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

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