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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Headstrong

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.

November 30, 2011, 11:41 am

Five for Asia

This is the third in a series of 32 posts—each one a section from Euro RSCG Worldwide PR’s “The Big Little Book of Nexts,” which in total features more than 150 sightings for 2012. It’s the biggest, most robust annual trends report ever from @erwwpr CEO Marian Salzman and her trendspotting team. … [continue reading... ]

November 29, 2011, 10:44 am

Five for Africa

This is the second in a series of 32 posts—each one a section from Euro RSCG Worldwide PR’s “The Big Little Book of Nexts,” which in total features more than 150 sightings for 2012. It’s the biggest, most robust annual trends report ever from @erwwpr CEO Marian Salzman and her trendspotting team. … [continue reading... ]

November 28, 2011, 10:34 am

Five for Advertising

This is the first in a series of 32 posts—each one a section from Euro RSCG Worldwide PR’s “The Big Little Book of Nexts,” which in total features more than 150 sightings for 2012. It’s the biggest, most robust annual trends report ever from @erwwpr CEO Marian Salzman and her trendspotting team. To download the … [continue reading... ]

November 23, 2011, 4:14 pm

A Cloudy Forecast for Screenagers

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

In the late ’90s, Douglas Rushkoff’s book Playing the Future introduced the term “screenager”: a teenager who spends a lot of time at a computer screen sending emails and instant messages, downloading music and movies, playing games and cruising around online. Cut to 15 years later, and we are all … [continue reading... ]

November 19, 2011, 11:53 pm

Trendspotting for 2012 and the Graying of the World

Originally posted on CNBC.

As I wrapped up our annual trends research for 2012, I couldn’t help but notice a gray area. Sure, gray is the color of neutrality and winter skies, but it’s also the metaphoric hue for everything from life in a cloud (think mobility, portability and transience) to the graying of our society, … [continue reading... ]

November 15, 2011, 12:21 pm

Penn State Needs a New Game Plan

Originally posted on the Holmes Report.

College is the brand that’s taking a beating these days, as the (de)value of a four-year education is under fire and student loans strangle many. But now the recent news and horror of what happened at Penn State is topping the list. With college football and its fanatical fan base, … [continue reading... ]

November 11, 2011, 10:20 pm

My Latest Preoccupation

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

Ladies and gentlemen of the Preoccupied movement, allow me to redirect your attention to another location, because Wall Street is getting stale (word on the street is it’s getting too cold for you to stay there anyway, and the object of your preoccupation enjoyed a nice … [continue reading... ]

November 7, 2011, 11:46 am

The Future Faces of Hate

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

Since 9/11 (and long before, actually), the world and our nation have been obsessed with a collective hatred of individuals who threaten our ways of life and promote hatred of it. But now that bin Laden, Hussein and Gadhafi are dead, who will be the object of our obscenity-laced scorn … [continue reading... ]

November 4, 2011, 9:35 am

On Brain Blur

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

Everybody’s talking about the inevitable social media fatigue setting in, but I myself am having a wicked case of brain blur. At any given time, my head is filled with ways to solve problems that often have no answer, as in trying to make sense of how to communicate in … [continue reading... ]

November 1, 2011, 11:22 am

Rumors Gone Wild

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

Behold the velocity of change, where technology has enabled a Mach 11 approach to spreading and receiving information. And as an outcome of all this now-or-now business, the rumor mill is not only buzzing but also shouting down the lane. It’s not at all unlike the virus portrayed in the … [continue reading... ]