Provincial Media Team

ABOUT PROVINCIAL MEDIA

Established in 2011, the first major project was the introduction of our 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 been a national finalist in the Mumbrella Publish Australia annual magazine awards for four years taking the title in 2017.

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 as it discovers the region’s best places to shop, visit and play.

Provincial Media enjoys 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 embraces the lifestyle while promoting to others the many attractions, businesses and events in the beautiful region through its pages every season.

Geelong + Surf Coast Living – Australia’s 2017 Consumer Publication of the Year

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.’

ABOUT US

Jon Zabiegala

JON ZABIEGALA

PUBLISHER | MANAGING EDITOR |
DESIGN DIRECTOR

As Managing Editor and Design Director Jon Zabiegala draws on his extensive experience in publishing. Beginning his design career at Fairfax Publications and after 13 years with News Corp and three years at Gulf News in Dubai working with internationally-renown design firm Garcia Media, Jon has realised the dream of publishing his own stable of magazines with his partner Garry.

E: jon@provincialmedia.com.au
M: 0412 996 210

Garry Flanigan

GARRY FLANIGAN

PUBLISHER | MANAGING DIRECTOR

With extensive experience and qualifications in finance, marketing and human resources in the corporate world, you can rely on Garry to provide you with expert advice and guidance to help grow your business.

Garry established Provincial Media with his partner Jon to showcase our regions and to provide the perfect platform for your business to shine and is always available for a catch up to discuss marketing options.

E: garry@provincialmedia.com.au
M: 0422 402 271

OUR TEAM

SAMANTHA HAMILTON

DESIGN AND PRODUCTION EDITOR

As the Design and Production Editor Samantha delivers an extensive and diverse skillset across print and digital with more than 20 years of experience visualising and developing creatives, capturing ideas and making them come alive. A finalist in the 2018 Mumbrella Publish Awards for Designer of the Year.

E: production@provincialmedia.com.au
M: 0434 840 379

MARK TOWSE

ADVERTISING | GEELONG & BELLARINE

Married with two children, Mark is a born-and-bred Yorkshire man (where the best kind of puddings come from). He’s approachable, friendly, professional, enthusiastic and possesses an unparalleled work ethic. With nearly three decades of B2B experience, covering – but not limited to – advertising, IT and finance, his focus is on getting the best result for the customer every time.

E: mark@provincialmedia.com.au
M: 0488 488 162

Anwen Thomas

ANWEN THOMAS

ADVERTISING | GEELONG, SURF COAST, OTWAYS AND COLAC

Enthusiasm and a warm smile are part of Anwen’s dress code. Anwen has years of experience in sales, advertising, marketing and finance together with her own experience as a business owner.

Assisting you to gain the maximum output from your commitment with us is Anwen’s contribution to you.

E: anwen@provincialmedia.com.au
M:  0451 662 028

RACHEL FULLERTON

ADVERTISING | BALLARAT

Rachel loves the lifestyle that living in Ballarat offers and is a strong believer in supporting local as she engages directly with businesses, providing them with marketing options to help grow and promote their business. Having an extensive sales and marketing career, Rachel enjoys exploring this beautiful region in her role and unearthing new and exciting businesses waiting to be discovered by our readers.

E: rachel@provincialmedia.com.au
M:  0422 382 827

SARA BRADFORD

ADVERTISING | WESTSIDE

Born and raised in Wyndam and after a high-school stint in the town of Buxton, Sara ventured back to Wyndham when the town was hit by the Black Saturday bushfires. As much as Sara has loved calling Manor Lakes home, she is now building her second house in Eynesbury nestled on a lush golf course and Grey Box forest. Sara has been with Westside Living magazine since the beginning and loves being able to meet with all the wonderful local businesses.

E: sara@urbancitymedia.com.au
M: 0432 058 319

PROUDLY SUPPORTING

Provincial Media are proud supporters of the following businesses: