Indie creative agency RUN have made the move to their new premises on Cross Street, Auckland, in the eclectically wonderful Karangahape Road area.
Their swanky new digs are in the award-winning Green Rated Iron Bank Building, aligning with the agency’s values.
RUN’s CD, Raymond Otene McKay, says: “Before we moved in, we had mana whenua come in and whakawātea (bless) the space to launch us off on the right foot.”
To kick off the move, the Māori-owned agency was part of Artweek Auckland, collaborating with husband and wife duo mahi toi artists, Lissy Cole and Rudi Robinson, and the Karangahape Rd Business Association Street Front project.
RUN hosted bold and joyful crochet wheku in their new space.
Cole says: “When RUN reached out to see if we wanted to be part of this collaboration, Rudi and I straight away said yes! We love supporting other Māori creatives and we love what they are doing in their agency.”
Despite Covid, RUN are experiencing growth and have had a number of recent wins, including projects for Callaghan Innovation, and recently launching a rebrand of He Waka Eke Noa to Amotai, supporting supplier diversity in Aotearoa.