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SmartStop Self Storage Launches $10K Video-Commercial Contest


SmartStop Asset Management LLC, a diversified real estate company that manages 108 self-storage facilities in Canada and the United States under the SmartStop Self Storage brand, has launched a video-commercial contest in which participants will vie for a $10,000 grand prize. Cash prizes of $5,000 for second place and $1,000 for three third-place finishers will also be awarded, according to a press release. Any submissions could be used in connection with corporate advertising and marketing promotions. The deadline to enter is Jan. 2.

"We are excited to launch our new video contest and open the door to boundless creativity from artists and free-thinkers throughout the United States," said H. Michael Schwartz, CEO. "Our 2011 jingle contest attracted hundreds of creative, talented submissions, and we encourage every individual or group to submit their video.”

Video submissions should be no longer than 30 seconds and incorporate the SmartStop logo and tagline. They may be in the form of animation, jingles, stop-motion, live acting and other presentations.

The public will be able to vote for their favorite entries online until Jan. 2. SmartStop will consider public voting in narrowing selections and choosing the winners, the release stated. Prizes are scheduled to be awarded on Jan. 8.

SmartStop has approximately $1.3 billion of real estate under management. Its self-storage portfolio comprises about 7.9 million rentable square feet in 17 states and Ontario, Canada. It’s also the sponsor of Strategic Storage Growth Trust Inc., Strategic Storage Trust II Inc. and Strategic Storage Trust IV Inc., all public non-traded REITs focused on self-storage assets.



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