WE ARE SOUND MEDIA

We Are Sound Media

Podcast Strategies and Solutions

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Plan, launch, grow and develop your podcast with over four decades of broadcasting expertise

We Are Sound Media and we help people just like you to become influential podcasters.

We work with businesses, brands and individuals to create amazing sounding podcasts with a clear strategy and format, to make sure it does exactly what they want it to.

Whether you’re just getting starting or an existing podcaster in need of a boost, we’ll tailor our range of services to come up with exactly the right package for you.

James is a legend. He is the entire reason my podcast ever got off the ground and sounds as good as it does. From our initial consultation I was keen to work with James, he wasn't trying to sell anything, just give his honest opinion and expertise. From that call, we have worked together since, with James producing and editing my podcast as well as helping with my many, many stupid questions. If you're considering starting a podcast, speak to James - he'll sort you right out
Liam WIlson
How AI Built This
James is a very helpful and thoughtful editor. He has helped us make creative decisions and advised us on best practises when it comes to editing. His work and communication is always efficient and of good quality; we would highly recommend him.
Vincent Yam
Tekna Search (Tekna Talks)
I had a great day setting up my Podcast with James. He made everything really straight forward and simple - from brainstorming ideas, recording my first bit of audio and setting up the hosting. If you’ve been thinking about setting up a podcast, I can highly recommend using James’s services
Rochelle Gilburn
Real Properly Podcast
I totally lucked out when I found James on LinkedIn. He knows podcasting and broadcasting inside out, having a background in broadcast journalism. He's incredibly hard-working and reliable, and he's always super cool and calm when working to the tightest of deadlines. (I have thrown a few of these at him and he's never let me down!) I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for any of your podcasting projects. You won't be disappointed.
Fiona Tatton
Womanthology
We had already released a pilot series of our podcast when we spoke to James so thought we knew what we were doing but James got us to look at everything in completely new ways. He helped us realise some big format changes which have made massive improvements to the show. He helped us get a clearer understanding of what we wanted our show to be and got us really excited to start on the new series. On top of all that he was open and friendly - an all-round great guy to work with
Old Tunes Fresh Takes
James is the perfect guide through the world of podcasting. Without his guidance on content strategy, editing and production our podcast just would not have worked as well as it did. You need him on your team
Tom Scott
Little Mesters (I Started an Agency)
I've been working with James for the last few months, and I'm super impressed with his service! Very open and transparent and easy to get along with! Would definitely recommend if you're thinking of podcasting or looking for a new editor
Harry Brooker
The Healthcare Comms Podcast
I've wanted to start a podcast for such a long time, but the idea seemed like a dream; I had no idea where to start, or whether the ideas I had could even be a success. James helped to turn my podcasting dreams into reality! I had lots of ideas of topics I wanted to cover, but I was a little lost in direction for my podcast. If you're looking for help with podcasting, whether it's editing or a strategy launch day, James provides an outstanding service!
Harvey Morton
The Social Sanctuary
James obviously has a passion for what he provides and this shines through. I can honestly say that as an individual and Wildfire as a company would only ever want to work with James and can highly recommend him. His coaching made our team feel more confident and we now have a podcast that we are proud to send out clients
Nathan Angus
Wildfire Agency (Get Fired Up)
Whether you are at the first stage of working with James or regularly collaborate with him he is always professional, knowledgeable and easy to get on with. There is no question in our minds about recommending him to clients as we know he’ll provide a fantastic service that is beneficial to them and reflects well on us as an agency.
Richard Fidler
HR Media
Sidekick PR have worked with James to produce a first season of five podcasts for a charity client. James has made the process effortless and has been fantastic with the support he has provided throughout. He worked well with all of the guests and helped to put them at ease. The result has been a fantastic podcast for the charity and an amazing audio story of their journey so far. We have been really impressed with James and can’t wait to work with him again.
Sidekick PR
I met James through an online networking forum and the idea of taking our somewhat sensitive industry subject matter into the Podcast arena struck me. For most of the participants they were both nervous and inexperienced but on each occasion James’ experience, helpful tone and easy to understand instructions made the whole project enjoyable and productive for everyone involved, we at Memoria have been most impressed and will not hesitate to use this medium and James’ services again.
Frank Meilack
Memoria (The Loss Of A Loved One)
We have really enjoyed working with James on our podcast, his editing skills are excellent, he works quickly and his step by step guide and advice on publishing our podcast has been so helpful – it's been a really seamless process.
Jael Woolley
The Talent Set (Working Life)
I can't recommend James highly enough! He is such an expert in his field. I have learnt so much about how to launch and run a Podcast. James manages the editing process for my Podcast series and he always gets the edits back to me so promptly. The added bonus is that he is such a nice guy!
Luke Thompson
Let's Talk Law
From start to finish, James went above and beyond to ensure the results were of high quality. As a charity, we were unsure if this podcast could be achieved virtually, however James took all of the stress and worries out of this project. The results surpassed my expectations, both in quality and turn around. Even after completion, James was on hand to advise and assist with further questions. I look forward to working with James on projects in the future.
Maisie Carscadden
British Tinnitus Association (That Tinnitus Podcast)
James supported me with getting my podcast off the ground. He makes the process simple and gave me the confidence to crack on. He has the tools available to provide a full service, and is always available to answer the daft questions that occur along the way. He is also a really nice guy to talk to. I can't wait to share a real ale with him when lockdown finishes. Highly recommended.​
Steve Dawson
Business in Flow

