About John Brown

Who We Are


John Brown Media South Africa is part of a leading global content marketing agency. We create engaging branded content across print and digital, and with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, London, Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore, Helsinki and Boston, our network provides access to global best practice, coupled with the very best local talent and expertise. John Brown is part of the Dentsu Aegis Network Group. 


Who We Are

John Brown Media South Africa is a global, full-service content marketing agency. We create engaging conversations between brands and their customers, informed by data and crafted with editorial excellence. 


Rewarding Conversations

What’s the last really rewarding conversation you had with your customers? One that inspired them to act, or changed the way they felt? Made a positive difference to their lives, and to your bottom line? Content marketing – a field we’ve led worldwide since 1987 – is the art of creating these positive conversations around your brand. 


Great content marketing can increase sales, drive reputation, deepen loyalty and retention, boost recommendations and inspire action. It makes your messages ignite on social media; develop in the pages of award-winning magazines; inspire mobile engagement; and jump from blogs. 


We’ll not only help you create your message, we’ll make sure it gets to where it can connect. All our content is informed by industry-leading strategic insights – up to and including distribution and audit – and is executed by the world’s best cross-channel editors and creatives. Our work is wherever your customers are. We’d love to meet you, and to find out what we can do for your brand. 


B-BBEE Credentials

John Brown Media South Africa is proud to be a B-BBEE Level 1 contributor and an Empowered Supplier under the revised B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice, 2013. 


As a group, we are totally committed to transformation in South Africa and embrace it fully. For us transformation goes beyond compliance – it is embedded in our company values. 

In addition to being part of the Dentsu Aegis Empowerment Trust, we also contribute to the education of our employees’ children from nursery to tertiary level. 


We have expanded our training portfolio, with a special focus on media and digital training through Skills Development, whereby more than 15 tertiary-level students are supported through bursary allocations, coupled with on-the-job training during and after completion of their qualification. 


World-class Talent

Core to our continuous growth has been the ability to attract some of the best minds in publishing. We believe that the starting point for producing brilliant content lies in hiring the best editorial and creative expertise. Bar none. 



Get in touch with us and we promise three things: good coffee, good conversation and great work. 



2nd Floor, Block A

Black River Park North

2 Fir Street, Observatory

Cape Town, 7925

Tel: 021 486 7600



Building 1A, Albury Office Park

1 Albury Road

Dunkeld West

Johannesburg, 2146

Tel: 011 507 9121


For new business enquiries contact

Lani Carstens, Managing Director




Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnBrownSouthAfrica/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnbrownsa

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3173021/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JohnBrownMediaSA


Industry Sectors

  • Airlines
  • Automotive
  • Banking
  • B2B
  • Cellular
  • Cosmetics
  • Education
  • Financial services
  • Media & entertainment
  • Telecoms
  • Fashion
  • Healthcare
  • Retail & consumer

Agency Type

  • Content


  • Animation
  • Design
  • Print
  • Shopper
  • Advertising
  • Content
  • Digital
  • Production
  • Sponsorship

Other Information

  • 40-50 Staff Members
  • Revenue Range - R50-70m
  • Year Established - 2007
  • BEE - Level 1