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

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