As 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.
John Brown Media was awarded the Level 3 B-BBEE Status in June 2013 by Premier Verification, an independent Broad Based BEE Verification company.
Lani Carstens, MD of John Brown Media South Africa commented, “To us transformation goes way beyond compliance and is embedded in every aspect of our business. It is also embraced at every level of the organisation. With the launch of the John Brown Empowerment Trust a significant percentage of our profits will be driven back into the broader community – with a special focus on media and digital training, which we are really excited about. In addition, almost 50% of our staff complement is from designated groups.”
Plans include partnering with an accredited training academy for media and digital training for previously disadvantaged individuals. “There is a shortage of specialist skills in the digital media space in particular, and John Brown is proud to be pioneering media education on this front. In addition, John Brown Media also offers in-house learnership programmes and awards numerous study bursaries every year; the most recent graduates include Meagan Kuhn (Pick n Pay Fresh Living magazine’s senior managing editor), who graduated from the University of Stellenbosch’s Business School with Distinction.
For more information visit www.johnbrownmedia.co.za
About John Brown Media
John Brown Media is part of a leading global content agency with clients such as Pick n Pay, Edgars, Discovery and Spur locally, and Waitrose, John Lewis, Orange, RBS and Spinneys abroad. They are passionate about helping brands engage with their customers across a multitude of platforms, from digital and social media management to print. John Brown has offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Dubai; with a dedicated John Brown digital division in South Africa.
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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.