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Madden’s Philadelphia Story

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group You might say Philadelphia for me was a kind of a Rosette Nebula in my peripatetic life. For once upon a time I was a seedling in that searing cloud of gas and dust hugging Delaware Valley, working my tail off, searching for true meaning and substance to give…

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James Comey and Sir Thomas More – A Contrarian Resemblance (Op-Ed)

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group James Comey’s quandaries matter because the former FBI director’s behavior bears a contrarian resemblance to Sir Thomas More’s in the 16th Century. More’s resoluteness, strength and bravery in standing up to a king winds up getting him beheaded. Comey’s standing handsomely tall, but presenting irresolute and weakly symptoms such…

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Happy 10th Anniversary to CommPRO’s Family 

  We’re incredibly honored and proud of our global community with hundreds of gifted writers, insightful speakers, engaging event hosts and partners. Thank you for your newsworthy, educational, thought-provoking, in-depth and original content that helps our subscribers stay ahead of emerging trends. Our goal has always been to provide our readers with ideas to help…

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Meet The Real Me From Planet Publicity

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Like many in my profession, I’ve lived a good part of my life on Planet Publicity.  Our mission?  Making enterprising earthlings famous!   A boutique PR firm I launched in Manhattan in the early 80s, has rocketed the careers and bottom lines of many entrepreneurs and their businesses to awesome…

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Put A Cap On Your Trash

To the Tune of ‘Show Me’ From My Fair Lady? Here’s ‘Unchoke Me’ From My Fair Mother Earth Caps!  Caps!  Caps! I’m so sick of caps! Blighting my beaches through; A bottle here, toothbrush there, is that all you plastics do?  Don’t talk of love, shining above.  If I’m planet you love?  Don’t choke me!…

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Crisis Management for Cats to Avoid a ‘Cattastrophe’

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Did you know Cats, rabbits, turtles and birds might soon be grounded! I say that allowing only dogs to fly as emotional support for airline passengers calls for crisis management for cats, rabbits, turtles and birds. Could such restrictions really fly? If so, then I’m in favor of…

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Ahh, The Things You Do For Money

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Fresh out of college, one of my first jobs was in advertising at Lennen & Newell, Inc., then a famous powerhouse Madison Avenue ad agency behemoth in Manhattan. One of the accounts I worked on there was Kent Cigarettes with the Micronite Filter.  Unfortunately, the filter turned out to…

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Try Redemptive PR on the Rocks

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group To whomever speaks pejoratively about PR i.e., is this true or just PR, I would say PR can perform nobly and be almost religiously redemptive when empowered by a shot of truth on the rocks with a splash of justice. It can be the unequivocal key to unlocking…

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Hidden Messages Behind Public Speaking

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Over the years I’ve coached a broad range of clients toward the goal of making their public speaking and media appearances more effective. My clients have included the CEO’s of many of the largest, most successful companies in America, which leads me to my first point. 1) Successful…

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Crystal Making Predictions . . . Perhaps at Your Next Party

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group That’s right.  My PR firm, TransMedia Group. is predicting waves of enchantingly revealing sessions for our new clairvoyant client . . . Jessica. When a spiritualist as extraordinarily gifted as Jessica sees you booking her at more events and making her more spiritually famous, you’d better live up to her prediction. …

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Is Mark Zuckerberg Now an MD Whose Facebook Can Even Tell How Healthy You Are?

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group As the regulatory clock keeps ticking, Zuckerberg’s social media behemoth Facebook keep sailing right along trading at 21 times forward one-year earnings.  Some say this is low compared to where that multiple has reached in the past. Still the giant keeps finding ways to create new revenue streams on…

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Democrats and Republicans Can Learn from Ninotchka

Like How Many Cows Does a Hotel Room in Paris Cost? Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group That’s what the no-nonsense emissary from the Soviet Union, Nina Ivanovna “Ninotchka” Yakushova (Greta Garbo) wonders when she arrives in Paris in my favorite film, the classic Ernst Lubitsch-directed, Academy-Award nominated Ninotchka. She is calculating that one cow…

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Most Embarrassing Moments

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group We’ve all had them.  Those moments we wish we could take back, do over. And then there were those doozies, those insanely awkward screw-ups.  Those foot-in-mouth utterances or actions we wish to God had never happened. Like me, I’m sure there were times you’d rather had not said…

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