TESTIMONIALS

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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

Bloomberg

“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

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“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

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“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

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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

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“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.

Win

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)

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“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

SEIU

“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

Your Primary Playlist

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

GMHC

“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

CEO

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

PLDevelopments

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

President