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

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