5 Content Marketing Ideas for September 2021

Discussing the holiday could take a form similar to ThoughtCo’s article “All About the Chinese Moon Festival,” which provides a brief overview, or China Highlights’ post “Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.”
Say we have a garden-tool store in Australia, but we also sell into the U.S. September is springtime in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane and suitable for content around getting gardens started. Conversely, a September post describing how to prepare a garden for the coming winter would apply to North American customers.
Audry Rose mentions the founder’s grandmother on its site.

1. Offer Lessons

Screenshot of the web page on Audry Rose discussing the founder's grandmother
Consumers appreciate gift ideas and suggestions in the Christmas season. Image: USA Today.
Here are two examples.

Screenshot of Fender Play web page
“The name, Audry Rose, pays homage to my grandmother, a beautiful woman with impeccable style who was generations before her time. Our company is infused with her spirit.

For example, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, an iconic brand, sells electric and acoustic guitars through most retail channels, including direct-to-consumer.

Although the holiday has its origins in moon worship and a handful of Chinese myths, it serves as an opportunity for families to gather, be thankful for their blessings, and pray for one another. For these reasons, the holiday is sometimes called “Chinese Thanksgiving” in the West.
For many direct-to-consumer brands and retailers, the fourth calendar quarter is a peak sales season.

2. Offer Suggestions

Photo of mooncakes, which resemble cupcakes

The final content marketing idea for September 2021 combines two things about content and business.
Draw inspiration from other sellers or even publishers. For example, here are five gift suggestion articles that show up for the aforementioned search query, “gift ideas for a female coworker.”
Consider, also, publishing articles about the holiday’s history or how to observe. Here are a few examples.
Content created to honor Grandparents’ Day can appear in email newsletters, social media posts, and blogs. It could take one of three angles: profiles or interviews, historical articles, or how-to posts.

3. Grandparents’ Day: Sept. 12

Photo of a grandfather laughing with his grandson
A health and beauty retailer that sells skincare products based on India’s Ayurveda alternative-medicine lifestyle could offer instructional, introductory yoga videos since the two are related.

Content created for the Mid-Autumn Festival might be similar to Grandparents’ Day. A business could discuss the holiday, provide how-to tips, or produce related profiles or interviews.
First, we know that how-to content makes for some of the best marketing. Second, an increasing number of direct-to-consumer brands and online retailers are selling internationally. So why not create how-to content that attracts, engages, and retains these international shoppers?
A B2B power tool shop that sells to contractors might offer online classes describing the basics of holding safety meetings to lower the cost of workers’ compensation insurance.
Photo of a grandfather laughing with his grandson
“Some of my most cherished memories with Nana (as I called her) are sitting on her bed listening to the stories behind the jewelry in her collection,” write Audry Rose founder Jaclyn Elbaum.

Screenshot of the web page on Audry Rose discussing the founder's grandmother
Mooncakes are a favorite treat during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Photo: Huong Ho.

Multiple Asian regions celebrate a Mid-Autumn (or Moon) Festival.
Grandparents’ Day focuses on the contributions grandparents and seniors make in our lives. Photo: Monkey Business.

4. Mid-Autumn Festival: Sept. 21

For example, online jewelry shop Audry Rose could produce a profile of the founder’s grandmother. The company already has a brief mention of “Nana” on its about us page.
The holiday is known for its mooncakes. This allows kitchen supply and grocery shops to publish mooncake recipes. And Asian-owned businesses might profile or interview family members or industry leaders about how they celebrate the festival.

Photo of mooncakes, which resemble cupcakes
Consumers’ quests to find the perfect gift (or at least a passable one) will almost certainly include visiting a search engine and asking something like, “gift ideas for a female coworker” or “best gift for an 11-year-old boy.”

Similarly, many marketers could interview or profile grandparents who impacted a business or industry.
Content marketing is the act of creating, publishing, and promoting content to attract, engage, and retain an audience of customers. Content marketing can drive search engine optimization. It can support social media campaigns, and it can facilitate email lifecycle marketing.
For your company’s September 2021 content marketing, identify one or two skills to teach relative to the products you sell and the lifestyle they encourage.

5. Cross-border How-to

Content marketing can teach a skill related to a product or a customer’s lifestyle.
Fender Play provides video-based guitar lessons. More committed guitar players should represent relatively more repeat customers.
What follows are five content marketing ideas that you can use for your business.

Photo of a boy in a garden pouring water on plants
September 12, 2021, is Grandparents’ Day in the U.S. It’s meant to recognize the contribution senior citizens and grandparents make to our communities. The holiday has existed since 1978, although the particular date has changed.

Fender also teaches novice guitarists how to play via its aptly named “Fender Play” service. This approach almost certainly improves customer retention as advanced guitarists tend to collect instruments.

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