Self-storage marketing has been catapulted to a whole new level. Long-term sustainability and success requires frequent and creative marketing campaigns encompassing traditional, online and grassroots marketing. Online marketing includes self-storage directories, facility websites, pay-per-click advertising, Yellow Pages, organic searches, social media such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn, reservation and payment systems, webinars, blogs, and more. Today’s self-storage managers and owners must be Internet-savvy, putting into practice the technology available at their fingertips, including search-engine optimization, search-engine marketing and third-party referral sites to reach new customers via the Web. They’re building targeted databases for e-mail marketing campaigns, and improving their Yellow Pages ads. Self-storage operators are also embracing grassroots marketing, reaching out to their communities and donating money and space. They’re partnering with e-waste recycling companies to ensure their doing their part for the environment, and helping their local communities be green.
Curing the Canadian Self-Storage Market's 'Discount Disease'
While self-storage demand is strong in the Canada market, the practice of discounting rental rates is prevalent among the country's facility operators, which hurts the industry's overall revenue potential. The cure may be as simple as embracing technology and engaging in ...More
Self-Storage Education DVDs for 2014 Expo Now Available for Pre-Order in ISS Store
The education DVDs that will be recorded during the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, March 30-April 2, are now available for pre-order in the ISS Store, an e-commerce website providing research and education products for industry professionals. Customers can ...More
3 Mile Domination Quick Hit Focuses on the Power of Video Testimonials
In this "Quick Hit" video segment from 3 Mile Domination, Jim Ross talks about simple ways operators can ask customers for video testimonials. He insists there’s no need for an expensive video camera when operators can record quality video on their smartphones. He ...More
Tools and Strategies to Help Self-Storage Operators Earn More Facebook Likes and Shares
Facebook is a necessary marketing avenue for every self-storage business. This brief rundown of the website’s tools and strategies will make your Facebook page a central hub of your facility’s marketing platform. ...More
'Touch' Marketing for Self-Storage Operators: 3 Ways to Rise Above the Advertising 'Noise'
Marketing your self-storage facility in 2014 and beyond will be a different experience than in the past. In an age of perpetual advertising messages, how do you avoid getting lost in the noise? Here are three ways to “touch” your customers and increase facility ...More
A-1 Self Storage Game-Show Spoof: ‘Show Me Your Unit’ Round 1
California-based A-1 Self Storage has come up with a creative video campaign targeting potential customers who are tired of service providers “playing games” with them. In round one of this game-show spoof, we meet two contestants on the fictitious ...More
USstoragesearch.com Launches Online-Marketing Programs for Self-Storage Operators
USstoragesearch.com (USSS), a shopping-comparison website for self-storage customers, has revamped its suite of online-marketing programs for self-storage facility operators. The new offerings replace the website’s legacy programs and are designed to provide more unit ...More
Tips and Tricks for Making Your Self-Storage Website Modern, Trendy and Profitable
Everyone and everything is moving online, and that makes for a very crowded and competitive space. If you’re stumped on how to set your self-storage business apart on the Web, this guide is for you. You'll learn what you need to create a modern website that gets results. ...More
Digital Marketing for Self-Storage: Using Blogs, Social Media and E-Mail
With so much going on in the marketing world, it’s hard for self-storage operators to keep up! But by combining several digital marketing strategies—notably social media, blogging and e-mail marketing—your facility will reap the rewards. ...More
Universal Storage Containers Cycling Team Celebrates Successful 2013 Season
Universal Storage Containers LLC (USC), a provider of foldable, portable moving and storage containers for self-storage and other industries, is celebrating the successful 2013 season of its sponsored cycling team. The USC Cycling Team raced 110 times and earned 40 top-10 ...More