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

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