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What is Piggyback?

Piggyback for Organizations

Many arts and cultural organizations understand the importance of reaching visitors through mobile devices, however many organizations do not have the resources to develop and offer these mobile experiences.

Piggyback offers the same mobile engagement features as costly custom mobile apps, but with the additional power of community-building and cross-marketing that hundreds of organizations can create.

The Piggyback interface is intuitive and simple to use and solves the need to provide visitors with a mobile experience. Pricing is affordable for organizations of all sizes and comes with support from the Piggyback technical team.

 

Piggyback for App Users


Piggyback users can easily plan their visits to museums and attractions and can communicate directly with organizations through the app. Piggyback users are part of a large mobile community that shares reviews of destinations that includes museums, zoos, theaters, historic sites, parks, festivals and other cultural attractions across the country.

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT PIGGYBACK? 

Museum Conferences

"Interestingly, people almost take for granted that we should have an app. i think we would have heard more from them, if we hadn't offered it!"

Piggyback worked with a diverse assortment of museum association conferences in 2015. These conferences draw museum employees from across the country for several days of meetings, networking events, trade exhibitions and a whole lot of fun! See how these conferences have incorporated Piggyback into their outreach and engagement strategies for their guests as both pre-planning and onsite information tools.

The Rhythm! Discovery Center

"Piggyback is our mobile museum companion. museum patrons can come in and learn more about instruments that they can't be 'hands-on' with. piggyback allows them to learn more about the historical and cultural significance of these instruments and see video of these instruments being played."

The Rhythm! Discover Center is the world's foremost drum and percussion museum; founded by the Percussive Arts Society in 2009. Marketing, Membership and Event Coordinator, Daniel Hoffman, describes how Piggyback is used to add a new layer of education and interaction with RDC visitors.

The Virginia Ave. Folk Fest

"Since we have so many different venues and so many different bands, I think it can be hard for folks to really streamline that... so something like Piggyback to allow them to make that a little more simple is perfect for what we're trying to do."

Patrick Burtch and Mike Angel, co-founders of the Virginia Ave. Folk Festival, discuss how using the Piggyback App helped festival-goers plan and plot out which of the many musical acts and attractions they wanted to see during the all-day event. 

The Eiteljorg Museum

“We wanted to give people a deeper experience. Piggyback lets us create an app with minimal staff and minimal resources.” 

Tamara Winfrey Harris and Hyacinth Rucker of the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, IN talk about the benefits of adopting Piggyback for the museum's 2014 Indian Market & Festival, where the app provided festival-goers with a deeper connection to all the art, entertainment, and history available at the event.

Indy Irish Fest

"We wanted to find something affordable that could have everything in one place. The nice thing about Piggyback is that an organization can build everything in advance and get that into people’s hands immediately."

Erin O' Rourke and Derek Nutty of Indy Irish Fest discuss how Piggyback was able to further engage this year's festival attendees by providing them with information about event attractions, as well as additional audio and video content that could not otherwise be dispensed through a traditional printed festival guide. 

Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University

"Using Piggyback App to promote this gallery exhibit has been incredibly easy and user friendly. With Piggyback it’s all focused, all in one place."

David Heustess, gallery director at Vanderbilt University's Sarratt Gallery, discusses why he uses Piggyback for multimedia expansion for his exhibitions. Also, the two artists featured in the exhibition Interconnected, Gail Looper and Claudia Lee, discuss how Piggyback has aided and expanded their audience's reception to their art.

Gallery 924

"Sometimes a gallery is just 1 person and it’s a really good solution to being a 1 or 2 person staff. Everything was so great, so easy, it’s so user friendly. It doesn’t take a lot of time to figure out where you need to go or how things work."

Gallery 924 Director Shannon Linker and Marketing Coordinator Maureen Saul talk about the advantage Piggyback gives them in running a gallery with a small staff. 

 

PIGGYBACK

Do you love cultural organizations? We do too!

by a culture lover, for culture lovers

Our founder, Pete Brown, has been a culture lover his whole life. From visiting museums, zoos, theatre and live music venues to sports events and exploring our nation's natural spaces, the notion of learning about new concepts from new people in new spaces continues to fire him up!

Starting out professionally as an elementary teacher in Michigan, Pete spent nearly a decade working as an arts administration in Public Programming/Education and then Marketing/Multimedia Production in Indianapolis, IN. 

During this time he saw the ever growing need for cultural attractions to connect with current and potential visitors via their smart devices. He searched for an affordable and easily manageable solution that could be implemented as a turn-key solution. When there wasn't one available, he stepped away from his role at the museum and started a company to create a solution! 

Pete and Piggyback have been truly honored to strive to connect culture lovers like himself to cultural institutions across the US and other parts of the world. He's been able to help spread the call to MAKE CULTURE MOBILE at conferences, workshops and panel discussions across the county and interact with thousands of cultural professionals on a host of creative initiatives.

In addition to Piggyback, Pete is involved in the operation of ASH Interactive, a creative digital services company, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Indianapolis, in audio/video, radio and TV production, and is a regular arts/culture contributor to WFYI Radio, Indianapolis's NPR station.

FOR OUR USERS ACROSS THE CONTINENT

Piggyback is the free mobile app platform for cultural lovers and cultural organizations! We've built a mobile community for museums, zoos, theaters, historic sites, festivals and other cultural attractions across the United States and beyond! By downloading Piggyback to their smartphones and tablets, our users have instant access to an ever-growing diverse assortment cultural organizations at their fingertips. 

FOR cultural organizations ACROSS THE CONTINENT

Many arts and cultural organizations do not have the budget, technology, and/or staffing to be able to confidently offer mobile experiences for their visitors. They understand the importance of reaching visitors through mobile devices, however, they don’t believe that there is a viable option.

Piggyback is that fantastic alternative to custom app development, and offers the same engaging features as other more expensive solutions but with the additional power of community building and cross marketing that hundreds of organizations can create.

Piggyback has proven to be that realistic option, through an easy-to-use interface, affordable pricing structure, and the support of an experienced team.

Join The Team!

We are always looking for help from people that love arts and culture!

Some specific opportunities are listed below, however interested parties may also CONTACT US anytime with specific ideas in mind.

Client Relations Manager (Territory Based)

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