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Contests a Great Way for Self Storage Industry to Engage People

by Tony Gonzalez April 9, 2013 6:06 PM
The toughest part about any business—self storage or otherwise—is not getting ready to open. It’s engaging people and getting them to walk through the door. Companies will spend thousands and some millions of dollars in elaborate advertising campaigns, but many in the self storage industry like to try a simpler route. They just hold a contest. [More]

Gotham Mini Storage Sponsors Innovative Contest

by John Stevens March 6, 2013 6:10 PM
Gotham Mini Storage in Manhattan is at it again. They are sponsoring a clever, innovative contest that will be exceedingly appealing to Manhattan dwellers.

They launched “NYC’s Most Cramped Space Contest.” New Yorkers are invited to post pictures of their most cramped living spaces on the Gotham Mini Storage Facebook Page. (http://facebook.com/GothamMini). The pictures could be of rooms such as bedrooms, kitchens, closets, or living rooms. [More]

Feuding Self Storage Faciliteis Benefit the Community

by Winnie Hsiu February 25, 2013 7:52 PM
Everyone has heard about the feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys. The feud started when a group of ex-Confederate soldiers murdered a McCoy, who was a returning Union soldier. It was widely believed that a Hatfield was part of the group that killed the McCoy.

A few years later the dispute escalated when a Hadfield had a hog but a McCoy claimed it was his. The judge ruled in favor of the Hatafields based on Bill Staton’s testimony. Bill Staton was a relative of both families. Soon after the ruling, two McCoy brothers killed Staton. [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]

Southern Self Storage Gives Away an iPad

by Tony Gonzalez December 14, 2012 9:15 PM
Southern Self Storage, in Florida, recently announced the winner of their iPad Giveaway Sweepstakes. Kim Johnson is the grand prize winner of a brand new Apple iPad. Grady Stephens is the second prize winner and will receive two months free storage. [More]

StorageMart Announces the Winner of "Draw My Favorite Teacher" Contest

by Tony Gonzalez December 5, 2012 6:12 PM
Throughout the years, there have been many very close elections. For example, in 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes won the electoral vote for president of the United States over Samuel J. Tilden by one vote. In 1796, John Adams won by a mere 3 electoral votes.

Similar to these close races, StorageMart recently held a contest that was extremely close. The winner led by the narrow margin of just 2 votes. Ms. Gutman of Public School 172 in Brooklyn, New York, was voted the grand prize winner of StorageMart’s contest “Draw My Favorite Teacher.” [More]

StorageMart Announces Giveaway Winner

by Winnie Hsiu September 11, 2012 6:08 PM
Toe tappin’ music. Finger-lickin’, sauce-drizzling-down-your-chin scrumptious barbeque. A half-marathon and a 10K run. Vendors such as the Chocolate Factory, Creative Days Art Studio, Culligan, and Make Scents. What does this have to do with self storage? Everything – if you are the winner of a giveaway sponsored by StorageMart. The winner will enjoy all this – and more at the upcoming Roots n Blues n BBQ. [More]

Self Storage Company Knows What its Customers Want

by John Stevens August 15, 2012 8:41 PM
A good business will do what it can to make sure that it provides the best product possible for its customers. In the self storage industry that would mean providing a secure, clean, safe facility that is easy to access buy tenants and doesn’t cost too much. However, a great business will go the extra mile and figure out not just what a customer needs but wants. [More]

StorageMart Sponsors Ticket Giveaway to See Toronto Argonauts

by Kim Kilpatrick July 27, 2012 11:37 AM
With the summer heat still beating upon us, it's hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. And with the advent of fall comes the football season. There's nothing better than spending a crisp fall day watching your favorite football team play. And StorageMart is ready to help out the fans of the Toronto Argonauts and the Edmonton Eskimos. [More]
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