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 14, 2014, 1:36 pm

The End of Stuff Envy

Originally posted on

“Shop till you drop.” “He who dies with the most toys wins.” “Greed is good.” Those credos seem as dated now as leg warmers and John Hughes films. They seem like relics not just from the ‘80s but also from an ancient civilization. It’s hard to believe that … [continue reading... ]

February 19, 2013, 9:01 am

2013 Will Be Brutal for CEOs

Originally posted on

I recently came across some survey data that suggests 2013 will be a tough year for CEOs—or, at least, many of them believe that it will be. Now that the economy’s “green shoots” of recovery are starting to bud into potential blossoms, expectations are up in terms of … [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... ]

May 7, 2012, 12:44 pm

Fearing Fear Itself

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

In this election year, I’ve been on fear watch. Folks are fearful of everything from 2012 theories to GMOs to student loans taking over as the No. 1 source of pain for college grads everywhere. A few years ago, I talked at length about the cult … [continue reading... ]

August 30, 2011, 1:48 am

Vacation Complications (Think Generations)

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

Remember that stress-envy thing we were all feeling in the late ’90s? You know, talking about how much we were working, how tired we were and how there were simply not enough hours in the day? We wore our stress with a badge of honor. And there was a cloying … [continue reading... ]

December 6, 2010, 5:00 pm

Yes, We Can…Reinvent Ourselves

This is the sixth 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.

We hear the word “reinventing” applied to systems all the time: reinventing capitalism, reinventing credit options. Reinventing health care, politics, journalism, food, … [continue reading... ]

May 28, 2010, 1:41 pm

Anti-Consumerism Taking Off

Originally posted on

Lately I’ve been encountering more and more gestures that feel anti-consumer. The worst offenders include, unsurprisingly, the airlines. Anyone who has been on a plane in the past decade knows that flying isn’t what it used to be, but recently it seems as if it has turned into nothing less than a … [continue reading... ]

May 26, 2010, 3:43 pm

Bad News from Europe

Originally posted on

The European financial headlines have been nothing but bleak: defaults, a $1 trillion bailout, speculation that the euro might disappear, and discontent and strife in countries from Greece to Germany.

The news is definitely not good, but the tone of the media messaging might be making it seem even worse. SmartMoney warned investors … [continue reading... ]

April 15, 2010, 4:38 pm

The Mind and Mood of Connecticut

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

“Keep the younger generation in the state, provide jobs for the population, send the illegal immigrants back to their countries. We need jobs to provide services to our citizens. With jobs, we can also sustain our present level of living, keep our roads in good repair. Stop the politics. Most … [continue reading... ]

February 16, 2010, 9:15 pm

Rethinking the Presidency

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

President Obama’s latest poll numbers may be decent—a New York Times/CBS News poll found that he has higher approval ratings than the GOP, and that more Americans blame Congress, George W. Bush and Wall Street for our problems than they do him—but we hoped for better than decent from this … [continue reading... ]