In this episode, Hall welcomes Thomas Madden, CEO at TransMedia Group.
Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, TransMedia Group is a full-service public relations and marketing firm serving clients worldwide since 1981.
TransMedia has conducted highly successful PR campaigns for many of the largest companies and organizations in the country, including for The City of New York for which it won a Bronze Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America. Other major clients over the years include giants AT&T, Rexall Sundown, and many startups across all fields.
Tom 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, are like telling the government to stop spending money—pointless. His popular blog is called MaddenMischief.
Tom’s rise in the world of media was meteoric, evolving from news reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer, to speechwriter for the CEOs 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 Tom also wrote speeches when he was Director of PR at American Broadcasting Companies. When television wunderkind Silverman became CEO of NBC, Tom was the only ABC executive he took with him.
Tom has won many awards and owns Madden Talent, a licensed talent agency representing actors, artists, and models.
He 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.
Tom shares what led him to start working in the public relations space. He advises entrepreneurs and discusses how he sees the industry evolving.
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