Being a Man: The Metrosexual Era a Decade On

The force behind metrosexual mania in 2003, Marian is now CEO of Havas PR North America, which produced this paper. Click here to read more about how she helped usher the word into pop culture and how what it means to be a man has evolved since then.

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Read Marian's award-winning four-part series from the Huffington Post about the brain (including creativity, collaboration, the information onslaught and the new definition of braininess) here.

February 24, 2009, 2:50 pm

Is the crisis making us smarter and more creative?

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Since the World As We Knew It morphed from Dalí painting to disaster movie last year, there has been a subdued but detectable undertone to the ever-present anxiety. Though many people contemplate the future with fear and dread, a few are feeling excited. The stress is stimulating them, and I don’t mean government … [continue reading... ]

February 18, 2009, 2:51 pm

Using the word “consumer”

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In the lead-up to New York Fashion Week, The Wall Street Journal talked to Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour about the economy’s effect on the fashion industry. “When the editor of Vogue rails against consumerism, the economy must be in a tailspin,” the story’s introduction read. As it turned out, the … [continue reading... ]

February 6, 2009, 2:51 pm

Soured romance in downturn

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What happens to commitments of love in a time of economic angst? Watch the classic film Cabaret, set in 1930s Berlin, for a clue to the mind-set that can occur when romance takes a backseat to survival. The view of love in the song “Money”: “Money makes the world go around… But … [continue reading... ]