How To Train Your Dragon Chrome New Tab Wallpaper Theme

Follow Hiccup and Toothless as they explore the Viking world! Whether you are at school or at home, you can enjoy this How To Train Your Dragon wallpaper theme for your Chrome or Firefox browser…  the images are sure to put a smile on your face and get you surfing!   How To train your dragon Chrome Wallpaper Theme Easiest way … Continued

New Chromebook for Christmas? First thing you MUST do!

So you just got that brand new , shiny Chromebook for Christmas?  Congratulations…  welcome to the world of Chrome and probably the easiest and fastest computing experience available.  So now that you’re set up, what’s the first thing you should do?  Hmmm.. we have an idea! Some of the great Chrome and Firefox themes to pick from:  Denver … Continued

The new Destiny 2 Firefox and Chrome New Tab Wallpaper Theme

Destiny 2 is an incredible online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed. It is set in a “mythic science fiction” world but with this theme for your browser new tab page, you can experience that world every time you open a new Chrome or Firefox tab! Whether you are at school or at home (or maybe work!), … Continued

Here is the Team 10 Firefox and Chrome New Tab Wallpaper Theme

Team 10 has taken over YouTube and they have their sights aimed on Hollywood next!  We are huge fans of Jake’s antics and his squad just adds to the fun! Team 10 is a social media incubator and management company, co-founded by Jake Paul. It grows influencers into superstars, and its members harness their collective power … Continued

Shawn Mendes Chrome New Tab Wallpaper Theme

Shawn came up through Vine back in 2013.  Every since then, he has been consistently growing his fanbase and his songs just keep getting better and better!  His debut album Handwritten, which includes the hit Stitches, hit the top 10! With this new tab wallpaper theme, every-time you fire up a new tab in Chrome, you can … Continued

Autumn Fall Chrome New Tab Wallpaper Theme

Who doesn’t love fall?  The temperatures drop a bit from the sweltering summer, the leaves start changing into some amazing colors, Halloween and football (ok, I slipped that one in).With this new tab wallpaper theme, everytime you fire up a new tab in Chrome, you can see the beautiful leaves and autumn scenes (even though you … Continued

Sports Cars Chrome New Tab Wallpaper Theme

Who doesn’t love sports cars?  The sound and the curves of a Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Maserati or even Tesla…  nothing quite like it!  Not having $250,000 in the bank to spend on a car right now, why not download this new tab theme so you can enjoy these beauties right in your Chrome or Firefox … Continued

Clash of Clans Chrome New Tab Wallpaper Theme is here

  A well known classic for mobile, now you can enjoy your favorite characters from the game Clash of Clans right in your Chrome or Firefox browser with this wallpaper theme. The tab theme includes scenes and characters from the game, a clock, weather, notes and more. Clash of Clans Chrome New Tab Wallpaper Theme Easiest way … Continued

Here is the IT movie Chrome New Tab Wallpaper Theme!

  Finally, the Stephen King thriller is back and scarier than ever!  IT just opened in theaters and it is making a “killing” already!  Enjoy the scary images from the IT movie on your new tab page with these clown wallpapers and themes for the Chrome browser, IT Chrome New Tab Wallpaper Theme Easiest way to … Continued

Here is the Paul Brothers Chrome New Tab Wallpaper Theme!

Youtube has allowed some very creative people a new venue to share their talents.. one of the most talented that has recently became popular is Jake Paul.  His videos are hilarious!  Lots of crazy scenarios he puts himself and his Team 10 crew in.. Whether you are at the office or at home, you can … Continued

Tire manufacturer engages dealers with their New Tab Page Platform

  Driving More Sales Know more, sell more. Tire company leverages Brand Thunder to increase distributer learning participation.   The Cooper Tire  learning management system (LMS) gets a new tab dashboard and drives users, engagement, and impressions. Tire companies rely on distributers to sell product lines.  Studies show that the more knowledgeable a sales rep … Continued

Communication Breakthrough via the New Tab Page

10 years ago, Brand Thunder created the concept of fan / audience engagement through the web-browser. Over the years we have migrated our solution from a toolbar to a media-rich, highly engaging new tab page that draws the user into your content multiple times a day. In 2017 we have taken the concept to a … Continued

Canvas – How To Create Your Own Chrome Wallpaper Theme

When you first open your Chrome web browser, you may notice that you see a blank, white background with a search bar. This is something you look at throughout the day, whether you are at work or browsing at home. You can download themes that someone else has created like seasonal images, sports or animals. … Continued

Top 5 Baby Animal Wallpaper Chrome Tab Themes

Spring is just around the corner, and many of us are already experiencing some beautiful days full of sunshine. This season means warmer weather, longer days, and new life. Baby animals are often born during this time of year, and their adorable images are the perfect way to say hello to spring! Whether you are … Continued

How to Improve Team Communications

In this digital age, we have information coming at us at warp speed. Often, we quickly skim through emails and messages trying to find what is important and trashing the rest. Sometimes we see something interesting and mean to check it out later, but end up forgetting completely. Those messages end up lost forever. When … Continued

Milestone! Brand Thunder reaches 1 MILLION Active Users!

  We are excited to announce that Brand Thunder hit a HUGE milestone last month.  The momentum of the new tab experience has continued to grow, and that growth has been culminated in our largest 30 day span ever.  We hit 1 MILLION ACTIVE MONTHLY USERS this past month!  In addition to hitting 1 MILLION … Continued

Facebook Look-Alike Audiences Aid in Social Media Advertising

  If you’re looking to bolster your Facebook Advertising strategy, we recommend taking advantage of the lookalike audience feature. This is a method that we use and have seen proven results. Delivering ads to lookalike audiences allows us to be highly targeted with our campaigns and efficient with our budget. How it works: When creating … Continued

5 Reasons our Partners Have Made the Right Choice

Our partners are starting to see the value in new tab experiences as the data is proving to drive engagement.  A recent article was published showcasing 5 data points that support the case of considering Brand Thunder as a part of your digital strategy.  If you haven’t read this yet, we highly encourage you to … Continued

College Football Chrome New Tab Experiences for the 2016 Season

The college football season is here, and collegiate Chrome new tab experiences are bigger and better than ever.   These new tabs will theme your browser experience and give the most dominating fan experience you can find on the desktop.   Visit our collegiate gallery and find your favorite team.   Here are a few … Continued

More Proof that New Tab Extensions Drive Audience Engagement

  Brand Thunder’s New Tab Extensions are again proving to be valuable with exciting recent data. What used to be great digital candy has quickly become a valuable digital asset as recent successes have brands leaning on Brand Thunder to increase engagement and return traffic. Making content visible in today’s landscape is a challenge and … Continued

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Announcing Call Of Duty Black Ops Monthly Giveaway

Keep an eye out this week for your chance to win one of TWO $50 gift cards to GameStop! When you install our Call of Duty Black Ops New Tab Page extension you will see an ad for the giveaway. On March 1st, on the Black Ops new tab page, we will surface a secret … Continued

Reach Your Fans via Web Browser with Brand Thunder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=44&v=0tRKZFR_Rlc Since the early 2000s, toolbars on the internet have been commonplace. These web browser add-ons allow companies to inject their message and ads directly into a web browser, at times regardless of whether the user opts in or not. Patrick Murphy, CEO and founder of Brand Thunder, wanted to take a more transparent approach … Continued

10 of the Most Popular Gaming Themes and Extensions for Chrome

(Be sure to check out the fastest growing at the bottom of this post) True gamers want every tool available, every badge of honor, and want to show their loyalty every way possible.  From Minecraft to PAC-MAN, and from Call of Duty to Mortal Combat, these themes and extensions for Chrome will help you level … Continued

24 of the Best Chrome Themes and New Tab Extensions for Christmas

‘Tis the season! Whether you’ve impatiently waited all year long to blare Christmas music or don’t catch the spirit until after Thanksgiving, most of us find anything to brighten our day during the holiday season. Here is a great way to disrupt your online experience with some festive Chrome Themes and New Tab Extensions that … Continued

