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

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