The future of storytelling will be visual and data-driven.

That's according to an infographic (below) from Visual Capitalist.

It explores why visual, data-driven storytelling has been on the rise and why it'll become even more popular in the future.

Specifically, the infographic looks at five trends fueling this shift: information overload; declining trust in media; social media's winner-takes-all dynamics; the changing roles of text and multimedia; and the growing ecosystem for data creators.

Check out the infographic:

The rise of data storytelling infographic 

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Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Media, a marketing agency specializing in content and social media services for tech firms. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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