Messages On Hold
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Election Video That's Sweeping The Nation
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Casino Entrepreneurs James Packer And Shane Warne
In Biz!, by Greg Tingle - 3rd September 2010
is tipped to see a new casino entrepreneur... with
a dash of music, entertainment and technology on the
side...no stranger to Aussies, Yanks, Pommies or Pakistanis...
enter Shane Warne. Warnie has dabbled in gaming over
the years, most notably as a face for poker room 888,
(getting a one up on PartyGaming), however his upcoming
collaborations with Crown casino king James Packer,
has sent the gaming, gambling and celeb world into
a frenzy. Media Man thinks its music to the ears of
Crown Limited investors and WA businessman, Kym Illman
aka 'Mr Ambush Marketing'...we turn up the music and
let the party begin...
Casino, Gaming And Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Unite:
James Packer and Shane "No Spin" Warne;
Kym Illman Marketing Aussie Gumleaf Mafia Connection...
and Packer, long time mates and associates, have been
working on something big for quite a while now, and
the past Warnie - Kym Illman - Messages On Hold campaigns
have been impossible to miss, thanks in part to Max
Markson and even everyones favorite... wait for it...
legend, poker player and Aussie larrican, Shane "No
Spin" Warnie is officially going into business
with Aussie casino and lifestyle king, James Packer.
Warnie sure know how to pick mentors, also getting
guidance and business opportunities from fellow mate
Kym Illman, over the years. Yep, the 'Aussie Gumleaf
Mafia' is leaping ahead in leaps and bounds. It's
enough to make Gambling911 resident and friend to
all, Kasino Koala, blush and fall out of his tree.
to business at hand, this year the Packer - Warnie
collaborating with bit hitting the casinos, and they
also have a few tricks up their sleeve for cafes,
restaurants, gyms and other venues down under in Australia,
and they don't have to be existing 'Gumleaf Mafia'
or Warne - Packer inner circle to get in on the action,
depending on what b2b deals are of interest. However,
the casino joint venture is a Crown Limited thing,
and the spinner might just get his own branded poker
room at Crown if he plays his cards right.
has been on fire, and not just fired up and pissed
about what happened with the Paki fixing scandal.
The legend is also tipped to get an 'Ashes' talkback
show on Network Nine. No coincidence that Bondi Beach
local David Gyngelll, just happens to be the CEO of
Nine, and holds a seat on the Crown Limited board.
Again, relationships matter, as does loyalty. A couple
of Aussie media entrepreneurs have purchased Crown
shares over the years in a big picture - holistic
type strategy, and the same happened with Virgin,
owner Richard Branson also being on good terms with
spinner remains tight lipped on some matters, but
did tell press a bit about his passion for good music.
Ah, his colourful exploits with a few blond goddesses
over the years hinted at that. Music does get one
in the mood, so does coffee and a few other unspeakables.
a mark for '80s music, have taken like a duck to water
for the music industry. Specifically lyric-free ambient
music, set to calm the soul, energise the body and
warm the heart. Yep, we're been reading up on the
sales blurb too.
yesterday spruiked his latest biz alliance Groove
Gallery, a company that sells ambient music to gyms,
cafes and restaurants that wish to "sub-consciously"
put their customers in the mood to spend a dollar
or ideally, much more.
Warne Inc, a spin off from Billionaire Inc, now sports
roughly 16 business investments at last count. There's
"Advanced Hair, yeah yeah" poker website
888, a Messages on Hold deal, luxury designer Dunhill
and a bush tucker bag of paid gigs and appearances
et al with Channel Nine, Sky Sports and Cricket Australia,
and god knows what else on the boil. Media Man TV?
family and life after cricket and some key motivators.
with News Limited Warnie shared "We've got two
or three that we are looking at at the moment, there's
a business that I have with James Packer that we'll
be launching next year. I'm not sure James would want
me talking about that yet".
seriously cashed up, but he's not really a showoff.
More a lifestyle guy who loves his family and big
obtained quite a property asset list of Warnie...
$9 million Middle Brighton home, a $3.35 million investment
property in Sandringham, and a $2.2 million holiday
home in Arthur's Seat and a home in London. Who knows
what else he has. How about a Bondi Beach pad too
mate, if you haven't already. We might see you up
at Icebergs Bergs Gaming
you might have cottoned on, things are good for the
spin man..."Life is going great, never been better,"
Warnie its been about ups, downs, roller coasters,
working hard and playing 'n party int harder. Clearly
things are on the up and up for Warnie, be it business,
pleasure and passion, or more likely, both. Knock
em for 6 sport.
Cricket Scandal...Warnie Speaks...
on the red hot subject matter of cricket for moment.
Warne said "I thought that the game was clean
now with the anti-corruption people there". We're
not certain if that's music to the ears of inner circle
Packer and Illman or not, but this Aussie 'Gumleaf
Mafia types have a habit of turning controversy and
negatives into bags full of cash' whispered a Media
Man insider, (at a well known Bondi Beach cafe interested
to give the music a test run... hint Sparrow). Ah,
relationships matter. Media Man believes that relationship
marketing, buzz marketing, and the simple concept
of headline grabbing Shane Warne will pretty much
guarantee the success of all or most of Shane Warne
linked campaigns in the foreseeable future.
think the Packer - Warne - Illman collaboration is
a can't miss, and poised to knock 'em for 6 success,
but what do you think? Tell us in the forum.
know the odds, bet with your head, not over it, and
idea clicked - 15th July 2010
election fun has begun in a website that makes you
a candidate against Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott.
Kym Illman's www.australia2010.com.au allows you to
insert your name, or someone else's, in a news report.
He originally registered www.election2010.com.au but
the government revoked it, then he had to reshoot
the video when the artist formerly known as prime
minister Kevin Rudd was deposed. Illman created the
site as a marketing exercise to promote his Perth-based
Messages on Hold business and recruited Max Markson
and 6PR host Howard Sattler to appear in the video.
Last year, Illman, a pal of Warnie, rented his luxurious
Gold Coast property to Brendan Fevola and wife, Alex.
Warnie or Fevola for PM?
Warne and Bessie
total, your callers can spend hundreds, even thousands
of hours On Hold each year! That's a lot of wasted
makes sense to keep these callers informed while they
wait with Messages On Hold... informative messages,
mixed with music.
have your callers' complete attention at what is virtually
point of sale. Many of your waiting callers have their
pens poised, their order books open, they want to
know how you can help them, SO LET'S TELL THEM.
order to enhance your phone image with Messages On
Hold, you need only select a package that suits your
business. We offer a range of options all of which
include a pre-determined number of audio productions
and use of a digital announcer. This unit stores audio
on computer chip for perpetual replay with no moving
parts so reliability is unequalled.
to Messages On Hold is like employing a sales/PR person
that talks to every caller you place On Hold. And
remember, your On Hold system never calls in sick,
it sounds as enthusiastic at 5pm as it does at 9am
and talks to every single caller placed On Hold, all
for just a few cents per call.
simply provide us with bullet points and our copywriters
will craft a script for your approval. Once approved,
it will be recorded in one of our 5 digital studios
and can be on air at your premises within minutes
of being recorded, that's right, MINUTES!
your On Hold facility is one of the only promotional
mediums you truly own. If your callers like what they
hear, they can act on it within seconds. (Credit:
Messages On Hold)
Illman official website
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