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 23, 2013, 11:04 pm

We’ll All Be Having a Hacking New Year

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

Even after two decades of successfully forecasting spot-on international trends for consumers and corporations, I didn’t see coming what I refer to as the Year of the Everyday Trendspotter (aka 2013). It’s so easy to do up-to-the-minute searches and publish in real time online that … [continue reading... ]

March 22, 2013, 9:19 am

Why Are Entrepreneurs Nearly Always Sexier Than CEOs?

Originally posted on Forbes.com.

It used to be that receiving a CEO title—and the corner office and tufted-leather sofa that came with it—was the acme of professional success. It was the recognition of a lifetime of hard work, of moving up the ranks, of following the path to its pinnacle. Once you’d … [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... ]

December 20, 2012, 11:46 pm

The Future of Education: Constant Schooling

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

This is the seventh 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... ]

December 7, 2012, 9:00 am

2013 Living: Austerity with Double-Dip Frugality

Originally posted on the Huffington Post.

This is the third 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, will be published on 12/12/12 and available at 120MBooks.com. Salzman is … [continue reading... ]

October 24, 2012, 9:01 am

Next Year’s News

Originally posted on PRWeek.com.

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 25, 2012, 10:16 am

Be Entrepreneurial (But How Much?)

Originally posted on @erwwpr’s flagship blog.

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

There’s a lot to be said for a CEO who manages to keep things on track with measured stewardship. Even in good times, when the media are all jazzed up with tales of business derring-do, … [continue reading... ]

June 21, 2012, 9:00 am

Are Dads the New Moms?

Originally posted on Euro RSCG’s Social Life and Social Media blog.

If you happen to be home on any given weekday afternoon, you’ve no doubt noticed that there are a whole lot of dads pushing strollers these days while their wives are taking care of business at the office. We all saw the controversy that Time … [continue reading... ]

May 16, 2012, 1:38 pm

Forecasting the Future of Trendspotting

With anything and everything trending on Twitter and with Internet memes sweeping the Web waves faster than we can follow, I can’t help but wonder: Is the business of trendspotting overtrended?

In an age of armchair newscasters, writers and videographers, it’s becoming harder to distill the stuff that will go from small blip to seismic shift … [continue reading... ]