The fluffy socks and cosy jumpers are coming out, darker nights are rolling in, October (and the official spooky season) is here!
Whether you’re mourning the end of summer or gleefully cracking out the Halloween décor, October signals a seasonal change for all of us – including our content.
If you’re anything like us, we love any excuse for a holiday-themed post or two, and there are plenty of fun and exciting dates to mark down on your calendar this month.
Diaries at the ready – here are the top dates you need to look out for this October, and a few cheeky content ideas thrown in there for good measure that you can include in your digital or social media content.
Black History Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
International School Libraries Month
World Blindness Awareness Month
2023 Rugby World Cup
Who doesn’t love a cuppa the good stuff to brighten up their morning? Share your morning coffee, shout out your favourite local coffee shop or why not arrange to host a networking breakfast?
A day for the veggie lovers, share your favourite vegetarian recipes, highlight any local vegetarian-friendly businesses or if you’re a restaurant or café, use the day to promote your veggie dishes. Why not give a discount on veggie dishes for the day to celebrate?
Work in a funky building? Take your followers on a virtual tour and share some cool décor. If you’re a designer or architect, share some of your own favourite work, colleague work or your favourite pics from the architecture community.
Ah, what could be better than a day dedicated to animals? If you have pets, now’s the time to share ‘em!
Did we say a day dedicated to animals was the best? This could be a close contender! If you’re a bar, restaurant or café, today’s the day for sharing some discounts or deals with your followers or your most delicious food and drink snaps.
Mental health awareness is an ever-growing social topic of interest and World Mental Health Day is the perfect day to show your audience the work you do within your business to combat mental health stigma. Share personal stories, arrange a fundraiser or share tips and tricks for better mental health.
Got your own business? Today’s the day to shout about it! Tell your story, share facts your audience may not know, do a ‘day in the life’ or ‘behind the scenes’ look at your business so your audience can get to know you better.
The perfect day for discounts, deals and savings!
If you employ students or are a student, share your journey.
Offer discounts or promotions for students or even a referral code to encourage students to share your company with their pals.
Need we say more? Cheers!
Use today to celebrate your favourite pieces of writing, be that a book, poem, or even a LinkedIn users whose work you admire.
While it may not seem the most glamorous day this month, United Nations Day is a great opportunity to celebrate and share any partnerships you and your organisation may share with companies and clients around the world. Share a case study, a testimonial, or share what you love about the relationships you share with your international partners!
Crack out those carving knives, it’s time to get creative. Why not run a competition for your customers to share their best pumpkin creations, or host an internal pumpkin carving extravaganza?
There’s a definite boozy theme this October…
Show how your business is making a difference in your community, or use the opportunity to highlight partner organisations, staff or other people within your industry who are making a difference.
Prepare yourself – dark mornings and cold nights are here to stay.
Today can be a bit of a gloomy day for some, so why not share some good news, some recent wins or some good old-fashioned giggle-inducing memes to brighten your audience’s day?
The grand finale of spooky season is finally upon us! There are so many fun things you can do for Halloween!
Share your best Halloween costumes, host a Halloween party or Halloween-themed networking event, host a costume competition, or create some fun ‘trick or treat’ deals for your customers.
Are there any October content ideas we missed? What have you got planned for your content this spooky season? Head over to our socials and let us know!
If you’re struggling for October content ideas for your business, don’t hesitate to get in touch.