For more than two decades, CLS Strategies has been in the thick of major policy battles, both legislative and regulatory, state and federal. Staffed by veterans of political campaigns, government agencies and Capitol Hill, we know how policymakers think – and how to influence their thinking.

While no two public affairs campaigns are alike, many share a common approach. We start with opinion research to develop compelling arguments that resonate in the halls of power. We build and leverage broad coalitions because when the policy stakes are high, you can never have enough friends. We apply the latest digital strategies to amass support online, and unleash it when and where it will matter most.

If government relations professionals are the ground troops in a policy battle, we provide the air cover. We cultivate relationships, balancing out opponents with unexpected allies, and create the right political environment to help you get to “yes” – or whatever policy outcome you desire.


Our Public Affairs Clients

  • Don't Comcast the Internet Campaign
  • Cornell University
  • Verizon
  • Hyundai
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • LANXESS
  • ABC Television
  • NRG
  • Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin
  • Champagne Bureau, U.S.
  • Investment Company Institute
  • Cisco Systems
  • Americans for Secure Retirement
  • Cruise Lines International Association
  • WellPoint
  • American Dental Association
  • Bacardi Ltd.
  • Pew Campaign for Fuel Efficiency
  • PhRMA
  • Academy of Model Aeronautics
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  • Impact Iran
  • Hunt Oil
  • Genworth Financial
  • American Electronics Association
  • Intel
  • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
  • Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • Peru LNG
  • Sirius Satellite Radio
  • Center for Wine Origins
  • Amtrak
  • Coalition for Patent Fairness
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • LG Corporation / Zenith
  • Airlines for America
  • American Academy of Actuaries
  • Host Hotels and Resorts
  • Pew Center on Global Climate Change
  • Beer Institute
  • Sherry Council of America