Pan Flute

Dawn Chorus

Babbling Brook

Motion Sickness is the dizzy
feeling that occurs when
your brain can’t make sense
of information sent from
your eyes, ears and body.
It’s also the name of
our agency.

Motion Sickness was founded in a Dunedin flat by three friends with no traditional agency experience. After a few good ideas led to a few sweaty handshakes, they eventually moved out of their flat in Dunedin, and into a studio in Auckland.

Now the agency is made up of 20 people who invent campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the country, and has even been ranked number one on some of those agency ranking things. All while continuing to create unconventional work true to their unconventional beginnings.

Fire And Emergency
New Zealand
Te Whānau
o Waipareira
Te Ara Ahunga
Ora Retirement Commission
Auckland Council
Ministry for
Primary Industries
Karangahape Road
Business Association
Ministry of Business,
Innovation & Employment
Ministry for
Ethnic Communities

Awards. Proof that we’re not the only ones who like our work.


Effie Awards 2023

2x Gold, Hardest Challenge Award, 2x Silver and 3 x Bronze for You're Cooked. Bronze, Diversity and Inclusion for Rep You're Suburb.


TVNZ Marketing Awards 2023

Public Sector Marketing Campaign Winner, You're Cooked.


AXIS Awards 2023

Gold for You're Cooked, 4 x Silver and 20 x Bronze.


Campaign Agency of the Year Awards 2022

Creative Agency, Production Company and Boutique Advertising Agency of the Year.


Public Relations Institute of New Zealand Awards

3x Gold for You're Cooked, including 'Most Innovative Campaign'.


Best Awards

Including 2 x Purple Pins for Proud to be Māori.


NZ Creative Agency Ranking 2022

Best Ads On TV 2022 Agency Rankings.


World Creative Agency Ranking 2022

Best Ads On TV 2022 Agency Rankings.


Best Ads On TV

20 x Best Ads top picks.


Axis Awards 2022

Including Silver for Karangahape Road Bad Reviews.


Epica Awards 2022

Public Sector Award.


Gerety Awards 2022

Keep it Real Online.


Berlin Commercial Awards 2022

Proud to be Māori.


TVNZ Marketing Awards 2021

Public Sector Winner, Keep it Real Online.


Effie Awards 2021

The Eggplant.


Ad Stars 2021

Kiwi Lager, Keep it Real Online.


Clio Award 2021

Keep it Real Online.


The Beacons 2021

The Eggplant.


Effie Awards 2021

Keep it Real Online.

Why do people work with Motion Sickness?

Department Of Internal Affairs.

"Motion Sickness brings a completely fresh approach that I’ve never experienced from any other All Of Government agency."

Whānau Ora

"The collaboration with Motion Sickness would not have been possible without the invaluable involvement of a new generation of Aotearoa. Their profound understanding and empathy towards Te Reo and Tikanga Māori played a pivotal role in every aspect of Motion Sickness' leadership, making it an indispensable contribution."

Karangahape Road Business Association

"They made K Road famous again. Motion Sickness deliver outstanding work and outstanding results."

Frank Energy

"Success in a low interest category like energy comes from pushing boundaries and finding interesting ways to tell our story. The team at Motion Sickness are perfectly positioned to give us this creative edge."


“I think of Motion Sickness as our ‘Swiss army knife’ - with Scapegrace marketing team consisting of just one person internally , they are a true extension of our business.”

DB Breweries

"They are a bunch of great humans who are focused on delivering the best work possible regardless of the brief or budget. There is no hidden agenda, good times and great work is the only thing at play.”