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

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