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

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