SOURCE: SmartStop Self Storage

SmartStop Self Storage

April 09, 2012 15:03 ET

SmartStop® Self Storage Releases Radio Spot Featuring Winner of the 2011 Sing It Smart! Video Jingle Contest

Commercial Is Now Airing in the Las Vegas and Metro Atlanta Markets

LADERA RANCH, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 9, 2012) - SmartStop® Self Storage, a chain of innovative self-storage facilities that stretches across North America, launched its first radio commercial campaign today in the markets of Las Vegas and the Atlanta metro area.

The 60-second spot features an original jingle written by a 23-year-old music teacher from Athens, Ala., who won a $5,000 grand prize last fall in the national "Sing It Smart!" video jingle contest. Brent Morgan obtaining the highest number of votes on Facebook with his catchy guitar solo "Goodbye Clutter, Hello Floors!(SM)" beating out 14 other finalists.

"The results of our contest -- and the obvious time and energy put in by the contestants -- were so impressive that we knew the winning entry had to go on air," said H. Michael Schwartz, CEO and Chairman of Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI), the publicly registered corporation that brands its properties under the SmartStop brand name.

The jingle was professionally recorded and mixed with a voice-over to announce a new promotion "SmartStop bucks the system." The commercial will be aired for up to three months on a variety of stations in both markets. SmartStop has a concentration of 19 retail locations in the Atlanta area and eight in the Las Vegas area.

The original videos of all 15 video jingle finalists can be viewed on the wall of the SmartStop Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SmartStopSS or on the company's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/smartstopss.

About SmartStop™ Self Storage
SmartStop® Self Storage, offers affordable, accessible and secure storage space for residential and commercial customers. SmartStop offers secure interior and exterior units as well as outside storage areas for vehicles, RVs and boats. In addition to features such as keypad access, security gates and video surveillance, the facilities also utilize well trained on-site associates to provide customers with the highest standard of service in the industry. To view our properties and locations or to find a nearby storage facility, visit www.smartstopselfstorage.com.

About Strategic Storage Trust, Inc.
Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI) is the first and only self-storage REIT in the public non-traded REIT marketplace. SSTI is one of five publicly registered self-storage REITs in the United States and is one of the fastest growing self-storage REITs nationwide. The SSTI management team is comprised of industry veterans with extensive institutional experience in the acquisition and property management of self-storage properties. Since the launch of SSTI in 2008, the company's portfolio of wholly-owned properties has expanded to include 91 properties in 17 states and Canada that are being branded as SmartStop® Self Storage. The portfolio includes approximately 60,000 self-storage units and 7.5 million rentable square feet of storage space. For more information about SSTI, please call 949-429-6600 or visit www.strategicstoragetrust.com

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