From virtual reality to the (evil?) genius of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, it’s been quite a year.

As you sit by a crackling fireplace, stomach still full of Christmas cookies, latkes, and hot chocolate, you may begin to reflect on the year that’s brought you here — and what’s to come in 2017.

In the content marketing world, there’s been no dearth of interesting and exciting developments over the past 12 months — so we’ve decided to round up our favorite blog posts of the past year. From epic listicles to in-depth reports on emergent technology, enjoy our 10 best reads of 2016. We’ll see you in the new year!

1. Find out what articles had everyone talking this year.

The 100 Most Shared Headlines of 2016

2. By defining and tracking essential metrics, content marketing can become a great indicator of the success of your online presence.

The 31 Content Marketing Metrics That Actually Matter

3. Donald Trump’s campaign may seem unprecedented, but the marketing tricks used to shape his presidential brand are anything but revolutionary.

The Branded Presidential Campaign: Is Donald Trump a Marketing Genius?

4. The Democratic nominee grapples with her own symbolic significance.

Hillary Clinton is the New Face of the Feminist Brand — But Does She Want to Be?

5. Is your startup shopping for a city to call home? Here are a few things to consider.

7 Defining Characteristics of the “Startup-Friendly City”

6. Catch consumers’ eyes in a 140-character world.

These 9 Ads Prove the Power of Clever Copy

7. Bring your brand to life.

5 Surefire Ways to Engage Consumers With Experiential Marketing

8. What does constant connectivity mean for marketers?

The Branded Internet of Things

9. Brands are enamored with VR’s storytelling capabilities.

10 Ways Marketers Will Use Virtual Reality in the Next 5 Years

10. Content marketers, take note: these strategies for 2017 should top your list of New Year’s resolutions.

17 Content Marketing Trends on the Horizon for 2017

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Author Hilary Krutt

A graduate of Dartmouth College, Hilary joined L&T after several years in the publishing industry at Simon & Schuster. As a member of the editorial board for the Off the Shelf book blog, her writing has been featured on the Huffington Post, among other major publications. At L&T, Hilary manages content quality and production, collaborating directly with writers, content managers, and clients to ensure every piece we write hits the mark every time. In her free time, Hilary is an avid reader and live music enthusiast. She hails from Boston but currently calls Brooklyn home.

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