Brand Thunder Tops 350 Brands on Strength of College Athletics

Streamline Technologies Joins List of Browser Theme Partners COLUMBUS, OH – July 11, 2013 Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser theme specialist, that has delivered millions of downloads and reaches hundreds of thousands users each month now has relationships with hundreds of top brands across college athletics, sports and entertainment. The signing of Streamline Technologies … 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 Wins at the First Great Lakes Venture Fair – Takes Gold in Elevator Pitch Olympics

COLUMBUS, OH – October 24, 2012 – Brand Thunder LLC (http://www.brandthunder.com), the browser theme specialists, took first place and $5,000 in prize money for the Elevator Pitch Olympics during the recent Great Lakes Venture Fair held in downtown Cleveland. Nine companies pitched their businesses to a panel of investor/judges for about as long as it … 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

WARNING! The Complete Guide to Google Chrome Warnings

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. … 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

Sweet 16 Browser Theme Bracket Winners

Sweet Themes for the Sweet 16 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 … Continued

Internet Explorer Skins

That big blue “e” on your desktop has been getting you on the Internet for years. Internet Explorer remains the most popular browser in the world despite the voracious competition from Firefox and Chrome. What’s different from year’s past is it’s no longer acceptable to have that blue E pull up a boring gray browser. … Continued

Community Toolbar Meets Desktop Wallpaper

Community toolbars have been around for years helping online publishers build engagement with their fans and online community. The power of this tool has helped build Conduit, the leader in this space, into what some say is a billion dollar company. Engagement is a powerful tool. For many years more, desktop wallpapers were the path … Continued

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.

Win an iPad 2 – With Your Pictures of Christmas

The Christmas Holiday themes are rolling in for Brand Thunder’s Best Holiday Browser Theme of 2011 Contest. It’s one of the easiest ways to win an iPad 2. Just design your browser theme with the world’s only DIY browser theme creator for Firefox and IE. Here are examples of early entries. You still have plenty … Continued

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

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

Conduit Community Toolbar vs. Browser Theme

Brand Thunder often finds itself lumped into the category of toolbar. It’s not a comparison I necessarily agree with, but anything that’s a recurring perception is worth a look. Here’s an overview of toolbars, browser themes and what each can do for your web site, business or community.

Browser Widgets That Increase Web Traffic

Think of widgets as little single-serving pieces of your web content – easy to pull from your web site and put them wherever they can best boost traffic to your web site.  When you first go to create your own browser theme at BT:Engage, you’ll discover a features tab called Widgets.  You’ll also uncover how … Continued

What Content to Put in Your Browser Theme

A browser theme is more than a pretty picture, or it should be. That’s why we call ours “interactive browser themes” and we’ve seen browser themes deliver 6 – 12x more clicks than the average visits to our partner sites. You get this return traffic by utilizing the content you’ve already created for your web … Continued

Sales Strategy: Browser Theme – Hunter vs. Farmer

We’re all in sales. Whether you’re Coca-Cola or the GateWay College Gecko soccer teams, you’ve got an audience you’re trying to reach and some action you’re trying to inspire. These two groups may be miles apart in terms of scale, but they’re both actively engaged with their communities online. Coke has it’s MyCokeRewards.com and the … Continued

3 Tips for Better Backgrounds in Your Browser Themes

It probably seems strange that it’s almost guaranteed the browser theme you create with exacting care in our theme creator will look different once it’s downloaded. I went into some detail on this point in the post BT:Engage How To – Browser Dimensions and Design. Now I’m going to offer up some tips and suggestions … Continued

BT:Engage How To – Browser Dimensions and Design

The most frequent comment we hear from users new to browser design is “it doesn’t look like it did in the preview” and that’s because 60% of the time it doesn’t. This post will explain why and what to do about it. Key Definitions I’ll admit, we’ve got a long way to go in terms … Continued

How to Change Your Google Chrome Theme

Changing your Google Chrome Theme is very simple. Just a few steps and you’re on your way to updating the look and feel of your Chrome browser or perhaps just resetting it back to the default. Follow these simple steps for changing from your current Chrome theme to another custom Chrome theme. 1:  Go to … 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

BT:Engage – Example of Fansite Browser Theme Using Delta Daily

Sometimes a blank canvas isn’t inspiring enough. The first question of “where do I start?” is just too broad. I’m going to present a series of concepts showing how BT:Engage creates browser themes for fans of web sites, while helping sites achieve the goals they need to be successful like increased visits and clicks to … Continued

Firefox Personas Versus Firefox Themes

There are several ways that you can customize the look of your browser when you’re using Mozilla Firefox to browse the web.  There are different levels of personalization, which include both Firefox Personas and Firefox Themes.  The changes that you’d like to make to the look of your browser will determine which type of adjustment … Continued

How to Change your Mozilla Firefox Theme

If you’ve recently changed your browser to Mozilla Firefox, you may not quite like the way the browser looks even though you’ve decided you like the functionality of it.  If this is the case, then you’ll find that you can easily customize the look of your browser with Mozilla Firefox themes. What are Firefox Themes? … Continued

Overview of Chrome Backgrounds & Themes

Google Chrome is the most recent entrant into the browser wars. Chrome has rapidly gained market share since its release and has already found a following amongst web surfers. Through its minimalist design, which is typical of Google products, you’ll find that the web browsing experience has become even easier. Google’s Chrome browser has the … Continued

BT:Engage Browser Theme Platform Roadmap

If you’re part of the BT:Engage private beta, you’re seeing the MVP (minimum viable product) of browser theme creation. If you’re not, what you’ve missed is the first steps in automating browser theme creation by allowing anyone to quickly build their own themes for Firefox and Internet Explorer by adding layered background images, logos and … Continued

BT:Engage Browser Theme Creator

BT:Engage, Brand Thunder’s new browser theme creation platform, is in private beta after long time being a dream. (You can skip ahead and watch this two minute video showing how to build a browser theme and engage an audience.) Brand Thunder is the leader in interactive browser themes. We earned this place by painstakingly building … 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

Best Themes for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer

Brand Thunder is completely changing the way that you and I experience the Internet. With savvy technology and groundbreaking ideas, Brand Thunder is customizing the user experience like never before. Both users and businesses alike are flocking to this technology and the offerings of the Brand Thunder team. There are a couple of different things … 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

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

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

DIY College Browser Themes

Image via Wikipedia We’ve generated a lot of buzz from the college and university browser themes launched in conjunction with CBSSports.com College Network.  We’ve also heard our share of comments from fans of schools that were not part of this program.  While this program reached almost 60 schools, that leaves a lot of schools across … 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

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

Is Your Web Site “Show Ready”?

Image by Getty Images via @daylife I’ve had my home on the market lately and had to live “show ready.”  At a moments notice, the realtor could (and did) call saying “we’ve got a showing scheduled for today.”  The house had to be ready to sell.  Part of the difficulty in these moments is to … 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

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

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

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

The Case Against Engagement. Really?

An article over on Adweek this week discussed engagement and its misuse in advertising circles. Since Brand Thunder’s Booms! have engagement as a core value proposition, I immediately found myself on the opposing view side. To be fair, some of the points made have merit – but it’s not necessarily a problem with engagement. Our … 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

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

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