Episode 04: Email Marketing | Self Storage Lab

January 10, 2023
4 minutes

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Welcome to the Self Storage Lab — where we deconstruct how operators are adapting to today’s technology-driven landscape and how it might impact your business.

Even with facility occupancy at all-time highs this year, operators should be exploring fresh ways to market their facilities. Even in a booming market, you can build momentum and capitalize on the steady demand.

By embracing new Email Marketing concepts, you can stay ahead of the curve, engage new tenants, and educate customers on your facility amenities and company news.

We breakdown how it affects Operators and Customers alike, what to look for when making a decision, and discuss some tools you can use to streamline your Email Marketing.

We explore:

  • The benefits of Email Marketing
  • Email Marketing Best Practices
  • List Building
  • What to track and what not to track
  • Segmentation and Personalization at scale
  • Community Building
  • Email Reputation
  • Email Marketing Pet Peeves

Mentioned in this episode:

What is Email Marketing

Audience and List Building

  • Is it worth buying a list?
  • Criteria operators should identify to meaningfully segment their audience
  • Leveraging Email Marketing to test content
  • Your secret weapon: Facility waitlists!!
  • List Health tools: Litmus and Sender Score

Transactional vs Marketing Emails

  • Content Segmentation
  • The importance of having a campaign goal
  • Example email campaigns
  • Don’t be afraid of the Unsubscribe button!

What to Measure

  • Top KPIs every operator should measure
  • A/B Testing as a tool
  • It is critical to understand your main driver
  • UTM parameters and link tracking

Best times to engage your list

  • Using data and parallel industry benchmarks to help inform you

Top Email Marketing Players

  • SBOA’s newsletter template
  • StoragePug’s shareable content
  • Learns from Extra Space and Public Storage
  • Superhuman and Sketch as Case Studies

Tools and recommendations

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