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.

October 26, 2012, 9:01 am

PR and Innovation: It’s Complicated

Originally posted on

This is the third in a series of three posts that will discuss what I see as a PR émigré managing in a world where evolution meets revolution.

It is in our hands, we read about it daily, it is going to define the current decade, and each of us (if … [continue reading... ]

October 25, 2012, 9:01 am

Making Places and Brands

Originally posted on

This is the second in a series of three posts that will discuss what I see as a PR émigré managing in a world where evolution meets revolution.

Some cities always attract the limelight. New York and Paris have rich pasts full of historic events and interesting people that will always … [continue reading... ]

October 24, 2012, 2:57 pm

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October 24, 2012, 9:01 am

Next Year’s News

Originally posted on

This is the first in a series of three posts that will discuss what I see as a PR émigré managing in a world where evolution meets revolution.

You’ve heard it said that the future is now. That’s much closer to the truth than it was even a half-decade … [continue reading... ]

October 22, 2012, 12:02 pm

Small Is Big: SmugMug, King of Shaves and More

[Originally posted on]

The words “business” and “business leader” often conjure up Dow Jones–size companies and the big names who lead them. We’re almost as fascinated by stars of big business as by stars of the big screen. And why not? A recent Forbes article pleading “Bring Back the Celebrity CEO” … [continue reading... ]

October 19, 2012, 11:12 am

Do People Make Places?

Originally posted on

In our ever more digitized and virtual world, the centers of power are shifting. It’s not about establishment capitals anymore but innovative up-and-comers, where a critical mass of creativity is bringing about rapid-fire change, along with a good quality of life and a sense of like-minded community.

Some … [continue reading... ]

October 17, 2012, 10:11 am

You Are the Company You Keep

Originally posted on

Personal branding is the name of the game these days, and in our age of radical transparency it is informed not just by how you present yourself but also by the people you associate with. Just as product- and service-based brands have to choose their celebrity ambassadors carefully, individuals looking to up … [continue reading... ]

October 11, 2012, 9:40 am

You Are What Your Card Says

Originally posted on

How important is the label you wear at work, the one that comes behind your name and serves as a descriptor? Whether that descriptor is internal marketing, external marketing, ego food or the line item in your daily life that inspires you, the answer is that it’s extremely … [continue reading... ]

October 4, 2012, 10:16 pm

Bumper Sticker Branding

Originally posted on

We can talk all we want about Twitter followers and Klout scores, but in this age of “everything communicates,” some of the strongest personal branding is still low-tech and old-school (pun intended): college bumper stickers and sweatshirts.

Putting educational brands, from universities on down to grade schools (even—say it ain’t so—nursery schools), on … [continue reading... ]

October 3, 2012, 8:57 am

Turning “Across the World” into “Down the Street”

Originally posted on @havaspr’s flagship blog.

It wasn’t that long ago that distance actually meant something. We all thought of countries across the ocean as exotic places where anything was possible. Sure, we heard stories about other cultures from TV, newspapers and National Geographic, but for all we knew everyone on the other side of the … [continue reading... ]