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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.

January 29, 2013, 12:45 am

Kate Middleton and the Branding of a Duchess

Originally posted on Forbes.com.

In what was undoubtedly old news to anyone who has been paying attention to the British royal family, St. James’s Palace issued an official statement last week to announce that “Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby … [continue reading... ]

January 25, 2013, 9:01 am

Predictions for Thriving in the Near Future

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

This is the final post in a series of 14 expanding on Salzman’s forecasts for 2013 in her annual trends report, a program of global communications group Havas Worldwide. This year’s book, What’s Next? What to Expect in 2013, was published on 12/12/12 and is available at … [continue reading... ]

January 22, 2013, 10:06 am

2013: The Year Fatigue Set In

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

This is the 13th in a series of 14 posts expanding on Salzman’s forecasts for 2013 in her annual trends report, a program of global communications group Havas Worldwide. This year’s book, What’s Next? What to Expect in 2013, was published on 12/12/12 and is available at … [continue reading... ]

January 17, 2013, 11:48 pm

From Bradley to Lena: Personal Branding on the Red Carpet

Originally posted on Forbes.com.

Pleasure and entertainment are probably the main reasons people tuned in to the Golden Globes and its red carpet pre-show on Sunday. It’s safely sanctioned, free fun to see the fashion and hairstyles and the reactions to them. But these events are also fascinating as trend barometers, pointing out what’s … [continue reading... ]

January 15, 2013, 9:01 am

Personal Branding Around Communities and Political Beliefs

Originally posted on Forbes.com.

I recently got a humorous pitch from a real estate agent in New Hampshire, where, he wrote in his email, “there is a theme-branding wave that is part capricious, part serious business.” At first his proposal made me giggle, but then I saw how it reflects the ways in … [continue reading... ]

January 14, 2013, 9:01 am

Reconnecting to Reality with Native Cultures

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

This is the 12th in a series of 14 posts expanding on Salzman’s forecasts for 2013 in her annual trends report, a program of global communications group Havas Worldwide. This year’s book, What’s Next? What to Expect in 2013, was published on 12/12/12 and is available at … [continue reading... ]

January 11, 2013, 9:01 am

The Big Burg Theory

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

This is the 11th in a series of 14 posts expanding on Salzman’s forecasts for 2013 in her annual trends report, a program of global communications group Havas Worldwide. This year’s book, What’s Next? What to Expect in 2013, was published on 12/12/12 and is available at … [continue reading... ]

January 9, 2013, 10:39 am

When Should Branding Begin?

Originally posted on Forbes.com.

I’ve written extensively about brands—personal brands, community brands, conference brands and so on. But I’m certainly not alone. This era is widely regarded as the age of the brand.

But most of the personal branding conversation doesn’t focus on the age at which we begin branding; it focuses more on adults … [continue reading... ]

January 7, 2013, 9:01 am

The Rise of Africa

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

This is the 10th in a series of 14 posts expanding on Salzman’s forecasts for 2013 in her annual trends report, a program of global communications group Havas Worldwide. This year’s book, What’s Next? What to Expect in 2013, was published on 12/12/12 and is available at … [continue reading... ]

January 4, 2013, 9:01 am

What’s Next for Places?

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

This is the ninth in a series of 14 posts expanding on Salzman’s forecasts for 2013 in her annual trends report, a program of global communications group Havas Worldwide. This year’s book, What’s Next? What to Expect in 2013, was published on 12/12/12 and is available … [continue reading... ]