Our Story

  • Why we created On The Bench

    We own an agency called MPULL, where we learned a couple of things during our day-to-day process that in turn inspired us to create On The Bench.

  • Freelance is the future

    More people are freelancing than ever, and the number of freelancers will continue to grow. By the time flying cars are the norm, everyone will be freelancing. Likely out of a flying car.

  • Agency employees have skills clients need

    Sometimes we had agency employees sitting on the bench – Brilliant, qualified people – but no work in the system for them to do. We saw a need to keep them engaged and also make money.

  • Sometimes you need skills your resources can’t provide

    More people are freelancing than ever, and the number of freelancers will continue to grow. By the time flying cars are the norm, everyone will be freelancing. Likely out of a flying car.

  • Clients miss deadlines

    When clients missed deadlines on getting back to us, the studio time we’d booked disappeared with the deadline, resulting in some pretty annoyed clients.

  • Only fools rush in

    Booking a freelancer too early in advance could result in wasted time for both parties if a project plan changes

  • Clients miss deadlines

    When clients missed deadlines on getting back to us, the studio time we’d booked disappeared with the deadline, resulting in some pretty annoyed clients.

  • MarTech is complicated

    When we spoke to the marketing platforms, they told us customers were logging support tickets that weren’t bug or performance related, but because they didn’t know how to do things on the platform.

How we came up with On The Bench

Let’s face it – No agency has the expertise needed to support all of the 4000+ MarTech providers in use, or offers all the services around them like content production, analytics, insights and all that.

This brought to mind companies like Uber and AirBnB, which connect a customer to a service provider, and work on a self-regulated rating system. MarTech needed the same thing.

For this reason, we created onthebench® to help connect people to expert service providers around the world in real-time. So you can get jobs done as you need them done.