Contributing Editors

The Right Prize is the Key to Making Promotions Work for Your Self Storage Company

by Holly Robinson June 28, 2011 4:14 PM
There is one way that every marketer will try when it comes to drawing in more customers to a business and that is the contest. It is a fact of life; everyone likes free stuff. However, when it comes to making a promotion truly work for you, the prize needs to be more than just free. It needs to be something people really want, or even better, really need. [More]

Social Media is the Wave of the Future

by John Stevens June 7, 2011 5:16 PM
Who would have thought back in the 1980s when the internet was beginning to really take form that it would one day change the way that people communicate, shop, conduct business, interact with each other, watch television, and so much more. One estimate derived back in 2009 had one quarter of the world’s population wired for the internet. Chances are that number has grown even larger over the last two years. [More]

Auditing and Internet Topics of Upcoming Self Storage Webinars

by John Stevens May 13, 2011 8:55 AM
Two webinars sponsored by SkilCheck and Storitz will be held next week to guide self storage owners and operators on the topics of auditing and optimizing your internet presence to showcase your self storage property. [More]

Self Storage Blog Series Helps Inform Newbie Renters

by John Stevens March 14, 2011 8:36 AM
For new customers looking for self storage, the process can be daunting without some basic questions answered. Alleviating this stress is the impetus behind an informative blog series called “How to Use Self-Storage.” Offered by, the blog series addresses the intricacies of self storage use and answers an array of questions for new customers just tackling the storage rental process. [More]

Hawaii’s Un-Conference Promises Unconventional Seminars and Networking

by John Stevens February 16, 2011 7:59 AM
Some of the biggest names in the storage business, including Extra Space Storage, MiniCo, Storitz, and Mini-Storage Messenger, will be converging in Hawaii this summer to take part in PhoneSmart’s “un-conference.” While enjoying the unbelievable sights and sea of Kohala Coast, attendees will be given a unique opportunity to network with some of the top names in the business while attending custom-designed seminars. [More]

Self Storage Can Help You Make Your New Year's Resolution a Reality

by Holly Robinson January 6, 2011 11:21 AM
With a new year come new beginnings. People often see the time when the year on the calendar increases by one as the time to leave the past in the past and to look to the future for bigger and better things. It’s a fresh new chance to do right what you did wrong over the last year; an opportunity to get it right this time. [More]

Self Storage Directory Provider, Storitz, Uses Julia Roberts Film and Social Media for Marketing Campaign

by John Stevens November 26, 2010 4:04 PM
Self storage has gone Hollywood thanks to Julia Roberts and a not-to-be-overlooked scene in her movie “Eat, Pray, Love” in which her character packs away her belongings into storage and heads out on an epic adventure across the globe. Storitz, Inc. an online self storage directory is mimicking the movie’s self storage scene in a tongue-in-cheek way by launching a humorous online marketing video called “Eat, Pray, Store” in which self storage becomes the main focus of an actresses’ attention as she embarks on her journey. [More]

Self Storage Search Engines Cater to Last Minute Movers

by Winnie Hsiu September 3, 2010 5:50 PM
Need to move tomorrow? Are you just starting to pack? Several online self storage search engines and shopping sites plan to allow people who need to move quickly to reserve a unit and move fast, even if they need to move within a day. [More]