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 Year for Dare Specials and introducing the magazine to newsstands. 

Editorial director Ellie Hughes, who won the Branded Content Editor Award in 2018, is up for Specialist Editor of the Year for her work on Holland & Barrett’s Healthy magazine.

Louise Zecevic has been nominated for Specialist Editor of the Year for her incredible work on Balance, the membership magazine for Diabetes UK. 

Tom Rowley is up for Sport, Fitness & Health Editor of the Year for his fantastic work on Healthy For Men. Tom will also be on the panel to discuss The Future of Gender at the Festival of Marketing next week.

The nominees will be competing against some of the leading brands and talent within the publishing industry. The results will be revealed at the awards ceremony on Tuesday, 19 November at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane hotel. 

River’s CEO, Nicola Murphy, said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled that River has once again gained industry recognition. With two sets of nominations in less than two weeks, first Content Agency of the Year for The Drum [Content Awards 2019] and now the prestigious BSMEs – it’s testament to the quality of work our teams produce that River and our talented people are in the spotlight. Jo, Ellie, Louise and Tom’s nominations are very well deserved! Go Team River! Bring on the awards ceremony!’

River is also celebrating its 25th anniversary, as it continues to produce industry-leading campaigns for 22 brands, including Holland & Barrett, Co-op, Superdrug and WW.

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