#146: Twinings Tea Trouble, How to Sell Advertising on a Website, an Online Conversion Tool, and BIG Marketing Lesson from Sit N Sleep.

#146: Twinings Tea Trouble, How to Sell Advertising on a Website, an Online Conversion Tool, and BIG Marketing Lesson from Sit N Sleep.

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Once again we have a live studio audience of small business owners in this episode.  First up, Twinings tea are in trouble for replacing Earl Grey tea with a new blend called THE Earl Grey, which many customers apparently strongly dislike.  Reminds me of New Coke – remember that debacle back in the 1980′s?  Public feeling was so strong that within 3 months ‘original’ coke aka Classic Coke was reintroduced and New Coke was abandoned.

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98 Responses

  1. Let me know your opinions about the Twinings Tea decision – do you agree, or disagree with their action to create a new version of Earl Grey, despite it being a best-selling product as it was?

    Regards

    Andrew

  2. Dear Andrew
    Loved the show as always, you have such a great talent of taking the difficult and making it seem easy and of course relevant for my business.
    Now, about the tea! I’m Irish and always hated the OLD Earl Grey. However, I find the new THE Earl Grey tea is delicious and I for one will be consuming heaps of it! So it works for me. However I do agree with you on the marketing front… if it ain’t broke (and it’s making money), don’t fix it!
    Keep up the good work….love it!
    Brian

  3. Brian,

    That’s so interesting to me that you prefer THE Earl Grey. Thanks for letting me know. My wife Luci is a major tea drinker and she was horrified that Twinings changed the old ‘recipe’ for Earl Grey. I’m one of those few Brits that prefers coffee over tea. Shh, don’t tell anyone ;)

    I wonder if you’re in the minority or majority on the Twinings taste test? I guess we’ll see…

    Regards

    Andrew

  4. Andrew,

    I’m glad you brought up the Coca Cola situation, because I can definitely see the same thing happening with Earl Grey. I believe that sometimes, if a company brings in enough revenue/profit from an incredibly popular product, they can afford to attempt new things without any serious monetary consequences. By changing the flavor of Earl Grey the company is testing the waters to see how popular this new product is, and if it will end up bringing in even more revenue than the original. If it doesn’t take off, they can shake hands and simply say, “No harm done, let’s pull out the old recipe and keep on making money from a solid product.”

    Thanks for another great episode!

    Brad

  5. WoW!!
    Very interesting, funny yet very informative video.
    I am new to your show. I really needed something like this. Thanks a lot :) :)

    Adarsh

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  8. Hi
    It is nice show to watch. Its very helpful for the Business people. I know something useful for my job, hereafter i try to watch this continuously. Thank you so much for give me such a good program.

  9. Hi. I asked already but haven’t seen an answer. I’m interested in the UIBC, but not sure if it’s for me. I’ve been building sites for 17 years. So that part of the course might be redundant. I want to build an online business (not necessarily focused on my current field). You say everyone walks out making money. But how much? $1? $1,000? And what about the future? Does the money keep coming in? Thanks.

  10. This is one of the best shows, that I have come across lately..This vedeo is nice and interesting and also useful to me .Also, I like the presentation.I am thinking of seeing all the episodes and making notes.This is a fantastic show..

  11. This is one of the best shows, that I ever seen.This vedeo is nice, interesting and also useful to me .Also, I like the presentation.I will deffenitly see all the episodes and making notes.This is a fantastic show..

  12. The Earl Grey mistake is common among big companies.

    This and other mistakes is covered in an excellent book I cannot recommend highly enough.

    The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout.

    Do yourself a favor and get a copy of this book right away.

  13. I am not a big tea drinker or have I ever tasted
    ” Earl Grey ” tea, but my opinion is they shouldn’t just get rid of the ” Earl Grey ” tea, they should have kept it and then compare this new
    ” The Earl Grey ” tea for a period intime, sales does demonstrate how the market view a product after marketing, then they would be able to make a solid decision to do away with it.

