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John Brown Media South Africa takes home four Gold...

John Brown Media South Africa (JBSA) won four Golds awards at the 2020 Pearl Awards in New York City, beating agencies from around the world, in what is a...

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John Brown Media South Africa takes Silver at the ...

The International Content Marketing Awards (CMA) is one of the most coveted awards in the content marketing industry and this year attracted entries from more...

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John Brown Media launches inspiring new cooking se...

Preparing sumptuous meals for your family during lockdown can be quite a challenge… The solution? Follow #justcookathomesa, Justine Drake’s new...

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Our Work

Content Intelligence

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




Corporate Communication




Fashion & Beauty

What our clients think

‘If you want professionalism and dedication, John Brown Media is the perfect agency to partner with.’

Narisha Pillay

Customer Relations Manager: Customer Loyalty, BMW SA

‘We are delighted that our upgraded, reimagined website enhances the patient experience. Patients, doctors, hospitals, investors, medical schemes, government and our communities now have a fresh, modern optimised platform that adds value to each user with its content and functionality. The website performance exceeded our expectations.’

Liesel van Oudenhove

National Marketing Manager, Life Healthcare

‘John Brown is a valuable partner to our business. They bring fresh, cutting-edge thinking, which, when combined with their understanding of our brand, leads to relevant content that delights our clients. A business always has as much influence as they are able to create relevant innovation – it’s for this reason that we partner with John Brown.’

Matthew Smith

Content & PR Manager, Capitec

‘I am a huge fan of John Brown. They can do no wrong in my eyes. Now that thought leadership underpins the MiNDSPACE content offering, the brand has shifted from being a marketing tool to being a respected magazine that can confidently take its place among business consumer titles – this is something I’m very proud of.’

Gugu-Lisa Zwane-Johnson

Marketing Executive, Old Mutual Corporate

‘Fresh Living magazine continues to go from strength to strength. I believe that this is down to the quality and relevance of the content and the easy, accessible recipes. Fresh Living is a brilliant representation of the Pick n Pay brand and continues to be one of our most fundamentally important marketing tools. The John Brown team understands the South African consumer and it is what makes their work so powerful.’

Michelle van Schalkwyk-Haley

Head of Brand, Pick n Pay

“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

“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

“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

“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