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The Hayes Initiative (THI) is an award-winning, certified LGBTQ-owned and operated public affairs firm helping organizations, C-suite leaders, and candidates advance their mission. The firm was recently recognized as 2022’s Public Relations Agency of the Year by the American Business Awards (Stevie® Award) & a 2022 finalist for “Best Boutique Agency” by PR Week, as well as receiving an honorable mention for “Best in Public Affairs” in 2021.
At THI, we help leaders and organizations deliver major initiatives, break through the noisy media landscape, and navigate the world of politics and government. We excel with high pressure, politically sensitive, and confidential issues while demonstrating the utmost level of discretion and judgment. As an LGBTQ owned and operated firm, we are proud of our work in the advocacy space and of our efforts to help organizations realize inclusivity at all levels of their work.
Our firm has extensive experience supporting clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. We have served leaders at the highest levels including presidential candidates, members of the U.S. Cabinet, governors and other elected officials, C-Suite executives, law enforcement officials, and high-ranking health and legal professionals. THI has advised clients involved in complex legal matters and managed high-stakes media relations during crises such as Bridgegate, airport security breaches, and natural disasters including Superstorm Sandy and hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We facilitate events around the world from large conferences and galas to bilateral meetings with heads of state and executives. Our work has a long-standing record of securing and managing interviews with all of the major national print and broadcast outlets.
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