TransMedia Group CEO and Chairman
Tom Madden is the quintessential “PR man.” Telling him to stop publicizing, inventing products like his Knife and Forklift™ that helps you to exercise while eating, and writing articles, blogs and books is like telling the government to stop spending money—pointless. His popular blog is called MaddenMischief.
Madden’s rise in the world of media was meteoric, evolving from news reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer to speechwriter for the CEO’s of AT&T, Kellogg’s and other companies. He became a highly ranked executive at NBC, serving as Vice President, Assistant to the President under then-CEO Fred Silverman, for whom Madden also wrote speeches when he was Director of PR at American Broadcasting Companies. When television wunderkind Silverman became CEO of NBC, Madden was the only ABC executive he took with him.
After departing NBC, Madden launched his own award-winning public relations firm, TransMedia Group. The firm is now based in Boca Raton, Florida, and has offices worldwide, including in Rome, Italy. He has since won many awards, including the Public Relations Society of America’s Bronze Anvil for a PR campaign he conducted for the City of New York. He also owns Madden Talent, a licensed talent agency representing actors, artists, and models.
Madden lives in Boca Raton, Florida, with his wife Rita. He is the author of several best-selling books including Spin Man, King of the Condo, Is There Enough BRADY in TRUMP to Win the inSUPERable Bowl? and his latest book Love Boat 78 available on Amazon and recently nominated for 2020 Reader's Choice Awards.
Check out Tom's blog, Madden Mischief.
"I had a wonderful conversation with Tom Madden, and he answered my burning questions on Crisis Management, Negative Advertising, and general PR related issues. It was also a pleasure learning who is Tom Madden from the man himself! I am so thankful that I was allowed to have a Candid Conversation!
Thank you to his amazing team for coordinating the Live!"
- Adrienne Barker, Host of Candid Conversations with Adrienne Barker
"If Elvis and Buddy Holly are the Cain and Abel of rock and roll, Bruce Springsteen is Zachariah, Iggy Pop is Methuselah, and, of course, Neil Young is the wise prophet Ezekiel, then what does that make Tom Madden? Tom has been called the Sultan of Spin, The big boss of the byline, the fresh prince of pitch & lovingly the archangel of angle. Tom Madden did wonders for our Company, headquartered in South Florida, he used his PR & Communications expertise to provide results for both B2B and B2C brands. Tom's a true professional in every sense of the word and very well respected in the South Florida Business Community for many years. This is a great interview Tom, all the best!"
- Ken Manfredi, former CEO of Cellular One