Our Story

Every idea starts with the spark. It’s what you do with that spark that matters. After years of working in the campaign trenches, we had an idea: create a different kind of agency that puts our clients first and gets results. Nearly 10 years later, we’re still helping our clients win. Learn more about the ColdSpark story.

Big Ideas.
Big Results.

ColdSpark started with two people in a tiny office. Our founding partners, Mark Harris and Mike DeVanney, wanted to create a different kind of political agency, an agency that would treat clients’ campaigns like their own. An Agency that would focus on people and problem solving. They believed that candidates don’t need another consultant; they need a partner. In 2011, ColdSpark was born.

Today, we’re 21 employees strong, with offices in downtown Pittsburgh and the Washington D.C. area. We’ve run too many campaigns to count—from presidential super PACs to the most expensive U.S. Senate race in history (at the time) to local races. We’ve helped trade associations and organizations hone their messages, raised millions of dollars through digital fundraising and placed op-eds in major newspapers across the country. Oh, and we’ve had a great time doing it. We’re not bragging, but we are definitely proud of what we’ve accomplished.

Our Edge

Some people work to live. We live to work. After decades in politics and public affairs and hundreds of campaigns across the country, we still love what we do and never stop giving it our all. That’s the ColdSpark difference.

Data-driven Strategies

We apply context and trustworthy data to create winning campaigns that don’t sacrifice strategic goals for novelty or creativity

Creative Solutions

We combine a strategic approach and our depth of experience to craft creative solutions that break through the noise, hit the mark and inspire action

Proactive Public Relations

We make sure you’re one step ahead and in the driver’s seat with your audience, the press and influencers

No Distractions

We keep our eyes on the prize and stay laser-focused on the long-game to ensure you win the race, not just the lap

Fast, Effective Response & Turnaround

We deliver at the speed of politics — whether it’s turning around an effective TV ad quickly or crafting timely, strategic responses in a crisis

100% Committed

We take what we do very seriously. We know what works and we also know how to listen so we can best meet your unique objectives

Who We Work With

The Team

Politics isn’t our job, it’s our passion. Our team includes the best and the brightest in the political and creative worlds. Get to know the ColdSpark team.

Our Most Recent Awards

2017 AAPC Pollie
Award Television

Candidate Division For State Legislature, Gold, Laughlin For Senate, Gas Tax

2018 AAPC Pollie
Award Collateral

Most Original/Innovative, Bronze, Okay with Lokay

2020 Campaigns &
Elections Reed Award

Best Campaign Logo & Branding, Candidate Campaign, Devlin Robinson For State Senate

2020 Campaigns &
Elections Reed Award

Best Campaign Logo & Branding, Organization/PAC (Republican), Stand For America

2020 Goldies

Silver Eagle Award For Television Excellence: Megan McCarthy King TV Spot

See Our Work

Our work speaks for itself. Whether you’re looking for traditional TV ads, mail pieces, six-second digital ads, or a branding redesign, we’ve done it all.