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“The Allotment: Agency Smart, Agency Effective and Agency Efficient. The clever interpretation and development of Optal’s brand as a leading payments provider, respectfully acknowledges our core brand principles whilst positioning a compelling and ever-evolving proposition for growth into new markets with clear, consistent and robust messaging across the full marketing mix. A complex project with winning results of which we are extremely proud.”


Events Direct Marketing

Wit and personality helped Optal’s events DM cut through.

Optimised lead Generation DM

Additional revenue streams and efficiencies are a key challenge for FDs. Our highly personalised printed and digital mailers calculated the potential revenues FD’s could see through Optal’s solutions.

Internal brand materials

The new imagery unified the brand across global offices and Optal’s internal communications.

Optimising thought leadership across print and digital

We distilled Optal’s extensive research into a compelling case for using their solutions. Content was optimised for a time precious audience who want access to facts and evidence rapidly.

Optimised content delivery

Our aim was to create a content-rich and highly optimised user experience, one that engaged on a human level and that would allow Optal’s payment experts to bring the value-enhancing solutions to life simply and succinctly.

Optal website

From the opening statement on the homepage that’s cleverly part of the UI, to the 4 solution movies, the Optal website has been designed to create a highly optimised UX.

It’s an example of a ‘brilliant optimiser’ in action, it’s a website where you can feel Optal’s expertise, values, personality and approach first hand.

Optimising a complex messaging

Optal’s solution is based on a beautifully simple and unique binary code platform known as Virtual Account Numbers (VANs). Using this as inspiration and building on their existing brand, we identified a series of ASCII binary symbols which would help Optal’s teams communicate the main business critical and client-centric benefits simply and consistently to a global business audience.


Optal are a world leader in optimising B2B payments. In tandem with a committed strategy to continue supporting its already successful travel industry payments business, Optal were seeking to broaden its market focus into other verticals such as the Insurance and e-payments sector. To support this strategy The Allotment were approached to provide brand support.


Our role, through a programme of brand and proposition development was to;

– To help Optal to generate quality leads by adopting a ‘thought-leadership’ approach to content that clearly illustrates the simplicity and value of Optal in the B2B payments sector.

– To optimise the website via SEO to ensure it amplifies this thought leadership and creates long-term value for Optal.

– To deliver a clear brand message which empathises with CFO’s and finance stakeholders challenges whilst positioning Optal as a ‘problem solver’ through an intelligent and consultative offer.


The key opportunity working with Optal was to help them move their focus on products to client focused solutions. We did this by cleverly linking a series of mathematical symbols that represented the benefit of Optal’s solutions to clear client challenges such as unleashing working capital or streamlining reconciliation. As well as this we recommended an approach that added Optal’s ‘human intelligence’ back into the brand by using real experts to explain Optal’s offer. This created a new brand platform that worked with the original brand created by Push in Australia.

Based on this thought we developed a new SEO optimised website, thought leadership documents, lead-generation initiatives and a set of brand guidelines that have helped support Optal’s dramatic growth over the last 3 years.

Optimised positioning

A refreshed proposition and visual language communicated Optal’s scale, added value and the potential growth global businesses and Finance Directors could achieve using Optals solutions.

Growing Optal Payment Solutions

Optal are a high-growth, global payments innovator, focused on providing solutions to the vast business-to-business (B2B) payments market. In 2018, Optal handled in excess of £18bn of B2B transactions and are listed on the FT’s inaugural Future 100 list, the FT 1000 list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies and are included on the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and the EMEA-wide Deloitte Technology Fast 500.

Over several years and many projects we’ve helped position Optal as ‘THE brilliant optimiser’. Our role has been to capture Optal’s scale, expertise and added value. We’ve helped Optal refresh their master brand, created a new online experience, developed lead generation initiatives, direct mail, digital campaigns and advertising. We’ve also designed many of their thought leadership materials and created a suite of images and assets that Optal can use in their marketing and their offices around the world.