Fresh Living Magazine available free to Smart Shoppers - on shelves now

Posted: March 13, 2016
The March edition of Pick ‘n Pay’s popular Fresh Living magazine and its Afrikaans counterpart, Kook en Kuier, will be the first time the increased print run of half a million will be on shelves. Filled with content celebrating the last days of summer and the Easter season, the magazine will be available from 9th March and is free to all Smart Shoppers, on a first come first served basis.

Fresh Living Magazine goes up to half a million copies monthly — an industry first!

Posted: November 23, 2015
Fresh Living, November 2015John Brown Media South Africa is proud to announce a significant increase to the print run of Pick n Pay’s popular Fresh Living magazine and its Afrikaans counterpart, Kook en Kuier.

John Brown blends a beautiful YouTube wine series for Pick n Pay

Posted: August 21, 2015
John Brown is proud to announce the release of the Pick n Pay Glass Act YouTube series. The 12-episode video series, presented by Sibongile Mafu, aims to enlighten, entertain and convert entry-level wine drinkers with a fun, light-hearted approach to wine.

John Brown Media proudly announces the launch of

Posted: June 12, 2015
With over 156 000 unique visitors to date, Discovery’s new healthy lifestyle website,, is proving to be an important addition to the family of health information products already on offer by Discovery. “We’re thrilled at the great response that has had so far, but we’re also aware that we have a great responsibility to our readers who view us as an important source of health and wellbeing information,” says DiscoveryForMe editor Catherine Davis, of John Brown Media.

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.

Edgars Club

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 Totem

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.