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 browser theme can be, but not everyone can afford the cost of a Brand Thunder custom built theme for Chrome, Firefox and IE – so we’re giving one away.
The winner will get Brand Thunder’s full treatment. Design, build and test of the browser theme. We’ll also provide all assets to help with the theme launch including banner ads, download page HTML and an email to notify the fan base. It’s what our clients get and you’ll enjoy the same world-class treatment.
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 info(at)brandthunder(dot)com by Friday, August 31 with the name of the organization, contact name, email address (if different from sender) and a phone number. On Tuesay, September 4, voting will be open on Brand Thunder’s Facebook page. The organization with the most votes by Friday September 14, will win. It’s easy to win a browser theme, and easier to keep winning with fans through the browser theme.
You may have seen the frightening warnings that Google Chrome will pop when installing a theme. “WARNING! This extension will follow you home from work!” Eek!
OK, it’s not that bad, but it can feel like it. To be fair, Google is just trying to warn you of what could happen, not what will happen. It’s kind of like your mom following you around and telling you not to get run over every time you cross the street. I appreciate the consideration, but…
We’re proud of our announced relationship with MLB.com, and we think fans will be excited about the newly available themes. As a result, we’ve been giving shout outs to baseball bloggers so they can weigh in and hopefully share with their readers.
We love the feedback we get and in whatever form it comes. This week we had a good dialogue with the folks over at Infieldfly.ca. There was concern over the warning that pops on Chrome when you install our theme on Chrome. It concerns us to, and Google will even admit it’s a little intimidating – but it’s an honest share of information. Google wants you to know this theme can see all the web pages you visit. It’s true we can, but we don’t.
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 http://MLB.com/browsertheme.
Each theme features official logos, colors and a custom new-tab experience. These interactive browser themes also integrate easy access to the Club Web sites and breaking news.
COLUMBUS (May 23, 2012) — Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser theme specialists, announced today that BT:Engage, the first do-it-yourself browser theme creator for Firefox and Internet Explorer, has surpassed 15,000 publishers in almost 200 countries.
Musicians today are part artist, part business person and all hustle. You have to be if you’re going to make a living in the post-apocalyptic era of the music industry. It’s no surprise that bands and fans are connecting through BT:Engage, our do-it-yourself browser theme creator. Though it may have surprised us how the fans themselves are creating themes they love for the artists they love.
While the music industry doesn’t look like it did in the Tower Records heyday, it’s alive and well in its current iteration of local nightclubs, iTunes and Amazon music stores, Spotify and Pandora music streams. Here’s a collection of band and artist-inspired browser themes to show Brand Thunder’s small contribution to independent musicians, bands and the community they serve.
Themes from the Band
Nine Lies Theme
An award winning Indie Rock Band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Nine Lies have had incredible success since their inception, realizing milestones that most unsigned bands can only dream of. Their determination and drive set them apart from the crowd, as does their guitar-forward sound with musically matched vocals and percussion. As the first band to use BT:Engage for their fans, Brand Thunder continues to be a big fan. Get more from the band at http://www.ninelies.net/ or get the Nine Lies theme.
A cosplayer portraying Ezio from Assassin's Creed II at Sac-Anime in Sacramento, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
When Brand Thunder turned over the keys to browser theme builders with BT:Engage, we knew lots of different communities would be attracted to it. We recognize some of the best in our weekly browser theme of the week contest. Others seem to stand out when you look at the full collection of themes that are built and offered in Brand Thunder’s Theme Gallery. (You know you can publish the themes you build to Brand Thunder’s Gallery, right?)
The following represents some of the themes we’ve discovered in the gallery devoted to popular computer and video games. I’m not sure if these were created by gamers turned artists, or artists with an affinity toward games. All I know is some of these are pretty cool themes of upcoming, current and classic games.
Take a look and tell us your favorites in the comments.
At the start of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, there were 34 teams with browser themes. Thirteen teams that reached the Sweet 16 offer their alma mater browser themes. Guess what it takes to be a winner? The positive energy of a connected fan base, of course! Though a talented team, good coaching and solid free-throw percentages don’t hurt either.
It’s not too late to get on the bandwagon of your new favorite team. The official browser themes of the Sweet 16 schools are all listed below. If you want to hedge your bets, you can follow all the March Madness with Brand Thunder’s Bracket Madness theme. But don’t forget, it’s easy to switch between themes. So, install as many as you like and be ready come tip off!