About Provincial Media
Leaving behind corporate lives after a stint in Dubai, Garry Flanigan and Jon Zabiegala decided to use their extensive experience in the publishing industry to establish Provincial Media, a fully-independent publishing and graphic design company championing the Geelong and Surf Coast region of Victoria.
Geelong + Surf Coast Living. Australia’s 2017 Consumer Publication of the Year
Established in 2011, the first major project was the introduction of flagship publication, the quality regional lifestyle magazine Geelong + Surf Coast Living. Published quarterly in line with the seasons, the magazine has become the biggest and most sought after coffee table lifestyle publication in the region and has twice been a national finalist in the Publish Australia annual magazine awards. Beautifully designed and presented, each edition of Geelong + Surf Coast Living hosts an abundance of stories featuring locals excelling in a range of areas including world renowned food, wine and local produce, art, fashion, architecture, gardening, home interiors and discovers the region’s best places to shop, visit and play.
Living local and only employing locals allows Provincial Media the luxury of true independence without affiliation or association. This enables us to bring you a truly aspirational magazine that is immersed in the local communities of Geelong, Bellarine, Surf Coast, Golden Plains and Otway Ranges and fully embrace the lifestyle while promoting to others the many attractions, businesses and events in our beautiful region though the pages of Geelong + Surf Coast Living every season.
In 2017 Geelong + Surf Coast Living was awarded Mumbrella Publish Australia’s Consumer Publication of the Year – Small Publisher.
The judges said: ‘Geelong + Surf Coast Living is designed and created in the region it writes about, giving a place for local storytellers to showcase the area’s personality.
Designed to the standards of a good lifestyle magazine it also boasts impressive commercial success, with advertisers designing their ads around the aesthetic of the product.’
The jury said: ‘Geelong + Surf Coast Living is a surprise package, great design, great editorial and great commercial support.’
In 2016, after acknowledging a gap in the market, Provincial Media launched LivingBliss, a truly local magazine devoted to all things wedding. Our magazine celebrates the latest trends and style in all aspects of the perfect wedding with the best ideas, inspiration and practical advice to ensure nothing is overlooked nor forgotten. LivingBliss delivers comprehensive wedding planning information, the latest in wedding styling and trends as well as the hottest bridal fashion and beauty.
Know It All
The most recent addition to the growing stable of Provincial Media publications is Know It All, a comprehensive guide to the best places to Eat & Drink, Stay, Shop, Relax and Play in our region. Presented in a conveniently-sized and colour-coded format, suitable to reside in your bag, car glovebox or at home, this nifty little one-stop magazine allows you to easily navigate your way to discovering what’s on – all without wading through a messy and confusing layout.