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.

December 14, 2012, 2:26 pm

What’s Next for an Imperfect World?

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

This is the fifth 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... ]

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... ]

January 19, 2011, 9:01 am

Meet the Gypsetters

Originally posted on

After I named ’70s-inspired looks to my “Hot/Not” list for 2011 (they’re going to be hot), a friend pointed me to a beautiful coffee table book called Gypset Style. I love a blended trend term probably more than most people (I’m still hoping my own “Chindia” will take off as much as … [continue reading... ]

October 6, 2010, 9:38 am

It's All a Blur

Originally posted on

Today, life is one big blur. At home, my office doubles as art gallery, library and dog playroom. In the kitchen, my palette runs more and more toward fusion (anyone else tried chicken with horseradish and curry?). On vacation in coastal Rhode Island this summer, it wasn’t Hurricane Earl we were worried … [continue reading... ]

April 3, 2010, 9:34 am

Why Do Some Celebrities Rise Up?

Originally posted on

I’m very proud that Euro PR counts Wyclef Jean and his nongovernmental organization, Yéle Haiti, among our clients. I’ve been fortunate to work with him on ongoing communications and when he addressed the delegates at the One Young World conference in London in February. As both a collaborator and an observer, I’m … [continue reading... ]

February 17, 2010, 3:17 pm

Bad News Travels Fast

Originally posted on

When British designer Alexander McQueen was found hanged in his London home last Thursday morning, it rocked the fashion world. His suicide, at age 40, was undeniably terrible, and it sparked a powerfully emotional response.

That’s not unusual, but what was distinctive about the response this time was how quickly and efficiently the … [continue reading... ]

February 13, 2010, 8:30 pm

The Power of One

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

There were so many high points of this week’s One Young World summit, which brought nearly 1,000 young people from around the world together in London to address the most challenging issues facing the world today. But if I were asked for one that really stands out, I would say … [continue reading... ]

February 11, 2010, 8:38 pm

Lessons from Legends at One Young World

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

The inaugural One Young World summit under way this week in London is a next-generation Davos: a gathering of hundreds of future leaders from the world’s 192 countries. All under age 30, they’re bringing youthful energy, passion, optimism and creativity to the most challenging issues facing people around the globe … [continue reading... ]

February 11, 2010, 12:53 pm

Social Media Emerges as Community Glue

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

The inaugural One Young World summit that concluded on Wednesday in London wasn’t just a gathering of hundreds of tomorrow’s world leaders. Don’t get me wrong: The energy of the more than 600 delegates from 100-plus countries, the passion of their debates and the progress that their resolutions made toward … [continue reading... ]

February 3, 2010, 12:05 pm

How Young People Are Changing the World

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

The opinions of young adults—which today have solidified into values—are not to be ignored. Not only are people in their 20s powerful voices within their communities, but they’re also consumers. These first adults of the millennial generation (roughly, the people born between 1981 and 2000) are bellwethers for a group … [continue reading... ]