Marketing, event and activation opportunities for businesses
We offer businesses, property owners and managers opportunities to get involved in our marketing, event and activation programmes that are on throughout the year. By doing this, we're championing the city centre while also encouraging an increase in visitation and spend for our businesses. Opportunities include:
Appealing and attractive properties are fundamental for a vibrant, successful retail environment. Our vacant spaces initiative provides the opportunity for creative installations or alternative use for vacant spaces, bringing life and colour to the city centre street environment, with support from Auckland Council and the city centre targeted rate. A great example of this is Arcadia at Queens Arcade. If you have a property with a vacant retail tenancy with window frontage, please get in touch to discuss your options. Find out more here.
Events and Destination Marketing
Restaurant Month- August 2023
Auckland's biggest and best dining celebration returned for its 13th year for the month of August to celebrate restaurants across the city centre with 100 special menus at $30, $45 and $55+ price points, one-off events and more. See the highlights here.
ArtWeek the City- October 2023
An unmissable line-up of exhibitions, installations, pop-ups and activations in public spaces, laneways, galleries and more throughout the heart of the city in October. There is a strong focus on the High Street district. If you're a business in the area and want to find out more about how you can get involved, contact us.
New and well-loved decorations will be across the heart of the city as well as a programme of events and activations throughout December. See some of the highlights from 2022 here. If you're a business in the city centre with a special Christmas event or offer, let us know.
Keep up to date with what's planned in the heart of the city
With our events calendar and sign up for our business newsletter to find out how your business or property can get involved with upcoming events, activations and marketing opportunities. If you have any questions, get in touch.
Our Always On marketing across the city centre
Business Directory - for all Heart of the City members
All businesses that are members of Heart of the City can be listed in our Business Directory. This gives your business added visibility across online search engines. If you want to make any changes to your listing, contact us.
Business Listing on our consumer-facing website
Businesses that are in the consumer categories we feature on our website can be listed on our consumer-facing website. To be listed, send your contact details, hours, a description of your business and hi-res photos to us via email.
Spreading the word about what's on and what's new across our social media channels
We post regularly on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram and Twitter to highlight the many reasons to visit the city centre, including upcoming events and destination marketing.
If your business is a new opening or has an event announcement, interesting story or a special offer you'd like us to consider for our channels, get in touch to chat.