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.

PR Professional of the Year and so much more…

Award-winning blogger, brand marketer, public relations executive and social media innovator As featured on CNN, "60 Minutes" and "Good Morning America," and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph (U.K.), The Times (London) and more

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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.

What Others Are Saying

“I think what she has done, her strength, has been to make sense of the chaos.” —Ann Mack, trendspotter, JWT Worldwide

“What’s interesting about what she does is, it’s half art and half science. It’s not something where you can go out and get a degree for it.” —Bob Jeffrey, CEO, JWT

“She’s wonderful at tying it all together—not just looking five years out but making sense of the last 10 years. And it’s the breadth of topics that she can make sense of—technology, environment, business, entertainment—that’s amazing.” —Alison Fahey, publisher and editorial director, Adweek

“She was one of our real stars, generating valuable strategic insights for clients and uncovering trends that captured worldwide interest.” —David Jones, former global chief executive officer of Havas Worldwide

“Marian delivered the keynote address at the 2009 Marketing Week Trends Show in London and was well received. Her outlook on trends certainly opened the eyes of the audience to some new ideas. Though some agreed and some did not, she got us all to thinking and talking about the issues that will impact the marketing world in the future. It was a great to have her insight and be able to hear her thought-provoking ideas. She was marvelous.” —Ron Banks, producer, AlphaQ Ltd.

“Marian is a uniquely inspirational force in her industry. She has a special talent for tuning in to trends and turning them into business opportunities. She also has a heart-warming talent for spotting and nurturing talent in others. She makes things happen with unstinting energy but also with warmth and humor.” —Stuart Harris, professional thinker and writer

“In [the book] Next Now, Salzman and [Ira] Matathia have written the 21st-century playbook for marketers. Every page holds the promise of tomorrow’s next big business idea, as well as the suggested practices for activating key insights today.” —Laurie Coots, chief marketing officer, TBWA\Worldwide

“In [the book] The Future of Men, Marian Salzman unlocks the secrets of marketing specifically to men with the kind of fresh insight and business savvy that proves the phrase ‘If you want to know what a man really wants, ask a woman.’ Anyone looking to transform their business will find not only an entertaining read here, but loads of practical advice.” —Faith Popcorn, trendspotter

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