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The ISS Blog provides a series of insightful, industry-relevant posts to help readers keep abreast of the latest trends in the marketplace as well as premium content and educational offerings. Read the thoughts of the ISS content team and other industry experts on issues related to self-storage challenges, news, operation, development, marketing and much more.


Teri L. Lanza,
Vice President

Tony Jones,
Contributing Editor/Store Manager

Amy Campbell,
Editor
01/25/2010

Take a Cue From Hollywood: The Best Marketers Around

By Amy Campbell
Blogger Amy Campell looks at Hollywood's award season as the ultimate marketing campaign. While self-storage operators aren't competing for an Oscar, top-notch marketers will walk away the winners.
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01/22/2010

Leasing vs. Owning Self-Storage Property

By Amy Campbell
Industry news and the Self-Storage Talk forum this week are abuzz with a story about Waikiki Self Storage, the Hawaii facility that may be ousted from its leased space, causing a move-out panic among its 600 tenants. After five years of operation, the self-storage business has a year left on its lease; but the storage owner and building landlord can't come to terms on a recent rent increase.
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01/20/2010

Records Were Made to Be Broken (Especially Online)

By Amy Campbell
The Self-Storage Talk record for most users online continues to be broken each month. Community Manager John Carlisle challenges self-storage owners and operators to break the record again in February.
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01/18/2010

Learning a Lesson From Haiti

By Amy Campbell
While an emergency at a self-storage facility likely won’t affect thousands or be nearly as devastating, self-storage owners and operators can learn several lessons from such big disasters, including the simplest one—be prepared.
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01/15/2010

A New Year, A Renewed Outlook and the People Behind the Competition

By Amy Campbell
Blogger Gina Six Kudo reflects on her role as a self-storage manager, her tenants and competitors as she greets the new year.
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01/14/2010

Out With the Old, In With the New

By Amy Campbell
Nick Malagisi, national director of self-storage and a senior advisor for Sperry Van Ness, makes predictions about interest and cap rates in 2010, and the future of self-storage supply and demand.
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01/13/2010

A Form of Social Media You May Be Forgetting: The Forum

By Amy Campbell
Twitter and Facebook exploded to new heights in 2009. What will 2010 bring in the world of social media, as it relates to your business and the storage industry? John Carlisle argues that online forums are getting bigger.
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