Here are some updates, awards we have won, and news about our firm.
Bronze Stevie® Winner – PR Agency of the Year
We have won the Bronze Award for PR Agency of the Year for Asia, Australia and New Zealand (International) at the prestigious 2018 International Business Awards (IBA) by Stevie® Awards, where more than 3,900 nominations from 60+ nations contested. This is the SECOND year we have won a Stevie® in the International Business Awards (IBA). Thank you!
McGallen & Bolden OÜ (Estonia) for the EU market
The greater Europe region, including the European Union (EU), Russia, etc, is an important and potential market for us. Through the years, we have moved our entity from Ireland, to Cyprus, to the UK, and now, to the most digitally savvy nation of Estonia, as McGallen & Bolden OÜ.
Dissolution of McGallen & Bolden Ltd (UK)
With the impending “Brexit” from the European Union and the uncertainty a business may face, our UK entity is dissolved, and we are moving to another domicile within the EU.
Bronze Stevie® Winner – Most Innovative PR Agency
Digital Firm of the Year – Honorable Mention
We won a Honorable Mention second year running for “Digital Firm of the Year 2017” at the PRNews Digital Awards 2017, alongside two U.S. digital agencies from DC and Chicago. Thank you!
Finalist – Digital Firm of the Year
We are a Finalist for “Digital Firm of the Year 2017” at the PRNews Digital Awards 2017, alongside two U.S. digital agencies from DC and Chicago. Thank you!
Silver Stevie® Winner – PR Agency of the Year
We have won the Silver Award for “PR Agency of the Year for Asia, Australia and New Zealand (International)” at the prestigious 2017 International Business Awards (IBA) by Stevie® Awards, where more than 3,900 nominations from 60+ nations contested. Thank you!
- Judges comments:
- Nice effort, impressive work
- Really nice work for diverse clients
- Commendable work
Red Teaming services
We have been red teaming for our retained clients for decades! Now it is time to make it serious and make it something new clients can tap on. Visit our Red Teaming page.
Bronze Stevie® Winner – Most Innovative PR Agency
We have won the Bronze Award for “Most Innovative PR Agency of the Year” at the prestigious Stevie® Awards Asia Pacific 2017. Thank you!
Some news sites that picked up our news release include:
20170429 – Yahoo Finance
20170429 – PR Newswire
20170429 – SATPRnews
We have reflected our comprehensive and holistic services in our updated website, including Digital PR, Digital Marketing, Training, and Branding consultancy. Many offerings that we have always offered are now more visible in their own pages, including Digital PR, Asia Pacific network, Crisis Communication, Video (Marketing and PR), Web design and hosting, and Mobile app development. Talk to us for your entire Digital PR and Marketing needs.
Honorable Mention – Digital PR Firm of the Year
We are privileged to be awarded an Honorable Mention under the “Digital PR Firm of the Year” for the PR News’ Digital PR Awards 2016. See other winners and honorable mentions here.
Finalist – Digital PR Firm of the Year
We are privileged to be named as a Finalist under the “Digital PR Firm of the Year” for the PR News’ Digital PR Awards 2016.
FlightLeaders.com – Leadership Training for Aviation
We have launched our new training initiative, aimed at providing Leadership Training for the Aviation industry, at https://flightleaders.com. We are providing an all NEW Customized Decision Making Training Program with interactive video scenarios and role-plays. See a short demo of the interactive program here.
Silver Stevie® Winner – Most Innovative PR Agency
We have won the Silver Award for “Most Innovative PR Agency of the Year” at the prestigious Stevie® Awards Asia Pacific 2016. Thank you!
Judges comments include:
- Very solid team and company indeed.
- Excellent use of technology and video.
IntrinSelling™ Primer – Sales Training Workshops
We have developed corporate sales training programs since the 1990s, for multinational corporations and emerging companies alike. If your company needs a quick primer to inspire your salespeople, the IntrinSelling™ Primer is your fastest route to sales effectiveness, developed and trained by our lead trainer Seamus Phan:
- Understanding the Behavior of Buying
- Primal (Primary) versus Learned (Secondary) buying desires
- 3-step Sales Cycle
- Building credibility in a sales process
- What is the Greatest Motivator?
- Non-Verbal Communication in sales
- Power of Mimicry
- 3 Types of Customers and the Lingo
- Case Studies
“Leadership Secrets at 30,000 Feet” Workshops
Retired veteran airline Captain Michael Caston and our lead trainer Seamus Phan co-developed the corporate training program titled “Leadership Secrets at 30,000 Feet”. The workshop is highly experiential and hands-on, where CXOs, senior business leaders and managers, can be briefed on aviation best practices, and then apply these within the B737NG flight simulator, instructed by real pilots, and then synergize and integrate these time and field-proven ideas back at running their businesses, more effectively and more profitably. Visit https://flightleaders.com!
