WE ARE A FULL SERVICE INDEPENDENT DIGITAL AGENCY SPECIALISING IN CONTENT, CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS AND SOCIAL MEDIA. INSTEAD OF COMING UP WITH IDEAS, AND THEN HIRING OTHER PEOPLE TO SEE THEM THROUGH, WE PREFER TO BRING THE IDEAS TO LIFE OURSELVES.

SO WE DO QUITE A BIT.

Fullers

WEB DESIGN | CONTENT | STRATEGY | CREATIVE MARKETING | SOCIAL

Case Study

Stolen Rum

Creative | Content creation | Design

Case Study

BePure

SOCIAL | CONTENT | WEB DEVELOPMENT

Case Study

Burger Burger

Content Creation | Social Media Strategy | Web Development

Case Study

MASERATI AUCKLAND

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY | SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT | WEB DEVELOPMENT

Case Study

Snapped Out

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN | CONTENT | STRATEGY

Case Study

@PEACE

CREATIVE | VIDEO PRODUCTION

Case Study

George & Willy

VIDEO PRODUCTION | CREATIVE

Case Study

Dunedin Tourism

CREATIVE | VIDEO PRODUCTION | PHOTOGRAPHY

Case Study

MovenPick

Social Media | Content Creation

Case Study

DESPERADOS BEER

CONTENT CREATION

Case Study

Video Archive

Video | Creative | Content creation

Case Study

KILLINCHY GOLD

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT | CONTENT CREATION

Case Study

ANIMATION

MOTION GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION

Case Study

LIQUOR CENTRE

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT | CONTENT CREATION

Case Study

bailey wiley ixl

CREATIVE | VIDEO PRODUCTION

Case Study

About


What we create is real. It looks real. It feels real. It is real. It's that simple.

SOME CALL US CREATIVES. FILM MAKERS. LATE RISERS. FRIDAY NIGHT RUMMERS. SOCIAL STRATEGISTS. CONTENT CREATORS. DESIGNERS. PHOTOGRAPHERS. COPY WRITERS. DREAMERS.



TRUTH IS, WE'RE A BIT OF ALL OF 'EM.

STRATEGY

CONTENT STRATEGY

SOCIAL STRATEGY

SOCIAL MANAGEMENT

DIGITAL STRATEGY

UX STRATEGY

MARKETING

CAMPAIGN CREATION & EXECUTION

WEBSITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

BRAND DEVELOPMENT

CREATIVE

INFLUENCER OUTREACH

CONTENT

VIDEO PRODUCTION

BRANDED FILMS

LIFESTYLE CONTENT

PHOTOGRAPHY

ANIMATION & GRAPHIC DESIGN

MSS was established in 2012 in a poorly insulated flat in North Dunedin. It was an old heritage building called The Lighthouse, home to 5 students and 3 Motion Sickness Studio directors. The days were cold and the nights were hard to remember, but along the way something good happened. Near the end of 2013, Sam, Alex and Jono moved back up to Auckland, with a catalogue of clients and a bag full of hopes and dreams. MSS has been functioning as a full service creative agency ever since, with the current studio on Osborne Street, Newmarket. A bit of a distance from the thin walls of The Lighthouse.

Sam

sam@motionsicknessstudio.com

THE CAPTAIN OF THE VESSEL, STUCH FINDS THE RIGHT DIRECTION, AND THEN PADDLES THE OARS TOWARDS IT. EDUCATED IN ADVERTISING & COMMUNICATION DESIGN, ONCE HE HAS AN IDEA, HE MAKES IT HAPPEN. HE'LL STOP TO SMELL THE FLOWERS ONCE THE WORK IS DONE.

Jono

jono@motionsicknessstudio.com

DON’T LET THE BEARD AND TATTOOS FOOL YOU; HE’S ONLY BEEN LOST IN THE JUNGLE 3 OR 4 TIMES. THOUGH HE STARTED OFF STUDYING MARKETING, HE EVENTUALLY ENDED UP A GRADUATE OF VISUAL ARTS & MUSIC TECHNOLOGY; JONO KEEPS THINGS LOOKING PRETTY, AND SOUNDING SMOOTH.

Macca

alex@motionsicknessstudio.com

HE’S NOT YOUR RUN OF THE MILL CORPORATE SUIT, THOUGH HE DOES WEAR A SUIT A LOT. OUR SOCIAL MEDIA GURU, MACCA USES HIS MARKETING EXPERTISE TO THROW OUT DIGITAL CHAT. OTHER DUTIES INCLUDE KEEPING THE WANDERING CREATIVES IN CHECK, AND COUNTING THINGS. ALSO KNOWN AS MACCA LLB.

