Storage Speak RSS
Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell
Editor
acampbell@vpico.com

06/28/2007

Up in Smoke

[A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Drew Whitney.] Many years ago, I accepted my first full-time newspaper reporter position, working for the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza in Incline Village, Nev. It's a beautiful place, snugly set against the mountains on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Having covered the news there during a summertime draught, I am filled with angst knowing that so much land ...
More  |  Comment(s) 

06/25/2007

Fine Piece of Art

It's almost that time of year when we'll start piecing together our media kit and editorial calendar for 2008. It sounds crazy, I know, but that is the pace of things in the publishing world—we're always living around some future date (very un-Zen). On one hand, it's disconcerting to constantly flirt with the future; on the other, it forces us to consider industry trends in a very grand way. What ...
More  |  Comment(s) 

06/21/2007

How would you rent a storage unit?

[A guest blog spot by USstoragesearch.com Executive Vice President Megan Eckert] Here’s a question for all the self-storage owners and managers out there (and please pretend you're not in the industry for a moment): How would you go about renting storage? What method(s) would you use to find the perfect unit? Would you rent over the phone, via the Internet, or would you just walk in? I visited a ...
More  |  Comment(s) 

06/18/2007

Wow, Did You See That!?

[A guest blog spot by ISS Associate Editor Elaine Foxwell.] Currently, I'm writing an article on a new facility that looks like an elegant hotel complete with a graceful adobe archway over the drive, a bell tower and fountains. This is not the first time I have seen facilities that can only be described as stunning. But this one just reminded me how far the industry has come. Yes, I know you know ...
More  |  Comment(s) 

06/14/2007

On Ogling, Googling and Chickens

[A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Drew Whitney.] There was a time when competitors looking to see what “the other guy” was doing would check the ad in the phone book and then give the site a call and pretend, best they could, that they were prospective tenants inquiring about units and pricing. Hanging up, callers likely felt a little like Columbo and a lot like fourth-graders making ...
More  |  Comment(s) 

06/12/2007

A Stanford Research Project

[A guest blog spot by Megan Eckert, executive vice president of USstoragesearch.com. ] Hi Storage Speak readers, its Megan Eckert from USstoragesearch.com. I’m excited to be the first-ever sponsor of this blog. I’m sure I’ve met a lot of you at one of the many great ISS Expos where we’ve exhibited and presented. Anyway, enough of the formalities… The first of our three-part webinar series on ...
More  |  Comment(s) 

06/01/2007

Welcome to our blog sponsor, USstoragesearch.com!

The Storage Speak Blog was launched more than a year ago, in February 2006. It's a little amazing to me that it has flourished and I've managed to find relatively consistent blog fodder over time. A blog is a big commitment. Unlike a journal that politely collects dust and haunts only your own conscience when neglected, a blog is in your face. When it slides, the whole world is aware of it (at ...
More  |  Comment(s)