About Us

"Get the publicity you deserve for the good work you do."

Doug Ernst is a trusted name in the Napa Valley, where his 33-year journalism career blossomed, first as reporter and managing editor of the Napa Valley Register and later as editor and publisher of the St. Helena Star and the Weekly Calistogan.  

During his Wine Country career his newspapers won dozens of state awards for journalism excellence from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, including three awards for general excellence.  

He has covered the wine industry, politics, economic growth, residential development, housing issues, agricultural preservation, water resources, flood protection, legal issues, public policy, education, health care, hospitals, law enforcement, labor issues, nonprofits, youth issues, film, theater, the arts, infrastructure issues, the environment, the local media and city, county, state and federal agencies.  

Due to his extensive career as a member of the media, he understands how local media works, which editors make key decisions and what kinds of news items and feature stories local media professionals consider to be “newsworthy.”

Recently turning his attention to public relations consulting, Mr. Ernst is now seeking clients who share his interest in quality, integrity and credibility.

His business clients depend on him to find newsworthy items that can attract media coverage. His nonprofit clients depend on him to publicize good work that can attract donors and other supporters. His public agency clients depend on him to produce positive news for the consumption of voters and the general public. 

“Get the publicity you deserve for the good work you do” is his promise to each of his clients.

Mr. Ernst attended San Jose State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1976. He lives in Napa with his wife, Carolyn. They have four daughters and six grandchildren.