Contact


IN THIS WORLD OF SELFIES,
FRIEND REQUESTS AND HASHTAGS,
WE STILL 'LIKE' TO SPEAK IN PERSON.

AUCKLAND

2/8 OSBORNE STREET
NEWMARKET
AUCKLAND
095230370
contact@motionsicknessstudio.com

Startups


MSS START UPS IS WHERE WE OFFER OUR SERVICES TO NEW, START-UP BUSINESSES, IN EXCHANGE FOR A STAKE IN THE COMPANY. THE TECHNICAL TERM IS ‘SWEAT EQUITY’, AND IT’S JUST AS EXCITING AS ITS NAME SUGGESTS.

BY STARTING A JOURNEY WITH MSS START UPS, NOT ONLY DO YOU GET THE FULL MSS CREW JOINING YOUR TEAM TO WORK WITH YOU ON YOUR BUSINESS, BUT YOU ALSO GET IT WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY ANY MONEY AT ALL. AND BY GIVING US EQUITY IN THE BUSINESS, WE’D BE IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL.

A WHILE AGO, WE TOO WERE A YOUNG START-UP. IN FACT, IT WASN’T EVEN THAT LONG AGO, AND WE’RE STILL PRETTY YOUNG. WHICH IS ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE’VE HAD SO MANY OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE APPROACHING US; WE CAN RELATE, AND WE CAN ACTUALLY BE A PART OF YOUR TEAM. THERE ARE HEAPS OF OLD DOG INCUBATOR PROGRAMMES OUT THERE, AND A LOT OF THEM FOCUS ON GETTING YOU READY TO PRESENT TO INVESTORS. THAT’S GREAT, BUT WE LIKE TO STICK AROUND A BIT LONGER THAN THAT. WE ENJOY SEEING NEW AND EXCITING BUSINESSES AND IDEAS COMING THROUGH, AND FOR US, THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF THEM IS QUITE EXCITING.

So we do quite a bit.

FIRST THINGS FIRST, WE RECEIVE YOUR EMAIL, AND SET UP A MEETING HERE AT MSS. WE HAVE A BIT OF A YARN, SEE IF THERE’S ROOM FOR COLLABORATION, AND IF THERE IS, WE GET THE BALL ROLLING. WORKING WITH YOU WE’D SORT OUT TIMELINES, BUSINESS PLANS, LAUNCH CAMPAIGNS, MARKETING STRATEGY, SOCIAL MEDIA, DESIGN, CONTENT.... EVERYTHING. WE’VE GOT PLENTY OF SPACE HERE AT THE STUDIO TO HOUSE YOU, AND RUN THE BUSINESS FROM HERE.

DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF START-UPS WE HAVE APPROACHING US, WE GENERALLY ONLY TAKE ON A HANDFUL EACH YEAR, SO WHILE WE ARE ALL EARS AND KEEN AS TO HEAR YOUR IDEAS, PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WE CAN’T TAKE EVERYONE ON BOARD. SO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT YOU’VE GOT TO SHOW US IS SOMETHING YOU TRULY BELIEVE IN.

We think it's pretty hard to find an agency in which the same guy picking up the phone, is the same guy coming up with the creative campaigns and strategic marketing, is the same guy pressing record on the camera, and is the same guy watering the plants in the office. Stuch is that guy. Educated in Marketing & Advertising and Communication Design, Stuch is the boss-man who will commit to a project like an intern hungry for a job.

The head of the Social Media Department at MSS, Macca pretty much invented digital campaigns. He has a tertiary background in Marketing, as well as Law, and has been working in Social Media since Bebo was number one. The self-proclaimed 'Sonny Bill of Social', Macca specialises in campaign development, digital advertising and both launch and on-going digital promotions. He is proficient in all platforms. Yes, Tinder included.

As you could probably tell by the beard, tattoos and beanie, Jono is the head of the Arts & Design department at MSS. A formal background in Visual Arts & Marketing, with a peppering of Music Technology, Jono is passionate about creating unique, timeless, and striking brand identities and aesthetics. He listed 'Adobe Illustrator CS5' as his religion on the last national census. Also enjoys curating soundtracks.

The first intern MSS ever had has now blossomed beautifully into a Social Media veteran. Maddie runs and manages campaigns for a variety of brands, and is probably definitely the most organised person in the office. Her initiative and forward thinking are key in enabling social media campaigns to run smoothly and consistently, and it doesn't hurt that she studied Graphic Design. Also, she can deadlift 85kg.

do you have:

Contact Details

Company Description*Not Required