In the News: Brand Thunder’s New Business Model Means Big Benefits for Brands

Recently, Columbus Business First shared the secrets behind our  new business model. But to our existing clients, it’s no secret that we are consistently offering innovative ways to help sports teams, musical artists, schools and media websites effectively engage with their fans online. Brand Thunder products and services can successfully give your audience a truly immersive … Continued

How the Denver Broncos Quickly Increased Fan Engagement With a New Tab Page

Here at Brand Thunder, we work with a number of sports teams, schools and brands to deliver immersive, engaging digital fan experiences that utilize our interactive browser themes and extensions. In fact, our fully-customizable “New Tab Page” can quickly and consistently drive high levels of page views and engagement (over 100 views per user, per month). Most … Continued

Introducing MyWeb for Chrome: The Easiest Way to Change Your Chrome Theme

Here at Brand Thunder, we are always exploring new, innovative ways in which to make browsing the web more exciting and interactive. And our new MyWeb for Chrome browser extension not only offers a completely immersive browsing experience with your favorite brands, teams, schools, musical artists, but also streamlines the Chrome theme installation process so … Continued

13 Spring Chrome Themes to Warm Up Your Browser

It may have been a long, cold winter for many of us, but the snow is finally starting to melt and the birds are beginning to chirp, which means springtime is just around the corner! But if you’re still feeling the winter chill, you might need some help finding that sweet, springtime feeling. And dressing … Continued

The Big Benefits of Cross-Promotion and BT:Social

Here at Brand Thunder, we’re constantly working on innovative ways to help your brand, school or team seamlessly engage with your audience and create more effective, targeted digital advertising experiences that boost your revenue. And while your biggest brand champions are donning your logo across every digital device they own, our fully customizable browser themes and … Continued

Sunflowers – Theme of the Week

This week, we take a walk outside and enjoy some of the last days of summertime with a collection of our Sunflower browser themes for Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Sunflowers are some of the most beautiful flowers of the summer season showcasing bright yellow petals with an orange-ish red center. The best part of … Continued

Easter Owls – Theme of the Week

Theme designer “Madonna” is back and has created several great themes over the past week including the “Easter Owls” theme for Firefox and Internet Explorer fans. We are approaching Good Friday and Easter Sunday, so it’s only appropriate that our theme of the week involves Easter. Madonna uses a light yellow background color from light … Continued

Celebrate 5 Years with Brand Thunder with 5 Days of Gifts

Happy Birthday to us! Are we showing a few gray hairs now, yes, but we’ve loved every minute of it! To celebrate, we are giving away free Amazon gift cards for lucky fans for the next 5 days. Brand Thunder is celebrating 5 years creating custom branded browser themes for the world’s top browsers including … Continued

Brand Thunder Themes “Ad Free” in Chrome Theme Store

It’s expensive to give away a free product like browser themes. Designing, developing and creating themes requires a team of designers and developers who work meticulously on creating the best experience and designs for brands and users alike. We help supplement their time by earning affiliate revenue from some of the themes we create, like … Continued

What Do You Want Out of Your Favorite Browser in 2014?

When it comes to our browsers, speed and security are two obvious features we like (which can always be improved). But what else do you want to see in your favorite browser this year? Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer are constantly coming up with new ways to impress users and leave each other in … Continued

Firefox OS Now Available in 14 Countries – and Growing

In Mozilla’s march toward mobile significance, the Firefox mobile operating system can now be found in 14 different countries, with more to come. That means you can find a Firefox OS phone in Spain, Colombia, Venezuela, Poland, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Brazil, Hungary, Greece, Serbia and Montenegro. There are also plans to unleash the … Continued

Ohio State Buckeyes Giveaway – Win Signed Buckeyes Gear!

THE Ohio State University and Brand Thunder have teamed up for an exciting new free giveaway for Buckeye fans, giving them the opportunity to win signed OSU gear from Buckeye sports’ celebrities. Fans can enter to win one of the following: Football – signed by Urban Meyer Basketball Men’s – signed by Thad Matta Basketball … Continued

What is WebSearch+

What is WebSearch+? Everything you need to know about WebSearch+ and websearch.brandthunder.com is in this post. Please read on. Brand Thunder strives to make your Internet experience a more enjoyable one – from the brands we represent to the leading technologies we incorporate in our browser themes. WebSearch+ is built into the browser theme to benefit … Continued

Sweepstakes for College Basketball Fans

It’s a Big Contest In the run up to the madness of March, college basketball fans have another thing to cheer about. Every Brand Thunder browser theme for participating schools in the CBS College Sports Network will have exclusive access to a Fathead-sponsored sweepstakes. That’s big! Fathead Kind of Big It’s more than the 2 … Continued

Brand Thunder Announces “It’s Official” Year-Long Giveaway

COLUMBUS, OH – January 28, 2013 – Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser theme specialists and provider of more “Official” browser themes than any other company in the world, announced today its year-long celebration of official giveaways. Brand Thunder is offering at least one giveaway a month for the next 12 months to members of … Continued

It’s Official Giveaway

We just keep giving it away. Brand Thunder’s free themes are just the beginning. If you’re an active part of our community, you’re automatically entered to win in our new “It’s Official” giveaway. Monthly Giveaways Brand Thunder is offering at least one giveaway a month for the next 12 months. Why the uncertainty? Well, we … Continued

How to Enable Your Chrome Extensions After Chrome 25 Release

If you installed an extension that you didn’t get from Google’s Chrome Web Store, it’s getting turned off when Google releases Chrome 25. Unlike most software that prompts you for an update, Google updates silently – so one day your browser will stop working the way you expect it. Here’s what you need to know … Continued

Chrome 25 Installation Breaks Browser Themes

Google Chrome is updating its product again, silently. but it’s making a lot of noise in the browser community. Here are the steps you need to take to protect your favorite browser theme. And if you want a reminder about this when Chrome 25 launches, tell us how to reach you on this page: http://brandthunder.com/chrome25/ … Continued

Brand Thunder and Universal Uclick Bring Popular Comic Strips to Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer Browsers

COLUMBUS, OH – January 8, 2013 – Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser theme specialists, and the Universal Uclick division of Andrews McMeel Universal have announced an agreement to bring official browser themes to some of the most beloved comic strips in entertainment. Starting in this month, themes for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer will … Continued

Winner! Most Popular Theme in Pop Culture Contest

Our 2012 Browser Theme Contest concludes with the winner of Most Popular Theme and Pop Couture came out on top. Fashion is a cutthroat and competitive industry, so we shouldn’t be surprised that the inspired Pop Couture theme pulled a victory from competition with deep roots in the digital community. Here’s how the votes tallied … Continued

Winner – Best Design Pop Culture Theme!

We knew the choice of “Best Design” for our Pop Culture browser theme contest was going to be a hard one. It’s a topic that opened itself up to a wide range of interpretation and entries – from starlets to Star Wars, teen idols to American Idols.  How do you find the best design from … Continued

OMG! Pop Culture Theme Contest Finalists are Here!

The Judges Have Spoken The finalists of Brand Thunder’s Pop Culture Theme Contest have emerged. After many hours of debate and many libations… I mean, much deliberation we finally got some responses that were vaguely intelligible and could use. Below you’ll find the three semi-finalist themes that our mystery judges decided on as worthy contenders … Continued

Pop Culture Browser Theme Contest

Build a Theme. Win a Nexus. Win a Nexus 7 in less than 5 minutes. We did it last holiday season. We’re doing it again. Bigger and better. Brand Thunder’s latest browser theme contest has launched – with two first place prizes! One for most popular – chosen by the votes of the browser theme community. … Continued

Brand Thunder and SIDEARM Sports to Provide Browser Themes for over 600 Colleges and Universities

COLUMBUS (August 21, 2012) — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser customization specialists, and SIDEARM Sports (http://sidearmsports.com), a leading provider of web sites for athletics programs, announced an agreement to provide interactive browser themes for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer to more than 600 colleges, universities and conferences. Alumni, students and sports fans can enjoy … Continued

Help Your Favorite Charity – Free Browser Theme Giveaway

Charity Giveaway Today we announced we’re going to share our good fortune with a charity or non-profit that you choose! We were so thrilled with our announcement of Brand Thunder’s deal with Major League Baseball that the idea of a “Major League Giveaway” immediately came about. We know how powerful connecting to fans through the … Continued

