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

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