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

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