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.

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Google Maps launches Colorado special collections with Street View images

April 19, 2016

People from throughout Colorado and across the globe can explore some of the state’s most beautiful and scenic locations from the comfort of their computers or mobile devices following today’s Google Maps release of more than 40 new Street View images from the Centennial State. From exploring the Mesa Trail beneath the Flatirons…

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Conservation Colorado launches new web site

April 9, 2016

Conservation Colorado, one of the oldest and most influential environmental non-profits in Colorado, has been experiencing a growth-spurt in the past couple of years, and their web site has not been able to grow with them. They needed an upgrade to a site that could work on mobile devices, feature staff and their…

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March 24, 2016

After two years of hard work, race organizers are opening up registration for the Golden Giddyup next Tuesday, March 29th. The Giddyup will be an end-of-season celebration of all things mountain bike on the Front Range, and the event has been built with that goal in mind, and will feature bikes, beers, bites, and…

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Clinton holds 10-point lead over Trump among likely voters in new Colorado poll

March 2, 2016

Hillary Clinton holds a 10-point lead over Donald Trump among likely November 2016 Colorado voters, according to a Keating Research/OnSight Public Affairs presidential tracking poll released today. In a matchup of the post-Super Tuesday front-runners for the Democratic and Republican nominations, Clinton leads Trump 49% to 39%, with 13% undecided….

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SUBJECT: It’s life and death

February 29, 2016

As we hit yet another end-of-month fundraising deadline and our inboxes fill up with appeals from campaigns large and small, McSweeneys Internet Tendency wonders what it would be like if we utilized that urgency and intensity in our everyday communications. TO: Evan FROM: The Mom Team SUBJECT: Just one coffee Son, We…

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A new crop of campaign logos

February 5, 2016

From Jeb! to Hillary, this campaign season is bringing us a crop of new campaign logos to admire and to scorn. Bright colors, corporate vibes, and a trend towards first-name-only branding define the direction of this batch. The flexible graphic identity from Obama’s 2008 campaign is now regarded as archetypal…

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7 essential components of a first-rate website

January 10, 2016

Whether you’re launching a new project or just making sure your organization is keeping up with the changing times, you need to have a web site — you might as well make sure it’s doing its job well. As the internet and mobile systems evolve, it can be challenging to stay on top…

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May the Holidays be with you

December 25, 2015

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2015 Year in Search

December 23, 2015

Denverites in 2015 were interested in the hometown NFL team’s schedule, a hurricane, a movie about dinosaurs and the fate of NBA star Lamar Odom, according to data compiled by Google and releases as part of its Year in Search earlier this week. We’re interested in Google, of course, as…

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The Butterfly Effect

December 11, 2015

99% Invisible is a really fantastic podcast that focuses on design of all kinds — from the built-in sound effects on your mobile device to urban planning, almost everything gets designed at some point in its development. And those times when it doesn’t — when a lack of intentional design is the story —…

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