Pockit is an English financial technology company offering pre-paid spending cards, current accounts, and a range of other pseudo-bank financial services. The mobile-first service aims to make money simple for low-income ‘unbanked’ customers, with products and services tailored specifically for them.

Pockit activations


The challenge was to reach out to the financially excluded Africans in the UK, who rely on cash in the absence of bank accounts. The Promota with its partners (MartinaMohMarketing) were contracted for the maiden introduction of a number of product “refinements” such as  account numbers and sort codes, meaning that its accounts “now have all the attributes of an online current account”.

  • First a meeting was held and attended by the client and the agency to understand the main objective of the business. Based on this we developed the brand positioning, along with new promotional  communications.
    • month pilot campaign August – October
    • Drive awareness of  Pockit’s service offline in the Nigerian community in the UK
    • Looking at events/activities where Pockit could be present
    • Working with Pockit’s team to raise the brand profile in the Nigerian community
  • Engage potential customers and promote Pockit in London.
  • Visit a range of businesses ethnic local shops, churches and outlets, chosen with an ethnic presence in mind.
  • Engaged the targeted ethnic communities in various environment eg: churches, events…
  • Radio jiggles on various ethnic radios
  • Campaigns at corner stores, barbers, hair, beauty and food stores
  • Street campaigns – Distributing promotion materials to Ugandans on streets across UK & Europe.
  • Promotional Staffing – Brand Ambassadors
  • Face2Face Engagement
  • Ethnic owned Business Visits
  • Merchandising
  • Printing
  • Logistics
  • Event Management
  • Media Buying and Planning
  • Increased market share by signing up new customers at various outlets and activities.
  • Marketed and promoted Pockit brand and services at over 30 churches
  • Delivered over 30 awareness events in two month
  • More than 8000+ sign ups

Simple, quick and transparent

Pockit is a prepaid MasterCard, not a bank. Applicants must be UK residents aged 18 or over. Subject to successful identity and residency verification.