Our Clients

We are proud of the organizations, campaigns, and causes we have worked with in the past decade. At OnSight, we view every job as an opportunity to continue learning, achieving, and winning.


Albus Brooks for City Council
Amendment S
Andrew Romanoff for Congress
Andrew Shoemaker for Boulder City Council
Center for Western Priorities
Chris Hansen for CD6
Colorado Commits to Kids / Yes on Amendment 66
Elise Jones for Boulder County Commissioner
Hancock for Denver
Hickenlooper for Colorado
Keep Colorado Local
Look Before We Leap
Mary Seawell for Great Schools
Perlmutter for Colorado
Restoring Arizona’s Future
Salazar for Congress
Udall for Colorado
Yes for Prospect Parks/Save Applewood Golf Course
Yes on 1A for DIA

Non-profits, Organizations and Associations

Center for Western Priorities
Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Colorado Environmental Coalition
Colorado Children’s Campaign
Colorado Conservation Voters
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
Colorado County Clerks
Colorado Forum Fiscal Policy Project
Colorado Legacy Foundation
Colorado Licensed Beverage Association
Colorado Pedals Project
Colorado River Outfitters
Connect for Health Colorado
Conservation Colorado
Democrats for Education Reform
Denver Post Community Foundation
Douglas County Federation
Electrification Coalition Foundation
Golden Giddyup
Great Schools Denver
Internet Innovation Alliance
Jeffco Outdoors Foundation
No More Empty Promises
Pedal The Plains
Ride The Rockies
Team Type I
Western Conservation Foundation

Corporations and Public Entities

Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable
Colorado Office of Economic Development (OED)
Emerald Corporation
New Venture Fund
Outdoor Heritage Consulting
Paddington Station School
Project New West
USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Vail Resort

Get the job done

Our Services Include

Political Consulting

Governmental Affairs

Public Relations

Our favorite messages and our favorite people often share the same qualities: they’re authentic, original, and honest. They’re often funny, genuine, and smart. They suit the moment, and are clear and genuine. At OnSight, we develop messages with these qualities because anything less, in today’s loud world, goes unheard.

Branding & Graphic design

Business Development

Navigating the public sector is no small task. Each administration and department has it’s own structure, it’s own personalities, and it’s own pace. We put a premium on providing accurate information for our clients, always assisting them in their efforts to build strong relationships with an ever-changing roster of leaders and directors.

Market & Political Research


Marketing Strategy & Consulting

Craft Beer

Communications & Messaging

Crisis Communications

Social Media Management

Strategic Planning

Regardless, you are driven to reach this goal. And we are driven to work with you to identify a path for you to succeed. We specialize in the development of effective and simple strategic plans capable of driving a campaign forward. And, through this process, we will not only identify a solution to each challenge in front of you, we will be there to help you overcome them one by one.

Website Design & Development


Ad Creative & Placement

Direct Mail

Photography & Video Production

Mountain Biking

Advance & Event Logistics

On a campaign, every hour of every day is spent planning an event, building a crowd, delivering a message, and managing a budget. This training has given each of us a devout love for that moment after the last person has left when we are able to acknowledge a wildly successful event from every perspective. We would love to work with you to design and manage a successful event.

Sponsorship Development



About Us

OnSight Public Affairs was founded in 2009 by political veterans who understood that their training and success in managing projects, budgets, communications (both traditional and new media) and outreach under pressure and tight deadlines would naturally benefit a wide array of projects for private, public and non-profit organizations. 

Our team has decades of experience in the traditional and new-media worlds. We have extensive relationships within — and understanding of — Colorado’s media markets. As a full-service communications and creative agency, OnSight has the in-house resources and expertise your project demands.

We have particular expertise in political campaigns and public policy surrounding health care, education, the environment, bike advocacy, brewing, and in working with minority communities. One of our combined strengths is the ability to conduct and decipher research in order to develop timely solutions for various public policy or marketing efforts with which we have only a passing a familiarity or that pose unique challenges.

We are good at what we do because we are creative, dedicated and forward-thinking. We are strategists, musicians, media experts, travelers, designers, Eagle Scouts, and mountain bikers. For any given project we can mix-and-match skill sets and approaches that, when combined, create outstanding results for our clients.


  • Don't let the love of bikes and beer and the laid-back demeanor fool you. The team at OnSight is a powerhouse when it comes to delivering public affairs and communications results in Colorado. From big challenges to small projects, they are exceptional when it comes to devising a plan, delivering results, and having a good time doing it."