Major League Giveaway – Brand Thunder Offers to Build Free Browser Themes for a Non-Profit or Charity

Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser theme specialists, in celebration of this summer’s major release with MLB.com, is launching the “Major League Giveaway.” The Major League Giveaway is a chance for a non-profit or charity to win a custom-built set of themes for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. To enter, non-profits and charities simply email … Continued

How to Install Your Chrome Theme

Google Chrome 21 broke the installation process for developers like Brand Thunder who host their own downloads. While we were working toward a fix for their August 15 release date – they pushed early resulting in downloads not working as of now. Update: Installer for Windows Available If you’re on a Windows PC, you’ll download … Continued

Google Chrome for iOS Brings Users More Options

Chrome for iOS Last week, Google finally launched a version of its popular browser, Chrome, for iOS, in an effort to get into the iPhone and iPad market and give users more options. Up until now, Apple’s Safari browser was the only major player available, save for some smaller browsers by lesser-known developers. That is … Continued

LSFL Browser Themes – BT:Engage for League Promos

Football is big in Texas. It’s the backdrop to Friday Night Lights. It was the driver behind the Longhorn Network. And it’s home to the Lone Star Football League. Midway through its inaugural season, the LSFL is still hustling to ensure a great fan experience. Imagine our thrill when we discovered BT:Engage was used for … Continued

Brand Thunder Launches MLB.com and 30 Club Branded Themes for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

COLUMBUS, OH – June 12, 2012 – Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser theme specialists, announced today the launch of Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer themes for MLB.com and all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. The themes are available at MLB.com and each official Club Web site. All available themes can be downloaded at … Continued

New MLB.com Browser Themes from Brand Thunder

Baseball has always been America’s pastime. Full of history and holding a special place in the hearts of so many people, it’s time that the sport was given the proper set of browser themes that will satisfy every rabid fan. That is why Brand Thunder is proud to introduce the OFFICIAL Internet Explorer, Firefox, and … Continued

Official Final Four Browser Themes

It’s been a phenomenal tournament and with solid basketball all around. We’re now down to the Final Four teams in the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament. It’s your last chance for this season to get on the bandwagon with a winning team. Each theme looks great, as does each team. And they all have a great … Continued

Buckeye Faithful Wins with OSU Browser Theme

The Ohio State Buckeyes tipped off this year’s basketball tournament season by giving away a Thad Matta signed basketball to one lucky user of the official Buckeye browser theme. While the field was more crowded than 68 teams, we still emerged with one winner and Martin (Sonny) Mendes was the Buckeye fan who took home the … Continued

11 New Themes for Firefox 11

Firefox 11 was released on March 13th and brought some modest improvements over the previous Firefox 10 release. Among the most important updates was the ability to sync your Firefox add-ons across multiple devices including Android smartphones and tablets. The ability to sync your add-ons is possible no matter which operating system you use. This … Continued

A Game of Thrones Themes

The things you find when you open up your theme gallery to user generated content. The title “A Song of Fire and Ice” may not ring a bell. You may not even recall the name George R. R. Martin. Hopefully, when you hear “Game of Thrones” you envision epic adventures, an HBO series and the … Continued

Brand Thunder Acquires BrowserNation Clients, Expands Global Reach of Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer Themes

COLUMBUS, OH – January 31, 2012 – Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser theme specialists, announced today it is the provider of record for BrowserNation clients. The agreement merges the client list of the two leading companies for interactive browser themes and takes BrowserNation clients from Firefox only and extends themes to their fans on … Continued

Year of the Dragon Browser Themes

Chinese New Year Browser Theme If you’re going to be celebrating the Chinese New Year, Tet, Losar or any other lunar calendar celebration that I’m not aware of – you need to check out Brand Thunder’s dragon browser themes. It’s the Year of the Dragon and we have the browser skin for you. 3D Dragon … Continued

Brand Thunder’s “Theme of the Week” Contest

We’re looking for the BEST browser theme designers in the world to create and submit their work to be considered in the the Brand Thunder “Theme of the Week” contest. Each week, theme designers will submit their creations to our team to be considered for the best “theme of the week.” You’ll be able to … Continued

Winner! Best Holiday Browser Theme of 2011

Wow! What a competition for Best Holiday Browser Theme of 2011. While all five finalists had merit and style, two quickly emerged as contenders for first place: Christmas Ornament and Perfect Christmas Eve. Voting was fast and furious at the end, with the lead changing several times. As in any competition, however, there can only … Continued

Best Holiday Browser Theme Judging Underway

The deadline has closed for Best Holiday Browser Theme Contest. Thanks to all those that entered and good luck! It was a phenomenal list of entries and our judges are pouring over the submitted probably at the very moment you’re reading this. The are some joyous and happy holiday Firefox themes and Internet Explorer themes. … Continued

New Mindless Behavior and Greyson Chance Google Chrome Themes

We’re proud to announce the release of two very popular music artists’ Google Chrome Themes to our Chrome gallery: Mindless Behavior and Greyson Chance. Mindless Behavior Chrome Theme Mindless Behavior is an American boy band, best known for the singles “My Girl” and “Mrs. Right”, produced by Walter Millsap.

New Theme Gallery Features User Submitted Themes

Brand Thunder is giving users of its BT:Engage DIY browser theme creator a place to showcase the browser themes they are creating – right on the top of the new Brand Thunder Gallery. This is an added bonus to the redesigned browser theme gallery for anyone seeking Chrome themes, Firefox themes and IE themes.

Christmas Wallpapers and Your Browser Theme

Here’s the best way to decorate your computer for the holidays. Brand Thunder gives you several ways to get ready for the Christmas Holidays whenever you’re at your computer and online with our Chrome, Firefox and Explorer Christmas Themes. You can grab one of our popular pre-made themes (with a trick to brighten your desktop … Continued

Theme Spotlight: Digital Blasphemy Wallpapers & Background Themes

We’ve been creating browser themes for Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome for several years now and thoroughly love our job. Creating beautiful and functional themes for brands and end users is one of the best feelings in the world as a designer, developer and company. But we are not the only creators of browser themes, … Continued

Manga Fox Browser Theme Delivers Manga Online

Congratulations to the Manga Fox team for delivering a showcase example of how the BT:Engage browser theme creator builds engagement with its online community. Presenting the Manga Fox browser themes – three different looks to satisfy most any comic fan and capture the visual dynamism of manga artists. These simple add-ons to Firefox and Internet … Continued

Online Coupon Site Presto Savings Launches Coupon Browser Theme

Coupon websites are a big business online with millions of customers looking for the biggest coupons for products and services they use regularly. It seems almost every website out there has a “promo code” or “coupon” available for their offers. It makes sense, as the competition for new business is at an all-time high both … Continued

Brand Thunder Introduces BT:Engage a DIY Browser Theme Creator for Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer

Instantly create and share a “wallpaper for the Internet” that is part Persona, part toolbar and all engagement for small and medium businesses (SMB), associations, communities, clubs, families and friends COLUMBUS, OH – July 27, 2011 – Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), Brand Thunder, the world leaders in browser themes and custom interactive browser themes for … Continued

Brand Thunder Announces Launch of New Affiliate Program

We are excited to announce the launch of our new affiliate program, designed to reward our browser theme fans for promoting their favorite themes. Share your favorite browser themes with friends and fans while earning cool prizes from Brand Thunder. We’ve made it simple for you to promote your favorite browser theme. Simply create a … Continued

Your Favorite Browser Theme Promo – Earn an Easy Amazon Gift Card

Brand Thunder wants to know which browser theme is your favorite and reward you with an Amazon gift card for letting us know. It’s simple. Just create a short video of your favorite Brand Thunder Theme (http://www.brandthunder.com/gallery) and let us know why you like the theme. We’ll send you an Amazon gift card right away. … Continued

99.6% Conversion, Teach Your Old Browser New Tricks

Marketing Sherpa gave an in-depth look at how the Ohio State University and Fathead used an interactive browser theme to engage OSU fans and offer them a special chance to win an OSU Fathead. 99.6% clicked when promo button was added to browser theme Active users of browser theme grew 52.7% month-over-month Compelling data for … Continued

