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

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