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.

March 21, 2012, 2:54 pm

The New Quarterlife Crisis

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

Now that the recession has retreated just a bit from American shores, we’re being allowed a better look at its aftermath. To be frank, it’s not pretty, especially for millennials and their parents. Many of the latter co-signed on student loans and must cope with the loss … [continue reading... ]

March 14, 2012, 12:08 pm

A Divided Union

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

It was always a lofty idea, maybe too good to be true.

As it was conceived, the European Union would unite a growing body of member states with a web of treaties and a single currency—a kind of dollar for the United States of Europe. This currency would be a shared … [continue reading... ]

March 9, 2012, 9:00 am

From Hyperlocal, with Love

Originally posted on the blog of the Fairfield County Public Relations Association.

We are living in a hyperlocal world, and we should all be hyperlocal girls (and boys). I’ve talked at length about hyperlocalism through the lens of the media—in today’s newscrafting climate, local outlets such as Patch and all our social networks are trumping the … [continue reading... ]

March 8, 2012, 9:00 am

A New Lease on the American Dream

Originally posted on

I hate being right when dire trends that I forecast happen. In this case, I’m afraid I have been right on the perils of homeownership ever since I forecast a “prime crisis” in 2008. This year is shaping up grimly to be the year that two big American … [continue reading... ]

March 2, 2012, 10:18 am

What Facebook Timeline Means for Brands

Originally posted on

It seems fitting that the story broke on Leap Day of Facebook launching its Timeline pages for brands and businesses—since I see the offering as a giant leap forward for how brands can embody their Facebook profiles and interact with their fans on this hugely important social media platform. … [continue reading... ]