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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 #4: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

By Max Thomas
Founder’s Corner #4: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

This month, we’re trying out video for my Founder’s Corner post. We figured it’s such an important topic that we should use an equally compelling medium. So what’s this month’s Founder’s Corner all about? The people. It’s the people that make a business what it is. Join me as I walk through important qualities we […]

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Measuring What Matters: What’s the Real ROI of Social Media?

By Max Thomas
Measuring What Matters: What’s the Real ROI of Social Media?

Social media is still grossly misunderstood by marketers and executives. I believe we’ve all seen wide variations in how well a company understands the impact of social media on their marketing and, even more rarely, how intricately social media is tied into search, branding, reputation, perceptions and actual sales. C-Suite Doesn’t Trust Marketing A 2012 […]

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