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.

January 30, 2010, 11:55 am

The Power of One Young World

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

Every generation assumes it has been handed the world’s problems because the one that preceded it didn’t quite master the agenda. In the rebellious 1960s, the baby boomers demonstrated noisily against established powers and ideas. But in the case of today’s energetic and engaged 20-somethings—the Real-Time Generation—I think assuming responsibility … [continue reading... ]

January 29, 2010, 10:36 am

The Key to Happiness

Originally posted on

Much has been written about the study published in Science last month that ranked the happiest states in the U.S. Economists Andrew J. Oswald of the University of Warwick in England and Stephen Wu of Hamilton College in New York analyzed data from 1.3 million Americans in all 50 states and the … [continue reading... ]

January 28, 2010, 11:07 am

Generation Real-Time

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

A few years ago I was publicly fretting over the arrival of millennials—young people in the generation after X—in the workplace. I described how these new adults would bring with them a sense of entitlement, a need for constant praise, a habit of multitasking to the point of distraction and … [continue reading... ]

January 27, 2010, 12:55 pm

How Young People Are Changing Multinationals

Originally posted on

“Multinational corporations have too much power.” It’s a meme that has been around since the Vietnam era, when bra-burning, festival-going hippies chanted about the evil deeds of “the corporations.” Today, however, it’s no radical fringe expressing the view, and it’s no simplistic view they’re expressing.

In the newly released Global Youth Study, 64 … [continue reading... ]

January 25, 2010, 8:45 pm

Change We Can Believe In?

Originally posted on

If I had to pick a single symbol of American politics in 2010, it would be the Tea Party, the movement of vitriolic conservative protests that started on tax day last year. Inspired by the Boston Tea Party (“no taxation without representation”), it criticizes big government, the stimulus package, increases in the … [continue reading... ]

January 22, 2010, 8:05 pm

Bash, Bash and More Bash

Originally posted on

I’ve been watching the trend of mobmedia for some time now—it’s one of my top 10 trends for 2010—but it really hit home for me last week. I got a vicious, hateful (hate being the operative word) phone call, possibly from someone I know. I’ve done a number of TV appearances in … [continue reading... ]

January 20, 2010, 11:03 am

Local Is the New Global

Originally posted on

A few weeks ago, The Independent published an interview with me under the headline “Local Will Be the New Global.” I told their reporter that I read several print newspapers on my morning commute, including my hometown paper, the Stamford Advocate. I read it partly for the restaurant reviews and advertising, things … [continue reading... ]

January 18, 2010, 10:57 am

Is Connecticut the New Illinois?

Originally posted on

A little over a year ago, I was arguing that Illinois was the new trend capital. Trendspotters like me had looked at New York and L.A. to death, and the time had come to look at the Midwest. Illinois is, after all, the state that gave us Oprah and Obama. Its residents … [continue reading... ]

January 3, 2010, 12:11 am

Looking (Back) into the Future

Originally posted on

In my last post I shared The Futurist magazine’s top trend forecasts for 2010 and beyond. Admittedly, some of it seems a little out-there, from brain-to-brain telepathy to extraterrestrial life.

But one person’s science fiction is another person’s getting to the future first. The Futurist has a compelling track record—its editors have been … [continue reading... ]

January 2, 2010, 9:56 pm

Looking into the Future

Originally posted on

We’ve just spent the past week counting the days, hours and minutes until we could finally put the last decade behind us, but many of us have been looking toward 2010 for months. This will be a year in which social media continues its reinvention of all facets of global society, and … [continue reading... ]