Public Relations & Media Relations

National Caliber Public Relations

SurfMedia Communications brings national caliber marketing and public relations expertise to Santa Barbara-based businesses and nonprofits.

We bring opportunities to your door by building your reputation as the expert source in your field. We help you deliver the right message, to the right audience, at the right time. We understand that organizations today want to grow and sustain their communications capacities. We help increase your ability to collect and tell the success stories that engage the press and your stakeholders. We work as part of your team to create programs and  campaigns that help you achieve your mission and goals – and work from a plan that’s right for your needs, timeline and budget. We offer:

  • Long term representation
  • Short term campaigns
  • High value projects including branding, websites, video and digital marketing

The Right Message

We help you deliver the right message to the right audience – at the right time.

Clients in the News

Selected Articles

Local Nonprofit Leaders Gather to Learn, Reflect, Share Ideas

Presented by SurfMedia Communications, a Santa Barbara-based PR and marketing firm, some 60 nonprofit leaders from across the tri-counties joined forces at the Narrative Loft in Santa Barbara June 27 for an opportunity to reflect on recent challenges and plan for the...

“A tale of two recoveries”

As of June 1, The Thomas Fire has been officially declared out by Los Padres officials, but the scars, and some families in need of assistance, still remain. Particularly hit hard and still in the process of recovering: migrant workers and undocumented immigrants who were not able to apply for federal assistance.

United Way Honors Community Partners at 95th Annual Celebration

United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) honored the volunteers, businesses, schools and organizations who make the local nonprofit’s community programs and activities possible. The recent 95th Annual Awards Celebration, held on the Hotel Californian rooftop, recognized supporters who played instrumental roles in UWSBC’s 2017 campaign through fundraising, partnerships and more.

Senior Fair Hosts the ‘Young at Heart

Presidio Springs Senior Community Center downtown was filled with chatter and excitement on Thursday. The third annual Young at Heart Senior Fair, with the help of Easy Lift, bused in more than 200 low-income seniors from around town.

Mapping More Than the Land

The Santa Barbara Foundation, The Land Trust for SBC, and The Cachuma Resource Conservation District partnered together to create the map highlighting Santa Maria’s growth is one of hundreds that a project called the Santa Barbara County Conservation Blueprint recently published online at

Turtle Friends Celebrate Wildlife Conservation at Paso Pacifico Beach Party

Paso Pacifico’s 2nd Annual Turtle Friend Beach Party Fundraiser took place Saturday, May 19 at the Chase Palm Park Center in Santa Barbara. Attendees were treated to a variety of turtle-themed activities, including a skit that told the story of how young Jonas and Matson came up with the idea for the Turtle Friend app, which allows users to watch, track, and protect sea turtles right from their phones.

April 22: emPower at SLO Earth Day Celebration

April 22: emPower at SLO Earth Day Celebration

The County of San Luis Obispo’s emPower program invites you to visit our booth to learn more about how you can lower the county’s carbon footprint, create jobs, make your home more energy efficient and comfortable …and improve your home’s air quality.

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