Welcome to Between Calls, your weekly dose of hand-picked stories from the worlds of digital marketing, wellness & science. Blending commerce, consciousness & curiosity between calls brings you insights to make you think & think again.

In today’s edition, we dive into strategies for retail brands to succeed in an year round shopping & deals environment. Next we explore the fragrant world of aromatherapy and it’s significance in today’s context. And finally we venture into the intriguing concept of the butterfly effect, a phenomenon that stretches across realms of causality and consequence. So today we have retail strategies, aromatherapy and the butterfly effect. Happy reading!

Kabir Says –

“Ever wonder if a butterfly in Brazil choosing a sunflower over the rose might be the secret behind a retailer’s booming shopping season? The universe is aromatic and unpredictable.”


Shop But Don’t Drop

When was the last time you did not find a sale on some brand or another ? There used to be a time when we had a defined shopping season but that doesn’t exist anymore. In its place is a never-ending cycle of peak shopping moments. From monthly double-digit sale days to annual festivals like Diwali & Ramadan, there’s always a reason to shop. What makes this transformation even more intriguing is that traditional strategies such as offering deeper discounts are no longer the guaranteed path to success. In fact a significant portion of planned shopping during these peak moments often remains incomplete since consumers aren’t sure if they’d get better deals at some other time.

This article discusses five levers that drive confident purchase decisions and their potential to be as impactful as traditional discounts. It also provides a roadmap for applying these levers effectively on relevant platforms. As peak shopping moments continue to redefine the retail calendar around us understanding these strategies becomes critical for retailers to flourish.


Aromas For Therapy

Have you ever noticed how a particular scent can instantly transport you back in time or evoke powerful emotions? Aromatherapists have harnessed this age old power of scents for over 6000 years. This approach to well-being utilizes the potential of essential oils and aromatic compounds from plants to promote healing and relaxation. While often misunderstood to be just about pleasant scents aromatherapy is a holistic approach to wellness that has stood the test of time.

It involves the inhalation or topical application of essential oils each with its unique set of benefits. When inhaled, these oils stimulate the olfactory system, influencing emotions, stress levels and more. When applied topically they can offer relief from various physical ailments. This piece explores the world of aromatherapy from its origins, applications to the science behind its effectiveness. Whether you are looking for relief from stress, pain or you are simply interested in exploring the benefits of essential oils, this guide will provide you with the information you need to get started.


The Butterfly Effect

A butterfly flaps its wings, a small breeze stirs, a leaf falls from a tree, a gust of wind picks up sending the leaf tumbling through the air. It lands on a power line causing a short circuit. The power goes out plunging a city into darkness. This is the butterfly effect in action. It’s the idea that even the smallest of actions can have far-reaching consequences. This powerful mental model often misinterpreted and oversimplified stands as a testament to the complexity of our universe.

This article dives into the heart of the butterfly effect, peeling back the layers of its origin and understanding. It starts from Edward Lorenz who unveiled its significance and extends to its applications in the realms of economics and business strategy. Contrary to common belief the butterfly effect is not a mere leverage, it’s a profound lens through which we can ponder about the intricate web of causality in our world. This piece is intended for all the curious minds who want to grasp the profound implications of seemingly inconsequential actions.


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