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

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