National Awareness Days August 2017 - North East Social Media

National Awareness Days August 2017


National Awareness Days, August 2017, 145 days until ChristmasWell goodbye July, hello August!  Can you believe it’s the 1st August already – and you know what that means it’s just

145 days until Christmas


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National Awareness Days August 2017

It’s that time of the month to let you know about some of the National Awareness Days August 2017 – great content for you to schedule in advance for your social media posts. Many of these are likely to become trending topics on Twitter.

#worldbreastfeedingweekTo start with, today, 1st August 2017 is the start of #worldbreastfeedingweek  You may have seen it mentioned on the news this morning. It’s amazing how few mothers in the UK do breast feed now and I believe this campaign is to encourage more to do so.  If you want to get involved in the conversation make sure you use the hashtag.

Tomorrow, 2nd August, is “Playday” which occurs every year on the 1st Wednesday in August.  This campaign has been created to celebrate the importance of Play in children’s lives – and by playing I guess they don’t mean sitting infront of a computer screen or an iPad. #PlayDay

There are a few #internationalfriendshipday ‘s online, but some countries do celebrate this on the first Sunday in August – Sunday 6th August.  Tag your friends and tell them why they are so important to you.

Here’s one that you can use boundless images and gifs for – #InternationalCatDay on the 8th August. That should be a fun one, especially if you have any mad cat lady friends (like I have).

August 12th is International Youth Day #InternationalYouthDay – this was first set up in the year 2000 by the United Nations. There’s a new theme each year and the idea is to help draw attention to different youth issues in the World.

Definitely one for the photographers – August 19th, is not only my babies birthday (eek he’s going to be 18), but it is also going to be #WorldPhotoDay  Celebrate by sharing some of your favourite photo’s






About the Author Amanda Dixon

Amanda Dixon is an Award Winning Social Media Consultant and has been working with North East businesses for over 7 years, She has trained over 2000 businesses in the use of Social Media for business, through 121 training sessions, hands-on workshops, bespoke in-house training and seminars. For 6 years Amanda ran a Social Media Management Agency and in 2016 changed direction and launched North East Social Media Ltd to concentrate on the education side of Social Media. Teaching North East Businesses how to use Social Media with the maximum effect North East Social Media Ltd believe that Social Media is far more effective when created and managed in-house, that way the posts are more current, images more creative, more fun and spontaneous.

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