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.

May 31, 2011, 1:25 am

It’s All a Blur

Originally posted on

In a world gone blurry (work/life, life/work and back again), what’s a PR or marketing professional to do in terms of messaging? Maybe you’ve noticed, as I have, the fantastic confusion pertaining to transparency these days, in an age of SarbOx gone mad. Take my household’s morning routine: We’re big banana eaters, … [continue reading... ]

May 25, 2011, 9:54 pm

Retiring Ronald McDonald

Originally posted on the Holmes Report.

Is Ronald McDonald about to retire his wig? According to the AP, Mr. McDonald, at 48, is in the throes of a mid life crisis. That flame haired icon of a greasy, fries-filled youth may be hitting the highway, and looking for other work … [continue reading... ]

May 13, 2011, 9:51 pm

Beware Brand Obama

Originally posted on the Holmes Report.

Perhaps it’s my choice of profession, but I can’t help and think about Obama and Osama as brands. In our worldview as marketers and PR professionals, when we talk about brands we think about the values brands represents. And the best brands today are not … [continue reading... ]

May 9, 2011, 9:31 am

The Problem with Local

Originally published on

As someone who has made a career of tracking trends, I have not let this whole notion of local gone loco escape my sights. I’ve talked for a while about global going local, due in large part not only to our newfound connectivity on all things social media, but also to our … [continue reading... ]

May 5, 2011, 10:37 am

The Importance of Patch and the Rise of Hyperlocal Media

Originally posted on

We already know the world has gone hyperlocal—from rooftop gardens to online deals for everything from facials near your home to ceviche dinners close to your office on LivingSocial, Groupon and Dealtificate. The media industry is no exception, and right now I’m watching the model as a symbolic nod to where … [continue reading... ]