UGroupMedia (UGM) is a Montreal-based company specializing in the development and deployment of innovative content for personalized transmedia experiences. Through its patent-pending platform named “U”, UGroupMedia delivers personalized video messages, edited in real time based on user selections or existing user profiles. One of the first company in the world to offer technology that can deliver synchronized, audio-visual personalization in real time, UGroupMedia made its mark in the field of multi-platform innovation with the launch of its first production, the Portable North Pole (PNP) console. Since its launch in 2008, PNP has enjoyed unprecedented international success boasting more than 100 million videos viewed to date.

This groundbreaking site allows users to create, view and download personalized video messages from Santa Claus, along with other customized gifts, to send to their loved ones for the holidays or other special occasions throughout the year. UGroupMedia also offers a mobile version of the PNP site as well as the iPhone, iPad and iPod game called Santa Sprint. PNP Santa now has a growing worldwide community of over 530 000 Facebook fans.

Partnering with high-profile organizations including SFR (top telco in France), which has hosted the platform on their international portals, helps broaden the scope of the PNP experience. The overwhelming and ongoing success of the console demonstrates UGroupMedia’s expertise, understanding of the global online market, and the company’s staying power in an ever-changing industry.