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.

July 23, 2010, 12:03 am

Headstrong, Part IV: Braininess Re-examined

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

If you’ve seen my recent posts, you know I’ve been thinking about the brain lately. I’m coming up on the three-year anniversary of my craniotomy—for brain tumor surgery—and the milestone has made me think about the brain, how it works, how fragile it is and how digital technology has reshaped … [continue reading... ]

July 22, 2010, 12:20 am

Headstrong, Part III: Second Thoughts About Multitasking

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

I’ve been posting here about my adventures with a brain tumor in 2007, the ways it has changed me and the importance of brain health for all of us. Talking about brain health is part of what comes with 50 being the new 30: We’re all desperate to be young … [continue reading... ]

July 21, 2010, 12:21 am

Headstrong, Part II: The Creative Process

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

I wrote in my last post about my life-changing experience of being diagnosed with a brain tumor and having a craniotomy three years ago to remove it. I was incredibly lucky—my tumor, a meningioma, was in a place the surgeons could reach without disrupting other areas, it was basically benign … [continue reading... ]

July 20, 2010, 1:00 am

Headstrong, Part I: My World Turned Upside Down

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

A little over three years ago, I was flying high. I was chief marketing officer at the ad agency JWT Worldwide. I’d been credited with popularizing the word metrosexual (and spent countless hours obsessing on the next big thing so my tombstone didn’t say “commercialized metrosexual man”), and my annual … [continue reading... ]

July 19, 2010, 10:53 pm

The Surreal Life (and Other Trends)

Originally posted on

I’ve been spotting trends for almost two decades. Trends are hard to figure and harder to tease out. Doing it right means tracking people, social momentum, brands, economies, companies—all in constant motion. But trends also mean business, especially for people in PR; we’ve got to be in and of the culture if … [continue reading... ]

July 9, 2010, 1:30 pm

How Mycasting Is Reshaping Programming and Creation

It’s a truism that hardly bears repeating that technology and the infinite choices it has fostered have turned the old one-to-many communications model on its head. That’s a fact for advertising, where it’s laughable to imagine businesses being able to survive simply by broadcasting their brand messages to captive audiences. It’s a fact for pop … [continue reading... ]