Who Drove More Social Media Influence in 2016? 2016 was the year of the influencer. The year in which traditional media was (excuse the phrasing) trumped in so convincing a fashion as to send pollsters and ad makers into hiding, witness protection, or the nearest therapist couch. Whether it be Brexit or the election of Donald Trump, no one in what should now be referred as “legacy advertising” saw this coming. And everyone on social media did….