AUTHOR, BLOGGER, PR PRO TOM MADDEN SPUN HIMSELF FROM JOURNALIST TO TOP RANKS OF NETWORK TV BEFORE ROCKETING IN PR
Telling Tom Madden to stop spinning is like telling the Federal Government to stop spending. Madden is the quintessential “Spin Man,” the title of his engaging memoir recounting his rise from newspaper reporter to the pinnacle of network TV before launching his own PR firm.
Madden’s popular blog MaddenMischief has led to his third book entitled “Is There Enough Brady in Trump to Win the inSUPERable Bowl?” available at Amazon.com. His second book, murder mystery comedy thriller “King of the Condo,” is based on his grueling experience as condo president.
Madden was Vice President, Assist to the President of NBC under then CEO Fred Silverman, for whom Madden wrote speeches when he was Director of PR Planning at American Broadcasting Companies. When television wunderkind Silverman became CEO of NBC, Madden was the only ABC executive he took with him.
Corporate titans like the Chairman of Kellogg’s Company looked to Madden to write influential speeches for them that were reprinted in The New York Times and other publications.
When he launched TransMedia Group in Manhattan, the boutique firm landed the largest company in America at the time as its first client—AT&T. Madden helped Ma Bell through its tumultuous divestiture period, guiding then besieged chairman Charley Brown through the media underbrush up to a safe clearing where the company reinvented itself.
Madden has 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. Rexall Sundown Founder Carl DeSantis credits Madden’s publicity for the firm’s spectacular success, culminating in DeSantis selling the company in 2000 for $1.6 billion.
When Madden’s not generating publicity, he keeps inventing and patenting things like his Knife and Forklift, 1.5 lb. dumbbells with utensils sticking out. He calls them training wheels for overeaters and sold tons of them.