Blast Marketing is an "agency for agencies." Based in Toronto, Canada, they provide full service solutions for events, campaigns, and activations including experience design, campaign strategy, digital and technical production, event execution and staffing. Some of their clients include MLSE, Telus, Moosehead, The Canadian Olympic Committee, Free The Children, Walmart and Mercedes among others.
Blast Marketing is in hyper-growth phase. With over 30 full-time employees and over 1,000 contract brand ambassadors across North America, Michael Pham, Managing Director at Blast Marketing, found that he was spending more and more time on preparing and sending payments rather than growing his business. They didn't have the time to deal with administration and there wasn't an easy way to pay their contractors, vendors and suppliers. The current business payments solutions are time-consuming and costly.
Looking For A Solution
Michael was looking for a way to pay all their contractors, vendors and suppliers and manage all of their team's business payments in one place. He considered other payments platforms and setting up electronic funds transfer with his bank but he found that setting those up took too long. It was then that Plooto was introduced to him through his accountant. Plooto was simple to set up, easy to use and integrated well with QuickBooks - just the right things that he needed.
According to Michael, “we were immediately drawn to Plooto with the simplicity and straight to the point services. We’ve looked into other options but they were too complicated.”
By Michael's estimate, Plooto has saved the time he spent on payments by 50% and for a cheaper price than cheques. It allowed him to import payees and bank accounts directly from QuickBooks, and using Plooto's batch payment feature, he can search for and pay his contractors easily in a couple of clicks.