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“The Hayes Initiative flawlessly navigated; the intersections of government, community, and tech when they organized and staffed our successful annual lobby day, which brought more than 500 hosts from across New York to the State Capitol in Albany.”

Josh Meltzer

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Policy Partnerships for North America

Time's Up

“The Hayes Initiative team’s work with Time’s Up on logistics management was critical to our success. Without Anthony and his team, who knew exactly how to amplify the voices of survivors, we never would have been able to get the Time’s Up NY agenda expanding protections for survivors passed in 2020.”

Roberta Kaplan

Co-Founder of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund


“Working with Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, Anthony and his team offered invaluable support managing heads of state, CEOs and press during United General Assembly Week in New York and for the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Beijing and Singapore.”

Capricia Marshall

Chief of Protocol for the Obama Administration and Bloomberg Protocol Advisor


“Anthony and his team are smart, easy and fun to work with and provide honest input at critical time like when I recently needed to announce a significant raise I completed for a new tech venture in South America.

Brynne McNulty Rojas

Co-Found and CEO


“Anthony Hayes and his team are the most connected people in media and politics, which is why they are our first call and we happily partner with them on many projects. They are a proactive, solution oriented team capable of developing unparalleled communication strategies under the most stressful situations for businesses and organizations.”

Frank Spadafora

Founder & CEO

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The Hayes Initiative has deep understanding of the media landscape with incredible connections which helped Chicago State’s Attorney Foxx communicate her record on criminal justice reform and win her 2020 primary.”

Marisa Renee Lee

Senior Campaign Advisor and CEO, Beacon Advisors


Anthony and his team have been a longtime partner on many legislative advocacy campaigns to help improve the lives of New Yorkers — When it comes to creating a winning press strategy, the Hayes Initiative is my first call.” 

Emily Giske

Bolton St. John


“In turbulent, chaotic environments, Anthony Hayes has been a calm directing force coordintating major media one-on-ones, large campaign rallies, and press conferences — he is exactly who you want to have around in any challenging situation.

Nick Merrill

Senior Advisor, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Anthony has been a go-to person for me for advice in many roles and his firm has been as outstanding resource to help us raise critical funds for our work as the largest provider of shelter and supportive housing for New York City’s homeless families, especially women and children.”

Christine C. Quinn

President & CEO, Women in Need (WIN)


“In the intense ever-shifting media environment of a presidential campaign, Anthony’s a true professional whose understanding of what members of the press need made it ten times easier to do my job as a photojournalist.”

Doug Mills

Photojournalist – The New York Times


“Anthony and his team provided advocacy and communications support for workers rights during Florida’s Gubernatorial campaign, which reflected a deep understanding about the importance of unions for protecting vulnerable groups .”

Eunic Ortiz

SEIU Florida


The Hayes Initiative was instrumental in managing the launch and first two seasons of my podcast Your Primary Playlist and facilitating high-level interviews with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Stacey Abrams, including one that drove a 48-hour news cycle and broke a New York Times story.”

Emily Tisch Sussman

Creator and Host


“When I was named CEO of the nation’s first and leading HIV and AIDS service organization, I was immensely grateful for Anthony’s guidance when it came to navigating media, government relations and leadership within the LGBTQ community.

Kelsey Louie


McNulty Foundation

The Hayes Initiative created and led a media strategy that allowed us to create opportunities for coverage by providing outside-the-box ideas to break through a noisy media landscape.”

Anne McNulty

President and Co-Founder & Aprile Age, Executive Director


The Hayes Initiative was immensely helpful in the healthcare space, where they worked closely with PL Developments to determine the best method of bidding for business in the State of New York and developing relationships with the state’s elected leaders.

Evan Singer



The Hayes Initiative was instrumental in helping our agency quickly and effectively stand up the historic $2.1 billion Excluded Workers Fund to bring COVID relief for New Yorkers who have suffered income loss during the pandemic and were left out of the various federal relief programs, including unemployment and pandemic benefits.Their critical support with communications, stakeholder outreach, and project management helped New York State launch the largest and first of its kind program in the country.”

Scott Melvin

Acting Deputy Executive Commissioner, New York State Department of Labor


The Hayes Initiative provided invaluable strategic counsel and logistical support to manage day-to-day media operations in the months leading up to the anniversary, while simultaneously hosting a highly successful in-person commemoration ceremony with global exposure for the 20-year milestone of the horrible attacks on September 11, 2001.

Lee Cochran

Interim Head of External Affairs

Child Fund Alliance

The Hayes Initiative provides valuable services in support of our global work to fulfill our mission to end violence and exploitation against children. Their team is effective, reliable, and always responsive to our needs.”

Meg Gardinier

Secretary General


“The team at The Hayes Initiative provide invaluable public affairs expertise and guidance at a critical juncture for our company. Their intimate relationships with the New York City and State political and media decision makers is unmatched.”

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“New York is a complicated state to do business in and The Hayes Initiative team have deep relationships at all levels of city, state and federal government that have helped increase our business and raise our state-wide profile. The team is the best at engaging decision makers as well as understanding a dense and noisy landscape. In just a short period of time, The Hayes Initiative team has been instrumental in helping us navigate the complicated and nuanced world of government in New York. They are masters at advising us on how to build an influential and powerful network of relationships and supporters to position us for success, and at engaging with key decision makers in government at the State level.”