  14. I really enjoyed watching this show. I found the information interesting, and presented very well. Andrew you are a very approachable person and that serves you well. It seems like big companies often make the mistake of trying to go bigger and new rather than sticking with what got them to where they are in the first place.

  15. i like this video.I found the information interesting.also useful to me.I will deffenitly see all the episodes and making notes.This is a fantastic show..this company changing the flavor of Earl Grey the company is testing the waters to see how popular this new product is, and if it will end up bringing in even more revenue than the original.Thank you so much for give me such a good program.

  16. I think the old Earl Gray is boring and never buy it. I buy all their other teas. It tastes too little and is not exciting like the new tastes… I drink 6 cups of tea every day and I think Twinings is doing a good thing. The sale has probably dropped steadily over the years, so why not switch it to something more exciting that more pople will buy? If they don’t earn money on an old brand, why keep it?

  17. Bryan Waldon Pope says:

    What are the chances Twinings and Coke are smarter than we think? Both have received HUGE publicity over their seemingly poor moves. How many people just like you are sharing this story with their audiences? I had never even heard of Twinings (I’m not a tea drinker). Now I have…thanks to you. (And I’m sure Twinings is thanking you, too.)

  18. awsum video.. very funny at the same time it was informative too. too good it is :) .
    expecting many videos like this guys.

  19. The marketing and advertising tips are really going to help me out in the long run. It’s really hard to find good decent help on obscure subjects like this, I’m glad I can come to this website and get exactly what I need.

  20. Bruce Brodeen says:

    I LOVE the idea behind messing things up w/ the marketing of OLD Earl Grey. Controversy grabs attention and there’s no shake-ups going on tea front so *why not* light up their base and see what happens.

    You “British Folks” aren’t going anywhere w/ your tea drinking habits anyway, right?! ;-P

    Soo, I love the boldness of the whole campaign and decision making here – Jolly Good for them! It has their core audience getting lit up about their passions, talking amongst each other and creating a call to arms.

    Yeah, it’s a bit of a risk, but I think they know what they’re doing.

    With the hotel site, VERY funny timing. I was just down in the area featured on your screen shot a few days ago….Buena Vista, Colorado camping with my family and climbing a few *thirteeners* – not a ‘fourteener’, though, which requires a lot of planning before attempting… very good points regarding example and keeping things simple….

  21. This was both useful and extremely funny. I roared with laughter. My opinion on the new Earl Grey? “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” as we Yanks say. Or if you fix it, make an entirely new version. (I also LOVE Earl Grey and am horrified they would change it).

  22. Enjoyed watching this video. Andrew is great. These tips are very helpful for marketing and business owners. Really appreciate the efforts.

  23. this show is really really good…keep on posting..v v informative…loved it:):)

  24. SARAVANA KUMAR says:

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  25. this show is really good and superb.

  26. Great show as always, Andrew!
    I’m interested in the UIBC, but I’m on a very tight budget. If I go, how much will I need to plan on spending for things like a merchant account or other stuff that I don’t even know exists but which will turn out to be a sine qua non for getting an internet business up and running?
    I’m also very interested in reading your answer to Rafi’s question about what sort of immediate returns UIBC students get (I’m particularly interested in the low end).
    Many thanks for all the great information you so generously dispense episode after episode!

  27. PRASHANT YADAV says:

    Andrew is very great person. His tips are very helpful for business owners. Really appreciate the efforts made by him. Many thanks for all the great information.

  28. Excellent video. Very educational and funny. I will definitely watch more. As for Twinings, I am not a tea drinker but I have heard of Earl Grey and was surprised to find out that they changed it. But everybody makes mistakes. The important thing to me is the recovery.

  29. This video was so helpful and on top of that – funny! I for one am extremely thankful I was directed this way just for the online conversion website. I have used these before, but never one with that many options! Thanks Andrew!. Also, the tips on email/inbox clean up were enlightening! I should really start trying to keep my inbox clean and making another folder to just put everything in will be really useful. The online marketing advertising info was great also. I don’t have my own website yet, but that helped clear a little but of the marketing questions up! Thanks again, Andrew. I’m glad I found you. :)

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  31. this is the video for help your business increase and complete your business goals.