Services

Podcast Launch Packages

Whether it’s for your business, personal brand, or a little side project, we specialise in helping people get their podcast off the ground. Our Launch packages start at just £350 and feature hands-on one-to-one help to get your show out there to the world. We’ll guide you through the strategy, format, all the knowledge you need, equipment and technical help, recording a trailer, setting up audio hosting and submitting your show to the podcast platforms like Apple and Spotify.

We tailor the best possible launch package to your requirements and situation, so the best next step is to book in a quick call so we can come up with the right solution for you!

We have some four decades of experience working in radio. Audio is pretty much all we know. We live it, we breathe it. If you’re looking for someone to help with the editing and production of your show, look no further.

We work with dozens of podcasters – ranging from taking care of their editing so they can concentrate on their business, right through to producing remote interviews or real-life recording sessions.

One size doesn’t fit all in podcasting, so we prefer to put together a tailored solution personalised to your needs rather than just throwing a price at you – so please get in touch so we can find the best fit for you.

Editing & Production

Podcast Growth & Development 

Knowing how to push your show forward can be difficult. Sometimes you know what you want to achieve, but you’re not sure how to get there… other times you can just start to feel like a content production line, churning out episodes without any clear direction on what you’re looking to achieve.

We can help. Our growth and development packages range from a professional aircheck-style evaluation of one of your episodes through to a full strategic review of your show, including a refocus of your aims and goals.

If you need help moving forward, talk to us.

Our exclusive Premier Package is a full mentoring service, where our founder James personally guides you through the successful launch of your show. We’ll work together on every element of your project, leaving nothing to chance. It really is the ultimate option if you want your podcast launch to be the very best. Spaces on the Premier programme are strictly limited – please enquire for more details. 

Premier Package

Meet the Team

James

James is the founder of Sound Media and heads up our strategy and development work with clients. He specialises in helping people and brands right at the start of their podcast journey. James started podcasting as a bit of fun while in a radio management role and things spiralled from there. He's got over 20 years of experience in broadcasting and still does a bit of radio work in his spare time

James Marriott

Founder
Ellie

Ellie helps to edit and produce podcast episodes for Sound Media's lovely clients. She worked in the radio industry for 15 years as a producer, music scheduler, presenter and voiceover, creating high quality audio for broadcast. She loves helping people craft a top class podcast so they can really connect with their audience.

Ellie Codling

Editor
George-Artboard 2

Geo creates top quality graphic designs for our clients. He's specialised in podcast artwork for a while, and really understands what makes brilliant Podcast Cover Art and other images. He's a freelance graphic designer and founder of his own brand, Lodwick Designs, with clients ranging from big corporates to start-ups and even football clubs!

George Lodwick

Designer
Sheffield Hopcast

Sheffield Hopcast

Sheffield has an amazing scene of real ale and craft beer pubs. If you like a really good pint (or maybe two-thirds), then it’s the city to be. Our founder James set up Sheffield Hopcast a few years back with three pals from the city’s beer world. In each episode, they try out beers both old and new and try to get around some of the brilliant pubs and bars
Singing The Blues

Singing The Blues

Our founder James is, for his sins, a big Sheffield Wednesday fan. In fact his first ever steps into podcasting were as a guest on a Wednesday podcast. He’s since set up his own with a local football journalist - Singing The Blues - which has a strong focus on audio quality and football-led content.

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