North Plains Reports Record Revenue Growth and Extensive Company Expansion in 2012

Telescope Business Has Grown 70% Year-Over-Year

TORONTO--()--North Plains, the leader in helping companies leverage their visual media assets, today announced its strongest revenue growth and company expansion in 2012. North Plains continued to develop and expand its offerings in digital asset management (DAM) with the acquisition of Xinet, a work-in-progress DAM solution, in April and established a strong market presence in marketing resource management (MRM) and brand asset management (BAM) with the acquisition of VYRE in December. North Plains also recorded the largest single year growth for Telescope sales – the business has achieved 70 percent growth year-over-year.

“In 2012, North Plains made significant investment in broadening our product portfolio to address the challenges of marketing agility and bringing together the creative and marketing processes,” said James Christopher, President and CEO of North Plains. “The acquisition of Xinet and VYRE enables us to add best-of-breed solutions to complement Telescope, as well as to expand our footprint in Europe and Asia. It’s very gratifying to see our customer base grow across many industries, including retail, manufacturing, media & entertainment, publishing, among others. I’m very proud of the success we have achieved in 2012 and the momentum it gives us for 2013.”

As part of the 2012 growth, North Plains continued its trajectory of market expansion, adding many large global brand owners to its already impressive list of enterprise customers including:

  • The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • William Grant & Sons Ltd
  • Ministry of Information, Sultanate of Oman
  • One of the world's largest global advertising groups
  • A leading designer and retailer of women’s accessories
  • One of the largest retailers in the world
  • An interactive multichannel retailer
  • A global brand name in athletic footwear and apparel
  • A manufacturer of medical devices and equipment
  • Global professional services company

Additionally, North Plains expanded its leadership team with some of the most talented and respected technologists in the industry. It also received positive reception to its rebrand and new positioning. With a new management team and the growth of North Plains’ business and product offerings that focus on helping customers to better connect and engage with their target audience by unleashing the power of their visual assets, the company is poised for further aggressive expansion this year.

About North Plains

North Plains is recognized as the world leader in helping companies effectively leverage their visual media content including images, photos, videos, 3D designs, and others to maximize market success. Providing a complete array of products, services and solutions, North Plains is uniquely positioned to help corporate marketers, advertisers, content creators, and publishers to be more agile in the creative development process, and in the management and distribution of marketing and brand communications. Since 1994, North Plains has helped its customers stay ahead of their rapidly changing marketing needs by expanding and evolving its suite of offerings to include Digital Asset Management (DAM), Marketing Resources Management (MRM), Creative Workflow and more. With offices in Canada, USA and Europe, North Plains counts many of the world’s leading companies and brands among its 1,400+ clients and 1,000,000+ users. For more information, please visit


North Plains
Julie Huang, 510-845-0555, ext. 1129

Release Summary

North Plains announced its strongest revenue growth and company expansion in 2012. North Plains' Telescope business also achieved 70% growth year-over-year


North Plains
Julie Huang, 510-845-0555, ext. 1129