As John Brown Media – a world-leading independent content agency – continue to cement their position as digital content experts in South Africa, they’re pleased to announce the appointment of two digital talents to strengthen their dedicated team. Sue Disler joins as general manager (digital) and Luke Peters will take up role of digital publisher – their exceptional digital capabilities will enable John Brown Media to better service their growing client portfolio.
“July has been a busy month here at John Brown Media – we’ve extended our office space to open a buzzing new office dedicated solely to
digital, launched our fresh new website and invested in hiring new digital talent. With the addition of Sue and Luke we will further cement our positioning as platform-neutral content marketing experts. I’m thrilled to welcome Sue and Luke to our team,” commented Lani Carstens, MD of John Brown Media South Africa.
Sue joins John Brown Media with more than 20 years of experience, ranging from the advertising and marketing fields, through to designer, art director and strategist; with the last 16 years largely dedicated to digital. Having worked at some of the top agencies and publishing houses across South Africa on numerous prestigious and well-loved brands, Sue is incredibly passionate about multiple channel content solutions and collaborating with editorial teams. Career highlights include winning Loeries, a SPADA, an NTVA Craft Award, along with a number of Bookmarks and PICA awards – a winning streak she’s looking to continue at John Brown Media.
As the new digital publisher, Luke Peters will focus specifically on the business unit responsible for two of John Brown Media’s biggest clients, namely Edgars Club and Discovery. Luke joins the team following a stint at Quirk Digital Marketing’s Johannesburg office, where he headed up a large team and managed a prominent client base including FMCG, Tourism and Financial industries. Luke is eager to grow the John Brown digital footprint, while building a diverse team of knowledgeable, passionate and ambitious digital natives.
John Gardner, digital director of John Brown Media added, “Our new website and additions to the team couldn’t have come at a better time as we continue to strengthen our footprint in the digital content arena. The team is producing outstanding work across our blue chip client portfolio, consistently adding value to both the brand and the bottom line.”
Follow Sue Disler on Twitter at @suediz and Luke Peters at @Luke_Peters1 and visit johnbrownmedia.co.za.
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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.