RAGAN’s PR Daily Awards 2015 – Honorable Mention
RAGAN’s PR Daily Awards 2015 – Finalist
Stevie® Awards Asia Pacific 2015 – Bronze Award
We have won the Bronze Award at the prestigious Stevie® Awards Asia Pacific 2015, under the category “Best Industry Websites”. The last time we seriously participated in awards was 2003, as the Intelligent20 Finalist for our technological innovation. Thank you folks!
Integrated Owned, Earned and Paid Media Programs
We have progressed steadily to provide an integrated media program for all clients (new and old), that moves beyond mere “earned” media (e.g. media coverage), to embrace an integrated owned media, earned media, and paid media, to give you the most effective brand and market voice and outreach. Stop chasing just media clips and advertising equivalence, and pursue a sustainable brand and market voice. Contact us today!
Shorty Awards Entry
Our news and PR outreach platform, microwire.info, has entered into the “B2B” and “Small Agency” categories of the prestigious Industry and Agency Shorty Awards, which honors brands and agencies on social media. Wish us luck!
Holmes Report Playbook
Our firm is listed on the Holmes Report Playbook. The Holmes Report is by the Holmes Group, focusing on the international Public Relations scene, with research, summits, reports, and awards.
Dot Zen 2.0 Book Launched
Dot Zen 2.0 – On Marketing, Social Media, Technology, Public Relations, Human Capital & Leadership, authored by our lead creative and strategist Seamus Phan, is a business management primer based on field experience of Seamus Phan and contributions from Ter Hui Peng. This book is an extension to the original Dot Zen book published in 2003. This book carries more insights and experience on leadership, human capital, branding, customer service, sales, marketing, public relations, social media, mobile apps, and interactive multimedia, with a focus on field-tested experience and tactics. This is targeted at small business owners, business executives, and marketers who want to build their brands in the marketplace. Visit our Books page to order.
Dissolution of McGallen & Bolden PR Corporation (USA)
As the global markets begin to shift to the East, there is a greater emphasis for focusing our team’s efforts in helping our clients grow in the Asia Pacific region. In line with our change in strategic direction for the long-term, we have dissolved our long-running U.S. entity, McGallen & Bolden PR Corporation. Book publishing efforts will temporarily be shifted to our local office until further notice. Our regional rep office will now be McGallen & Bolden Ltd (UK).
McGallen & Bolden Ltd (UK) Incorporated
We identify that the greater Europe region, including the European Union (EU), Russia, etc, will eventually see greater importance in trade and business. Therefore, we incorporated McGallen & Bolden Ltd (UK), to support our long-term goals.
McGallen & Bolden Incorporated in Singapore
We dissolved our partnership in Singapore after more than 14 years, and incorporated as a Private Limited (corporation) in Singapore in 2008, preparing the firm for more commercial and business opportunities.
McGallen & Bolden USA moved to Nevada
We moved our USA corporation from Delaware to Nevada.
McGallen & Bolden expanded Book Distribution to Australia and Malaysia
Our first Business and Marketing Leadership book launched
We launched our first business and marketing leadership book – Dot Zen, co-authored by principals Dr Seamus Phan and Ter Hui Peng, sharing our experiences in marketing, branding, public relations, technology adoption, entrepreneurship, knowledge management, and so on.
McGallen & Bolden Singapore – Intelligent20 Finalist
Intelligent Enterprise Magazine, a leading business technology magazine, ran an awards for the most intelligent use of technology in businesses. We were selected as a Finalist in the Intelligent20 Awards, for our adoption of Mac OS X and custom in-house developed apps.
Dissolution of McGallen & Bolden in Ireland
The Irish corporation was retired and dissolved, and pending work and development were distributed to our Singapore office and the USA entity.
McGallen & Bolden Incorporated in USA
As the Internet became progressively vibrant from the USA, we incorporated then in Delaware, in preparation for future Internet and content development.
June 1998 (to 2004)
Mail Server Security Development On BSD/Linux
Together with our long-time technology partner in Australia, we started exploring the development of a custom Sendmail mail server module to block out malicious attachments (this eventually became our BSD-based NetJanus project for a while). Our first mail servers were run on Cobalt Qube (which was later acquired by Sun Microsystems), running a modified Red Hat Linux. The last prototype ready for commercial deployment was in the year 2004.
Launch of our first Java Applet
Pioneer in Internet Consulting
We became one of Singapore’s pioneers in Internet consulting, when the Internet was opened to commercial entities (it was only used by the government and the academia before that). We offered web design and web hosting to local clients, including government, industrial, tech, and others.
Foray into Public Relations and Training
We migrated from graphic design and advertising, to becoming McGallen & Bolden, a partnership offering public relations and corporate training consultancy.
Start of our firm
We started in 1991 as ab initio, a design consultancy, serving the high-tech industry.