Self-Storage REIT Public Storage Announces Winner of April Fools' Video Contest

Update 4/2/18 – Public Storage announced the winner of its “What a Joke!” video contest. Michael, a brand “fan” from Weston, Fla., won the grand prize of $5,000 for attempting to pull a prank on a friend.

In his video, Michael promises to introduce his buddy to the “perfect girl” at a Public Storage facility. But rather than a woman inside the storage unit, he posed a mannequin standing next to a table with a candle and flowers. The joke was ultimately on him when his friend was excited about the setup, grabbed the “date” and ran.

Public Storage received dozens of entries from employees, customers and fans. The other finalists included a group of employees who told knock-knock jokes, and a customer who pranked his niece.


3/12/18  Public Storage Inc., a self-storage real estate investment trust, has launched a “What a Joke!” video contest in anticipation of April Fools’ Day. The company is offering videographers the chance to win a grand prize of $5,000 for telling a joke or carrying out a safe prank. The content can be related to self-storage, but it’s not required, according to a press release.

Entries are required to be less than two minutes long and contain original content, including music. They must be uploaded to the “What a Joke!” section of the company’s Facebook page or through its mobile-friendly contest page by end of day on March 19. Public Storage will announce the finalists and post their videos to its YouTube channel on March 23. The videos with the most views by 9 a.m. PDT on March 29 will win, the release stated.

Public Storage also announced the two winners of its recent “Be Our Valentine” video contest. A manager from Orange County, Calif., won in the employee category, while a former tenant from Thornville, Ohio, won in the consumer category. Each received $2,500.

Based in Glendale, Calif., Public Storage has interests in 2,358 self-storage facilities in 38 states, with approximately 156 million net rentable square feet. Operating under the Shurgard brand name, the company also has 220 facilities in seven European countries, with approximately 12 million net rentable square feet.

Sources:
Business Wire, Public Storage Launches What a Joke! Video Contest
Business Wire, Public Storage Announces What a Joke! Video Contest Winner

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