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

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