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Self Storage Aggregator Just Wants to be ‘Liked’

by Tony Gonzalez September 2, 2013 5:42 PM
Social media has put a whole different spin on how people and businesses communicate. No longer are people losing contact with friends once they move away. Things like Facebook have made it possible to keep contact and keep up with whomever you want no matter where they are. From a business standpoint social media has opened up a whole new world in regards to marketing. [More]

Self Storage Company Want to Know if You Are Ready for Some Football

by John Stevens July 24, 2013 11:10 PM
It’s a happy time in the United States—the teams of the NFL have started to open up training camp. The Hall of Fame Game is right around the corner which means it will not be long before some familiar faces will be asking fans on Monday night if they are ready for some football. However, fans in Canada don’t have to wait and a self storage company wants to send them to a game. [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]

Sparefoot's Mini Fridge Giveaway

by Tony Gonzalez May 8, 2013 9:00 PM
It’s that time of year for college students. Research papers are due. Projects need to be completed. Finals have to be taken. Dorm rooms need to be cleaned and personal items need to stored away for the summer. [More]

Twenty-Five Percent Increase of Twitter Followers for USSelfStorageLocator.com

by Holly Robinson April 22, 2013 7:27 PM
Almost every time you turn around, there is something in the news about social media – and Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are some of the big daddies on the playing field.

Facebook was founded in 2004 with over 1 billion users as of October 2012. YouTube was founded in 2005 and roughly 60 hours of video is uploaded to the site every single minute. Twitter was created in 2006 and has over 500 million registered users as of 2012. Many companies use these sites in their marketing campaigns. [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]

Social Media Becoming More Important to Self Storage Companies as Audience Grows

by Kim Kilpatrick January 8, 2013 9:07 PM
Who does not have a Facebook account these days? Who did not have a MySpacepage way back when? What about a Twitter account? Tumblr? Stumbleupon? Digg? Blog? The list of social media sites can go on and on, and it is something that many self storage companies are wisely making use of these days. [More]

Getting Personal in the Self Storage Industry Important

by Kim Kilpatrick June 20, 2012 6:17 PM
With the advent of the World Wide Web and the ability to access it from almost anywhere via a variety of electronic devices more and more business is being done electronically. The simple convenience of it trumps many of the benefits that come from face to face interactions. [More]

Did You Hear About That Great New Self Storage Facility?

by Holly Robinson February 7, 2012 2:29 PM
A likely common nightmare for people opening new self storage facilities goes something like this: It’s the morning of your big grand opening; you’ve spent thousands on upgrading this old building and turning it into a state-of-the-art self storage facility. You’ve gone out of the way to make sure the place looked immaculate. As luck would have it the one thing you feared could happen, does just that. [More]

Access Self Storage in the UK Used YouTube to Promote Charity Appeal

by Tony Gonzalez December 27, 2011 9:58 AM
Yesterday, Kim Kilpatrick wrote about goals that owners of self storage businesses could set for the coming new year. One of the suggested goals was for owners to learn how to use social media such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. One self storage business in the UK successfully used YouTube to promote an appeal for toy donations to their gift-giving campaign. [More]
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