It’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.
For the past 22 years the Galliova Food Writers’ Awards has been recognising writing excellence, accuracy of facts and relevance of food media, and is regarded as the most prestigious food journalist award ceremony in South Africa.
Fresh Living Editor and inimitable food personality, Justine Drake, was the recipient of a special award for her ‘Impressive Role in the South African food industry’. Having started in food media in 1988, Justine has been cooking ever since she was old enough to wield a wooden spoon. With several cookbooks and a number of Galliova Awards under her belt, she’s worked on and contributed to countless magazines and publications, launched food festivals and regularly appears on TV shows and radio.
Fresh Living’s talented Food Editor, Anke Roux, walked away with the ‘Best Article about Eggs’ award, as voted by the egg producers of South Africa, for her article ‘Flippin Marvellous’. Since first entering the Galliovas in 2008, Anke has received three merit awards and was runner-up for Food Writer of the Year in 2010.
“We couldn’t be prouder of the John Brown team, and these awards are testament to the incredible work Justine and Anke have been producing since Fresh Living first hit the shelves five years ago,” commented Lisa Visser, Group Account Director. “Being experienced foodies, both Justine and Anke develop and create bold, innovative stories which always leave our readers wanting more.”
As one of the world’s leading content agencies, John Brown Media launched in South Africa in 2007 to publish the first issue of Fresh Living. With a passion for helping brands engage with customers, they’ve subsequently added Edgars Club, Discovery and Spur Totem to their blue-chip client portfolio.
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John Brown Media is part of a global leading content marketing agency, with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, London, Hong Kong and Dubai. Our passion is helping brands engage with customers across a multitude of platforms from digital to print. We launched in South Africa in 2007 to publish Pick n Pay’s Fresh Living magazine and have since added Edgars Club, Discovery and Spur Totem to our blue-chip client portfolio.
As one of the fastest growing content agencies in South Africa, we offer our clients innovative 360-degree solutions. Pivotal to this offering is our growing digital capabilities; continuously raising the bar for our clients while remaining focussed on what we do best – helping brands create a dialogue with customers, which results in a commercial transaction and greater brand engagement.
Pick n Pay Fresh Living
Pick n Pay’s in-store magazine, Fresh Living, is the top-selling food mag on SA shelves. This topical, fun and accessible food and lifestyle monthly is aimed primarily at women shopping for their families. Brimming with practical, modern recipes, health and décor ideas, humour, social commentary and local celeb interviews, Fresh Living aims to educate, inspire and entertain. We showcase the broad range of food and other products available at Pick n Pay, and focus on affordable, user-friendly solutions and ideas for the South African family.
Discovery magazine, South Africa’s biggest circulating healthy lifestyle title, has a fresh, vibrant new look and content that is focused on healthy lifestyle inspiration, motivation and advice – rather than on disease prevention. Distributed three times a year, Discovery magazine offers relevant, easy-to-read health features by the best South African writers, plus fast, fun recipes, tempting travel ideas, fitness and sport, and technology. Discovery is posted to more than one million Discovery members.
Close to one million Edgars shoppers receive Edgars Club magazine each month, an exclusive publication for Edgars Club members offering a host of benefits plus top fashion, beauty and décor trends, exciting in-store products and practical ‘how-to’ tips to help members gain more from their Edgars shopping experience. Edgars Club magazine is published in English and Afrikaans and is aimed at the savvy shopper who wants to maximise the benefit of being an Edgars Club member.
Spur Steak Ranches’ quarterly edutainment magazine, Totem, is the biggest circulating kids’ title in South Africa, packed with fun activities for children and distributed in more than 230 restaurants nationwide. With the ‘Secret Tribe’ members Soaring Eagle, Buffalo Brave and Buttercup on its editorial team, each issue reflects a passion for good food and family values and is jam packed with awesome competitions, interactive educational games, eco-friendly tips and a fun-filled Spur Secret Tribe Adventures comic.