August Content Marketing ideasEditorial Calendars Are a Pain

Working on your content marketing editorial calendar can be a pain in the ass. But you need to keep publishing solid content day after day and week after week. Because churning out good stuff takes inspiration from all over, I loved these blog posts with content marketing ideas. They stopped doing them a while ago, so I decided to be the content marketing inspiration I wanted to see in the world.

Cheat Sheet for Content Marketing Ideas

I created this content marketing ideas cheat sheet for YOU! When you’ve got to fill out your editorial calendar and you need a hand brainstorming ideas, blammo! A cheat sheet for content marketing ideas  at your service.

You don’t have to scour Wikipedia, Google Doodles, the Writer’s Almanac, and the far corners of Google. I’ve done it for you. You’ve got a handy list of holidays, historical days, awareness month information, awareness weeks, and sports and pop culture events happening. You’ll find it’s largely US-focused, but there’s a lot of other international dates and ideas here, too.

Holidays & Anniversaries

August 1: ?Statehood Day – Colorado, World Wide Web Day, Girlfriends Day, National Raspberry Cream Pie Day, Respect For Parents Day, Yorkshire Day, International Beer Day, Rounds Resounding Day, Swiss National Day
August 2: Coloring Book Day, National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, National Night Out
August 3: ?National Watermelon Day, Sisters Day
August 4: Assistance Dog Day, Social Security Day, US Coast Guard Day, Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, John Venn’s Birthday, Single Working Women’s Day
August 5: Underwear Day, Work Like A Dog Day, National Oyster Day
August 6: Wiggle Your Toes Day, Root Beer Float Day, Fresh Breath Day, India Pale Ale (IPA) Day, Mead Day, National Mustard Day
August 7: Friendship Day, International Beer Day, Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day, National Lighthouse Day, Purple Heart Day, Friendship Day
August 8: International Cat Day, Happiness Happens Day , Odie Day
August 9: ?Book Lover’s Day, World Indigenous People Day, Bowling Day, Rice Pudding Day, Garage Sale Day, Singapore National Day
August 10: World Lion Day, Lazy Day, Duran Duran Appreciation Day, Sky Scraper Appreciation Day, Biodiesel Day
August 11: Play In The Sand Day, Son & Daughter Day, S’mores Day, Ingersoll Day
August 12: Vinyl Record Day, World Elephant Day, International Youth Day, Middle Child’s Day
August 13: International Left Hander’s Day, ?Don Ho’s Birthday
August 14: Creamsicle Day, Gary Larson’s Birthday
August 15: Relaxation Day, National Lemon Meringue Pie Day (Julia Child’s Birthday), India Independence Day, Korea Liberation Day
August 16: International Homeless Animals Day, National Tell A Joke Day/ Joke Day, Airborne Day, Rum Day, Bratwurst Day, Anniv. of Elvis’ death
August 17: Black Cat Appreciation Day, National Thrift Shop Day
August 18: Mail Order Catalog Day, Bad Poetry Day
August 19: World Humanitarian Day, Photography Day, Aviation Day
August 20: ?Lemonade Day, National Radio Day, Bacon Lovers Day
August 21: Spumoni Day, Senior Citizens’ Day, Sweet Tea Day
August 22:World Honey Bee Day, Hug Your Boss Day (check with HR!), Be An Angel Day
August 23: Valentino Day, Ride The Wind Day
August 24: International Strange Music Day, Pluto Demoted Day, Vesuvius Day, Knife Day, Ukraine Independence Day
August 25: Whisky Sour Day, Kiss And Make Up Day
August 26: ?National Dog Day, Women’s Equality Day
August 27: National Petroleum Day
August 28: Pay It Forward Day, Bow Tie Day
August 29: Late Summer Bank Holiday (UK), Charlie Parker’s Birthday, Hurricane Katrina annivesary (11th anniversary)
August 30: Slinky Day, Toasted Marshmallow Day, International Whale Shark Day, Holistic Pet Day, Buffalo Chicken Wings Day
August 31: ?Birth of news radio, Pony Express Day, National Trail Mix Day, Love Litigating Lawyers Day, Malaysia Independence Day


  • TV shows returning in August: The Strain, You’re the Worst, Halt and Catch Fire, Better Late Than Never, and more…
  • Back to School: Many students of all ages head back to school full time in the fall. It’s the time for school supplies, new school clothes, open houses, sports physicals, and gear
  • August officially marks the month of: inventors, child support awareness, admitting you’re happy, minority donor awareness, American Indian heritage, romance, catfish, spinal muscular atrophy awareness, family fun, motor sports awareness, neurosurgery outreach, peaches, appreciating American artists, picnics, psoriasis awareness, goat cheese, golf, eye exams, panini sandwiches, immunization awareness, water quality, truancy prevention, breastfeeding, rescuing dogs, medic alert awareness.

August by the Week

  • August Week 1: International Clown Week, Bargain Hunting Week, National Farmers’ Market Week, Assistance Dog Week, National Simplify Your Life Week, Exercise With Your Child Week, Single Working Women’s Week, National Fraud Awareness Week, World Breastfeeding Week, Minority Donor Awareness Week
  • August Week 2: Elvis Week, National Smile Week, Feeding Pets Of The Homeless Week, National Scrabble Week, Weird Contest Week, National Health Center Week
  • August Week 3: Friendship Week, National Aviation Week, Minority Enterprise Development Week
  • August Week 4: National Safe At Home Week, Be Kind To Humankind Week


Here’s a list of the top sporting events in

4-7: NFP Hall of Fame Induction
5-21: Summer Olympics, Brazil
19-28: Little League Baseball World Series
21-28: World Rowing Championships
26:  College football season begins
27: Rugby League – Challenge Cup final
Aug 29-Sept 11: Tennis US Open

Pop Culture (Movies, Festivals, Awards)

5: Suicide Squad Movie opening
19: Ben Hur Movie opening
28: MTV Video Music Awards

Web and Tech

4: Blogher 2016
14-16: CIO 100 Awards
Aug 28-Sept 1: VMworld 2016

What are Your Content Marketing Ideas?

What do you have planned for August? Did I miss any big things? What are you looking forward to in August?

(Photo credit: Anda Ambrosini via Unsplash.)