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Hello. We are John Brown Media, part of a leading global content marketing agency. Our passion is to help brands engage with their customers across a multitude of platforms, from digital to print. We’ve been creating award-winning brand synergies since 2007, and haven’t slowed for a coffee break yet.

John Brown Media nominated for prestigious CMA awards - John BrownPick n Pay's Fresh Living, South Africa's top selling food magazine, produced by John Brown Media, has been nominated for Best Retail Consumer magazine for the 2014 International Content Marketing Association (CMA) awards - the only South African title to have made this international shortlist. 4 Nov 2014 Read more ++
John Brown Media chosen as publisher for @Total magazine - John BrownJohn Brown Media, a leading global content agency, has been selected by Total South Africa, the multinational oil and gas company, as the publisher of their staff magazine, @Total, for southern Africa. 17 Oct 2014 Read more ++
Fresh Living magazine September issue: A new look and feel - John BrownPick n Pay's best-selling food and lifestyle magazine, Fresh Living, will reveal its brand new look in the upcoming September issue. The refreshed and updated design ensures that the magazine keeps up with the ever-changing global food and lifestyle design directions, with small elements creating a more modern and holistic look and feel, to allow for a more pleasurable reader experience. 18 Aug 2014 Read more ++
John Brown Media wins Youth Market category at 2013 MPASA PICA Awards - John BrownJohn Brown Media, part of a leading global content agency, received top honours at the annual MPASA PICA Awards, held last week at Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort. Recognised for their outstanding work in the Youth Category for Totem magazine, the agency also walked away with Columnist of the Year for Fresh Living magazine and was highly commended in three other categories. 20 Nov 2013 Read more ++
John Brown Media invited to launch Edgars Shoe Gallery summer campaign - John BrownAs one of the leading global content marketing agencies, John Brown Media continue to push their own boundaries. This is clearly evident in their latest project - a full advertising campaign conceptualised and rolled out by the successful Edgars portfolio team for Edgars Shoe Gallery. 11 Oct 2013 Read more ++
Exciting new Edgars portfolio structure at John Brown Media - John BrownJustine Stafford takes on the role as content director for Edgars and Emma Wright joins as editor 4 Oct 2013 Read more ++
John Brown Media embraces transformation and education - John BrownAs part of global leading independent content marketing agency, John Brown Media is proud to announce that its South African business has attained a Level 3 B-BBEE Contributor status with a B-BBEE Recognition level of 110% and a Procurement Recognition level of 137.50%. Along with the launch of the John Brown Empowerment Trust, the group is passionate about transformation in South Africa. 31 Jul 2013 Read more ++
Two new appointments for the thriving John Brown Media digital division - John BrownAs John Brown Media, a world-leading independent content agency, continues to cement its position as digital content expert in South Africa, the company is pleased to announce the appointment of two digital talents to strengthen the dedicated team. Sue Disler joins as general manager (digital) and Luke Peters will take up role of digital publisher - their exceptional digital capabilities will enable John Brown Media to better service its growing client portfolio. 23 Jul 2013 Read more ++
Pick n Pay is to launch South Africa's first online food blogger cooking competition, Freshly Blogged, created and produced by John Brown Media. The competition will see South Africa's top food bloggers seeing who can out-cook the rest to take the title of Pick n Pay Online Food Blogger of the year. 12 Jul 2013 Read more ++
John Brown Media revitalises Edgars Club portal - John BrownGorgeous fashion, dreamy holiday destinations, cool competitions and exclusive events are pulling in legions of new fans to the newly revamped Edgars Club website and its associated digital platforms. 5 Feb 2013 Read more ++
Fresh Living magazine scoops four PICA awards - John BrownPick n Pay Fresh Living, SA's top selling food magazine, is delighted to announce that they were one of the big winners at the annual PICA Awards held on 15 November 2012, at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. Produced by John Brown Media for the retailer, Fresh Living magazine scooped four of the most prestigious awards - Best Supplement for 'Wonderful World of Green', Best Magazine Retail and Consumer Goods, Editor of the Year (Customer) for Justine Drake and the coveted Customer Magazine of the Year. 20 Nov 2012 Read more ++
Fresh Living team takes two awards at the Annual Galliova Awards - John BrownIt's no surprise that the John Brown Media team behind South Africa's favourite food magazine, Pick n Pay's Fresh Living, received top results at the annual Galliova Awards on the 19th of October - with talented foodies Justine Drake and Anke Roux being recognised for their outstanding work. 25 Oct 2012 Read more ++
Taweni Gondwe Xaba appointed to John Brown Media board - John BrownAs part of John Brown Media's commitment to continued and sustainable growth in South Africa, they are proud to announce the appointment of Taweni Gondwe Xaba as a non-executive board member. Taweni brings over 16 years of experience from the advertising and publishing industries, with content generation and production as her specialist skills. 17 Oct 2012 Read more ++