Theme Thursday – Music Browser Theme – Jun 23 Winning Theme

Bring Music right to your browser along with a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card with our Music Browser theme! One lucky person who downloads our popular interactive Music theme and “Likes” from our post on Facebook or downloads and shares on Twitter will win! Fire Fox users check out theme at http://pages.brandthunder.com/musicpersona@brandthunder.com/download/ff … Continued

Theme Thursday – NASA Browser Theme – Week of 6/2/11

The Endeavor has returned, but you don’t have to stop getting your space fix!  This week’s Theme Thursday browser and your chance to win $25 Amazon Gift Card is our NASA Browser theme!  One lucky person who downloads the NASA theme and “Likes” from our post on Facebook or downloads and shares on Twitter will … Continued

Brand Thunder Hiring Web Programmer Analyst

We need help.  Browser themes have never been more popular and we’re staffing to keep up with demand. We have immediate need for a Web  Programmer Analyst.  People in the central Ohio region will have an advantage, but we have a very dispersed team – so if you’re the right fit, there’s no geographic barrier. … Continued

Theme Thursday – Pirate Browser Theme – Week of 5/26/11

Avast ye scurvy dogs!  Weigh anchor and set course for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card with our Pirate Browser theme!  One lucky person who downloads the Pirate theme and “Likes” from our post on Facebook or downloads and shares on Twitter  will win!  Firefox users check out the theme at http://pages.brandthunder.com/piratepersona@brandthunder.com/download/ff … Continued

What is the Brand Thunder Theme Manager?

You may have seen our “Brand Thunder Theme Manager” in one of the Brand Thunder Internet Explorer themes that you downloaded. This exciting technology makes it possible for us to provide you and thousands of our other IE browser theme fans with innovative and beautiful new themes for your browser. It’s one of two parts … Continued

Theme Thursday – Memorial Day Browser Theme – Week of 5/19/11

This week’s browser theme, that will result in a quick $25 Amazon Gift Card for one lucky person who posts to Facebook or Twitter , is our tribute to the Armed Forces – the Memorial Day browser theme. Firefox users will find the theme at http://pages.brandthunder.com/memorialdaypersona@brandthunder.com/download/ff. Sorry IE and Chrome users, we’ll get you into … Continued

New Firefox Themes – New Mozilla Firefox Skins

Each month, Brand Thunder releases a number of new Firefox themes and skins for fans of the popular Mozilla web browser. With each new release, we are responding to the demands of our fans and the types of themes they would like to see. It’s an exciting endeavor and certainly rewarding to create new themes … Continued

Theme Thursday – Baseball Browser Theme – Week of 5/12/11

This week’s browser theme, that will result in a quick $25 Amazon Gift Card for one lucky winner, is our tribute to the boys of summer – the Baseball browser theme. Firefox and Internet Explorer users will find the theme at http://pages.brandthunder.com/baseball/download. Sorry Chrome users, we’ll get you into the fun soon. REMEMBER! You’ve got … Continued

Google Chrome Themes by Brand Thunder

Our first love was Firefox, and what was not to like. It was trendy and elegant. Fitting in with the sophisticated crowd, but equally at home in the dark recesses of the developer community. And Firefox is still all those things.  Now we have still another muse. Google Chrome.

Tiger Blood Browser Theme

Here’s exactly what Charlie Sheen needs to get the mojo into his road show, a little blast of Tiger Blood. In this case, it’s the new Tiger Blood browser theme from Brand Thunder. If you’re like Charlie, you’re probably spending a lot of time online searching for your next Goddess – a lot more time, … Continued

Redesigned Washington Capitals Browser Theme

The Washington Capitals were Brand Thunder’s first client and we’ll forever be in their debt for taking a chance on a fledgling company with a good idea and execution. Now, almost four years later, we’re still going strong and Caps fans, like us, are enjoying our fourth version of the Washington Capitals browser theme. Plus, … Continued

Brand Thunder Introduces World’s First 3D Browser Theme

COLUMBUS, OH – April 1, 2011 – Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the custom browser specialists, announced today the launch of the world’s first 3D browser theme. Available for Firefox, the 3D browser theme, dubbed 3DBT, will literally reach out and grab users and drag them into an interactive media world unlike anything currently in existence. … Continued

MLS Philadelphia Union Browser Theme

The wait is over for Union fans. The Brand Thunder browser theme for one of Major League Soccer’s newest clubs is now available. The Philadelphia Union browser theme features tickets, schedules, news, videos, and links to Union’s gear. In addition, a breaking news ticker is featured as well as links to social media outlets. Or, … Continued

Sweet 16 and Browser Themes

You can call this blog-post redundancy, or a shameless attempt at SEO optimization, but we”ve whittled down the list of browser themes from last week’s post to the Sweet 16. Actually, the Sweet 11 – some schools are behind on the browser front. So, unless you’re using the Bracket Madness browser theme, that covers the … Continued

New Browser Themes on Thunder Themes

The Brand Thunder gallery for browser themes, ThunderThemes.com, has some stylish new looks for your browser. These selections are for Firefox only, so if you’re on IE and want your own – get over to our Facebook page and let us hear from you! It’s only a game. Or is it? Keep asking yourself when … Continued

Charlie Sheen Agrees – This Browser Theme is Winning

Brand Thunder is just launched the Winning Browser Theme inspired by that unmitigated whirlwind of libido, Charlie Sheen. We’ve never met a band wagon we weren’t ready to jump on. Or like certain celebrities, there’s not a wagon we haven’t fallen off of. To keep up with the latest from Charlie, some people will choose … Continued

Brand Thunder Launches Interactive Browser Theme for Major League Gaming

COLUMBUS, OH – February 22, 2011 – Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the custom browser specialists, announced today the launch of the official interactive browser theme for Major League Gaming (MLG), the world’s largest professional video game league and provider of cross platform online videogame competition. Available for Firefox and Internet Explorer, the MLG browser theme … Continued

Brand Thunder Launches Thunder Themes the Browser Theme Destination

COLUMBUS, OH – February 16, 2011– Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the custom browser theme specialists, announced today the only site dedicated to free browser-theme downloads, Thunder Themes (http://thunderthemes.com).  Thunder Themes is the official headquarters for branded themes for Firefox, Internet Explorer, and soon Chrome, Turn your Internet browser into an active news source for your  … Continued

Browser Themes for the Mountain West Conference

From the gridiron to the diamond, Mountain West Conference teams enjoyed a banner year in 2009-10. For the third consecutive year, the MWC sent a record five football teams to bowl games, posting the best win percentage among the 11 FBS conferences.  A league-record four men’s basketball teams represented the Mountain West in the 2010 … Continued

Conference USA Getting Their Browser Themes

C-USA is joining the ranks of the elite schools that offer fans, students and alumni official athletics browser themes. Each theme carries the colors and style of the its C-USA school.  Plus, there is news, Facebook, Twitter, tickets and more.  Everything the fans of Conference USA sports needs. Find your schools theme here: East Carolina … Continued

Brand Thunder’s Hiring – Join Us and Make It a Great Year

2011 is looking like an amazing year.  We’re coming off a record run last year and heading strong into this one.  But we need help.  We have immediate need for three people: Client Success Manager, Web Developer/Designer and Web Analytics Programmer/Analyst (full job descriptions are below).  People in the central Ohio region will have an … Continued

Last Chance: Apple TV Giveaway!