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    The marketing and advertising tips are really going to help me out in the long run. It’s really hard to find good decent help on obscure subjects like this, I’m glad I can come to this website and get exactly what I need.

  33. I’m not sure how I fully feel about the change in tea. I’m not a fan of hot tea, but it seems anytime a product changes there is a major problem with it. So I think it should probably switch back just to get people to stop complaining and offer the new blend as Earl Grey 2 or something along the lines of that. The bootcamp sounds rather interesting though, I need to work on making websites and it sounds like it would be extremely helpful.

  34. The marketing and advertising tips are really going to help me out in the long run.I’m not sure how I fully feel about the change in tea.

  35. This video is good

  36. This a a very good video and its a very helpful for those people who interest in the marketing. I am confident that most of people like it very much.

  37. Rafi and Kay,

    Thanks for your internet in the Ultimate Internet Boot Camp. It’s important to understand that it’s not about a specific dollar figure earned while you’re at the bootcamp, it’s about the fact that you create a SYSTEM that’s proven to make money. Why? Because the 5 day program is the START of your Internet business. You WILL need to continue to work on it after the event in order to generate serious income.

    There’s no merchant account required (we use PayPal), and of course the marketing components are more important than the site you build.

    Again, any business worth doing well takes time to build. What we’re proud of is the fact that EVERY student leaves with a business that generates AT LEAST $1 from the outside world, and then you build on that.

    If you’re looking to generate thousands within a week, I don’t know of any Internet business that you can do that with from scratch. However, if you want to start the process of building a profitable business that will continue to grow in the weeks, months, and years after UIBC (as long as you don’t neglect it), then UIBC can fulfill that for you.

    Regards

    Andrew

  38. This website gives good tips to entrepreneurs,I didnt know that such a site existed.I have always wondered about to do certain things,now I know where to go.what a good video? sorry am not really a tea fun.

  39. Love the Nifty Clicks tip/website, as well as the highlighted TV ad….Thanks, Andrew!

  40. It is amazing to me that a company as old as Twining’s would change the formula of one of its oldest and most successful products. Thank you Andrew- You remind us once again that the heart of good business is giving people want they want-not want we THINK they want! The show was entertaining and educational!

  41. Andrew,

    I’m glad you brought up the Coca Cola situation, because I can definitely see the same thing happening with Earl Grey. I believe that sometimes, if a company brings in enough revenue/profit from an incredibly popular product, they can afford to attempt new things without any serious monetary consequences

  42. Rahul Tibrewal says:

    It is nice and interesting and also “useful”. This is one of the best shows, that I have come across lately. .This is a fantastic show..this company changing the flavor of Earl Grey the company is testing the waters to see how popular this new product is, and if it will end up bringing in even more revenue than the original

  43. This is an amazing ! We absolutely enjoyed every minute of it: As almost anything on Art is welcome as far as I’m concerned, I watched it with enthusiasm, scholarship and wit perhaps. The message here seemed to be that if you want to get ahead in business, think big. Don’t be happy with losing just a few million. Lose hundreds of millions. Or preferably, don’t think at all. By this we can change our product for increase in sell. it was a nice video really feel good by viewing it.

  44. i really liked watching this video. and it really helps people who are interested in marketing. Many thanks fro the information

  45. This is a very good video with sum fun . it helps me a lot . it is very useful to me in my carrier of business. it has given me very good tips such that i am happy on watching this video. thank u very much for the information.

  46. The video makes real sense. Really good presentation which holds up that the need and requirement of customer counts than the decision of any management to change the product. Thank you for this great information. Sure to watch other episodes.

  47. WOW, Its a wonderful video. This is one of the best videos i had ever seen.This video is very useful for me in my career. No more words to express my joy in watching this

  48. The introduction to the video is so nice and attractive and the presenter makes it very interesting to watch. The informative things in this gives you lot of insight without giving a docu-drama feel to it. As far as the topics are related they are very good and encourage people to have a viewpoint and participate.

