Editorial Board   Guest Author

Ms. Hitchcock

Amanda Hitchcock

Copywriter, BCF Agency

“It's Hitchcock, like Alfred.”

That's likely the response you'll get if you ask Amanda Hitchcock for her name. We still don't know if she's actually related to the Horror-Film Legend, but if she inherited anything from her namesake, it'd be a fierce determination— and a knack for storytelling.


Ms. Hitchcock's on-the-move childhood made home a difficult thing for her to define. As years passed and as locations continued to change, she practiced artistic expression with relentless refinement, driven by a deep fondness for the empathetic truth found in conceptual understanding. To Ms. Hitchcock, that simplicity, seeing oneself in the story of another, was belonging. This, she decided, was home.


Today, she approaches the blank page with all the ambition of a Horror-Film Legend, aiming to present content through the right lens; to catch the critical tilt— that unexpected, essential, impactful angle through which a story becomes truth, a idea ascends to canon, and a young girl, searching for belonging and determined to connect people around the world, hears the words, “Welcome home.”


Ms. Hitchcock achieved the status of a published writer well before obtaining her college degree. She delivers a list of notable work across a variety of national and international publications, along with a dynamic editorial career and diverse professional network. Today, she's brought her passion for creative expression and engagement to the advertising industry as a Copywriter for BCF Agency. From screenwriting to social media campaign development, Ms. Hitchcock has crafted content across all screen sizes for a diverse collection of travel-tourism, destination, lifestyle, and hospitality brands nationwide. 

Please visit http://www.bcfagency.com for more information.

Ms. Hitchcock can be contacted at 757-497-4811 or amandahitchcock.media@gmail.com

Coming up in June 2019...

Sales & Marketing: Selling Experiences

There are innumerable strategies that Hotel Sales and Marketing Directors employ to find, engage and entice guests to their property, and those strategies are constantly evolving. A breakthrough technology, pioneering platform, or even a simple algorithm update can cause new trends to emerge and upend the best laid plans. Sales and marketing departments must remain agile so they can adapt to the ever changing digital landscape. As an example, the popularity of virtual reality is on the rise, as 360 interactive technologies become more mainstream. Chatbots and artificial intelligence are also poised to become the next big things, as they take guest personalization to a whole new level. But one sales and marketing trend that is currently resulting in major benefits for hotels is experiential marketing - the effort to deliver an experience to potential guests. Mainly this is accomplished through the creative use of video and images, and by utilizing what has become known as User Generated Content. By sharing actual personal content (videos and pictures) from satisfied guests who have experienced the delights of a property, prospective guests can more easily imagine themselves having the same experience. Similarly, Hotel Generated Content is equally important. Hotels are more than beds and effective video presentations can tell a compelling story - a story about what makes the hotel appealing and unique. A video walk-through of rooms is essential, as are video tours in different areas of a hotel. The goal is to highlight what makes the property exceptional, but also to show real people having real fun - an experience that prospective guests can have too. The June Hotel Business Review will report on some of these issues and strategies, and examine how some sales and marketing professionals are integrating them into their operations.