Image via CrunchBase Deadline is midnight tonight, so wait no longer!  Download either the Firefox version of our Christmas browser theme, or the Firefox version our Classic Christmas browser theme.  You’ll see a “Contest” button in the browser toolbar. When you click it, the sidebar will open with the details. All you have to enter … Continued

Brand Thunder Announces the Launch of Bob Marley Browser Themes

COLUMBUS, OH — December 13, 2010 — Custom browser theme specialists, Brand Thunder LLC today announced the launch of interactive Bob Marley browser themes. Marley, who is known for his legacy of music, can now be a part of a fan’s Internet experience. Get it now: www.tuffgong.com/browser Designed for web browsers Firefox and Internet Explorer, … Continued

Win an Apple TV with the Christmas Theme

Image via CrunchBase Brand Thunder recently rolled out the ability to run spontaneous contests in our Firefox browsers themes (sorry, IE users).  The current contest is running in our Christmas themes and it’s your chance to win an Apple TV.  All you do to enter is click the “Contest” button in the browser toolbar.  The … Continued

Get the Holiday Spirit with Two Christmas Browser Themes

Image by brandthunder via Flickr Sometimes the best answers are the most obvious.  When you’re sitting around wondering, “what could be better than a Christmas browser theme?” and the simple brilliance of it hits you… “TWO Christmas browser themes.”  It’s like finding an amp that goes to 11.  One might suggest since we have both … Continued

Medical Marijuana Browser Theme

Image by brandthunder via Flickr Brand Thunder cautiously announces the release of its Medical Marijuana browser theme.  This is a serious topic with serious consequences. We’re not going to ride in on our high horse and dictate the course any state, or even our country, should toke. I mean, “take.”  The last thing we want … Continued

Thanksgiving Browser Theme 2010 – Happy Thanksgiving

Image by brandthunder via Flickr Here’s a great Thanksgiving browser theme to add color and context to the up-coming four day weekend.  We know your basement is all prepped with the Christmas lights and inflatable Santa’s, but before you go Clark Griswald – enjoy a moment of serenity with this browser theme.  It honors the … Continued

ACC and PAC-10 Browser Themes Coast to Coast

Image by brandthunder via Flickr Here are a series of browser themes to interest you regardless of which coast your favorite school is on.  If you like the Atlantic Coast Conference or prefer the PAC-10, there’s something here to entice you.  Or, if you don’t want to commit to one school, especially given the volatility … Continued

Big 12 and Big East Conference’s Browser Themes

Image by brandthunder via Flickr This could have been a REALLY Big conference overview of available browser themes, but we’ve already posted about the Big 10.  Still, there’s a lot of great school themes to choose from.  And before we get any angry emails… Yes, we’re still in the heart of football season but Notre … Continued

Zombie Browser Theme for the Walking Dead

Not one to shy away from a current trend, Brand Thunder has momentarily left the fast-pace Internet world to introduce a browser theme that moves to its own plodding rhythm.  The Zombie browser theme will appeal to those fans of the mindless, hungry heaps of rotting flesh.  If you can’t get enough of Zombieland, The … Continued

NFL’s Buffalo Bills Browser Theme Goes Live

Image via Wikipedia When you have fans that are extraordinary, you reward them with something out of the ordinary.  Buffalo Bills fans now have a way to keep up with their team whenever they’re online through the official Buffalo Bills browser themes for Firefox and Internet Explorer. While the team has been struggling, the fans … Continued

CMT Browser Themes – Get Country

Image via Wikipedia The CMT browser themes are designed especially for Country Music Television fans.  You can choose from 5 different background colors for your theme.   You’ll also get easy access to the rest of the CMT community through links to Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.  The theme also includes the latest news and connections back … Continued

Aggies Browser Theme Rolls Out

The oldest public university in Texas just got the newest browser theme in the Big 12.  With the Texas A&M Aggie browser theme the home of the 12th man has just moved to the Internet. You’ll find everything you need to keep up with Aggie athletics.  The themes are available for both Firefox and Internet … Continued

How to Get Browser Theme Support on Get Satisfaction

Image via CrunchBase Help us help you. Brand Thunder supports all its products at http://getsatisfaction.com/brandthunder.  All questions are monitored and responded to by the Brand Thunder team.  You never know who is going to respond, but we do make sure you question gets to the right person and that you get a response. Get Satisfaction … Continued

Red Raiders Browser Theme

Image via Wikipedia Texas Tech fans, now you can enjoy your own part in the Texas Tech Spirit Squad, and you don’t have to be the Masked Rider or Raider Red to do it.  Just download the Texas Tech Red Raiders browser theme to show your spirit and keep up to the minute with Red … Continued

Spartans and Commodores Get Their Browser Themes

Image via Wikipedia The college football season continues to roll on and so do the releases of browser themes for CBSSports.com College Network affiliated schools. Consider the Michigan State Spartans browser theme our welcome back to Coach Dantonio.  The Spartans have big game this weekend with in-state rival Michigan. The browser theme is a great … Continued

New Browser Themes for ACC, UC and Wildcats

The launch of the college-athletic focused browser themes continues. If you’re a fan of the ACC and just can’t pick a team to follow, you need to check out the Atlantic Coast Conference browser theme.  Big East fans can enjoy the University of Cincinnati’s UC Bearcats browser theme.  Or, maybe your teams are all out … Continued

Halloween Browser Themes Launch for Firefox and Internet Explorer

Get Ready for Fall The Autumnal equinox has passed. We can now officially stop hanging on to summer and start looking toward fall. Brand Thunder’s Halloween Browser Themes are a great way to start. Choose Your Theme You can choose from two different options Halloween-styled browser themes. You can download the Halloween Black Cat Browser … Continued

Browser Themes for ACC, Big 12, Big East and SEC Teams

Image by brandthunder via Flickr Make sure you’re checking the athletics site of your favorite college teams.  There are a host of free downloads landing at schools whose athletics web sites are run by CBSSports.com College Network. The latest Firefox and IE themes to launch include: Auburn Tigers browser themes Georgetown Hoyas browser themes Georgia … Continued

South Carolina Gamecocks Browser Theme Goes Live

Put on your Garnet and Black, but this time put it on your browser.  The Gamecocks browser theme is here.  Think of it as a new media tradition for USC.  And some day, in the not so distant future, you’ll reminisce about the good old days in Columbia when Cocky was your roommate, “The Fighting … Continued

AskMen.com and STACK Browser Themes – Improving the Man

Image by bobster855 via Flickr Old Spice got everybody thinking about “the man your man could smell like.”  Well, you can use body wash on a pig, but…  Don’t worry, though, we have browser themes that can help.  Two of our recent launches can really develop the man. STACK: For The Athlete By The Athlete … Continued

Brand Thunder and CBSSports.com College Network Enter Agreement for University Browser Themes

COLUMBUS (August 25, 2010) — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser customization specialists, and CBSSports.com College Network, a leading provider of web sites for college athletics programs, announced an agreement to bring interactive browser themes for Firefox and Internet Explorer to approximately 60 colleges, universities and conferences. Alumni, students and sports fans alike can now … Continued

Creating Community for a Small Business

I had the opportunity to speak with Owen McGab Enaohwo at Hire Your Virtual Assistant to discuss how to create an online community and how small businesses can get started using “community” to help their business.  You can see the full interview and an outline of the discussion at hireyourvirtualassistant.com/blog.  I don’t want to repeat … Continued

Perseid Meteor Shower and the NASA Browser Theme

Image via Wikipedia The top trending Twitter term, as I write this, is “meteor shower tonight.”  It’s a wonderful event to enjoy on a summer’s evening, and the timing this year is perfect for those of us on in the Eastern time zone.  A great memory from several years back was having a pre-dawn jog … Continued

Brand Thunder and IGN Introduce the First Interactive Browser Themes for Gamers

Image via CrunchBase COLUMBUS (July 22, 2010) — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser customization specialists, announced its first entry into the video game market with the launch of the IGN interactive browser themes for Firefox and Internet Explorer.  IGN, the premiere online media outlet for videogame reviews, news, trailers and videos, will provide content … Continued

Interactive Themes

Reposted from Mike’s Musings So you may wonder why we called it Personas Interactive. If you were go to the Brand Thunder Gallery, you would see what we specialize in – creating customized browser experiences for different sports teams, websites, musicians and more. These browser experiences have evolved over the years in their design, their … Continued

Enhanced Personas

Reposted from Mike’s Musings In explaining exactly what a Persona was in my last post, I mentioned that a Persona contains two images – a header and a footer. I also indicated that these images are very large – 3000 pixels wide. You may wonder why that is. Personas is designed to do one thing; … Continued

What is a Persona?