  49. Bruce Dudley says:

    The Earl Grey thing was just common sense. Luck is a funny guy and entertaining but not much useful info here for anyone. Crenshaws email idea is good but I think most people already do that. The internet ad advice was fairly good.

  50. tersa gazzard says:

    will definally be coming back for future episodes was very interested in the show diod not know it exsited now i do will definally be coming back for more info

  51. Intresting video .. It is a just a sample of ideas in this video .. Waiting for some more tips like this .. thanks for giving this video with certain sense of humour , loved it

  52. This video shows a great idea and motivates people to become a entrepreneur. It explains on how a business website would be useful.

  53. First of all thank you for great information. This video makes real sense. Really nice presentation which holds up that the need and requirement of customer counts than the decision of any management to change the product. It is very useful to me in my carrier of business.

  54. Since it is aledged that the British drink warm beer, how could they possibly have any taste for teas – new or old??

  55. What a good looking audience that you had there :)

    But I must say I find my self having to block the visuals of the sweat and skin every time I jump into bed.

    I guess they definitely got their message across. I have already started thinking on how I can do something like that for the impact in my marketing.

    Thanks for all the ideas and information. Awesome show :)

  56. The Brits are the tea experts! If they like Earl Grey, they should drink Earl Grey.
    Myself, I am a Red Rose Tea drinker – only available in Canada you know – pity!.
    I would be very upset if they changed the tea I like.
    I agree with you….if something works, don’t mess with it.
    I really like your show Andrew. Thank you.

  57. I can’t get # 145 and 146 to play. What’s up?

  58. He was bored and was looking for an interesting article to read. Thanks for a wonderful reading. Will visit your page happy again.

  59. The show is mind-blowing. I feel the show is very entertaining and educational at the same time. A very very rare combination in todays age. The anchor of the show is phenomenal to say the least. His dialogue delivery and presentation are top notch. I will definetely follow all the eisodes without fail.

  60. Really nice concept,
    wish i was one sitting in the front row and clapping :) keep it up andrew!!
    best regards

  61. wow how nice to see such a humorous presentation.I really miss to be there . Sir are you really conducting any tutorials on the net ? If so please give the time

  62. Really nice concept,
    wish i was one sitting in the front row and clapping keep it up andrew!!
    best regards

  63. Twinings decision to change Earl Grey is unacceptable in my opinion too. Coke example is perfect for these businessme to learn from. When you achieved something which you can’t, just run with it.

  64. I’m glad to brought up the Coca Cola situation, because I can see the same thing happening with Earl Grey.By changing the flavor of Earl Grey the company is testing the waters to see how popular this new product is, and if it will end up bringing in even more revenue than the original. If it doesn’t take off, they can shake hands and simply say, “No harm done, let’s pull out the old recipe and keep on making money from a solid product.”

  65. andrew lock is very good anchor, and that is the very greatest way to learn people how to sell advertising on a website, with a online conversation tool, I am also a regular tea drinker, and many people whom I know are habits of coke and tea. money making idea is impressive . http://www.makemoneyin5.com and http://www.niftyclicks.com is impress me and of course will impress to all.
    thanks

  66. silvy agarwal says:

    this vedio is really very good….it helped me out a lot….i m really thankful…that i got the opportunity to watch this vedio..

  67. this video is quite good and is very helpful for me as i am interested in doing MBA. Thank you for uploading a good video.

