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

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