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 March 2019...

Human Resources: An Era of Transition

Traditionally, the human resource department administers five key areas within a hotel operation - compliance, compensation and benefits, organizational dynamics, selection and retention, and training and development. However, HR professionals are also presently involved in culture-building activities, as well as implementing new employee on-boarding practices and engagement initiatives. As a result, HR professionals have been elevated to senior leadership status, creating value and profit within their organization. Still, they continue to face some intractable issues, including a shrinking talent pool and the need to recruit top-notch employees who are empowered to provide outstanding customer service. In order to attract top-tier talent, one option is to take advantage of recruitment opportunities offered through colleges and universities, especially if they have a hospitality major. This pool of prospective employees is likely to be better educated and more enthusiastic than walk-in hires. Also, once hired, there could be additional training and development opportunities that stem from an association with a college or university. Continuing education courses, business conferences, seminars and online instruction - all can be a valuable source of employee development opportunities. In addition to meeting recruitment demands in the present, HR professionals must also be forward-thinking, anticipating the skills that will be needed in the future to meet guest expectations. One such skill that is becoming increasingly valued is “resilience”, the ability to “go with the flow” and not become overwhelmed by the disruptive influences  of change and reinvention. In an era of transition—new technologies, expanding markets, consolidation of brands and businesses, and modifications in people's values and lifestyles - the capacity to remain flexible, nimble and resilient is a valuable skill to possess. The March Hotel Business Review will examine some of the strategies that HR professionals are employing to ensure that their hotel operations continue to thrive.