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
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
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
Democrats for Education Reform
Denver Post Community Foundation
Douglas County Federation
Electrification Coalition Foundation
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
Colorado Civic Engagement Roundtable
Colorado Office of Economic Development (OED)
New Venture Fund
Outdoor Heritage Consulting
Paddington Station School
Project New West
USA Pro Cycling Challenge
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
August 26, 2016
Last night Yeti Cycles hosted the Giddyup Getdown where we released the course stages and celebrated the 1,200+ hours of trail work our volunteers have put in on JeffCo trails this year. We want to thank our other sponsors and supporters including JeffCO Open Space, Laws Whiskey House, Earth Treks,…
August 24, 2016
Colorado voters will be asked this fall to re-institute a presidential primary and to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in taxpayer-financed primary elections without choosing a party. The measures were approved for the ballot today by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office after verifying that enough voter signatures had been collected….
August 22, 2016
We’re on the ballot! The Colorado Secretary of State has approved our petitions for the November ballot. Now the hard work begins. We need to stay strong in our resolve if we’re going to win this campaign. While we haven’t seen any organized opposition from the tobacco industry yet, we…
July 28, 2016
What’s better than brews and great live music? We had both earlier this summer at a campaign fundraiser for Let Colorado Vote. Isaac Slade, lead singer of The Fray, headlined the event at the Great Divide Brewery in Denver, giving a wonderful intimate performance, including one song un-mic’d. The Denver…
June 20, 2016
Join other like-minded Coloradans as we work to open primaries to the 37% of voters currently locked out and to restore Colorado’s presidential primary election in 2020 Come to Great Divide Barrel Bar on June 27 to join Isaac Slade of The Frayand Let Colorado Vote as we discuss how…
June 8, 2016
The 31st annual Ride the Rockies race starts Sunday in Carbondale and OnSight Public Affairs will be there, pedaling, taking photos, managing social media and sharing stories. We love this partnership, now in its third year, with the Denver Post Community Foundation and other sponsors. What an amazing way to…
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…
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…
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…
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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