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John Beckley
Works at Sands Beach Resort
Attended Dale College
Lives in Canary Islands, Spain
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South African living and working in the Canary Islands! Love to play Golf. Passionate about interactive marketing and real time media.
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I love South Africa. I love South Africans. I am South African. My childhood was spent in Durban and the Eastern Cape. After college (Dale College) I worked as a cricket coach in Exeter, South England and then moved to Tenerife, Spain.

I love to play golf. I'm passionate about social media and digital transformation. I have real life experience of social media marketing working with Sands Beach Resort as well as the Lanzarote International Marathon. Find me on linkedin, facebook,  twitter, instagram, google+, tumblr and pinterest

I empower those around me to join in and get involved.

Of all my life experiences, I am most proud of my wife Hellen, my daughter Gabriella and our latest addition Vincent.
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Holder of the worst ever wedding proposal
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Internet Marketing & Social Media
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Social Media Strategic Planning Networking Digital Marketing Promoting Events via Social Media
Employment
  • Sands Beach Resort
    Online Marketing Manager, present
  • TenerifeMagazine.com
    Marketing Director, 2009 - present
  • SortedSites.com - Social Media
    Internet Marketing, 2000 - 2014
  • Pearly Grey Ocean Club
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Canary Islands, Spain
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Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain - Durban, South Africa - Devon, England - Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

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Well done +Ryanair! I know you guys get a lot of stick in the media but when you do good it should also come out. #Keepingitreal  +Lanzarote Information  #lanzarote  +Sands Beach Resort 
 
 
In all my years of dealing with holidaymakers in all kinds of situations I have to say, the humanity shown to my guest in tragic circumstances  by Ryanair and Aena at Arrecife airport this morning surpasses anything I have seen in years.  WIthout disclosing too much of my guests personal situation,  I went to the airport at 07.00 and explained to Rebecca at the Ryanair desk  the circumstances of the tragic bereavement of a passenger on their flight from Arrecife to Luton at 11.15.  I asked for their assistance and  compassion to make the whole travelling home situation as easy as possible for my guest. I explained I would come back later with my guest to check in.   
We returned to the airport at 09.15 and Rebecca and every single member of the staff were amazing.  His baggage labels were ready in the office.  His check in was done in seconds. They shook hands with the guest and showed him genuine compassion and kindness. They called personnel from Aena who came and took him to put his case on the carousel and to bypass the security queues.  He was brought to the plane and boarded first and given a few moments to settle and compose himself.  
i can only say a huge thanks to all the staff at Ryanair at their office and at check in this morning.  Thank you for organising Aena.  Thank you for the decency and humanity and compassion you showed today.  You are a much maligned bunch of people.  Well done Ryanair. Well done Aena. You are the best at Arrecife.  Today will never be forgotten by me and everyone involved in this tragic case. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  
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What a great story and well done +John Beckley for sharing. You're right/ Good stories need sharing too. Well done +Ryanair 
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Great video +Maru Cabrera ...these guys were great fun :) 
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Thank you John, great day! Real Experiences!  #SBengineroom  
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It doesn't matter how you dress it up .... Yahoo just isn't good enough! 
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Who is joining me for this webinar? 
Learn how to create an epic following for your brand and register for this webinar "How Guy Kawasaki Got 10 Million Followers" presented by HubSpot, Guy Kawasaki & Peg Fitzpatrick.
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gran video Aiert :) 
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Very nice. 
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We agree! #Repost from @runpeachey Take the leap and the results may surprise you. #run365 #pearlizumirun #trailrunning
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Brilliant video, truly motivating, thanks for sharing +Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team 
 
Great video guys, it's been a pleasure having you stay with us for this camp ...let's do it all again next year! 
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A big Shout out to Alfredo and all the staff at Lanzarote Golf Resort for a top day out ......highly recommended!! #golf #lanzarote #canaryislands  +Lanzarote Golf 
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Let's Go Lanzarote Marathon 2015!!! Better than ever. 
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Cool post +Rena Ismailovaite and an interesting read. I must admit I'm guilty of not visiting Magma more often! Next time for sure :) 
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+Alberto Lorrio is this what you boys do for fun in Pamplona??
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"In 2015 having a great digital reputation is going to become even more important. Having a rich tapestry of films, conversations and articles across numerous platforms and publications will be essential to building a strong brand and for sales."

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http://www.valuablecontent.co.uk/marketing-trends-for-2015-predictions-from-those-who-know/ 
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+Alex Bramwell Top comment. If this story telling could be designed for mobile even better. 
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
This is a great resort for Active Families wanting to take a holiday in the Sun!
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Fantastic Hotels - well run, clean, good food and all their hotels are near the beach!
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
This has to be one of the best golf Hotels in Europe! Where else can you drive your buggy straight from the course into the Hotel and leave your bag in a locker.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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I've just spent a fabulous week at the Jardin Tropical with my family. From the Hotel reception and cleaning staff to the food and entertainment ....truly 5 star! I'd recommend this hotel, you will not be disappointed!
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I'm extremely disappointed with Moviten Adeje (vodafone)! We moved over from Movistar (Telefonica) to Vodafone after the attractive sales lady Caterina showed us how our business can save up to 30% off our phone bill... 18 months on when I compare what we spent the previous 18 months with Movistar (Telefonica) we have actually spent 30% more!!! Reasons for total dissatisfaction: 1. They could not guarantee the ADSL connection speed that they promised and suggested that we remain with Movistar, this means we could also not save on the costs of a fixed IP. 2. When we call out from the office line it shows up as a mobile number, it also means that if someone has to call us back it's on a mobile rate! They promised us that this would be sorted within a month....eighteen months on this is still the issue. 3. In the quote it shows a one off fee of €15 per an extension, we have X5. However in the 2nd month they billed us again and said this is in fact a monthly fee. WTF!!! 4. After the sale was made Catrina did not want to deal with any of our issue's, we were passed on Noelia who has not shown the slightest interest in us. 5. I asked Noelia when our contract expires or how much it would be to buy ourselves out she replied our contract is for 18months and we would have to pay over €1,000 to come out of the contract because each extension is treated as a separate contract! 6. Not even Noelia can make sense of the way the Vodafone invoices are presented, it is totally unclear with all the discounts and packages to get a true reflection on what you are paying. 7. Today I visited the Moviten office in Adeje and asked when our contract expires and was told that it has just been auto renewed until 2012...again WTF!!! I can go on and on about Moviten and Vodafone but to be honest they have just worn me out I don't know what else to do other than waste my time to write this and warn other people about another useless Telecom Giant!
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