Illman official website
and director of Messages
Author of The
Future Is Customer Service
Illman Wins Media
Man Social and Community Entrepreneur Of The Month
- December 2010
Illman official website
Illman Gets Into Christmas Spirit; Nominated For Media
Man Social And Community Entrepreneur Of The Month
Award - December 2010
For Media Man From Messages On Hold Man!
year I drench my home in colourful Christmas lights
and synchronise them to music. Many of the Messages
On Hold team have helped out with this year's display
and I promise you, it's spectacular! You can even
forward it to your friends and loved ones as a free
Christmas eCard by clicking the 'send to a friend'
taken around 500 man hours to build using 65,000 LEDs
and 7kms of cabling. Last year we raised $27k for
the local children's hospital and if you love the
video, the Princess Margaret Hospital would certainly
appreciate any donation you care to make.
just finally, if you'd like to watch the 'behind-the-scenes'
web series on the making of the World's Best Christmas
Lights, join the facebook group here.
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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
Illman was sacked from a Perth TV station in 1988.
Today he is the owner of The Message Group, an award-winning
group of companies covering a range of industries
including visual marketing, audio production, corporate
training and hospitality. This international business
turns over in excess of AU$13m/year and employs more
than 100 staff in Australia and Singapore.
passion for wowing clients has been one of the major
factors in his company’s amazing success. His
latest book, The Future IS Customer Service (also
available as a 3-CD talking book), features more than
200 real-life stories on the subject, as well as proven
strategies that staff, managers and business owners
can use in their own organisations.
runs his own acclaimed seminars throughout the Asia-Pacific
region on subjects ranging from telephone etiquette
and ambush marketing through to customer service.
A recognised authority on the latter, he’s been
featured on The Today Show, A Current Affair and CNBC,
as well as 2GB, 3AW, 6PR, 4BC and ABC radio. Versions
of Kym’s seminars have since been released on
CD & DVD.
as Australia’s premier ambush marketer, Kym
has secured more than AU$1m worth of free media exposure
over the past decade. In fact, millions of people
have seen the familiar Messages On Hold logo at sporting
and newsworthy events around the world.
represented Australia in the World Young Business
Achiever Award in 1995 and was named 2007 Ernst &
Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Western Region. He's
also a much sought-after public speaker, presenting
to small and large corporate groups on a range of
topics including customer service, ambush marketing,
telephone techniques and the secrets behind his rags-to-riches
Illman is the king of ambush marketing.
Illman is an ambush marketing and customer service
more information contact:
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Man Australia is delighted to have assisted Kym Illman
with media and publicity
Girl and Kym Illman
Nine 'A Current Affair' - Rags to riches
Nine 'Today', 'A Current Affair'
Radio, ABC Radio, 6PR
Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Sun-Herald, The
West, The Advertiser, Marketing Magazine, B&T,
The Bulletin, BRW, Australian Financial Review