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

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