SEVIERVILLE (press release)—Karl Thomas of LundyThomas Advertising & Public Relations was recently inducted into the 2015 Hall of Fame at the Annual American Advertising Awards, formerly called the Addys. The award recognizes professionals who have shown, throughout their careers, a commitment to excellence and have helped advanced the advertising industry in Knoxville and surrounding areas.
Thomas has an extensive background in hotel/motel management, attraction and hotel sales and marketing. This experience, combined with expertise in advertising and public relations, make for an extremely comprehensive set of skills.
Thomas is partner and owner of LundyThomas, a marketing, public relations, and advertising firm that specializes in tourism. Some of his clients include Ripley’s eight attractions in Gatlinburg (including Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies), Nantahala Outdoor Center, The Inn On the River, and the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association. LundyThomas is the winner of nine Addy Awards.
Thomas, a graduate of University of Florida, serves on the board of directors for the Southern Highland Attractions Association, the University of Tennessee Hospitality Advisory Board, Board of Director for the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association, Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association, and the Western Carolina Hospitality & Tourism Advisory Board.