The River Group x Superdrug wins at UK Content Awards 2023

We’re thrilled to announce The River Group and our client Superdrug won Video Content Campaign of the Year at this years UK Content Awards on Thursday, 13th July, 2023. These awards celebrate the excellece in content marketing within agencies, in-house teams and individuals creating innovate exceptional content. The judge’s commented, “We are truly amazed by […]


The content marketing agency has received four nominations in the prestigious 2021 The Drum Recommends Digital Awards.  These awards are one of a kind in the industry, with nominations and winning only being achieved through client ratings. Uniquely, the awards are not based on submissions from agencies.  Instead, The Drum Recommends reviews ratings from its […]


The content marketing agency has received four nominations for the prestigious 2020 BSME Awards, celebrating the very best talent within the publishing industry. Editorial director Ellie Hughes, who has been nominated for Editor of the Year, in the Branded Content category for curating stand-out content for Holland & Barrett’s Healthy magazine. Co-op Food Editor Nicky Rampley-Clarke, who’s […]

Superdrug announce River Group as Marketing Agency of the Year 2020!

Superdrug content covers

River Group Content Ltd are delighted that they have again been announced as Superdrug’s Marketing Agency of the Year! During the lockdown and start of the pandemic in March, The River Group pivoted immediately – providing reactive, social content, positioned to support and communicate with customers across the ever-changing landscape, with great results. Gemma Mason, […]


2020 Campaign Publishing Awards

The content marketing agency has received four final shortlists for the prestigious 2020 Campaign Publishing Awards, which rewards the best and most innovative companies and talent in publishing and media. What an award nomination season this is turning out to be! Hot on the heels of The River Group receiving eight shortlists for the prestigious […]


The content marketing agency has received eight nominations for the prestigious 2020 PPA Awards, celebrating the very best talent and team work within today’s publishing industry. The nomination sweep is River’s largest ever in the PPA Awards which are now celebrating its 40th Anniversary. Drum roll please for the outstanding shortlist… River’s DARE team for […]

Healthy For Men Wins “Best Branded Content Podcast” at the Publisher Podcast Awards

Healthy For Men Podcast

River Sounds, part of the River Group Content Marketing Agency, scored its first major award yesterday (4 March) at the Publisher Podcast Awards in London. The Healthy For Men podumentary series, produced for Holland & Barrett, was named Best Branded Content Podcast – beating incredibly tough and varied competition from across the publishing industry. It […]

The Healthy For Men podcast, produced by The River Group, is up for two awards.

podcast microphone

The Healthy For Men podcast has been nominated for two awards in just two days: the Best Branded Podcast in The Publisher Podcast Awards and the Best Innovative New Product/Service in the CIM Marketing Excellence Awards 2020. The Healthy For Men podcast offers a creative spin on the traditional podcast format: each episode of the documentary-style […]



River is excited to announce that The Perfume Shop’s SCENTS blog has been shortlisted for Best Corporate Blog at the Corporate Content Awards 2020!  The Corporate Content Awards is the only awards event to benchmark and reward corporate storytelling and the use of narrative to all corporate audiences, across owned, earned and bought media. River […]


Neon stars

The River Group takes the top spot for the third consecutive year in the company category, along with Healthy For Men Editor, Tom Rowley, who was named one of the FIPP & UPM Rising Star 2019 winners, and Account Manager Emily Maitland, who was Highly Commended. We’re overjoyed that River has continued its tradition of […]

The River Group Nominated for five BSME Awards!

The content marketing agency has received five nominations for the prestigious 2019 BSME Awards, celebrating the very best talent within the publishing industry. Jo Hoare, editorial director of AS Watson, is up for Branded Content Editor of the Year for her work on Superdrug’s Dare magazine. She has also been nominated for Launch of the […]

The River Group nominated for three PPA Awards

The River Group’s wealth of talent has once again been recognised at an industry level. The content marketing agency has received three nominations for The PPA Awards 2019, which celebrates the very best talent within the publishing industry. Hot on the heels of her Branded Content Editor Award at the BSME’s in November 2018, Editorial […]

River Group editor nominated for BSME award

Lauren Carbran Editor of the Scents Blog

A River Group editor has been nominated for a prestigious writing award. Lauren Carbran, editor of The Perfume Shop’s SCENTS blog, is shortlisted for best digital writer in the consumer category at the BSME Talent Awards 2019. The ceremony will recognise the brilliance of often overlooked members of editorial and digital teams, and features a […]

The River Group nominated for British Podcast Award

Healthy For Men Podcast host Tom Rowley and producer Andy Greening

The River Group is among the nominations for the prestigious British Podcast Awards 2019. The Healthy For Men podcast, produced by The River Group for Holland & Barrett, is up for Best Branded Podcast. The categories were announced live on Monday, 3 April ahead of the ceremony, which takes place on Saturday, 18 May in […]

River wins two awards at the FIPP and UPM’s Rising Stars in Media Awards 2018

Andy Greening picks up awards - The River Group

The River Group takes the top spot for the second time in the company category, along with Digital Manager Andy Greening who was named one of six individual rising stars. We’re delighted that River has been announced as winners of two awards at the FIPP and UPM’s Rising Stars in Media Awards 2018. For the […]

