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Forbes’ 30 Under 30

Sam Stuchbury

In July 2018 Sam Stuchbury (2008), headed to Hong Kong to join 300 of Asia’s leading entrepreneurs at the Forbes’ Under 30 Asia Summit. This trip came after Sam was named in the 2018 Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list of creative innovators and disruptors in the media, marketing and advertising category.

Sam is the creative director and founder at Motion Sickness, a creative agency that he established with two fellow Alumni, Alex McManus and Jono de Alwis, back in 2013 while the three were still at University in Dunedin. Originally a video and photography production house, Motion Sickness quickly evolved towards the digital realm. Sam and Alex are still directors, along with a third partner in Hilary Ngan Kee, and together they have a full team behind them as they pursue their vision of being a world-leading specialist agency in the social media and content space.

Working with brands like Icebreaker, Les Mills and Blunt Umbrellas, Sam and his team are passionate about creating engaging content that is authentic; “We hang our hat on quality,” says Sam, when describing what Motion Sickness is all about. “We like fresh ideas with substance, and getting our teeth stuck into doing good, honest work. We translate brands into content, content into social media campaigns, and social media into results, i.e. work that actually works.”

The 2018 Forbes list, themed ‘Disruption and Innovation’, was collated from more than 2,000 submissions and profiled 30 selected entrepreneurs across 10 categories. The criteria for selection included: leadership and disruption in their field; entrepreneurial mind-set and results; and the likelihood of changing their field over the next half-century.

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