  • Pedal The Plains logo 2013

    OnSight was instrumental in creating our event’s brand and shaping its culture. Their team demonstrated a keen understanding of all social media platforms and helped to make the ride an interactive experience. We look forward to partnering with OnSight for years to come.

  • Officially launched three years ago by founding partners Mike Melanson (respected pollster and strategist) and Ben Davis (political operative)...this self-described “public affairs” company is a hybrid of public relations and government relations—polling, messaging, schmoozing, closing. And they have been doing very well. OnSight has been the consultant team behind projects such as U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s successful 2008 election, John Hickenlooper’s gubernatorial campaign, and more recently, the incredibly successful USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

  • Perlmutter logo

    OnSight has been a great team to work with, and their knowledge of online communication has continually impressed us. OnSight set strong goals and not only met, but exceeded them—whether it be increasing fundraising capacity or growing our list size. We’re excited to work with them on Ed’s re-election campaign.

  • OnSight understands western voters and communities, are able to reach those audiences in new and innovative ways, and are true team-players on our projects day in and day out.

  • It doesn't get any better than this! OnSight's creative, team-oriented approach consistently produces results for CLBA. They guided us through an overhaul of our brand, built us a new website, and make sure we are successful under the gold dome year after year."


Good ideas come from all over. The InSight blog is our way of presenting the latest trends, services, technologies and general happenings in the communications arena. And sometimes we just like to share the cool things we find.


We’re doing it again

March 16, 2017

It’s just about time to register for the first second-ever Golden Giddyup, featuring closed trails with dreamy, clean runs. After you crush it in your own special way, kick back with a beer, whiskey and a hay bale at the best post-ride party around. Trails, riders and the community – all…

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Velorama Colorado re-imagines bike racing to include live music, marketplace and more

March 1, 2017

The RiNo Art District will serve as the stage this August for “Velorama Colorado,” an entertainment experience that will be part bike race and celebration of bicycle culture, part music festival, part craft-goods marketplace, and entirely entertaining, RPM Events Group announced today. From Aug. 11-13, Velorama Colorado will feature some…

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Golden gets a bit more Giddyup

February 27, 2017

The Golden Giddyup, a trail stewardship and mountain bike event held in Jefferson County, announced a major partnership with REI. The outdoor co-op and specialty retailer invested $30,000 in stewardship funding for Golden Giddyup projects in 2017. This partnership establishes the two-year old event as a significant community partner in…

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Black Forest Hills elementary student chosen as Colorado winner in Doodle 4 Google Competition — Secretary of State Wayne Williams Celebrates in Aurora

February 23, 2017

A talented student in Aurora, Colorado, could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 53 state and territory winners in its ninth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign…

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Colorado Classic w-date

RPM Events Group announces name for new pro bike race in Colorado, 2017 host cities

January 25, 2017

RPM Events Group announced today that professional bicycle racing will return to the Centennial State as the inaugural Colorado Classic rolls through Colorado Springs, Breckenridge, and Denver for four exciting and entertaining days this summer. From Aug. 10-13, a world-class and international field of professional, men cyclists will race more…

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Break out those calendars!

January 22, 2017

Bust out your calendars and clear the date: September 10, 2017 is on the books for the SECOND EVER GOLDEN GIDDYUP. And if they’re not already, please make sure your friends, family, riding buddies, and even lifelong nemeses are on our email list. It’s the best way to keep up with Giddyup-related…

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Happy Holidays!

December 22, 2016

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Google Releases Denver’s Top Trending Searches of 2016

December 15, 2016

Yesterday, Google released its 16th Annual Year in Search, an in-depth look at the stories, people, and topics that captured the world’s attention this year. Below are the Top Trending searches, news/events, people, films and “near me” that Denver wanted to know more about in 2016. Top-trending Denver searches 2016: COPA America…

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A setback

November 9, 2016

Sadly, Amendment 72 did not pass in Colorado last night. Philip Morris steamrolled this election with a $17 million advertising blitz that deceived voters about Amendment 72. Having been outspent 14 to 1 on advertising, we couldn’t overcome Philip Morris’ smear campaign. This is a major setback for Colorado in…

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Let Colorado Vote celebrates passage of Props 107 and 108

November 8, 2016

It’s official: Colorado voters have chosen to make the state’s primary elections more fair and inclusive.   The approval of both Propositions 107 and 108 has ensured that more than 1 million unaffiliated voters will now have the ability to participate in primaries.   “This is a big win for…

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