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

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