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We build, protect and enhance your reputation capital

Australia’s leading financial services, wealth management, property investment and superannuation brands turn to Madden for bespoke communication counsel and strategy.

Our team collaborates to build, protect and enhance the reputation capital of clients successfully operating in the dynamic financial and corporate arenas.

Our brand – Madden – builds on a unique tradition of deep industry knowledge, clear strategy, effective channel and stakeholder engagement and measurable commercial results.

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"PPS Mutual is on a growth trajectory in Australia to emulate the long-term success of PPS South Africa. The team, led by Bruce Madden, delivers valued services across digital and traditional media, content, strategic positioning and tactical PR capability. We are delighted to be growing our firm guided by the strong counsel of Madden."

Michael Pillemer, CEO, PPS Mutual

“Our focus at Perennial is to deliver excellence in all facets of our business, through Madden’s continued communications support we have been able to strategically position ourselves as ‘best of breed’ within a competitive market. Madden provide consistently high value to our media and communication functions, we would recommend their services without question.”

Sarah O’Brien, Marketing Manager, Perennial Value Management

“Madden played an integral role with InPayTech Limited’s successful listing on the ASX back in 2016. It was through their successful management that we continue working with the Madden team for ongoing communication services as our business expands in Australia and overseas."

Robin Beauchamp, CEO, InPayTech

"Endeavour Energy hired Madden to run a half-day message development program to help prepare a group of our executive, technical and operational people make key presentations to the Endeavour Energy Board. The Endeavour team ‘went on the message journey’ with Bruce and came out the other side as confident, professional and enthusiastic presenters. They each wowed our Board and won the day with strong, clear messages that also highlighted the cultural and business benefits of having done this work. We highly recommend Bruce and the Madden team for their unique approach and excellent results.”

Jon D'Sylva, General Manager, Strategy and Development, Endeavour Energy

Contagion, COVID-19 and Communication

History may not help an investor make a safe financial bet, but lessons from the past can help guide our communication response to avert future calamity driven by rumour, fear and panic. In the context of world contagion, like the panic we have seen grip global financial markets over the evolving Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 situation, it is helpful to look back to understand historical lessons…

Can robo fill the gap?

In these days of fractured wealth sector business models, amid the green shoots of ethical, quality financial advice in Australia, does digital advice automation hold the key to a sustainable future built on serving the unmet needs of more advice...

Coffee with… Gemma Acton, Network Finance Editor, Seven News

A true professional and a pleasure to listen to, Gemma Acton has spent over 10 years in the finance industry, with her career spanning over multiple continents. After moving back to Australia from London, her current role sees her covering business...

How to navigate a new internship

In my final year of my communications degree, and despite a couple of internships under my belt, I found myself unsure of where I wanted to land in the media landscape. Finance was not an industry I pictured myself in at the beginning of my...

Coffee with… Darren Snyder, Managing Editor, Money Magazine

One of the financial services industry’s most esteemed journalists, Darren Snyder moved into the role of managing editor at Money in March of this year, after previously spending four years as editor at the Financial Standard. We sat down to get...

Be a Thought Leader, Not a Thought Loser – Part 3. Deployment

In the first two parts of this blog, we discussed key issues to consider in the conception and execution stages of thought leadership, to maximise your potential ability to break through the clutter and ensure that your voice is heard effectively....

Be a Thought Leader, Not a Thought Loser – Part 2. Execution

In the first part of this three-part blog, we discussed why attempts at creating ‘thought leadership’ can actually undermine your ability to cut through the clutter and ensure that your voice is heard effectively. In part two, we discuss the key...

Be a Thought Leader, Not a Thought Loser

Part 1. Conception ‘Thought leadership’ offers many benefits for organisations and individuals. Executed well, your intellectual capital can generate awareness of your capabilities, expertise, and values, bolster brand awareness, create new...

Madden boosts team with two key appointments and expands client portfolio

Specialist financial and corporate communications counsel Madden & Assoc. (Madden) today announced two new senior hires, an internal promotion, and several new key clients. Carlotta Vittori joins the firm as Senior Account Manager, with scope...

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According to Scott Haslem, CIO of Crestone Wealth Management, "At this stage, we are yet to achieve ‘peak disease’, which appears the most critical for markets to the extent it impacts whether the outlook is a U, V or L-shaped recovery."

According to @pgim Fixed Income's chief economist and head of macroeconomic research Nathan Sheets, PGIM sees global growth during the first half likely to contract sharper than during the GFC:

Congrats to @ausbiztv for launching this week. Rob Holder, asset allocation specialist at Crestone Wealth Management, was live today discussing his purviews on the impending recession and the possibility of an L-shaped recovery if #covid19 is to drag on:

In today’s issue of @australian, Mike Chisholm, CEO of Crestone Wealth Management, shares how Crestone are guiding their clients amid unprecedented market volatility by taking the emotion out of investments and not following the crowd. Read online here:

Rob Holder, asset allocation specialist at Crestone Wealth Management, gave his thoughts to the @FinancialReview this week on what an appropriate gold holding in a portfolio should look like amidst heightened market and economic uncertainty.

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