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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell
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05/03/2007

Sweet Summer Marketing

Marketing ideas for self-storage facilities are a frequent topic in this "conversation," in part because it's such a large component of what I do for Inside Self-Storage these days, but also because storage operators are having to be more savvy and creative in this area. So I watch to see what tactics different companies are using and share them in the blog. You never know: One of these fresh ...
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04/30/2007

Playing in the Big Blue Wet Stuff

A guest blog spot by ISS Associate Editor Elaine Foxwell. I admit, I don’t swim, never learned, don’t like being in the water. Drowning is an issue! But I love water sports ... as long as I'm on top of the wet stuff. I crossed "the pond" on the HMS Ivernia; I've been white-water rafting a few times (only up to Class IV, but lotsa excitement); and I've enjoyed ocean sailing. I just don’t like to ...
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04/27/2007

PR Magic

Think you lack the marketing power to distribute news about your company's news, products, services, promotions, etc.? Guess again. Online services like PRWeb make it easy to distribute your announcements via the Internet. According to PRWeb.com, the enterprise is "The recognized leader in online news and press release distribution service for small and medium-sized businesses and corporate ...
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04/24/2007

Self-Storage Lit

A guest blog spot by ISS Managing Editor Drew Whitney. These days you can’t go too far before you’ll encounter a self-storage facility. Moreover, you don’t even have to leave home to find a story about self-storage. Every major newspaper has covered some type of story focusing on our industry. There are news stories announcing local grand openings of facilities, snippets about investors and ...
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04/19/2007

Not THAT Kind of Auction

During the planning stages of the ISS Summer Expo in Reno-Tahoe, there's been a lot of discussion among our team about "hot" topics in self-storage. What's on the horizon for this business? A subject that keeps cropping up is eBay, specifically storage operators who use it as a means of making a little bit of extra cash for themselves and tenants. I'm not talking about listing storage units on ...
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04/17/2007

Self-Storage Bag Hags

Self-storage gets used for some pretty shady stuff, but this is a new one: as a homebase for counterfeiting luxury handbags and wallets! Last week, four Massachusetts residents were sentenced in federal court for money laundering, trafficking and conspiring to traffic designer goods and the materials to make them. The criminals admitted to having rented 13 units at a Revere, Mass., self-storage ...
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04/13/2007

In Search of the Holy Grail

A guest blog spot by ISS Associate Editor Elaine Foxwell. I have fond memories of Canada from living there for a few years as well as later visits. One of my most memorable occurred a while back when some hockey-loving friends and I made a pilgrimage to see the Holy Grail—the Stanley Cup. During the whole trip, we chatted about experiencing two things Canadian: the Cup and Tim Hortons donuts. I ...
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