AUCKLAND, Tuesday: Māori-owned independent creative agency Run is celebrating two new arrivals to their team, amid continued growth. Brianna Smith (Ngāti Whakaue, Waikato, and Ngāti Raukawa ki te Kaokaoroa o Pātetere) has joined as studio manager.
She joins Run from Yellow, where she was a marketing coordinator, working across both digital and print advertising. Prior to that she was at MediaWorks. Brianna also hosts a weekend radio show on Mai FM.
Agency co-founder/COO, Raymond Otene McKay said: “Brianna is passionate about empowering Māori and Pasifika, a value shared by co-founder Laura Cibilich.
“With her experience across digital, radio and print advertising, Run is thrilled to welcome her to the team.”
Graphic designer Russell Hooton-Fox has also joined Run.
“We’re independent, but like to stack our work against the big network agencies – which is fast becoming noticed.”
McKay: “We noticed his work, after he led a group that worked on Woven last year. Woven explored connections to Māori culture within our community, through shared values, and was awarded last year at the Best and AGDA Awards, as well as selected for Kātoitoi – the Aotearoa design archive.
“During the past year Run has moved into new offices in the Karangahape Road precinct, and has a rapidly expanding client list, including The Immunisation Advisory Centre, Auckland Council, Rotorua Economic Development, and Amotai.”
Run co-founder/COO, Raymond Otene McKay said: “I am immensely proud of what we’re achieving at Run, within our team and clients.
“We’re independent, but like to stack our work against the big network agencies, which is fast becoming noticed.”
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