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

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