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

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