Looking back:

1. These are The Economist’s best books of 2022 (The Economist)

Their subjects include financial scandals, a witness to the Holocaust and cell theory.

2. Year in Search (Google)

See what Google Trends reveal about the questions we shared, the people who inspired us, and the moments that captured the world’s attention each year.

3. Reuters 2022 Year in Review (Reuters)

As 2022 draws to a close, explore Reuters’ round-up of news stories that dominated the year

4. The best films of 2022 (The Economist)

As well as Hollywood blockbusters, this year’s list includes French, Indian, Iranian, Irish and Swedish movies

5. 2022 year in review: Top business topics (TechTarget)

The business world saw changes in 2022. Themes — such as the rise and fall of cryptocurrency, changes to social media and navigating employment — are all included in this review.

6. 2022: The Year in Review (National Geographic)

Pictures, discoveries, stories, wildlife photos, night sky, travel photos… of the year.

7. Top CPD Blog Posts of 2022 (USC CPD)

Didn’t catch every CPD Blog post this year? Check out these pieces, which are among the most-read in 2022. Topics range from metaverse and information warfare to mega-events and city diplomacy.

8. How to understand 2022 in memes (The Economist)

What distracted The Economist this year?

9. 2022’s unlikely economic winners (The Economist)

Which countries performed best and worst this year?

10. 2022’s Most Impactful Visuals (GettyImages)

We opened 2022 with growing atrocities in Ukraine—from global conflicts to critical elections, this year had a significant impact on the world’s morale. Despite this, the resiliency of the human spirit was on full display. People stood up for change while preserving their mental health. Athletes fought for their wins and their rights. Entertainment provided a spectacular yet blissful escape for everyone. Getty Images photographers, videographers, and editors caught these authentic moments through their work—and you can see how they influenced searches on Getty Images creative assets throughout the year with our

11. 2022: the year in review (The Economist)

Our editor-in-chief and senior editors look back on the most important events of the year and their impact on economies, politics and societies around the world.


Looking forward:

1. 13 predictions for tech platforms in 2023 (The Verge)

From controversy over AI to a Supreme Court ruling on moderation. Plus, what we got wrong about 2022.

2. 32 Predictions for Social Media Marketing in 2023 (Social Media Today)

With all that’s going on, it’s difficult to predict what might be coming next, but we’ll give it a shot, with our 2023 predictions for each of the major social apps.

3. Infographic Design Trends for 2023 (Social Media Today)

The team from Venngage have put together a new overview of key visual trends in infographics, and how you could look to present your data in the new year. The trend notes incorporate several key design updates that you’ve likely noticed of late, including Spotify’s festival flyer format for its year-in-review listings.

4. After a dreadful year for tech firms, who will thrive in 2023? (The Economist)

The big players look set to benefit the most.

5. What’s Next 2023 Trend Report (TikTok)

Today we’re launching the TikTok What’s Next Report 2023, our third annual trend forecast, designed to help marketers understand how consumers’ wants and needs will change in the upcoming year and what that will mean for their strategies, both on and off of TikTok. From fun to functional, this new report will focus on unpacking long-term TikTok-first cultural forces, the underlying signals that show how each of these come to life, and the implications for brands to succeed on the platform