Reposted from Mike’s Musings After I introduced Personas Interactive, I indicated that my next topic was going to be Enhanced Personas. As I was writing that post, though, I realized that I was putting the cart before the horse. Before I explain how we’ve enhanced Personas, I need to give more detail as to how … Continued

Personas Interactive

Image via Wikipedia Reposted from Mike’s Musings Brand Thunder released a new theme for the Goblins web comic today. While it’s a great theme and I’m excited to have it out there, I’m more excited about how we’re delivering it. Goblins is the first theme we are delivering on our new Personas Interactive platform. Personas … Continued

What Are Your Analytics Telling You?

Image via Wikipedia We announced this week the launch of our interactive browser theme for Sanjeev Kapoor.  We love the fact that he’s a worldwide celebrity chef with an award-winning and record-setting television show.  Even more relevant to us is that this is the first browser theme for one of our top geographic markets.  That … Continued

Brand Thunder and Celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor Dish Indian Cuisine in Interactive Browser Theme

Image by brandthunder via Flickr COLUMBUS (June 21, 2010) — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser customization specialists, announced its first entry into the Indian market with the launch of the Sanjeev Kapoor interactive browser theme for Firefox.  The best of Chef Kapoor’s vast library Indian cuisine knowledge is now rolled into a free download … Continued

Brand Thunder Themes for Internet Explorer Introduced Through Microsoft Promotional Push

Image via CrunchBase COLUMBUS (June 9, 2010) — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser customization specialists, announced the launch of its add-on themes for Windows Internet Explorer on the Internet Explorer Add-ons Gallery. Some of these themes have been featured on the Internet Explorer Add-ons Gallery homepage at http://ieaddons.com. Brand Thunder, is rapidly bringing its … Continued

Stanley Cup Finals and the Maker of Champions

Image via Wikipedia The Breakfast of Champions is the well known slogan of Wheaties, or a Kurt Vonnegut novel, depending on the circles you swing in. Brand Thunder is laying its claim as “the Maker of Champions.” It’s an easy claim when you create your own moniker, and sounds better than reality – “the official … Continued

Brand Thunder Announces Expressions, Lightly Interactive Firefox Themes

COLUMBUS (May 3, 2010) — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser customization specialists, announced today its series of design forward themes that offer strong visuals with a selection of interactive links to popular websites plus a multimedia sidebar featuring a video player of headline news stories. More than 50 designs that range from abstract art … Continued

Brand Thunder Launches Baseball Browser Themes for Firefox and Internet Explorer

COLUMBUS (April 26, 2010) — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser customization specialists, announced today its browser themes for major league baseball. With the beginning of the baseball season underway, fans of the sport can enhance both Firefox and Internet Explorer with the feel of the ballpark. The free downloads are available from Brand Thunder … Continued

Brand Thunder and The Hockey News to Launch Browser Theme for Hockey Fans

COLUMBUS (April 14, 2010) — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser customization specialists, announced today its relationship with The Hockey News to extend comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey to the Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. The Hockey News browser themes will keep hockey fans connected to sporting news regardless of where they are … Continued

The “Interactive” in Interactive Browser Themes

Between Firefox Personas and Google Chrome’s Themes, browser themes are getting a lot of attention this year. Brand Thunder is pleased to be at the front with such distinguished company. While each of us helps you move beyond the dull gray of the standard Internet browser and personalize your browser with enticing visuals, Brand Thunder … Continued

Weather Forecast Dynamically Updates in Browser Theme

Image via CrunchBase I’m going to double dip here and talk about the same thing we issued a press release on this week — the Brand Thunder Weather Theme. I’m doing so because I think the technology behind it and the experience in front of it are simply amazing. Almost the entire background changes with … Continued

Brand Thunder Introduces Innovative Weather Browser Theme Powered by WeatherBug – Backgrounds Change to Reflect Local Conditions

COLUMBUS (March 23, 2010) — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser customization specialists, announced today the launch of its Weather theme for the Firefox Browser. The Weather theme is an advance in browser theme capabilities featuring a background that dynamically changes based on the user’s current weather conditions. The Weather theme also features the full … Continued

Brand Thunder to use Bing to Extend Web Search into Interactive Browser Themes

Image via CrunchBase COLUMBUS (February 16, 2010) — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser customization specialists, announced today its relationship with Microsoft Corp.’s Bing to integrate their web search into all Brand Thunder interactive browser themes. Interactive browser themes are like an extreme makeover for the web browser. With an easy-to-install browser add-on, end users … Continued

Brand Thunder Passes 2 Million Downloads – 2 Reasons Why

The growth chart is text book. Brand Thunder’s doubling its size in half the time. It took us 18 months to reach the 500,000 download mark. Nine months later, we reached the million download mark. Four and a half months after that, we’re over two million downloads. Nice momentum. Distribution It’s easy to see the … Continued

Brand Thunder and the Daytona International Speedway Move Web Browser Themes into the Fast Lane

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OH – February 9, 2010 — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the custom browser specialists, announced today the launch of the interactive browser theme for the Daytona International Speedway. Racing fans can get a browser theme that keeps them attuned to three of the hottest events at the preeminent race track, the … Continued

Small Business Considerations for a Move to Cloud-Based Services

Image via CrunchBase PCWorld recently issued a story, by James A. Martin, on cloud computing and what small businesses should keep in mind when they think about this path. We provided a little insight for that article. Since we gathered our thoughts on the subject, I thought I’d offer Brand Thunder’s own thoughts and experience … Continued

CollegeHumor Introduces New Browser Theme from Brand Thunder

Image via CrunchBase COLUMBUS, OH — January 28, 2010 — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com) and CollegeHumor (http://www.collegehumor.com) announce the launch of an interactive browser theme fully capable of infusing Firefox browsers with a sense of humor. Fans of CollegeHumor can find the free download at http://www.brandthunder.com/collegehumor. Through a small browser add-on, users’ web browser skin … Continued

Brand Thunder and The Daily Beast Launch First-Ever Web Browser Theme with a Dynamically Updating Photo in the Design

COLUMBUS, OH – January 26, 2010 — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the custom browser specialists, in conjunction with The Daily Beast announce the release of an Internet browser theme tailored specifically to the avid newsreader. It is the first theme to update with The Daily Beast’s photo exclusives, plus the story headline can be revealed … Continued

9 High-Growth Companies Showcased at SIIA Information Industry Summit

The SIIA Information Industry Summit has a reputation as the digital information industry’s flagship conference. It’s an annual Summit of industry leaders for providing strategic guidance to senior business leaders representing publishers, content technology companies, bankers, analysts, bloggers and press. This year Brand Thunder is fortunate enough to join. Brand Thunder was invited along with … Continued

Florida Panthers Launch Fan-Focused Browser Theme with Brand Thunder

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OH – January 12, 2010 – Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com) and the Florida Panthers (http://www.floridapanthers.com) announced today the launch of an interactive browser theme designed to keep fans in touch with the team. Panther fans can find the free download at http://panthers.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=59831. Through a small browser add-on, the user’s web browser … Continued

SPL Champs Rangers FC Launch Interactive Browser Theme

Brand Thunder has just entered UK football with its custom browser experiences and we’re doing it with the Soccer Premier League Champions Glasgow Rangers. It’s great company to have for visibility on the world stage. Fans can immediately update their Firefox browser with the markings of the Light Blues plus enjoy the rich content from … Continued

Brand Thunder Capitalizes on Its First Vator.tv Competition

Brand Thunder’s heading to New York at the end of January to participate in a forum for leaders in the digital content industry. During the Software & Information Industry Association’s Information Summit nine start ups will be given the stage to present their capabilities. We earned our slot through a Vator.tv competition. Vator (short for … Continued

Brand Thunder at Add-on-Con

We’re excited to be attending Add-on-Con again this year, and we’re adding panel participation to our itinerary. Patrick Murphy will be participating in the Business Marketing track discussion “Using your Add-On to help publishers, OEMs, carriers, and others create value.” You’ll find other members of the team attending as well. It’s a conference focused on … Continued

Promotion Power – Sugarland Christmas Theme

It’s great to work with the well-known brands that Brand Thunder counts as its clients. It’s fantastic when one of our browser Booms! goes along for the ride during a big promotional push. For companies that need to promote their own goods, there’s a lot to model from the promotional efforts of the Grammy-winning, American … Continued

