Designstein renames as RUN and wins 2degrees pitch


Indie creative agency RUN has won the 2degrees Employer Brand business in a pitch against two other well-respected agencies.

Leigh Peters, Head of Recruitment at 2degrees said, “like 2degrees, RUN are taking on the big guys and challenging the status quo, a combination that really resonated with us”.

“We were impressed by RUN’s refreshingly creative ideas. RUN is also a great fit with our values and culture which is very important to us. We’re looking forward to working with the RUN team to showcase our great workplace to the employment market,” said Peters.

Formerly Designstein, RUN is due to officially launch at an event in Ponsonby later this month. “Our agency originally started as a design studio, but more recently our offering has grown to be more of a creative advertising and strategic based design agency. The new name better reflects our current offering,” Creative Director Raymond McKay explains.

The win comes at a time when many larger organisations are looking at partnering with indie agencies, for their flexible nature, adaptability and hands-on approach.

“We are delighted with the news. It just goes to show big companies are recognising the value in working with boutique agencies to get great creative outcomes,” says McKay. “We are looking forward to working with the 2degrees team – they are a great addition to our growing portfolio of clients.”

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