UGroupMedia («UGM) is a Montreal-based company specializing in the development and deployment of innovative solutions for customized 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 companies 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 60 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 launched a mobile version of the PNP site, as well as a Facebook page that has already attracted more than 400 000 fans worldwide.
Partnering with high-profile organizations including SFR.fr (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.
Portable North Pole
Brought to life by UGroupMedia and the elves at the Research and Development Centre in Santa’s Village, PNP – Portable North Pole is a magical online platform that lets Santa connect with his millions of friends around the world, all the way from here in the North Pole! Nothing makes Santa happier than making special “Merry Christmas!” video messages or creating one-of-a-kind puzzles for children he only gets to visit once a year on Christmas Eve…he loves it even more than the yummy treats you all leave out for him and the reindeer! Just remember that you don’t have to wait ’til Christmas to get in touch with Santa. Thanks to PNP, he’s always around, along with Mrs. Claus, the rest of us elves, all the reindeer and the entire Claus family. Santa can’t wait to send you all special gifts to let you know how much he cares. He loves to keep us all busy, you know! So get in touch soon, we’re all waiting to hear from you! And in the words of our boss: Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!