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

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