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

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