For High Streets to recover from COVID-19 they require an agile communication strategy that adapts with the changing circumstances. The ability to communicate with all businesses and visitors has never been more critical as they prepare to recover and work in a “new normal” world.
Social distancing means that increasingly each High Street will become the sum of its digital parts. Future success will be determined by each High Street's ability to deliver collective social media engagement and relevant digital services. A wide range of verticals have to adapt fast, to make that happen they need tools and training.
We see a worrying trend where since social distancing measures were introduced, the weekly moving average of businesses active on social media is in decline, while customer use of social media has increased by 60% during the COVID-19 lockdown. Maybe* helps BIDs support their levy payers and encourages them to buck this trend by increasing their social media participation. This increases their connection with their customers who are their most valuable asset.