Blog | 8 October 2018

Double celebration as the Holland & Barrett editorial team is shortlisted twice for the BSME awards

The British Society of Magazine Editors have announced the shortlist for their prestigious awards and the Holland & Barrett editorial team have scooped two nominations.

Ellie Hughes, Editorial Director on the Holland & Barrett account and Tom Rowley, Editor of Healthy For Men, have been recognised for their exceptional contributions and have been nominated in the ‘Branded Content’ and ‘Sports, Fitness & Health’ categories respectively.

River’s Editorial Director Helen Johnston said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted twice for these prestigious industry awards. We know how important health and wellness is to our audiences and Ellie and Tom work extremely hard with their editorial teams and our partners at Holland & Barrett to deliver all the very latest news and expert information to help readers navigate the often complex issues in this arena. This is great recognition of top-quality journalism that is relevant and invaluable to consumers.”

This news follows the recent announcement that the Healthy for Men inaugural podcast had been nominated for the Mind Media Awards 2018.

The BSME awards honours the best talent in British magazine industry and the winners will be announced on the 20th November 2018 at a ceremony in London.

River Group Content Limited:
Nikki Reginiano
Holland & Barrett:
Pegasus PR on 01273 712 000

Holland & Barrett is Europe’s largest health and wellness retailer leading the market with a broad range of vitamins, supplements, specialist food, sports nutrition and ethical beauty brands. Established in 1870 it is owned by the Letter One Retail Group (L1 Retail) and currently operates more than 1,150 stores worldwide (including almost 800 in the UK and Ireland) as well as a rapidly expanding e-commerce business. Holland & Barrett’s 4,200 Associates are highly trained in nutrition and supplements, able to advise customers on their individual needs.

The River Group is a 24-year-old, full-service content marketing agency based in Marble Arch, London. In an age of content spam, we don’t add to the noise, we make lean content designed around a simple consumer/brand value equation. Our content combines the new science of digital media and the old artistry of storytelling. We produce content for web, social and print, to address hard-nosed marketing objectives for 18 clients including Holland & Barrett, Co-op, Superdrug, BBC Worldwide, Princess Cruises, Cunard and Ramblers. We have 104 staff and work across 18 international markets and billings of £15million.

Nikk Reginiano
Nikk Reginiano
Director of Marketing & Business Development

After starting her career in editorial, Nikki soon realised she best leave the writing to the experts and embarked on a career in marketing after gaining her CIM qualifications. Initially working in education, it was a love for content and publishing that bought her back into the media industry where she has worked in both marketing and publishing roles for the last 5 years. She was also once an extra in a James Bond film but sadly, she was as good at acting as she was writing.

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