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  • Marketing to Win in Competitive Times
    I’m going to open this article with a bold statement: The self-storage industry, as you’ve known it, is dead.What used to be an industry with little to no competition is now full of fierce rivalry in most major markets. What used to be an industry with a ...More
    January 2, 2008 Derek M. Naylor Posted in Articles
  • E-Mail Marketing
    When the topic of budget comes up, many self-storage owners lament the amount of money spent on advertising and promotions. Inevitably, the discussion turns to e-mail marketing, because at first blush, it looks inexpensive and attractive. Almost everyone has an e-mail ...More
    January 2, 2008 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles, Marketing
  • A View From the Street: The Bumpy Ride Is Not Over Yet
    For the past year, this bi-monthly column has provided readers with an outlook on real estate and financing developments and how they can affect the self-storage business. Now that it’s a new year, let’s look ahead to see what 2008 may bring for our industry. Before we ...More
    January 2, 2008 Devin Huber and Doug McCarron Posted in Articles
  • The Metaphysics of Prosperity
    [A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Elaine Foxwell.] Right now, many of our columnists and writers are offering their comments on the closing of one year and the beginning of another. Many have inspiring words to say about the difficulties and triumphs of the past ...More
    December 28, 2007 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Blogs
  • ICE Buildup
    [A guest blog spot by ISS Editor Drew Whitney.] Several months ago, columnist/consultant Jim Chiswell wrote about a new emergency-contact idea known as ICE (In Case of Emergency). The campaign is catching on and is worth repeating, which is why I received an e-mail through ...More
    December 21, 2007 Drew Whitney Posted in Blogs
  • A Little Mountain Magic
    I’ve just returned from a visit with my in-laws in Coos Bay, Ore., where their delightful ranch-style home huddles on a tree-laden mountainside. From this vantage, they overlook a sea of Maple, Pine and Yew. A moss-covered path spirals from the yard toward a trickling ...More
    December 19, 2007 Teri Lanza Posted in Blogs
  • Insomniac Wins Innovation Award From Self Storage Association of Australasia
    The Insomniac self-storage kiosk produced by OpenTech Alliance Inc. received the 2007 Innovation Award from the Self Storage Association of Australasia. ...More
    December 18, 2007 Posted in News, Technology
    Campbell Marketing Corp. launched, an online advertising directory for self-storage facilities nationwide. ...More
    December 18, 2007 Posted in News
  • SiteLink Australasian Version
    SMD Software Inc., developer of SiteLink self-storage management software, released its Australasian version of SiteLink Web Edition. ...More
    December 18, 2007 Posted in News
  • Fortis Lift Trucks
    The Hyster line of sit-down, counterbalanced lift trucks are designed to provide dependability at low cost. ...More
    December 18, 2007 Posted in News