Hear from a Bruce Museum Visitor and Employee

Listen to interviews about the benefits of using Guide by Cell from a museum visitor and employee perspective. Journalist Jerry Kay talks to a local museum-goer, Bob Donnalley, and the Bruce Museum New Media Developer Mary Ann Lendenmann about the ease of using the technology and how it has enhanced the visitor experience.

Find out why museum visitors love tours using Guide by Cell, and why the Bruce Museum uses Guide by Cell services at most of its exhibitions.

BPOC Brown Bag: Mobile Trends with Guide by Cell

Tuesday March 22, 11:45am-1:00pm

San Diego Hall of Champions Banquet Room

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Mobile is becoming the principal means of learning, engaging and communicating for many people. How can San Diego cultural institutions use the power of mobile to engage with their audience?

The Balboa Park Online Collaborative is hosting a brown bag lunch on March 22 from 11:45am to 1:00pm in the San Diego Hall of Champions Banquet Room to answer this question. Our guest moderator is Dave Asheim, founder of Guide by Cell, the largest provider of mobile interactive services in the world. This is not a sales pitch, but an interactive discussion that covers what is working for different organizations using mobile.

Bring your mobile device and your lunch for a highly interactive session. You will experience first-hand over 15 ways institutions are using mobile for engagement. Scavenger hunts, mobile web games, selfie photo shoots, text message alerts, fundraising, membership drives, and more will be demoed and reviewed.


This event is free and open, but please register here if you plan on attending:



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.”