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Growing up in a family of weekly newspaper publishers in Louisiana, I literally grew up with local news. After moving to Florida for high school (go Pine Crest!), I then moved to New York City for college (go Columbia!). After cutting my chops in the fast-paced worlds of fashion and advertising, I got a MBA from Yale (go Bulldogs!) and before graduating started my first online venture with school colleagues. Since then, I’ve been involved in several startups and growing companies all of which were “online”. After moving to San Diego with my husband, I founded Thunder in 2007 to help companies develop their online presence and build their customer base through primarily search. Since then, Thunder and my own interests have evolved dramatically to incorporate nearly all the “organic” channels of interactive marketing.

Thunder is an amazing organization of people, inspiration and ideals. I’ve worked now at Thunder with some of these extraordinary folks longer than anywhere else in my career. I am truly motivated daily to extend myself, to dream big and to feel the joy of creating.

What Gets Me Out of Bed
Inspiring passion and clarity for what interactive marketing can do.
My Thunder Power
Marketing Magician
Guilty Pleasure
Eating dessert before dinner.
Alter Ego
Scooby Doo
Believe It or Not
I eat lettuce for breakfast.

Thunder Blog Posts

Founder’s Corner #16: How Interactive Marketing Can Inform and Delight

By Max Thomas
Founder’s Corner #16: How Interactive Marketing Can Inform and Delight

I believe we all want to exceed client expectations and deliver results ahead of the curve. I’ve talked before about tactics and approaches to do that. In this Founder’s Corner, I’m exploring an inspiration that’s a bit more subtle and equally as powerful. It’s very simple: To inform and delight. This brilliant guidance originated from […]

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Max Visits Alma Matter to Share Social Strategy with Startups

By Max Thomas
Max Visits Alma Matter to Share Social Strategy with Startups

On October 8th, Max is heading to his alma mater, Columbia University, to impart first-hand expert knowledge on how to build social media strategies that drive businesses. Join our fearless leader as he takes a digital marketer’s approach to identifying your online audience, finding where they hang out, understanding what they care about, and then [quickly] […]

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