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Digitising our vanishing high streets, by Jamie Matthews, CEO of Initials

by on October 25, 2018

In this piece Jamie Matthews, CEO of independent creative agency Initials, looks at the power of digital to both destroy and save Britain’s vanishing high streets.

Despite the seemingly constant ‘death of the high street’ headlines, it’s where you live that determines how you feel Britain’s high streets are really doing. There are comparatively affluent neighbourhoods up and down the country that remain home to vibrant retail areas. But, there are also no shortage of places where the retail picture is undoubtedly darkening.

The number of places like this are increasing, and if you live in one of them, the local high street serves as an up-close-and-personal daily reminder of the challenges retailers are facing. [more…]