Karen Wantland brings more than two decades of experience in public relations, media and advertising
Long John Silver’s, the world’s largest quick service seafood company, has named Karen Wantland, Director, Media and Local Store Marketing. Wantland’s responsibilities include overseeing strategic planning and implementation of national and local media, driving traffic and awareness. She reports to Vice President of Media, Promotions and Marketing, Marilyn Nicholson.
Wantland brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising to Long John Silver’s and has worked with a variety of well-known, national brands.
“I have known Karen for many years. Her versatility, creativity and organizational skills pack a powerful punch,” said Nicholson. “She has a wide range of experience in marketing, media, public relations and advertising and has a record of helping her clients succeed.”
Previously, Wantland was a media director at Scoppechio for ten years and a media supervisor at Doe Anderson prior to that. She has worked with major names including YUM! Brands, Churchill Downs, Longhorn Steakhouse and University of Louisville, to name a few. Wantland serves on many boards and is active in her community.
Long John Silver’s is a classic American brand founded in 1969, and stands today as the nation’s largest quick-service seafood chain with more than 1,000 restaurants in the U.S. and Asia. Long John Silver’s is famous for its pure, wild-caught Alaskan whitefish hand-dipped in their signature batter and lightly fried to golden perfection. Learn more at www.ljsilvers.com or join the conversation via social media on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.