River’s Ellie Hughes named ‘Editor of the Year’ at the BSME awards

Ellie Hughes at the BSME Awards

The Holland & Barrett Editorial Director took the top spot in the branded content category at the prestigious awards for her work on Healthy magazine. The River team is celebrating today after Editorial Director Ellie Hughes triumphed at the BSME awards last night by being named ‘Editor of the Year’. Honouring the absolute best talent […]

Healthy For Men Podcast shortlisted for the Mind Media Awards 2018

Healthy for Men Podcast

The first episode of the Healthy For Men podumentary series has been shortlisted in the best podcast category for the Mind Media Awards 2018. The awards recognise and celebrate the best representations of mental health across media channels.   Male mental health is a crisis of the modern age but is a subject which has […]

River’s CEO Nicki Murphy makes appearance in PPA Awards programme

Nicki Murphy in PPA Awards programme

Ahead of the prestigious PPA Awards tomorrow, 27 June, The River Group were delighted to see River CEO Nicki Murphy on the inside cover of the event’s programme. The PPA Awards feature some of the very best talent from Consumer Magazine and Business Media companies in the UK. This year, Nicki was part of the […]

Journey magazine makes the shortlist for Customer Magazine of the Year at the PPA Awards

Journey Magazine by The River Group

This year, Journey, Princess Cruises’ customer loyalty magazine, has been shortlisted for Customer Magazine of the Year by the PPA. Journey is the flagship title created for Princess Cruises by content agency The River Group and is a magazine designed to reinforce the Princess Cruises’ ‘Come Back New’ proposition. The content features inspirational location photography […]

AS Watson editorial team shortlisted for British Media Awards

Lauren and Mollie

It’s celebration time (again) at River as the British Media Awards shortlist is announced with The River Group appearing twice from the AS Watson team, for Superdrug and The Perfume Shop. We are thrilled to announce the following nominees: Mollie Hammond – Junior Beauty Writer, Superdrug Lauren Carbran – Content Editor, The Perfume Shop Both […]

The Travel Marketing Awards, shortlists Princess Cruises for Best Direct Mail

Journey magazine

As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, The Travel Marketing Awards reveals its shortlist for the 2017 awards to promote marketing best practice within the travel sector. This year ‘Journey’, Princess Cruises’ customer loyalty magazine has been shortlisted for Best Direct Mail. ‘Journey’ is the flagship communication created by Princess Cruises’ content agency The River Group, […]

FIPP and UPM’s 2017 Rising Star winners!

The River Group is proud to announce Ellie-Rose Burham has been crowned one of this year’s FIPP and UPM’s 2017 Rising Star winners. Judges also awarded The River Group for the overall high standard of their entries.

PPA Digital Awards 2017

The River Group continues to flex its digital prowess with the announcement it has been shortlisted in two categories for the prestigious PPA Digital Awards.

The River Group shortlisted for 4 awards at the PPA Awards 2017

The Professional Publishers Association (PPA) has announced the shortlist for its 2017 awards, which celebrate editorial and design excellence, and honour outstanding industry talent. The River Group has yet again been shortlisted for four awards, across three categories.

River strikes chord with CorpComms Awards

The River Group is ecstatic to hear that The Southern Co-operative’s Annual Review has been shortlisted for this year’s CorpComms Awards – the second time River has been nominated.

River at the BSME Rising Stars Awards 2016

The BSME represents the UK’s top print and digital editors across consumer, B2B and branded content. The Rising Stars Awards celebrates creative talent at every level up to and including deputy editor, and was held in a glamorous ceremony at Andaz London Liverpool Street.

River’s Got Talent!

One of the things we’re proudest of at The River Group is the number of young people we have trained, nurtured and watched grow into outstanding content marketers. Last night saw official recognition of this when we won the prestigious PPA New Talent Award for New Consumer Specialist/Customer Journalist of the Year.

Dare scoops social win at BRITs night

Adele who? It was a case of ‘Sorry’ Drake, The Weeknd et al at lastnight’s BRIT Awards 2016 as Justin Bieber ‘liked’ Dare magazine’s tweet backing his belie-bid for International Solo Male Artist, getting us over 1200 retweets and likes into the bargain.

River’s Rising Stars Shortlisted for Four PPA Awards

River knows talent when we see it – and our commitment to recruiting and developing the best raw talent in the industry has been recognized with an impressive four shortlisted nominations for the prestigious PPA Rising Stars Awards 2016.

The River Group wins magazine contract for Princess Cruises (UK)

Following a competitive pitch The River Group has been engaged by award-winning Princess Cruises (Carnival Corporation & PLC) to deliver their premium travel magazine Journey.

River has developed a new approach for Journey magazine, which will become a key element in the Princess Cruises marketing strategy. The magazine promises to:

Highlight Princess Cruises as destination experts through credible, relevant travel content designed to showcase its network of more than 330 ports of call worldwide.
Reflect the premium experience of travelling with Princess Cruises and foster a community
of past and new passengers.
Complement the Princess Cruises Come Back New proposition by inspiring cruise passengers to discover something new.

The Changing Role of the Consumer Magazine Editor

‘Editors nowadays have to produce more content, across more platforms, but with less resource. They have to be both commercial and creative, to continue taking full responsibility, whilst ceding total control. It’s pressured, writes Claire Irvin, but still a privilege.