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.

May 7, 2014, 5:07 pm

Crash the Gates: The New Route to Success for Graduates and Everyone Else

Originally posted on

The career path many of us grew up with—find a big company, get your foot in the door, play by the rules, work long and hard, climb patiently up the ladders, and make nice with all the gatekeepers—is crumbling. So why should graduates, or anyone else, waste time … [continue reading... ]

February 10, 2014, 9:49 am

Crash the Gate: What the Class of 2014 Needs to Know About the New Route to Success

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

It’s 2014, and yet moldy old formulas for career success are lingering well past their expiration dates. But as I’m planning to elaborate on in a commencement speech I’ll be giving later this year, I finally see an end to that antiquated career path (find a … [continue reading... ]

January 13, 2014, 9:28 am

Here’s Looking at You/Me/We in 2014

Originally posted on

What strikes you most about movies and TV shows from just a few years back? For me: the phones. Until about five years ago, most people had flip phones (mine was a T-Mobile special, very age-inappropriate, but it worked) and used them only occasionally, just for just talking … [continue reading... ]

August 14, 2013, 11:55 am

Mr. Bezos Goes to Washington

[Originally posted on]

What would you do if you had a billion dollars? David Geffen invests in fine art. Larry Ellison races yachts. Sergey Brin develops synthetic meat. Richard Branson buys anything that qualifies as an absurd purchase. And Walt Disney is rumored to have underwritten his own cryogenic eternity. … [continue reading... ]

February 1, 2013, 9:01 am

What Does Lance Armstrong’s Scandal Teach Us About Personal Branding?

Originally posted on

Even though Lance Armstrong has been in the news for months—the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s incriminatory report was released in early October, though speculation was raging well before that—he’s really just at the beginning of his problems. From a crisis management and personal branding standpoint, he has a long road … [continue reading... ]

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... ]

July 16, 2012, 9:01 am

Have a Heart

Originally posted on @erwwpr’s flagship blog.

This is the first in a series of 10 posts about different aspects of CEO branding.

“If Acme Widgets Corporation were a person, what sort of person would it be? How would you describe the looks, the personality and the style of that person?” Anyone who has attended consumer focus groups … [continue reading... ]

June 29, 2011, 10:15 am

Feeling Stressed?

Originally posted on Fuel the Future.

It’s hard not to feel stressed, and all the time. For starters, there’s global weirding and the many unknowns (and knowns!) of the economy. As PR people, life moves so fast because of how quickly media is changing; what exactly is news today, and how can we possibly keep a … [continue reading... ]

December 10, 2010, 5:00 pm

Who's in Control?

This is the tenth in a series of 12 posts expounding on the 2011 forecasts in the annual trends report from Salzman, president of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR and an internationally respected trendspotter.

Remember “The Gong Show,” where there was the loud bonnnnnng to save contestants from catastrophe’s bottomless pit? Hello, Central Casting…. Has anybody … [continue reading... ]