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

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