  68. SHAIKH AKBAR HOSSAIN says:

    THE VIDEO WAS OVERY GOOD WITH A LOGICAL CONCEPT BUT IF YOU WANT TO CAPTURE THE ASIA MARKET YOU HAVE TO THINK AND INTRODUCE CONCEPT TO CREATE A NEED IN THE MARKET, AS IN INDIA AND THE NIEGHBOUR COUNTRIES FOREIGN MARKET IS ALREADY THERE….BY DOING LOT OF ACTIVITIES LIKE EVENTS THROUGH EDUCATIONAL INTITUTES, ENTERTAINMENT,MEDIA AND OTHER SOURCES TO PROMOTE THEIR BRAD AND PROFIT…….
    “SERVICES IS THE LIFEBLOOD OF ANY ORGANIZATION , EVERYONE FLOWS FROM IT AND IS NOURISHED BY IT , CUSTOMER SERVICE IS NOT A DEPARTMENT……IT’S AN ATTITUDE” WELL IF YOU GOT MY POINT OF VIEW……..’CAUSE IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY THERE ARE COMPETION TO MAKE PROFIT AND STRUGGEL OF POWER TO CONTROLL THE MARKET…….LIKE FRENCH AND BRITISH EMPIRE BEFORE THE FREEDOM OF AMERICA, THE YEAR 1857……..IF UYOU GO THROUGH HISTORY.
    YOUR HOME COUNTRY MARKET BECOMING SATURATED DAY BY DAY AND THIS MARKETS ARE TILL VERGIN.

  69. Valerie Bristow says:

    Ever heard the old saying “don’t fix a good thing if it ain’t broke?” Andrew goes to prove this point while talking about THE Earl Gray Tea swap up. It will be interesting to see what Twining decides to do after hearing feedback about their product tasting like “dish-soap water”. I always learn one new thing while watching this show, and ironically I was looking for a cheap file converter online to purchase and Andrew talks about a FREE converter at http://www.online-convert.com. Another great show! Thanks for all of the neat information! :)

  70. Mary Blumreich says:

    Entertaining, likeable host caught and kept my attention from start to finish. Earl Grey, a classic example of the old “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. I really appreciated the e-mail suggestions that I plan to follow, since I have 17,000 messages in my in box. :( Good information on websites I am interested in. Signed up for future shows.
    Thanks.

  71. Dear Andrew,
    Your presentation is very much impressive and your way of thinking to present the product earl grey was really good. It was a good video.Thank you for this great information. Sure to watch other episodes.

  72. shihabuddeen M says:

    I like this video.It is very interesting.Thank you for uploading such a nice video.

  73. silvy agarwal says:

    this vedio is really very interesting and helpul…i simply loved this vedio….

  74. Dear Andrew,
    I enjoyed the show very much and the information was very helpful. To be honest I never have had the “Earl Grey” before. But after this fabulous show i love to taste the traditional as well as new version of the “Earl Grey” and in my opinion a marketing forecast or survey would be useful so that the we may be able know the demand for the product. The new idea is good but we should check whether the customers will be satisfied with the new product.
    Regards
    Srivishnu.

  75. Really interesting and useful. What I like about the show is that there is a lot of information provided, but in a way that does not make the listener bored. Concerning Earl Grey, I find it absolutely absurd to completely modify such a product without asking for people’s opinion…isn’t the customer always right?
    And I really liked the part on getting advertising on one’s website: suddenly, it all seemed so easy!

  76. nice video.Andrew lock explains about the product in a good way to attract customers.
    The new idea is good but we should check whether the customers will be satisfied with the new product.

  77. Shabeer Musthafa says:

    hey andrew james,
    it is a good idea but you should chek the customer satisfication…nice job..thank you for your information.

  78. heena slathia says:

    woww
    That is really an amazing video.This is going to be very informative show specially for business people.Andrew ,You explain the features of products in better way so as to attract new customers
    LOVE YOUR WORK

  79. heena slathia says:

    wow
    This is an amazing video.Andrew explains products really well so as to attract new customers.I am new comer but i loved this episode

  80. Earl Grey is classic. But the time for a disruptive idea has come. Tea is losing share to coffee at a rapid pace and Twinnings knows this.

  81. After watching the first episode and now this video, Its definitely sure that there is real value in these videos. As an entrepreneur myself, I’m glad to find this website…And Andrew is superb…Professional work is exhibited all around….

