Help Us Celebrate Lichfield's Digital Success Story

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 07:40

Lichfield Digital High Street

Well done Lichfield businesses! Congratulations, you have managed to take Lichfield from number 174 to number 21 in the national digital rankings, so your social media activity really is having an impact.

Lichfield is one of a select number of cities across the country to be taking part in a new initiative which aims to increase the publicity for High Street shops through social media. Businesses around the city have played their part by simply taking photos of their products and services and posting them to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram alongside the hashtags #WDYT and #LICHFIELD .

A dedicated team ensures the posts are seen by a wider audience - which has now helped increase the city's digital output. No expertise or knowledge is required as we have a team to support anyone who needs help. Not only do businesses gain help and support to get on various social media channels, they also receive weekly reports that show how well they are doing and the impact of their uploads. Best of all – it is FREE to BID businesses. For more information please go to and register.

Want to know more? Do you want to talk to businesses already involved and find out how it works for them? Want to really start to reach a new audience for Christmas? Well, come along to the Garrick Suite at the George Hotel on Thursday 22nd November from 6-8pm and meet local business owners who are taking part, meet the #WDYT team and see how you can get involved. You will be most welcome.

The digital pilot is a Government initiative and money to run the campaign has been funded by the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership through the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub and also the Lichfield BID who have match funded this initiative.