AUCKLAND, Today: Maori-owned creative agency Run and FCB Aotearoa have announced the coming together of their agencies in a formal long-term partnership.
In the spirit of mana motuhake, each agency will retain its own independence and status but work closely together to strengthen both agency’s offerings.
Run cofounders Raymond Otene McKay and Laura Cibilich said: “We’re excited about this partnership as it’s a win-win for both agencies.
“For us at Run we get to draw upon global network agency resource, with a variety of specialist services as we grow, while maintaining our unique lens and rangatiratanga.
“Likewise, FCB are able to utilise our specialist capability to imbue genuine te ao Māori and advertising creativity into comms for clients”.
“This finally feels like authentic co-design to me. We’ve known each other for years so when we work on projects together there’s always a feeling of being in a safe space which is critical when you’re creating something unique.”
FCB Wellington “MD Sean Keaney said: We’ve had really open and at times challenging kōrero with Raymond and Laura for over a year to get us to this point – a mutually beneficial and equal partnership with a shared purpose”.
“The partnership is also based on a mutual respect, with everyone holding a place at the table from the outset, having the permission and freedom to contribute to and shape the kaupapa.
FCB ECD Leisa Wall said “This finally feels like authentic co-design to me. Raymond and I have known each other for years so when we work on projects together there’s always a feeling of being in a safe space which is critical when you’re creating something unique.
“To be able to make mistakes and learn from them you have be surrounded by people who are pono [true, honest].”
Clients such as NZ Police, the Electoral Commission and Four Square (FoodStuffs) are already benefitting from the partnership.
Formed in 2008, RUN is a Māori-owned, internationally award-winning, advertising and design agency.
FCB Aotearoa is part of a global network with more than 140 years of communications expertise and 150 offices in 90 countries. FCB is a wholly integrated agency, incorporating both Media and Creative.
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