The power of visuals in marketing and advertising is not the future, it is the present. Ok, technically it's the present AND the future but my point is this is not something that's coming down the road nor is it a trend or a fad for that matter.
In the media business, there are a lot of people who walk into rooms everyday to tell their story. But sometimes, showing your story has a greater impact. Show me, don't tell me (Rush knew this!). Let me explain (ironic, I know!).