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Marketing opportunities

There are lots of opportunities for city centre businesses to get involved in special promotions and events as well as day to day marketing activities through Heart of the City.

For all businesses

All businesses in the heart of the city can be listed in the business directory, which gives visibility with your clients and online search. Check to see if your listing is up to date, or contact us if you want to make changes to any details or contacts.

Day to day marketing for events, hospitality, retail, arts and more

We spread the word about what’s on and what’s new in the city centre through, the weekly Central City Guide e-mail, Facebook and Instagram.

If your business is in one of the consumer categories we feature, make sure your web listing details (contacts, hours, description and at least 3 high res photos) are up to date and that you let us know about any event announcements, new openings, special offers and interesting stories by emailing us here. If you have any updates or are not listed, please get in touch.

Annual events

We encourage spending and visitation and build the city centre’s reputation as the best place in Auckland for dining, retail and arts & culture with annual events that hero our businesses in these areas. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss being involved in any of our events.

For retail businesses

Stay open late till 9pm for the biggest Christmas shopping night of the year - where the streets come alive with live music and performance. 

If you haven't already told us your Christmas hours and if you'll be open till 7pm or later for Late Night Christmas, tell us here.

Christmas lights Vulcan Lane 2016. Image: Jeremy Toth


For restaurants

Take part with a special menu offer or event. Registrations open April – May.

O'Connell Street Bistro at American Express Restaurant Month 2017. Image: Max Lemesh


For galleries and creatively inclined businesses

Take part with an exhibition or event. Registrations open May – June.

Artweek 2017 Late Night Art. Image: Sacha Stejko



Promoting the city centre as a destination through marketing and events

We work to promote the city as a great place to spend time through our destination marketing programme

Contact us

Want to find out more, talk to us or tell us your news? We’d love to hear from you.