Contributing Editors



A Good Word Can Go a Long Way in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu December 5, 2013 9:26 PM
The World Wide Web and especially social media have made the age old concept of ‘word of mouth’ key to the success of many business ventures. A few good tweets and a shared Facebook post can go a long way towards a business doing well. It’s the best kind of free advertising around because people tend to trust the opinions of other people over paid advertisements. [More]

Using Pinterest to Promote Your Self Storage Business

by Holly Robinson June 14, 2013 4:48 PM
Everybody who is anybody has heard of social media. Facebook. Twitter. Foursquare. Flickr. Instagram. The new kid on the social media block is Pinterest.

According to Pinterest, it is a tool for collecting and organizing things that you love. Think of it as a bulletin board. You cut out a newspaper article and pin it to your bulletin board. Or a recipe. Or a picture of a new couch that you are thinking about buying. [More]

StorageMart Donates Monies to the Muscular Dystrophy Association

by Tony Gonzalez May 15, 2013 4:48 PM
What if you knew that there was a disease that was the leading genetic cause of death in infants? What if you knew that a doctor felt that he was on the verge of a cure for the disease and that he could find it within two years? If you were like StorageMart, you would jump at the chance to raise monies to donate to the research for the cure [More]

Time to Put the 'Social' in Self Storage Via Social Media

by Kim Kilpatrick May 8, 2013 10:24 PM
To those that are not ‘in the know’ social media looks like a confusing bunch of symbols that can’t possibly mean anything of importance. For those in the know it’s a whole new language that has opened up a new world of communication where the possibilities are endless. If ‘spoken’ properly by businesses—self storage and otherwise—it can be a whole new method of marketing. [More]

Self Storage Company Proves a ‘Pin’ Can Go a Long Way

by John Stevens March 8, 2013 8:16 PM
Not too long ago the way folks would have found a self storage facility would have been by word of mouth or the phone book. Now people will go to consumer advocate forums on the web, will look at the virtual yellow pages, they can go to aggregate websites, check out social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for opinions—the possibilities are endless. [More]

Flexistore Mobile Self Storage in the UK is Getting Social

by Holly Robinson February 22, 2013 6:01 PM
You’ve probably heard the expression “What goes around comes around.” That generally refers to how you treat people. If you are kind and nice, that treatment will come back around to you and you’ll be treated kindly. If you’re mean to others, that meanness will come back someway and somehow into your life.

In a way, that saying could be applied to technology. What goes around – and becomes common and standard in one area – will spread around the globe and become standard and common in other places around the world. [More]

There is Money to Be Had in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens February 7, 2013 9:41 PM
Why does everything have to cost money? Do you want to go to the movies? Be ready to spend $40-50 dollars if you get popcorn and something to drink—and that’s at a matinee! A tank of gas can run upwards of $75 for larger vehicles. Even the cheap steak at the grocery store is a little on the expensive side now. [More]

StorageMart Announces their "Pin to Win" $500 Sweepstakes

by Holly Robinson January 7, 2013 7:15 PM
Over this past year, StorageMart has used different social media to promote its business. It held contests on Facebook and also posted videos to YouTube. Now, it is using Pinterest, another type of social media, in their marketing efforts. They are holding a new giveaway sweepstakes promotional called Pin To Win: Organize It 2013. [More]

Self Storage Company Wants to Start Your New Year off Right—With Money

by Kim Kilpatrick January 3, 2013 9:15 PM
I want to lose weight. I want to get more organized. I want to start my own business. I want to own something that used to belong to Lindsay Lohan. These are all things that some folks may want to do in the New Year; common New Year’s resolutions. There is one thing that can make all of those goals easier to reach. One self storage company wants to help people by giving it to them (or at least one person)—money. [More]
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