Holidays and Custom Experiences

Close to a year ago Brand Thunder launched its first holiday experience for the browser. For a business focused on the personalization of the Internet browser, it would have been an unfortunate oversight. Christmas kicked off what’s been a full year of capturing the major holidays in our Booms! and they’ve been exceptionally popular. If … Continued

The Company That You Keep

You’re only as good as the company that you keep, as the saying goes, and today we’re taking steps at being better. We announced some great additions to our advisory board. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to read the press release here. Three highly regarded people have agreed to join our advisory board … Continued

Brand Thunder Expands Advisory Board with Industry and Entrepreneurial Vets from AOL, Microsoft and UGOBE

COLUMBUS, OH — October 29, 2009 — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the custom browser specialists, announced today the addition of three new members to its Advisory Board. The board now includes Bob Christopher, former CEO of UGOBE, John Dixon, former VP at AOL, and Mark Harris, Technology Strategist for Microsoft. The members were chosen for … Continued

Deja Vu – First Again with Capitals Hockey, This Time in UK

Hockey teams seem to be the innovators in the interactive marketing space, especially if the team’s name is the Capitals. At least, that’s been our experience to date. One of Brand Thunder’s first clients was the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals. Now, we’re first again with the Capitals. This time it’s the Elite Ice Hockey … Continued

COED Magazine and College Candy Bring College Life to Brand Thunder’s Browser Booms!

COLUMBUS, OH (PRWEB) October 15, 2009 — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the custom browser specialists, announced today the launch of two browser Booms! designed to bring the campus life to the Internet browser. COED Media Group’s COED Magazine and College Candy both offer irreverent and vital information for daily college life but from different sets … Continued

Google’s Chrome Positioning for Growth

Image via Wikipedia Today, Laurie Sullivan over at MediaPost’s Online Media Daily discusses how Google is educating the world about Chrome. It’s a small step in a much bigger effort. Whatbrowser.org is a simple site defining the most important application on the computer. It generously makes the major browsers available from the site, and has … Continued

Brand Thunder Launches Beta in Preparation to Storm Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Browser Experience

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OH — September 29, 2009– Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the custom browser specialists, announced today beta group availability to test the most visually immersive add-on available for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. Fans of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks (http://canucks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=48312) or Washington Capitals (http://capitals.nhl.com/browser) can request access to private beta groups and their … Continued

Brand Thunder Ignores Economic Downturn by Tripling Business in Nine Months

COLUMBUS, OH — September 16, 2009 — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the custom browser specialists, announced today it has three times the number of clients and custom browser Booms! available to end users compared to December 2008. The visual intensity combined with useful content and functional integration into the browser have proven popular with both … Continued

Brand Thunder Introduces New Advertising Sponsor Placements within the Browser Chrome

COLUMBUS, OH – September 4, 2009 – Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the custom browser specialists, announced today the availability of clickable sponsored placements within the browser chrome of its custom browser Booms!. These sponsored placements are visually integrated within the browser theme, remain regardless of the website being visited, and fully take advantage of the … Continued

Measuring Engagement – Maintaining Engagement

MediaPost’s Online Spin had another interesting article yesterday titled “The Three Rs Of Engagement” by Cory Treffiletti. Cory discusses how there is no standard for defining engagement because engagement depends on the objectives of the marketer. But he proposes three unifying themes necessary to define engagement — and they are Recency, Resonance and Relevance. I … Continued

Brand Thunder and Phoenix Suns to Bring a Planet Orange Experience to Internet Browsers

COLUMBUS, OH – September 2, 2009 – Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the custom browser specialists, announced today an agreement with the Phoenix Suns to offer its fans a unique online experience. Basketball fans who use the popular internet browser Firefox will be able to download a Phoenix Suns branded browser at Suns.com, featuring the team’s … Continued

Brand Thunder and “Full Speed 2 a Cure” Create a Custom Browser Designed to Improve Awareness and Early Detection of Breast Cancer

COLUMBUS, OH — August 28, 2009 — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the custom browser specialists, announced today an agreement with racecar driver Emerson Newton-John’s “Full Speed 2 a Cure” motorsport cancer awareness campaign (http://www.fullspeed2acure.com) to deliver a custom browser Boom!. The launch of the Boom! coincides with a special auction for a keepsake Gladiator GarageWorks … Continued

Brand Thunder and the Lingerie Football League Bring True Fantasy Football to the Internet Browser

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OH — August 26, 2009 — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the custom browser specialists, announced today the launch of the Lingerie Football League (LFL) browser Boom!, a visual browser takeover designed to bring LFL fans closer to the league action. It is available for download at http://www.lflus.com. With the launch of … Continued

Brand Thunder Signs with WeatherBug to Bring Integrated Weather Content to Custom Browsers

COLUMBUS, OH — August 20, 2009 — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the custom browser specialists, announced today an agreement to include WeatherBug content within its branded browser experiences. Brand Thunder reworks the visual style of a browser theme to match the colors, logos and imagery of its partners while also adding content and functionality to … Continued

Help Your Customer, Help Yourself

Image via CrunchBase Brand Thunder received some nice coverage over at Folio Magazine yesterday. The story focused on our latest release for the Columbus Dispatch and some technical benefits we added behind the scenes to make the product more useful to Dispatch readers and ultimately The Dispatch itself. I encourage you to read the Folio … Continued

Brand Thunder and Columbus Dispatch Deliver First Daily Newspaper Browser Experience

Image via Wikipedia COLUMBUS, OH — August 19, 2009 — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the custom browser specialists, announced today the availability of the Columbus Dispatch Boom!. The first product of its kind to serve the audience of a daily newspaper, this browser add-on is designed to strengthen relationships and enhance loyalty between The Columbus … Continued

Brand Thunder CEO Talks Grass Roots Marketing – Aug 11 Only

Mind Your Bizness is an online radio & TV show focusing on “EduTaining” content for entrepreneurs and microbusinesses. Host Danielle Hampson interviews Patrick Murphy on using Grass Roots Marketing to Reach Top-Tier Clients. Interview runs August 11, 2009 only. Listen here: http://www.mindyourbizness.com/

Brand Thunder Does Some Good Work with Mozilla

Image via CrunchBase Brand Thunder is a proud member of the Mozilla community, so you can imagine the honor we felt when they asked us to do work for them. In its support of the UKs CyberMentors program, Mozilla had Brand Thunder deliver an Add-on featuring a custom theme and an integrated toolbar allowing users … Continued

Helping Brands Leverage Social Media

Ben Elowitz made a compelling argument for brands connecting with its fans in his Online Media Daily commentary. He details examples of how brands have created sites that engage their user base and create a dynamic exchange. It’s by serving these fans that the majority of brands will see their success in social media. I’m … Continued

Betting on Sponsors, bwin Becomes First for a Boom!

Brand Thunder’s Euro Football Boom! secured the company’s first corporate sponsor — bwin International Ltd. Given the international appeal of Brand Thunder’s products and the fervent betting that occurs with soccer fans worldwide it was a natural integration for this division of Vienna-based bwin Interactive Entertainment AG. Sponsorships have been a part of our vision … Continued

Congratulations to Stanley Cup Winning Pittsburgh Penguins!

Image via Wikipedia We’re thrilled that our clients, the Pittsburgh Penguins, have won the Stanley Cup. If you want to join us in celebrating, customize with your browser with the Pittsburgh Penguins browser Boom!, which you can download here. If you want to relive the highlights of the historic 7-game series, click the Media button … Continued

Brand Thunder Reaches One Million Downloads

We hit a great milestone today – our millionth download. That’s a big number for a small company, and a lot of factors go into these kinds of accomplishments. Here are three top ones for us, and they’re at the top because they go back to day one: Brand affinity, leveraging the bond between brand … Continued

Orlando Magic Takes on Brand Thunder in the Finals

Image via Wikipedia You’d think a team heading to the NBA Finals would have only one thing on their mind. That may be true of the players and coaches, but the front office is still thinking about the fans in this stellar 20th season for the Magic. That’s why, starting today, you can download the … Continued

Brand Thunder Hits Cool Site of the Day

The word “venerable” isn’t used to describe many web sites, but it certainly fits Cool Site of the Day. They’ve been surfacing a cool site on the Web every day since August 1994, which means they’ve look at a lot of sites for a long time. That made it all the more thrilling to find … Continued

Your Browser, Like No Other – Introducing Canvas

Image via Wikipedia Today, Brand Thunder announced Canvas our latest Boom! and a major step forward in Internet Browser visual style flexibility. You can read the press release here, but in a nutshell, you can make any photo, or any image on a web page, your browser theme. This is a totally new experience in … Continued

Brand Thunder Drawn into World of Webcomics

Blind Ferret Entertainment’s Looking For Group was a fun project for us, and not just because it marks our first comic-focused Boom! (custom browser). It’s a great example of the visual styling that can take place within the browser (more on that below). The Blind Ferret team did a fantastic job with it. If you’re … Continued

National Dodgeball League’s Browser Boom! It’s a Hit!

