We are always looking for the latest news in marketing and social to bring you fresh goodness each and every week. Read below about Instagram introducing Shoppable Stories Links, Starbucks’ pledge, the low-down on Instagram Stories Questions and much more.


Oprah Winfrey’s Next Investment: A Healthy Restaurant Chain

Oprah Winfrey is taking a stake in True Food Kitchen, with her investment slated to help it expand across the U.S.

Exclusive: Starbucks to ditch plastic straws by 2020

When Starbucks began developing a new nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee back in 2016, it discovered it had a problem. The allure of the drink was its creamy, frothy top (much like that of a Guinness), but the traditional way to consume cold coffee-through a straw-starts at the bottom.

Instagram’s Making Shopping Tags in Stories Available to More Businesses

Here’s a quick, but relevant, note for Instagram advertisers. This week, at a Facebook Marketing event in NYC, The Social Network confirmed that Instagram will soon be making its Shopping Tags for Stories available to all brands which have enabled shopping on Instagram.

Instagram Introduces New Question Sticker to Instagram Stories – Later Blog

Instagram Stories just got way more interactive with the new question sticker! While we first got wind of the feature last week, according to an announcement from Instagram, question stickers are officially being rolled out on both iOS and Android in version 52 of the app.

So long, jet lag: Delta just partnered with Equinox to banish the travel buzzkill

Delta and fitness club Equinox want to cure jet lag. The two partnered to create Sweatlag, a workout designed to cure your jet lag after flying. You can access the workout for free online or at one of Equinox’s locations.