Want Some Media (WSM) was founded in 2012 by Des Paul to bring together his production experience from a career spent in the media, entertainment and music industry, working for brands including Global, Viacom and Ministry of Sound. Over the years the business has grown, and Des has brought together a diverse team of production talent to make it all happen.
The premise of WSM is simple; to create content that works.
We work with brands, corporate clients, agencies and media owners to produce outstanding video, podcast and virtual event content. What makes us stand out from the crowd, is that we have unrivalled experience of reaching literally millions of people from our work in radio and television, which has taught us how audiences engage with and consume content. We use this insight in everything we do, putting the audience at the heart of our creative process.
Our video work includes branded content, social media videos, animation, explainers, talking heads and commercials. Our podcast content is a mixture of factual entertainment series and internal comms podcasts. This is an area of significant growth as more audiences are discovering the platform. Our radio heritage means our podcast production is difficult to rival.
Virtual events and webinars are also growing in popularity, with an increasing need to improve production values to really grab audiences in B2B and B2C markets. We have designed robust solutions to cater for this new market and work with clients at every stage to ensure their content will deliver.
The core team worked together for years prior to WSM, so we are a well-oiled machine. Everybody knows each other well and we all know what needs to be done to consistently create content that works.
The team is headed up by Des Paul, a former Capital FM presenter, who also led the music programming team at MTV Networks, before joining Ministry of Sound to head up their media business. Des is joined by Dave Vitty, best known as ‘Comedy Dave’ from BBC Radio 1 and former BBC executive producer, Will Kinder. Business and legal affairs are managed by Catherine Parry-Jones.
We believe strongly in improving diversity in the media industry and Des is a mentor for ‘Media for All’, which is an organisation dedicated to creating more opportunity in this sector.
Our jobs vary in scale, however we apply the same standards to each one to make sure we get the best out of the budget and brief. We keep our processes clear and simple so there are no surprises for the client.
All quotations are itemised to ensure value for money and our focus on preparation means that everybody knows exactly what to expect at every stage of production.