You may not associate laughing and having fun with athletic prowess and skill, but that’s the appealing mix when it comes to the game of dodgeball. The National Dodgeball League’s Browser Boom! (branded browser) is no different. It’s a clean and stylish design for a browser that keeps you in and around the dodgeball world. … Continued

NASCAR Nationwide Series Branded Browser Launches

First of all, if you’ve not seen the NASCAR Nationwide Series branded browser – you’ve got to check it out. It is simply a beautiful execution for a stellar brand. It feels like racing. And give Nationwide their due. Branded browsers have extensive customization and integration capabilities. It can be a tempting playground for any … Continued

Brand Thunder Bolts to Add-on-Con

Well this week Mozilla and Microsoft put on their Add-on-Con (add-on conference).  The conference showcases the latest and greatest for the browser extension and addon market.  The agenda covered talks from both a business and tech side…or as I like to refer to it, Suit’s and G33ks. :) Patrick, Mike Kaply, and I all attended … Continued

Brand Thunder Expands its Business Development Team

Despite every VC and investor crying “preserve your cash!” to their start ups, being frugal doesn’t mean you can’t spend – especially if the expenditure will help ensure your survival. While we keep Brand Thunder pretty lean, we needed to hire and are thrilled to say that Ryan D. Miller has joined our company as … Continued

MozCamp: 25 Mozilla Geeks, One day… In Canada eh!

Mozcamp: aka NorthWestMozDev Meets again! Yep it’s our 2nd meetup for our own North West Moz Dev Group. We’ll be meeting up in Victoria this time, so it was my turn to arrange the location etc. One thing really cool about this 2nd meeting, is that it’s going to be completely sponsored by the Mozilla … Continued

Is Timing Everything or Just One Thing for a Startup?

In a historic political season with financial crises and world events keeping people attuned to their favorite news sources, Brand Thunder is releasing a custom browser theme for the Huffington Post (you can read the press release here). Pretty good timing. The Huffington Post ranks as the most visited news blog. With the desire for … Continued

A Method for Entering International Markets

Brand Thunder is releasing its first European version of our custom browser themes. DJMick.co.uk is a celebrity photo site covering the gamut of sultry and photogenic people (we’re still waiting anxiously for a response to our Brand Thunder staff photo). Targeting markets outside the US has always been a goal. Despite its steady growth, Firefox … Continued

Why Search Advertising Works in Internet Applications

There are two primary ways to make advertising revenue on the internet – display advertising and search. For our browser themes, search is a natural to include, so it should come as no surprise that Brand Thunder is announcing its relationship with Yahoo! Search, a premier provider in this space (view the press release here). … Continued

Understanding the Value Chain to Sell your Service

As a business that sells to businesses to reach consumers (did you follow that?), Brand Thunder has to have several layers to its sales strategy. The relationship announced today with Starpulse (read the full release here) is an excellent example of this. Our sales presentation had to move from the broad corporate need to the … Continued

Removing Ego for the Benefit of our Company

How often does your ego get in the way because you say to yourself “I can do it all”? The ego has its role. It probably inspired a lot of entrepreneurial ventures because you believe you can do “it” better. But, does it also give you free reign to do what’s right for the business? … Continued

Treat Them Right – Giving More to Your Most-Valued Consumer

Brand Thunder launches its browser customization for Universal Music Nashville’s Sugarland concurrently with the duo’s Deluxe Fan Edition CD (the standard CD will release a week later). This bonus version is similar in value proposition to a custom browser. The Deluxe Fan Edition offers additional tracks, more detail in the CD booklet, exclusive downloads and … Continued

The Brand is Me

We announced our relationship today with Dynasty Reps (full release here). With this custom browser, we’re working with emerging talent who are establishing themselves as the brand. Brand Thunder has worked with some well known brands and entertainment artists, this is the evolution of our vision for browser customizations. When you think of brand management, … Continued

Funding Help Luncheon – Short Deadline

For those of you in the central Ohio region, TechColumbus is offering a lunch meeting this Friday, July 11, at 11:30AM titled “The Art of the Pitch.” You can find details and register here. Hurry though, the deadline is noon on Wednesday, July 9. We’ll be discussing how to present your business idea to investors. … Continued

Expanding the Executive Team

Thoughts on Building the Start-up Team Brand Thunder announced today the formation of its executive team (you can read the full release here). We set out to create a team capable of building (1) a custom-browser infrastructure where we’ll (2) work with some of the best known brands to (3) create branded browsers for their … Continued

Firefox 3 Customizations Now Available

It’s been a frenetic few days getting our products in line with the Firefox 3 launch, but we’re happy to say we made it. Our staff has rolled a single installer that will deliver the right browser customization whether you’re on Firefox 2 or Firefox 3. The single install is great from an end user … Continued

Initial Funding and Three Unexpected Lessons Learned

We’re happy to announce our initial funding from TechColumbus (full press release). It’s truly a great moment that’s helping make browser customizations a more available marketing tool. As a quick reflection, and for the benefit of other startups working toward their funding, here are three unexpected lessons learned from this process. 1. Coach-ability – Our … Continued

Brand Thunder attending MozCamp in Vancouver

Brand Thunder, among some other big names in the Mozilla Development Community, will be attending MozCamp Vancouver on April 13. Brand Thunder focuses on helping spread the word of Mozilla as a platform for various partners to showcase their brand. Unlike other development platforms, Mozilla allows brands to fully visualize their image to the end … Continued

Geffen Records artist NLT and Brand Thunder Unveil Themed Browser

Brand Thunder Inc (http://www.brandthunder.com) announces the first use of its innovative browser tool within the music industry via their client Geffen Records and artist NLT. NLT is the first musical group with their own customized web browser (http://www.nltmusic.com). “Brand Thunder’s customized theme helps fans show their love for NLT while keeping them informed about the … Continued

Geffen Records and online gaming

One of our newer clients, Geffen Records, recently launched an interesting advertising campaign utilizing online gaming advertising. These ads support the artist NLT and Geffen experienced a 10X click-thru rate given the highly targeted initiative. Read More..

Brand Thunder profiled in Business First

Business First recently sat down with Patrick at Brand Thunder to talk about the new venture… Business First of Columbus – December 3, 2007 Brand Thunder customizing lowly browser amid personalization trend Business First of Columbus – by Kevin Kemper Business First In the world of consumer technology, where everything from cell phone ring tones, … Continued

Firefox Addon Page is getting a facelift

Not only are Brand Thunder themes distributed via our partnerís websites but a VERY important piece of our distribution strategy is through Firefoxís own theme repository, ADDONS This site is being refreshed and a Mozilla blogger has posted some screen-shots that I thought you may be interested in exploring. See them here…

KAM Sports International and Brand Thunder Announce European Marketing Partnership

Brand Thunder LLC announces entry into the European sports market via the creation of a marketing / distribution partnership with KAM Sports International. KAM Sports International will deliver Brand Thunder custom browser themes to their clients and partners in the European community. With a customized web browser theme, KAM Sports International can offer their clients … Continued

Washington Capitals, Brand Thunder Create Team-Themed Internet Browser

Today Brand Thunder LLC announces the first use of its innovative browser tool in the National Hockey League via their client, The Washington Capitals. The Washington Capitals are now the first professional sports team with a customized web browser (http://www.washingtoncapitals.com). “Brand Thunder’s customized theme helps our fans show their love of the Caps while keeping … Continued