The Secret of Success…

So simple … and no secret:
Keep your word; do your work.

34 years In Business

With clients ranging from major corporations to small businesses to government agencies, we have served every corner of Ventura County and beyond since 1990.

Local Professionals 

Our staff is composed of local journalists, digital marketers and other media professionals with decades of experience and a deep knowledge of Ventura County .


From being available around the clock to attending community meetings to personally distributing flyers, we will do whatever it takes to help our clients promote and report on their businesses and news. 


“They’re like family to us, at this point,” one longtime client says of the WhizCom Marketing team. “They make it their business to know what we’re thinking!”

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When it comes to public marketing, we literally do it all. Here’s a partial list of our services.

Whisenhunt Communications Copywriting Editing for Marketing and Public Relations

• Digital and print newsletters

• Social media marketing

• Content creation and optimization

• Brochures, flyers and ads

• Ghost Writing


• Branded photography and videography 

• Professional headshots 

• Team portraits

• Event photography

• Press photography

• Drone work by a 107-licensed commercial drone pilot 

Website design for WhizCom Marketing

• New website creation

• Existing website upgrades

• On-page SEO (keyword and strategy)

• Website and SEO maintenance

• Security monitoring and malware removal

• Ad platform work including Google AdWords

• Digital and print newsletters

• Digital and print advertising

• Brochures and flyers

• Logos and branding

• Merchandise design

• Event and press packets

• Social media management 

• Electronic press release distribution 

• Email blasts

• Interactive promotional engagement

• Digital advertising

• Online letters to the editor 

• Press release management

• Media follow-up

• Interview arrangement

• Article and ad placement

• Local event coordination

• Letters to or from officials

Enjoy the best in talent, design and service, all functioning together

Taking a wholistic approach, WhizCom Marketing starts each assignment by working with the client to get the story, which is written, edited, illustrated, designed and, if necessary, reworked till it’s just right. Once it’s OK’d, our team then distributes the information across all traditional and social media platforms in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties – and beyond, if appropriate – and we follow up when requested. Our job isn’t done till our client says it’s done.

All WhizCom Marketing associates are college-educated, highly professional journalists, public relations specialists, digital marketers, photographers and graphic artists with more than a century of collective experience working in traditional media, new media, web design, photography, graphic design and drone artistry.


Cindy Daly

Owner/Graphic Artist

With the WhizCom Marketing organization since the ’90s, Cindy is an advanced and accredited graphic designer and an expert in everything, with an especially rare eye for detail in all things digital. Since taking the helm in 2024, Cindy and her team have begun working to rebuild and rebrand Whisenhunt Communications into WhizCom Marketing, a locally focused, full-service operation.


Brendan Daly


A longtime professional photographer with a degree in marketing management, Brendan has honed his skills in all areas over the past decade with the WhizCom Marketing organization and particularly since becoming a co-owner in 2024. Brendan also is an experienced videographer and a licensed drone artist with a gift for always seeing the big picture.


Kyle Knapp

Owner/Digital Strategist

As a longtime regional marketing wizard, Kyle brings a wealth of knowledge and proficiency to his new role as a co-owner of WhizCom Marketing. In the five years since he joined our team, Kyle has steadily upgraded both WhizCom’s and our clients’ public exposure through website upgrades, social media, SEO and business management.


Ken Maryanski


Ken is a veteran newspaper editor with more than 35 years of experience, including 20 years at the Ventura County Star. He joined Whisenhunt/WhizCom Marketing in 2022. His past editorial work has included directing coverage of public safety, education, breaking news and local government as well as serving as opinion page editor. Ken holds degrees in English and journalism.

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Amy Bentley


Amy came to Whisenhunt/WhizCom Marketing in 2002, after an illustrious career in news journalism, primarily covering the legal system, and many years as a marketing specialist with a long list of clients and a vast range of subject knowledge. Amy holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication/media studies from UC Santa Barbara.

Julie Price-Rriter/Editor at Whisenhunt Communications PR and Marketing Firm

Julie Price


An award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience, including 12 years as features editor of the Ventura County Star, Julie also spent many years in public relations and corporate communications for national restaurant chains. She has worked on the Whisenhunt/WhizCom Marketing team for more than 20 years.

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Clients & Testimonials

Our story is in the words of those with whom we’ve worked.

Ever since Stan left the Ventura County Star to create Whisenhunt Communications, we’ve been close partners in beneficial projects, including getting Harrison’s first exclusive franchise agreement, with the city of Ventura. Whisenhunt does it all for us, including our monthly email newsletters, quarterly customer newsletters and quarterly employee newsletters, not to mention press releases, proposals, ads and whatever else we need created and disseminated. For over 30 years, we’ve worked together to make our county a great place to work, live and play.

Nan Drake
Nan Drake

Public Relations and Governmental Affairs E.J. Harrison & Sons, Inc.

WhizCom Marketing did a great job on the Sarasota Shell Club website. It’s great to have a complete and professional website that helps our community know about our club and how to participate. WhizCom Marketing was easy to work with and accommodated all our needs.”

Lisa Kinney

Membership Chair
Sarasota Shell Club

“WhizCom Marketing has been an integral part of our press and public relations strategy for well over 20 years beginning when the company was called Whisenhunt Communications. Their team serves as an extension of our Marketing and Communication Department, and in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment, their responsiveness and expertise are invaluable. From press outreach and content development to emergency communication and support with our most important campaigns, WhizCom Marketing’s work truly enhances our marketing and communication programs.”

Briana Kallas, CMH
Briana Kallas 

Marketing Director
Community Memorial

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