Cedar Hill Implements Tales From The Crypt Keepers

cedar-hill-cemeteryWhat do Katharine Hepburn, a cemetery, and an audio guide have in common? Visit Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, CT and find out for yourself!

The cemetery hosts a number of notable celebrity grave-sites such as Hepburn and J.P. Morgan. The number of people dropping in to tour the cemetery can be overwhelming at times for the staff.

“We have a lean staff here at Cedar Hill, and sometimes we just don’t have the time we would like to give tours to all visitors,” stated Beverly Lucas, Foundation Director.

“Implementing the Guide by Cell self-guided cell phone audio tour has helped solve that problem. Visitors can use their own phones to walk around the cemetery and hear about Hepburn, Morgan, and learn about the beautiful park-like setting here at Cedar Hill.”

Interested in testing out the tour? Click here to see the map.

What Would George Washington Think About Text Messaging?

You’ve scheduled a big event and are eager to let attendees know about all the happenings and details of the day. Unfortunately, getting this information to every attendee is very challenging.

David Rosehill, Visual Information Specialist of Valley Forge National Park, implemented our new Crowd Notification SMS Service in preparation for the significant crowds expected on July 4.

“We knew the park would be extremely busy on the 4th of July. Notifying visitors of all the activities taking place during the day was challenging since not everyone steps into the visitor center and picks up a flyer. But we implemented the new Guide by Cell system, and it was a big success.”

“Visitors were asked to text into the SMS system to sign up for text message alerts notifying them of the many exciting events occurring throughout the day. Our park is vast – over 3,500 acres – and having the ability to pre-schedule and auto send text messages to visitors was extremely helpful. Our visitors enjoyed the text alerts very much.”

Quote From Media Ventures Group

“Give by Cell is professional and a great service. The annual Easter Seals Telethon was our first time using text messaging for donations, and it was very successful. The campaign exceeded our expectations, and we look forward to working with Give by Cell again in the future.”

Corky Burger
Media Ventures Group

Quote From The Field Museum

“We want to reach a lot of non-members and visitors who come for the first time as they pass through Chicago namely tourists who aren’t part of our existing donor base. We also hope to reach longtime visitors who had a good day at the museum and feel like supporting us.”

Arielle Adams
The Field Museum

Denver Zoo Text Alerts Guide Visitors to Events and Fun

Contact: Guide By Cell: Jessica Dal Porto, (415) 615 -0150

Denver Zoo Contact: Tiffany Barnhart, 720-337-1444

Denver Zoo Text Alerts Guide Visitors to
Events and Fun

Denver Zoo in Colorado uses Guide by Cell’s text message alert system to communicate directly with guests on site expanding the zoo’s promotional arm.

“We are so pleased with the results of this cost-effective tool. Being able to steer our guests to opportunities around the zoo and special promotions has enhanced their visit while supporting our revenue goals,” says VP for Guest Services Amber Christopher.

Visitors can opt-in by texting “DZOO” to 56512 to receive text alerts throughout the day. The zoo recently began promoting the text for information at its Zoo Lights event where the schedule changes nightly.

“The flexibility of this system has helped us communicate important information that is constantly changing. It’s something that we can’t do with traditional signage,” says Director of Communications Tiffany Barnhart.

The zoo’s use of the system during Zoo Lights has reached hundreds of visitors.

For more information about text message alerts, please click here.
About Guide by Cell:

Launched in 2004, Guide by Cell is a San Francisco based mobile technology company, providing unique, affordable, and effective mobile technology solutions to thousands of clients including cultural institutions and non-profit organizations. Guide by Cell’s main platforms include cell phone audio tours, text messaging, mobile websites and apps, and mobile fundraising. Sister companies include mobile fundraising focused Give by Cell, political campaign solutions provider Win by Cell, and mobile training and learning company Train by Cell.

About Denver Zoo:

Denver Zoo is home to 3,800 animals representing more than 650 species and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA accreditation assures the highest standards of animal care.

A leader in environmental action, Denver Zoo is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the environment in support of all species and is the first U.S. zoo to receive ISO 14001 certification for the entire facility and operations. This international certification ensures the zoo is attaining the highest environmental standards.

Since 1996, Denver Zoo has participated in 577 projects in 58 countries on all seven continents. In 2011 alone, Denver Zoo participated in 84 projects in 17 countries and more than $1 million in funds was spent by the zoo in support of animal conservation in the field.