Windsor is a major tourist destination. Given a certain recent royal arrival in the form of Baby Sussex, there is a lot of conversation happening on social media about both the Royals and about Windsor.
Add to this a plethora of neighbouring tourist attractions that contribute to the online chatter about Windsor, and you would think that local shops and shopping centres would be spoilt for choice when engaging on social media.
Needless to say, we were surprised to learn that from local shops and shopping centres there is little engagement with wider tourist operators or with either customers or tourists in Windsor.
Whilst tourist footfall may not result in regular return visits, in an area like Windsor with year-round appeal, it is very consistent.
Retailers should be engaging with tourists and tourism groups online to increase engagement and increase their footfall and sales.
As an example, a local shopping centre creates approximately one post every couple of days, and engagement is low.