About Us

Welcome to John Brown

At John Brown we create engaging conversations between brands and their customers.

We Are

John Brown Media South Africa is part of a leading global content marketing agency. We create engaging branded content across print and digital, and with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, London, Hong Kong, Dubai and Boston, our network provides access to global best practice coupled with the very best local talent and expertise.

John Brown is part of the Dentsu Aegis Network Group.


What’s the last really rewarding conversation you had with your customers? One that inspired them to act, or changed the way they felt? Made a positive difference to their lives, and to your bottom line? Content marketing – a field we’ve led worldwide since 1987 – is the art of creating these positive conversations around your brand.

Great content marketing can increase sales, drive reputation, deepen loyalty and retention, boost recommendations and inspire action. It makes your messages ignite on social media; develop in the pages of award-winning magazines; inspire mobile engagement; and jump from blogs.

We’ll not only help you create your message, we’ll make sure it gets to where it can connect. All our content is informed by industry-leading strategic insights – up to and including distribution and audit – and is executed by the world’s best cross-channel editors and creatives. Our work is wherever your customers are. We’d love to meet, and to find out what we can do for your brand.


John Brown South Africa is proud to be a B-BBEE level one contributor and an Empowered Supplier under the Revised Codes of Good Practice 2013.

As a group we are totally committed to transformation in South Africa, and embrace it fully. For us, transformation goes beyond compliance – it is embedded in our company values.

In addition to being part of the Dentsu Aegis Empowerment Trust, we also contribute to the education of our employees’ children from nursery to tertiary level.

We have expanded our training portfolio with a special focus on media and digital training through Skills Development, whereby more than 15 tertiary-level students are supported through bursary allocations, coupled with on-the-job training during and after completion of their qualification.

Our track record speaks for itself in the B-BBEE space, and we will continue to pay close attention to every aspect of our empowerment scorecard. Plans are in place to maintain our status under the Media Advertising and Marketing (Mac) Sector Codes, a commitment that is supported at every level of the John Brown Media Group and the Global Dentsu Aegis Network.

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Core to our continuous growth has been the ability to attract some of the best minds in publishing. We believe that the starting point for producing brilliant content lies in hiring the best editorial and creative expertise. Bar none.

Meet The Team

Lani Carstens

Group Managing Director

Nina Hendricks

Production Director

Megan Paulse

Finance Director

Aashiqa Petersen

Human Resources Director

Justine Drake

Content Director

Joanne Hope

Group Account Director

Emma Odendaal

Head of Digital Content

Samantha Page


Kelda Lund


Natalie Wilson

Account Director

Meagan Khun

Account Director

Delicia Krause

Account Manager