Increasing Footfall

To make sure Hereford thrives commercially in future years, we need to make it easy for shoppers, visitors and investors to find out about our great City…. and then we need to entice them here and show them just how good it is!

Key Achievements in 2015/16

1.

We began using the Hereford City Life brand in all our customer publications and marketing campaigns online and through social media – this has now become the recognised brand of the City.

2.

We conducted an opinion survey of over 400 Hereford consumers to help determine the key messages for future marketing

3.

Commissioned the creation of a website for the City, Hereford City Life (www.herefordcitylife.co.uk) which will promote all businesses within the BID area including social media links and direct offers to the public

4.

Created a regular electronic news bulletin for local businesses to inform them about the work of the BID with opportunities to increase footfall

5.

Ran a promotional campaign for Christmas trading in 2015, with a leaflet door drop to 85,000 homes across the county

6.

Ran a Christmas competition to start gathering consumer contact details to reuse for future marketing activities

7.

Researched the provision of Wi-Fi working with Herefordshire Council. The system specified can provide us with rich data for future marketing purposes as well as provide a service to businesses and consumers whilst in the city centre

8.

Researched a long list of possible themes for a new major event - this is progressing well with major partners becoming involved

9.

Prepared a calendar of promotional activity for 2016/17