Become a Sponsor

The Big Hoot is about Win-Win-Win partnerships.

Build Brand Awareness: Position your brand front and centre by putting it on display in the heart of New Zealand’s biggest city
Create Positive Brand Associations: Tell your audience how you are supporting and engaging with the community they live in
Put your brand in the hands of Aucklanders: Through the Big Hoot app
Don’t miss this opportunity! Spaces are limited.

To find out how your business can be involved contact:

Chris Key
Big Hoot Sponsorship Manager
021 313 411

Don’t just take our word for it, businesses who have been part of similar events managed by our partner Wild in Art say:

Over 10,000 people downloaded the App alone. No one has a bad word for the project. The stories of increased footfall in places with a dolphin are extraordinary, with increases of 100 to 250% being reported. Steve Harris, Chief Executive, VisitAberdeen, sponsor of Wild Dolphins in Aberdeen

In four hours, we sold four times the number of pens we would normally sell in a year– just from people wanting to tick off their trail maps! We’re absolutely delighted with the popularity of these wonderful giraffes.” Wayne Warner, Commercial Director at Firstsite, Stand Tall for Giraffes, Colchester

The business community really got involved in the spirit of the event and benefited fromincreased footfall, dwell time and some tremendous positive PR.” Stefan Gurney, Executive Director, Norwich Business Improvement District, GoGoGorillas! Norwich

The event had a fantastic impact on the shops. Footfall has increased this summer and retailers have all commented on seeing new customers and increased footfall in their shops” – Tim Keeping, General Manager, Marlands Shopping Centre, Go! Rhinos, Southampton

The event saw 1.18m visitors over the 10 week period, of which 900,000 visited specifically to see the Gromit sculptures – Gromit Unleashed, Bristol

So, when does the fun begin?

NOW! We are already working with Auckland City Council, ATEED, businesses, art and education communities to bring the Big Hoot to life in 2018.

To view the partners/sponsors already signed up click here

To find out how your business can be involved contact: Carl Jackson on

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