11 Reasons Why Retaining a PR Firm Beats Hiring a New Employee

11 Reasons Why Retaining a PR Firm Beats Hiring a New Employee

1. Impact.

With OnSight, you’re getting a team, not an individual. Together, we have experience and contacts in Colorado and nationally that few, if any, individuals can match. By hiring a firm, you benefit from the breadth and depth of our collective expertise and relationships we have cultivated in that time with the press and policy-shapers.

2.  Cost.

We regularly deliver extraordinary results for less money than a traditional hire when factoring in an employee’s salary, benefits and related overhead (computer, office supplies, and stolen lunches from the company refrigerator).

3. Tools.

We have access to a suite of tools to help you monitor issues, companies or stories, distribute media releases to targeted reporters and to share your messages via earned and social media channels.

4. Creativity.

We are also a full-service creative firm, meaning we design and deliver websites, video, graphics, logos and other collateral material.

5. Flexibility.

As a professional communications firm, we have the staffing and bandwidth to respond to your needs in real time. We don’t keep banker’s hours; you can always reach one of us when there’s work to be done.

6. Honesty.

As outsiders, we are able to bring a perspective that is grounded in past experiences and help set realistic expectations.

7. Scalability (and dump-ability).

When there’s more work than one person can handle, we get it handled. And, when the work is done, your work with us can be done. We can arrange contracts around a single event, or for extended periods. And when it’s time to break up, we’ll let you keep you T-Shirts.

8. Efficiency.

We track hours, set benchmarks, measure performance and deliver excellent results on short notice. You only pay for what you need.

9. Practice.

Maybe you do need to hire an in-house PR professional. But engaging a PR firm first allows you to have your current communications needs met while taking the time to find the right employee and then giving them the time to get up to speed.

10. Results.

Whether working with CEOs of Fortune 100 companies or a high-profile political campaign, we have a reputation for delivering excellence that has earned us kudos from everyone from 5280 magazine to The Washington Post.

11. More brains.

When you put us to work, you get the benefit of our collective experience, our brainstorming sessions, side conversations and creative culture.

When you hire OnSight, you know you’re getting people who love what they do, and put their hearts and minds into it. You’re the expert in your field, but we’re curious and used to getting up to speed on complex, important topics in order to translate them into plainspeak and increase your reach.

Contact us at info@onsightpa.com to get our team cracking on your project today.
OnSight has a new site.

OnSight has a new site.

And the fates (elections, inauguration, legislation, procrastination, vacation) can’t hold us back from showing off our new space any longer.

Please join us for an open house at our new offices:

Thursday, June 4
3-8 pm

3001 Brighton Blvd., Suite 103
Denver, CO 80216




Kegs with Legs at Industry

Join us for a Mardi Gras-themed Kegs with Legs at INDUSTRY Tuesday, 2/17!

Hosted by FiveFifty, Zenman DenverOnSight Public Affairs, BackboneMediaBooyah Online Advertising.

90s cover band Ninety Percent 90s will be playing live music.
Free Food
Free Drinks
Live Music
A Raging Good Time

See some old friends and take advantage of the opportunity to make some new ones in the Denver and Boulder marketing and advertising communities.

Denise Baron joins OnSight Public Affairs

Denise Baron (though not a cyclist) joins the OnSight team!

OnSight Public Affairs is proud to announce that Denise Baron is joining their team. Baron’s experience in strategic communications, political campaigns, and legislative advocacy make her a valuable addition to the team. Baron most recently served as Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director for Andrew Romanoff’s congressional campaign in one of the country’s most closely watched races of the 2014 midterms.

I’m excited to join the OnSight team and start contributing to projects that impact and benefit Colorado,” Baron said. “Joining their team is an honor and challenge that I’m ready to take on.”

OnSight Public Affairs was founded by Mike Melanson and Ben Davis in 2009 following Mark Udall’s successful campaign for U.S. Senate. The firm’s services include project management, strategy development, communications and message development, as well as online and social media strategies. OnSight’s team members have successfully integrated their strengths into a diverse array of projects including Governor Hickenlooper’s successful re-election campaign, protecting Colorado brewers and small businesses, and helping Google make Colorado even more “Googley”.

Having worked in political communications on the municipal, state, and federal levels, Baron brings unique insight, experience, and talent to the OnSight team. In the last three federal elections, Baron has gained experience in every aspect of political campaigns with a specialization in communications.

In hiring Baron, OnSight has made an exception to their habit of hiring mountain bikers. While Baron has not ridden a bike in 15 years, the team is confident in their ability to change this.