AUCKLAND, Today: Leading Māori-owned, independent creative agency Run is growing its leadership team, with Ariana Stone, joining the CBD-based team as Pou Rautaki Ahurea Māori/CD.
Run co-founders Raymond Otene McKay & Laura Cibilich Ariana said: “Ariana is Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, with a dedication and unwavering commitment to Te Ao Māori and passion for Te Reo Māori.
“Before joining the Run waka she taught te reo me ōna tikanga for more than 20 years, including a role as the head of Te Reo Māori at Manurewa High School for seven years.
“In her newly established role, Ariana will lead and support the Run team and their clients in Te Ao Māori and tikanga, and is instrumental in bolstering Run’s cultural creative capabilities.
“As a leading cultural ad agency in Aotearoa, the addition of Ariana will further enable Run to deliver design & advertising for and with Māori, and for all.”
“We’re thrilled to have someone as esteemed as Ariana on board, as Te Ao Māori is a fundamental part of what we do here at Run.
“It allows us to continue to merge Te Ao Māori with our many years of commercial creativity, ultimately resulting in a richer experience and genuine deeper connection with the people of Aotearoa.
“Ariana brings her own unique mātauranga with her, and we’re very lucky to have her on the waka.
“As a leading cultural advertising agency in Aotearoa, the addition of Ariana to the team will further enable Run to deliver design and advertising for and with Māori, and for all.
Run is a Māori-owned, internationally award-winning, creative agency. It focuses on creating quality strategy and unique solutions for organisations, Iwi and government.
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