Here are some updates and news about our firm.

November 2017
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!


September 2017
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!


August 2017
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!

2017 International Business Awards by Stevie® Awards - PR Agency of the Year for Asia, Australia and New Zealand - SILVER

PR Agency of the Year 2017 for Asia, AU & NZ (International Business Awards, Stevies®)

PR Agency of the Year 2017 for Asia, AU & NZ (IBA)

  • Judges comments:
    • Nice effort, impressive work
    • Really nice work for diverse clients
    • Commendable work

June 2017
Red Teaming services

Red Team (muay thai gloves) - red teaming consulting

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.

April 2017
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

2017 Asia Pacific Stevie® Award - Most Innovative PR Agency of the YearBronze winner - Asia Stevie®, Most Innovative PR Agency of the Year - McGallen & Bolden Pte Ltd, Singapore

April 2017
Updated website

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.

November 2016
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.
PRNews' Digital PR Awards 2016

2016 - PRNews Digital PR Awards - Honorable Mention, Digital PR Firm of the Year, McGallen and Bolden Pte Ltd

October 2016
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.
PRNews' Digital PR Awards 2016

September 2016 – Leadership Training for Aviation

We have launched our new training initiative, aimed at providing Leadership Training for the Aviation industry, at 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.

April 2016
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.

2016 SILVER Stevie® Winner - Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards

February 2016
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

November 2015
“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!

Realistic training within a 737NG Flight Simulator at Flight Experience Singapore

June 2015
RAGAN’s PR Daily Awards 2015 – Honorable Mention

We are named as Honorable Mention in the category “Best Online Newsroom” for our See the winner Coca-Cola and other finalists here.

RAGAN's PR Daily Awards 2015 - Online Newsroom category - Honorable Mention

May 2015
RAGAN’s PR Daily Awards 2015 – Finalist

We are named as a Finalist in the category “Best Online Newsroom” for our See the finalists here.

April 2015
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!

Stevie Awards Asia Pacific 2015 - Bronze Award

December 2014
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!

Media Troika© - integration of Owned Media, Earned Media and Paid Media for successful media outreach and brand building

Media Troika© – Earned, Owned and Paid Media Strategy

November 2014
Shorty Awards Entry

Our news and PR outreach platform,, 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!

Shorty Awards to honor social media for brands and agencies - our participation

November 2014
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.

September 2014
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.

Dot Zen 2.0 Book by Seamus Phan

June 2014
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).

May 2014
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.

Oct 2008
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.

Dec 2005
McGallen & Bolden USA moved to Nevada

We moved our USA corporation from Delaware to Nevada.

Apr 2004
McGallen & Bolden expanded Book Distribution to Australia and Malaysia

With the launch of our business book “Dot Zen” and health and fitness book “This Body This Life“, we expanded our book distribution through distribution partners to Malaysia and Australia.

Dec 2003
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.

Dot Zen book

Jan 2003
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.

Intelligent20 Finalist

Apr 2002
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.

Nov 1999
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.

Sendmail mail server security development (originally on Cobalt Qube)

NetJanus® email security server project

Jun 1998
Launch of our first Java Applet

As a pioneering Web developer, we developed with our Russian partner in Novosibirsk, our first Java applet for the Web. Known as JAEM (Java Applet Expanded Menu, or you could call it “Just Another Expanded Menu”), the applet provided a drop-down menu feature for the rather primitive Web then, when CSS and Javascript were non-existent.

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.