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Madden Media Partner Inducted Into Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame

John Hudak was recognized for his leadership and advocacy within the tourism industry at the Arizona Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Tucson, AZ, June 24, 2015– Madden Media Partner, Publisher and Chief Marketing Officer John Hudak was inducted into the Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame on Wednesday, June 23. He was honored at the Arizona Governor’s Conference on Tourism for his long-standing commitment, leadership and advocacy within the travel industry, both locally and nationally.

Hudak began working in the tourism industry nearly three decades ago. He has since risen to a leadership role at Madden Media, overseeing the publication of more than 150 travel guides during his tenure. Madden Media’s guides have won hundreds of design and editorial awards, including the U.S. Travel Association Mercury Award for Best State Travel Guide for the Arizona Official State Visitor’s Guide.

“For the past 28 years, John has championed tourism nationally and in Arizona,” said Kevin Madden, Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Madden Media. “We are proud to see him getting the recognition he so deserves.”

Hudak currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Travel Association, the largest tourism advocacy organization in the country. He has also been active on several tourism boards and committees, including the board of directors for California Travel Association, Texas Travel Industry Association board, and the tourism task force for Visit Phoenix.

“I'm grateful to Kevin and Jill Madden for the opportunities and support over these 28 years, to all of my Madden teammates for their commitment to excellence and putting our customers first, and to our clients and colleagues for helping to make me a better professional and leader,” said Hudak. “I feel blessed with the kind of work and the kind of people in our industry.”

About Madden Media
For nearly 40 years, Madden Media has been a major producer of award-winning tourism promotions, offering destination marketing organizations around the country innovative, effective, and affordable media solutions. The company’s print and digital marketing programs promote 950 clients in 47 states, reaching and impacting travelers more than 431 million times per year. Madden Media is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. To learn more, visit

Date: JUNE.25.2015


Madden Media Wins Big at the ADDY Awards

2015 Addy® Regional Award
Madden Media received five awards at the 2015 Tucson Advertising Federation ADDY AWARDS, held at the Rialto Theatre on Saturday, March 14.

The industry's largest and most representative competition, the ADDYs recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. Madden Media was selected from among an estimated 500+ entries.

Gold Awards
Visit Napa Valley Mobile App
Dia de Los Muertos: A Celebration of Life (Storytelling Platform)

Silver Awards
Becoming Dad (Storytelling Platform)
Denver Destination Planning Guide

Bronze Awards
Awesome Arizona

Visit to view a full list of Tucson ADDY® award winners.

Date: MARCH.23.2015


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Madden Media Partner Inducted Into Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame
Date: JUNE.25.2015

Madden Media Wins Big at the ADDY Awards
Date: MARCH.23.2015

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