctuation Day, Rosh Hashana begins, National Cherries Jubilee Day
  • September 25: World Pharmacists Day, Psychotherapy Day, National Comic Book Day, One-Hit Wonder Day
  • September 26: Lumberjack Day, Hug A Vegetarian Day, Johnny Appleseed Day, Love Note Day, Native American Day
  • September 27: International Rabbit Day, Ancestor Appreciation Day, Crush A Can Day, Lace Day, Tourism Day
  • September 28: Drink Beer Day, National Good Neighbor Day
  • September 29: International Coffee Day, World Heart Day, Confucius Day
  • September 30: International Translation Day, Mud Pack Day, Ask A Stupid Question Day

Seasonal

  • Back to school: anyone that didn’t return to school in August will be hitting the books this month
  • Autumn’s triumphant return: you heard right, it’s time to say goodbye to Summer – Fall makes its colorful comeback on September 23rd
  • September is the official month of: alcohol & drug addiction recovery, subliminal communications, mushrooms, responsible dog ownership, honey, pianos, chicken, self improvement, classical music, people skills, chicken, guide dogs, childhood obesity awareness, success at school, prostate cancer awareness, bourbon heritage, college savings, rice, hunger action, Hispanic heritage, square dancing, saving koalas, baby safety, signing up for a library card, gynecological cancer awareness, courtesy, leukemia & lymphoma awareness, cholesterol education, ADHD, Little League, campus safety awareness, snakes, and whole grains
  • The first week in September celebrates: International Enthusiasm Week, Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week, National Nutrition Week
  • Week two is dedicated to: Suicide Prevention Week, Line Dance Week, Child Passenger Safety Week, National Assisted Living Week, International Housekeepers Week
  • The third week is all about: Farm Animal Awareness Week, Prostate Cancer Awareness Week, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Pollution Prevention Week, Health Information & Technology Week, National Indoor Plants Week, Clean Hands Week
  • September’s last week is dedicated to: Deaf Awareness Week (and Deaf Dog Awareness Week), Banned Books Week, National Chimney Safety Week, International Interpreters & Translators Week, Sea Otter Awareness Week, Remember To Register To Vote Week, National Singles Week, World Hearing Aid Awareness Week, National Keep Kids Creative Week

Sports

  • August 25 – September 8: US Open
  • September 4: NFL season begins
  • September 21: NHL preseason starts
  • September 23 – 28: Ryder Cup
  • September 28: Berlin Marathon
  • September 30: MLB postseason starts

Pop Culture

  • August 25 – September 1: Burning Man (Black Rock Desert, NV)
  • September 5: Forrest Gump will be re-released in IMAX theatres
  • September 6 – 21: Riot Fest (hitting Toronto, Chicago, Denver) – have a riot listening to the epic jams of artists such as Alkaline Trio, The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, Social Distortion, Primus, the list goes on for days…
  • September 20 – October 5: Oktoberfest (the real one, you know, in Germany!)
  • September 26-28: TomorrowWorld (Chattahoochee Hills, GA) – if you love Nervo, David Guetta, Diplo, Skrillex and the like, you need to be there
  • Fall TV Season is here! Some highlights include the premieres of Boardwalk Empire (9/7 –  HBO), The Biggest Loser (9/11 – NBC), Red Band Society (9/17 – FOX)

That’s all for now! But don’t fret. We’ll be back again soon with more content marketing ideas.

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Jessica Budde

Jessica Budde

Jessica is a Digital Marketer at Cypress North and co-host of the weekly digital marketing news podcast, Marketing O'Clock. She loves working with people, has a passion for details, and tends to nerd out over all things tracking. She holds a Master’s in television, radio, and film from Syracuse University with a Bachelor's in communication studies from Niagara University.

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