About us
The secret of our success …
So simple … and no secret: Keep your word; do your work.


Guided by the spirit of community, Whisenhunt Communications has succeeded over 30 years in Ventura County public relations and marketing through our sworn mission of honestly, and with integrity, putting our clients’ needs above all else. Our mantra is clear: Those entrusting us with their business news must be wholly satisfied with our work – writing, editing, creating visuals and promoting them with excellence, dedication and equity – or we have not done our job. We stand behind this simple tenet to the exclusion of all others.

Social media and digital marketing
Stan Whisenhunt


In 1990, Stan Whisenhunt left a successful journalism career and his job as managing editor of the Ventura Star-Free Press, to pursue his ultimate professional goal: to create a local communications company that could provide cost-conscious civic agencies, nonprofits and small businesses with affordable, highly professional public relations and marketing representation. 

His business model was pretty simple: He hired only folks he knew and had worked with, mostly in journalism, who knew exactly what his prospective clients would need to get real results from local media. Also, they had to be willing and able to work from their homes.

Freed of overhead constraints, Whisenhunt Communications soared quickly. With its staff of award-winning journalists and other communications pros, WC contracted with a number of cities and school districts in Ventura County, as well as utilities, hospitals, nonprofits and small businesses.

For reasonable rates – and especially generous nonprofit rates – WC was able to help with all aspects of public relations and marketing, from press releases to print ads, from brochures to annual reports.

Over the years, WC has continued to evolve, to inevitably include social media administration, video creation, website content management, blogs, email blasts, SEO and reputation management in addition to its traditional duties.

In 2020, Whisenhunt Communications proudly celebrates 30 years in business, still going strong.

Traditional Marketing and Advertising


We are a group of accomplished local journalists and other media professionals with a basic shared goal of serving our community through a personalized approach to public relations, marketing and advertising. For over 30 years, we have offered our clients this winning combination of our complex capabilities and simple sensibilities.