Being a Man: The Metrosexual Era a Decade On

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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.

September 27, 2011, 11:01 pm

The Late-Night Woes of RFP Crafting in a 140-Character (or Less) World

Originally posted on Euro RSCG’s Social Life and Social Media blog.

I am on page 60-something of the latest and greatest RFP (and no, I can’t tell you from where—it’s confidential, even in this age of radical transparency), and you might surmise that it’s because I ramble and can’t get to the point. … [continue reading... ]

September 21, 2011, 1:41 pm

Heady Romances (But Can They Transcend the Buzz?)

Originally posted on the Holmes Report.

I’m not sure anyone could have predicted the madness—the sheer intensity of the late-summer romance between fast-fashion-hungry shoppers and Missoni’s line for Target. From Manhattan to Memphis, the blink-and-it-was-gone pop-up collection from the Italian luxury goods maker was a hit beyond Target’s wildest dreams—testing the mettle and resourcefulness of fashion-forward … [continue reading... ]

September 13, 2011, 11:13 am

Moved to Action

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

In my travels around the world, I’ve (over)heard a lot of ways for people to say they’ve reached a point of no return with their frustration, feeling so full of stress that they’re stirred from passive acceptance to real action. Some cultures say it’s “the drop that … [continue reading... ]

September 9, 2011, 4:16 pm

Once in a Tech Time

Originally posted on the Holmes Report.

Remember that Talking Heads song “Once in a Lifetime”? It could be the anthem for marketers today struggling to figure out what to do in this techy, techy world. Is the ad biz having the equivalent of a midlife crisis as it searches for ways to reach, … [continue reading... ]

September 1, 2011, 8:27 pm

Watching the Weather Channel Crush It

Originally posted on the Holmes Report.

I never liked the name Irene. Growing up in New Jersey, I had a crazy aunt with that very name, a religious zealot of sorts who would occasionally swoop into our suburban promised land from Brooklyn (when it wasn’t cool) and frighten me with her views. I have a vision … [continue reading... ]