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

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