Wrong ‘un the right one for Illman

THE Note became very alarmed this week when it apparently received a call dialled by the famous phone fingers of Shane Warne. Upon further investigation, it turned out to be a pre-recorded message from Mr Warne, the latest recruit to rapidly-growing Western Australian company Messages On Hold. The company’s managing director Kym Illman told The Note he had been on the lookout for some time for a nationally recognised figure that was a good fit for the company. “Shane is ideal because he is brash, passionate and enthusiastic, as well as being the best at his craft, just like us,” Mr Illman said. “It was a bit of a risk, because some people don’t like him, but most do. There is a real benefit for all clients – each month we are giving away a signed bat to a client and will also be asking clients to suggest a charity to send a signed bat to.” Mr Illman said he had been thinking about getting Mr Warne on board with Messages on Hold for about two years. “We got him for his cricketing prowess, not for his other well-known activities,” Mr Illman said. “But we want a colourful character – he has a real buzz about him and after he left here the staff were on such a high. “The whole of the country now knows what Messages On Hold is and we have seen an absolute spike in business already.”

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