Press Release

SmartStop® Self Storage Launches National Video Commercial Contest with Grand Prize of $10,000

LADERA RANCH, Calif. – (Nov. 15, 2017) – SmartStop Asset Management, LLC (SmartStop), the international operator of SmartStop® Self Storage facilities located in 17 states and Ontario, Canada, announced today the launch of a new video commercial contest that will award a winner with a grand prize of $10,000. A second-place winner will receive $5,000 and three third place winners will receive $1,000 each.

To participate, individuals or groups must submit a commercial video, no longer than 30 seconds, that incorporates the SmartStop® Self Storage logo and tagline. Submissions may include, but are not limited to: jingles, animations, claymation, or real life acting.

“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, chief executive officer of SmartStop. “Our 2011 jingle contest attracted hundreds of creative, talented submissions and we encourage every individual or group to submit their video. We will host a community vote up until January 2, 2018, when we will narrow the selection down and choose our winners.”

Community members can vote for their favorite submissions online for consideration from the SmartStop team, which will make the final decision the second week of January 2018.

“The SmartStop team truly values the community’s opinion and we are looking forward to seeing the imagination come to life from every submitter,” said Schwartz. “We encourage the public to get involved and vote for their favorites – voting will be a significant part of our final decision.”

To upload a submission, and view the rules in their entirety, click here.

About SmartStop® Self Storage:

SmartStop® Self Storage is the brand under which SmartStop Asset Management, LLC operates its self storage facilities located in 17 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about SmartStop® Self Storage, visit

About SmartStop Asset Management, LLC (SmartStop)

SmartStop is a diversified real estate company focused on self storage assets, along with student and senior housing. The company has approximately $1.3 billion of real estate assets under management, including 108 self storage facilities located throughout the United States and Toronto, Canada, comprised of approximately 68,000 units and 7.9 million rentable square feet. SmartStop’s real estate portfolio also includes three student housing facilities with approximately 1,735 beds and 570,000 square feet of space. SmartStop is the sponsor of Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc., Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. and Strategic Storage Trust IV, Inc., all public non-traded REITs focusing on self storage assets. The facilities offer affordable and accessible storage units for residential and commercial customers. In addition, they offer secure interior and exterior storage units as well as outside storage areas for vehicles, RVs and boats. Additional information regarding SmartStop is available at and more information regarding SmartStop® Self Storage in the United States and Canada is available at



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