  82. i think this video is very interesting. Its definitely sure that there is real value in these videos. As an entrepreneur myself, I’m glad to find this website…every body feel very good or excellent when viewing this video

  83. I really like the show. Well presented and funny. Lots of great information shared in a short time. I will definitely be watching more! Keep up the great work!

  84. Very funny guy and provides informative and helpful information. Will definitely watch more of his videos and visit the website too.

  85. Nilesh patel says:

    Enjoyed watching this video. Andrew is great. These tips are very helpful for marketing and business owners. Really appreciate the efforts.
    It is great to know about such a show.I really like the show. Well presented and funny. Lots of great information shared in a short time

  86. Wow..!! such an awesome show. As Andrew had said i am also going to follow his tips. It was an energetic episode. Helped to boost up my vexed hearts with loads of positive suggestions. Thanks a lot. Was really useful for my carrier.

  87. hi
    its very nice video and its very awesome.this video is very helpful for my future business.

  88. I like this video.It is very interesting.Thank you for uploading such a nice video.

  89. Andrew,
    thanks for a great show. I just came across this. For more global appeal, keep a bit of a lid on those “tea is to the brits what guns are to ‘muricans jokes”… funny but def not pro.

    ‘Bout the Earl Grey. The old one is indeed boring, I never buy it. BUT: it is a dangerous thing to try to expand ‘legacy’ brands to new customers. It might work out in the end to generate buzz, even when executed badly (The New Coke example).

    However there is one very important aspect of the brand that may be lost forever due to such experiments. When you change your legacy product in a self-righteous way, you are showing the buying public that even you (the company) have doubts about your products and your identity. You are fallible. You no longer make the product out of brand DNA, you make just another product. People respect companies that are able to keep their heritage in this fast-changing world. A really good story about this was the “Consignia” debacle (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2002480.stm). Not every brand has to be hip and up-to-date. In the long run a brand built like the Catholic church may have just the stubbornness to weather wars and cataclysms to prevail in the end. And people know it.

  90. Another great show, Andrew! Every once in a while, even successful companies can be seized by stupidity. Twining’s changing the formulation of their highly popular Earl Gray tea (one of my favorites) is just plain boneheaded. With enough customer complaints, the company should come around and get back to what made them successful in the first place.

  91. THE Earl Gray tea? Yanks do have a habit of throwing tea overboard in protest. I don’t see how Twinings (oh THAT’s how you pronounce it) could top my favorite blend but I’m willing to try a few free samples…or stock up and wait until they bring back THE CLASSIC Earl Gray.
    Thanks Andrew for your insights into modern times’ most pressing issues.

  92. I am writing this from a mattress store, while looking at new mattresses I would like to comment about the tea. The tea world has been eclipsed in the news by coffee over the last few years, so why not take on tea, and while they are at it, THE brand of tea, Earl Grey itself? A great idea to shake it up a little. Although I have not tried the THE Early Grey, I will confess that I liked the “new” Coke and was sorry to see it go.
    Were sales flat? Or worse, declining? Is there really a difference in flavor? I don’t know, but I do know that this mattress is far superior to my ten year old one at home.
    I wonder how much sweat and flaked skin is on this floor model that I am sitting on right now? Ew!

  93. Just came across your show through your boring business card article… great unique twist to teaching marketing. Love your style.

  94. Greetings Andrew. I think it may be a marketing ploy with the Twinings decision. But who knows for sure. Love your audience format. And strangely enough, I actually watch the commercials at the end of your shows! But I never view commercials on web sites when I first land on them.

  95. Sometimes I think these controversies work in favour of the companies that make the `mistake`. I think ‘Coke Classic’ is a better name than simply Coke, or Coca Cola. It makes it seem classier, even POSH, compared to the upstart colas, even though Coke’s recipe was created a mere 125 years ago.

    Perhaps Tetley will rebrand as ’1764, the Original Earl Grey’s Classic Blend’. Or perhaps they’ll add a ‘certified authentic’ seal. They have to do something. Right now they look as though they ‘make their tea in a cold pot’, so to speak.

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