Edgars Club magazine evolves into nifty handbag-sized format - John BrownIn line with the global publishing trend pursued by international fashion titles, Edgars Club magazine relaunches this month in a nifty new handbag-sized format. Along with the new compact size, an extra 16-page section will be added to every issue, making the magazine a convenient and comprehensive style guide for an in-store shopping spree. The October 2012 issue, which will be mailed to just under one million readers this week, features the new 'bigger but smaller' format of the monthly magazine, packed with current fashion trends, gorgeous beauty looks and chic décor buys. 27 Sep 2012 Read more ++
John Brown Media expands Edgars Club portfolio with digital win - John BrownJohn Brown Media, part of a global leading content agency, is proud to announce that it has secured development of the Edgars Club website and associated digital platforms. 7 Sep 2012 Read more ++
Spur Steak Ranches appoints John Brown Media to publish Totem magazine - John BrownJohn Brown Media, a leading global content agency, has been selected by Spur Steak Ranches to publish Totem, their quarterly edutainment magazine. Packed with fun activities for children and distributed in more than 230 restaurants nationwide, Totem is the biggest circulating kids' title in South Africa and features 'Secret Tribe' members Soaring Eagle, Buffalo Brave and Buttercup on its editorial team. 3 Jul 2012 Read more ++
Winter will never be the same again! - John BrownDelicious winter-warming recipes, a punchy new look and plenty of useful, lifestyle information are yours in the July issue of Fresh Living - on sale now! 20 Jun 2012 Read more ++
John Brown Media welcomes new head of digital - John BrownTo entrench its positioning as an innovative content marketing agency, John Brown Media - one of the world's leading independent content agency - is delighted to announce the appointment of John Gardner as head of digital for the South African office. 18 Jun 2012 Read more ++
John Brown Media reports positive growth for 2011 and acquires Hong Kong agency - John BrownAmid tough industry conditions John Brown Media South Africa has concluded a tremendously successful 2011. Securing two blue chip accounts, increasing its staff complement to 40 full-time staff, growing turnover and doubling its office space have been clear highlights for this innovative content marketing agency. 19 Dec 2011 Read more ++
The Best of Fresh Living recipe book launches - John BrownThe perfect Christmas gift to make cooking simple, delicious and fun again 15 Nov 2011 Read more ++
Discovery magazine is taken to new heights - John BrownLong-distance cold water swimmer, environmental activist and anti-fracking campaigner, Lewis Pugh, is the face of Discovery magazine's new-look October issue, published by John Brown Media. 26 Oct 2011 Read more ++
Fresh Living magazine now available in six African countries - John BrownFresh Living, the top-selling food magazine on South African shelves, continues to expand on its African footprint as it goes on sale this month in Mauritius. 10 Oct 2011 Read more ++
Edgars Club debuts a spectacular new-look glossy - John BrownSA Fashion Week winter 2012 sees the launch of a spectacular new offering from Edgars Club: a gorgeous, new-look magazine plus exciting supplementary and complementary multi-channel content. 20 Sep 2011 Read more ++
Fresh Living to unveil a bold new look with September 2011 issue - John BrownAfter four successful years as the country's top-selling food magazine, Pick n Pay Fresh Living will unveil a bolder new look with the September 2011 issue. Readers can look forward to the same trusted, accessible content but with a cleaner, modern look and feel. In addition to the revamped design, the magazine will feature more lifestyle orientated content, including innovative navigational tools and entertainment ideas for the South African family. 19 Aug 2011 Read more ++
John Brown Media continues to attract some of the most respected publishing figures in the industry, with the first issue of the new look monthly Edgars Club magazine due to launch in September 2011. Spearheaded by Justine Stafford as Group Editor; Annelee Joubert, Lebogang Malatse, Stacey Hendrikse, Vanessa McCullough, Delicia Krause, Moyra Beeming, Estelle Dietrich and Samantha Stevens join her as part of the new team. 28 Jul 2011 Read more ++
Justine Stafford appointed Group Editor on Edgars Club Magazine - John BrownEditing South Africa's most widely-read fashion and beauty magazine that boasts a circulation of 910 387 (ABC Jan-Mar 2011) might seem like a daunting task, but to Justine Stafford it's the opportunity of a lifetime. 6 Jul 2011 Read more ++
John Brown Media has announced that it has added Discovery magazine to its rapidly expanding portfolio of blue-chip clients. Discovery marks the fourth custom publication in its prolific stable, as John Brown continues to establish a formidable position in the local custom publishing industry. 28 Jun 2011 Read more ++
Hard-pressed South African consumers are looking for titles that will add value to their lives and to their pockets and it's no longer enough for a magazine simply to provide 'a good read'. 26 Nov 2009 Read more ++
Custom-published consumer magazine, Fresh Living, is shooting out the lights. Its circulation has soared by a whopping 28,5% making it one of the biggest gainers in the latest industry figures released this week. 15 May 2009 Read more ++
The new Pick n Pay customer magazine, Fresh Living, which was launched in November last year to coincide with the new brand destination and visual identity of Pick n Pay Retailers, has won the top accolades in the 2008 Pica Magazine Publishing and Editorial Excellence Awards. 25 Nov 2008 Read more ++
New custom-published consumer magazine, Fresh Living, has won top spot as South Africa's largest monthly food magazine, according to the latest circulation figures released this week. 15 Nov 2008 Read more ++
Fresh Living, Pick n Pay's new customer magazine from John Brown, will be in prime position in 365 stores countrywide from Monday, 19 November, for only R9.95. 15 Nov 2007 Read more ++
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