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Tailored strategies and results-driven content marketing

Content Intelligence

What We Do

Rewarding conversations between brands and their customers

The John Brown Approach

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News

Three more international awards

Barely a week after winning three awards at the Pearl Awards in New York, we’re delighted to announce that John Brown Media SA has won an additional three...

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What are the key Content Marketing trends for 2017...

Lani Carstens, Managing Director of John Brown Media, explores some content marketing trends we can expect in the year ahead. Content Intelligence Pivotal to...

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John Brown Media bags two Golds at the prestigious...

Last night, Pick n Pay’s Fresh Living publishers, John Brown Media South Africa, won three awards at the 14th annual Pearl Awards in New York. Over and...

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Our Work

Content Intelligence

We produce tailored strategies and results-driven content marketing in these sectors across digital and print.

Food

Fashion & Beauty

Health

Kids

Corporate Communication

Finance

Home

Leisure

What our clients think

“Congrats on the new Club website – love that it’s contemporary and clean and more navigable. Also a big call-out on November issue of Edgars Club magazine – truly lovely. Beautiful cover and everyone is talking about main fashion. The mag keeps getting better and better!”

Belinda Godfrey


Former Marketing Executive, Edgars

“We have a fantastic team relationship, rather than client-supplier hierarchy. John Brown is regularly approached by Discovery to implement unique, often confidential and urgent projects. John Brown is a highly professional agency that delivers world-class content. They are a pleasure to deal with.”

Agnes Ralston


Former Head of Social Media & Discovery Magazine, Discovery Marketing

“Fresh Living remains SA’s top-selling food mag because it is a real read about food that real people cook and eat. It has no pretensions, and comfortably portrays our tone of voice. From the moment the reader settles down to enjoy her favourite mag to the time thereafter when she cooks the recipes, these are a precious part of the relationship we have with our customers.”

Adrian Naudé

Pick n Pay Marketing Director

“Your work was absolutely beautiful. I think one thing you were exceptional in is your professionalism. What was a lovely surprise for me is how you are all so warm in person.”

Masego Managal

Marketing: Club & PR, Edgars

“The account management team is a pleasure to work with – they are proactive and eager to please. John Brown’s attention to detail is impressive.”

Narisha Pillay

Manager, Loyalty, Retention and Campaigns, BWM/MINI

“I have SO enjoyed working with the team, it has definitely been the highlight of my time at Spur. A pleasure to work with wonderful people, who all come together to create this wonderful magazine.”

Zayaan Buffkins

Former Kids Brand Manager, Spur Group

“I am absolutely over the moon! What I have seen of the catalogue so far is amazing and I think you have done an outstanding job in such a short space of time. I can see that you have put in an extraordinary amount of work.”

Lana Barnett

CEO, Leserskring/Leisure Books

“Thank you so much for the awesome event. Everything went off smoothly and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. I think that we have won over a few hearts with our stunning day. We love working with you guys. It is such a pleasure working with professionals who are just as passionate about our brand as we are. You thought of everything no matter how small and made our brand look incredible.”

Theresa Richards and Liza Matthews

Top Fruit

“John Brown can always be relied upon for high-quality deliverables, attention to detail, timely and informative articles, an in-depth understanding of our business, and a positive, can-do attitude. There’s something to be said about getting it right the first time and it’s because of partners like John Brown that our digital content continues to grow and succeed.”

Georgina Muirhead

Head of Digital Marketing, Pick n Pay