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Peek into the content marketing crystal ball and see what industry experts predict for the new year, according to a Curata infographic.

"In 2016, content marketing exits its crazy college years. Grows up. Gets a real job. Pays its own bills," states Ann Handley, author of Content Rules and Everybody Writes.

Companies will increase their investments in content marketing. "As they continue to refine their strategy, they will see this investment pay off through a higher number of sales-ready leads," predicts Curata.

This year, we will also see more varieties of content. "Interactive content will play an important role in content marketing as we strive for greater engagement and keep visitors on our site," states Ian Cleary, founder of Razor Social.

To read more predictions about content marketing in 2016 from content marketing experts like Arnie Kuenn, Marcus Sheridan, Michael Gerard, David Meerman Scott, Carla Johnson, Pam Didner, Doug Kessler, and Pawan Deshpande, check out the infographic.

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