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Famously Rotorua Campaign Launches to Lure Aucklanders

Famously Rotorua Campaign Launches to Lure Aucklanders Past the Bombays

ROTORUA, Monday 1st October 2012: Rotorua has this week launched a significant domestic marketing campaign focused on enticing Aucklanders to venture south of the Bombays and enjoy the region’s world-famous attractions.

Famously Rotorua is a three-year campaign which showcases the diversity Rotorua has to offer the domestic market. Targeted initially at Auckland urbanites, it aims to appeal to people who like escaping the big smoke to indulge in nature, unique and indigenous cuisine, adventure and quality family experiences.

Oscar Nathan, general manager at Destination Rotorua Marketing, says the campaign, which includes the tagline “You should see us now”, is about re-engaging Kiwis with the city in a way that celebrates Rotorua’s famous legacy as well as promoting fresh and unexpected experiences, accommodation and events.

The campaign kicks off today with a number of billboards across flagship locations in Auckland, which highlight five key tourism attractions; Te Puia, Hells Gate, Polynesian Spa, Agrodome and Skyline.

The billboards feature a series of stunning images that capture experiences in ways people might not have realised were on offer, including taglines such as Your Soul Will Thank You and Fibre of the Gods. Here Now. Additional billboards promoting other aspects of the destination will be revealed in the coming months.

In addition to billboards, the campaign will include public relations, online digital advertising, website and social media supported by a series of television commercials to follow. In addition, Destination Rotorua Marketing has just launched last week, via New Zealand Herald Auckland subscribers, a quarterly magazine called ‘Famously Rotorua’ which further highlights local secrets including restaurants, hotels and mountain biking.

Nathan says much has changed in Rotorua in recent years and the first phase of the Famously Rotorua campaign is a brilliant way to start a three-year conversation around attracting and re-attracting New Zealanders into the city.

“During the campaign we will also invite New Zealanders to not only visit, but consider what a fantastic place Rotorua is to live, work and invest,” says Nathan.


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