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

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