Motion Sickness makes five hires including new position – Kaitaunaki Māori

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AUCKLAND, Thursday: In its biggest recruitment drive to date, Newton indie agency Motion Sickness has added five new members to its team.

After working with Motion Sickness on a number of projects, Kātene Durie-Doherty (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kauwhata, Kai Tahu, Rangitāne, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Raukawa) officially joins the team in a new role, Kaitaunaki Māori.

The position will include both internal and external mahi, with Durie-Doherty working to grow Māori communications in Aotearoa for both public and private sector clients.

Durie-Doherty said: “It’s an opportune time to be with a creative agency that has as its focus building narratives through the hearts and minds of our communities, businesses and change-makers. Narratives that shape the creativity, passion and aspiration for what matters most for our clients. Narratives that continue to build the blueprint for what defines and shapes us as a Te Tiriti-centric Aotearoa.”

Hamish Steptoe has also brought his unique talents to Cross Street, as senior art director/designer. He brings “a highly skilled creative brain, and a top notch beanie selection” to the creative department.

“Being able to hire some of the best in the business is a powerful moment. It’s a privilege we don’t take lightly.”

“Whatever’s going on at Motion Sickness is different to the status quo, and I’m looking forward to learning some new tricks,” he said.

Creative duo Andrew Hathaway and Kelly France have recently joined Motion Sickness as intermediate creatives, and have “hit the ground running”.

And Dom Meehan steps into the role of head of media. Motion Sickness founder/ECD Sam Stuchbury said: “After Josh Hawke’s departure to chase his dreams in London, Dom will be working to grow our integrated media offering even further.”

Meehan sais: “It’s an exciting time to be operating within an integrated advertising offering – pairing media strategy centred around effectiveness, with distinctive creative to deliver on brand growth. I’m looking forward to collaborating with the creative team and our clients to produce some great work.”

Stuchbury: “Being able to hire some of the best in the business is a powerful moment. It’s a privilege we don’t take lightly.

“Having talented people change their path and take a punt on us means a lot. What connects our motley crew is the drive to make some of the most creative work for the most ambitious brands.”

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