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Expanding our horizons

Newsletter June 2017

So kurz vor Sommerbeginn ist es höchste Zeit für ein Sommer-Update! Bei Guide ID waren wir zwischenzeitlich alles andere als untätig. In diesem Newsletter berichten wir, was sich alles bei uns getan hat.

Im Februar war es soweit: Der Podcatcher spielte den einhundertmillionsten Beitrag – ein ganz besonderer Moment, den wir mit unseren Kunden ausgiebig feierten. Unterdessen tickt der Zähler weiter. Und so freuen wir uns schon auf die nächste runde Zahl: 200 Millionen.

Mit der Zahl der Inhalte wächst auch das Guide ID-Team. So sind wir nun auch in Deutschland vertreten. Der Hauptsitz in den Niederlanden wurde erweitert und zählt nun einen Account Manager, zwei Helpdesk-Mitarbeiter, Designer und vier neue Mitarbeiter im Entwicklungsteam. Auf unserer website stellen sie sich vor.

Dieses Frühjahr nahmen wir an zwei Jahreskonferenzen in den Vereinigten Staaten teil, an Museums and the Web und dem Kongress der American Association of Museums. Beide Veranstaltungen waren ein großer Erfolg. Auch in Europa stehen bereits vielversprechende Events an. In diesem Newsletter erfahren Sie, wo Sie uns in den kommenden Monaten finden können.

Viel Spaß beim Lesen und einen schönen Sommer wünscht Ihnen
Ihr Guide ID-Team


100.000.000 stories told!


Yesterday(23 February) Frits Polman, Managing Director of Guide ID, brought some special Podcatcher cakes to the Museum 'Our Lord in the Attic' in Amsterdam. Nikki Pootjes from the e-culture department at the Amsterdam Museum, who work closely together with Our Lord in the Attic, took delivery of the cakes

The special occasion was the milestone Guide ID reached last week: on February 15th the 100 millionth story was listened to with a Podcatcher, Guide ID's audio guide player.

A great occasion to have a celebration with the museum and its staff!

On a personal note for Frits, 'Our Lord in the Attic' is a special customer. "It’s really special that this milestone happened at the museum, Our Lord in the Attic. During the big renovation the Podcatcher was already being used, some years ago and I used to invite other museums to come and use the audio guide. After, I would speak with people in the small kitchen. I can now say that we were then at the beginning of the large expansion and growth we have been through the last few years. In the meantime the Podcatcher has been used for over 350 projects and internationally we are doing great. I am very very proud that all these stories have been told in so many different places. Soon we will be celebrating this with all of our loyal customers!


Guide ID is crossing borders

Newsletter November 2016

After a very busy summer it is time for an autumn update from Guide ID. During the last months we've delivered several bigger and smaller projects, we've traveled the world and we've been opening a new office in the US. Our international ambition is still growing and we would love to help you tell your fantastic stories to people all over the world.

Currently our offices are located in the Netherlands, Belgium, UK and Ireland and in the US. But we've also developed wonderful Podcatcher audio guides in Sweden, Germany and we're busy with a great Portuguese project. You find our complete team on our website, don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance!

Each year, the Oranje Handelsmissiefonds helps 10 SME’s achieve their international ambitions. Last year Guide ID was one of the winners. We were invited to join their trip to New York, where we were very much inspired and energized by other cultural entrepreneurs and museums.

Have a great autumn!
Best wishes,

the Guide ID team


Over 5.000.000 tours!

Newsletter July 2016

Over 5 million tours have been listened to on the Podcatcher!
Besides the listened to tours, an uncountable amount of stories have been shared across the globe. And because it is our mission to tell as many stories as possible and to share these stories, we are hugely proud of this accomplishment.
Ambitious as we are, we have raised the bar.
Guide ID is growing, and fast! After the Netherlands, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Sweden, Curacao and Tanzania, the Podcatcher will now also be available in America, Italy and Portugal.
In this newsletter we would like to inform you about the latest firmware update and tell you more about new projects. As always you can contact us if you would like more information on anything.
Have a great summer!

The Guide ID team


Bring the museum to life!

Newsletter April 2016

"Our Real Gold" is the theme of the Museum week 2016 in the Netherlands, where Guide ID's HQ is based. This theme hooks into museums showing off their real showpieces. At Guide ID we truly believe that all visitors should not only get to see the showpieces but also hear the stories behind them. Every museum piece has its own stories, which can be told in many different ways. A great example of this can be heard at the Museum of the twentieth century, in Hoorn, The Netherlands. They have developed a great family quiz on the Podcatcher platform and use it to tell their stories in a very fun and interactive way.
More and more museums are offering the Podcatcher to all visitors via self-service. During our last seminar we highlighted this service and zoomed in on a few live projects. The new DNA tour at the Amsterdam museum was used as the main case study.
We are now working very hard to expand our vision, on getting all your stories told, internationally. Over the coming months we will be working on many international projects and we will keep you up to date.

Best wishes,

The Guide ID Team