About us

We specialise in marketing to marketers. We know the audience, their needs and how your brand can best connect to them.

Clear Hayes’ strategic, audience-first approach delivers proven business results. We identify your unique selling point, hone the strategy and communications messages and execute via the most effective channels. 

We create everything from PR-led solutions to white papers, reports, op-eds, podcasts, video, display advertising, interactive web experiences, eDMs and events from intimate dinners to large conferences. 

We’ll put your brand front and centre with the people you need to be talking to.



Meet the experts

  • Alex founded Clear Hayes after spending several years leading editorial and events across marketing publications Mumbrella and B&T.

    He uses the depth of knowledge accumulated across the full range of industry disciplines to connect the dots for clients and create strategic solutions with an audience-first philosophy. 

    In his spare time you can find him watching sports (when he gets control of the remote) and hiding in the garden smoking meat.

    In 2021 Alex was named Consultant of the Year in B&T’s Best of the Best Awards.

    Alex Hayes

  • Jonelle has a deep passion for communications and storytelling, and heads up the PR and Production divisions for Clear Hayes.

    The California native has an extensive background in journalism and content creation, having spent a decade with ABC News Los Angeles, managing the 12-person digital department for the #1 news station in the second-largest market in the US.

    Making Australia home in 2016, Jonelle made the  transition into Public Relations, using her journalistic knowledge to develop comms and content strategies for a variety of national and international clients.

    Jonelle Lawrence

    Managing Consultant, PR and Production
  • An experienced editor and content producer, Richie has over a decade’s journalistic experience in the Australian media and travel industries. He has previously edited Aussie travel bible Travel Weekly and served as Editorial Director at media title B&T.

    Joining Clear Hayes in 2019 as Managing Consultant, he heads up the business’s editorial division, helping clients hone their media and marketing strategies through insightful and engaging content.

    A sports nut, outside the office Richie is an adherent of Kayo and still plays cricket of a dubious standard.

    Richie Kenzie

    Managing Consultant, Editorial
  • Susie is a PR go-getter with more than 16 years’ experience spanning New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

    Specialising in Travel, Tourism, Beauty, Fashion and Hospitality sectors, Susie has been the lead driver on a number of award-winning integrated marketing and communication campaigns. 

    Susie’s ability to deep dive into understanding her clients’ needs and develop robust PR solutions that deliver exceptional results is what keeps her clients coming back for more. 

    Susie Thomson

    Communications Consultant - NZ Lead
  • Annie is part of Clear Hayes’ public relations division, leading the development and implementation of PR strategy across a number of ANZ clients.

    With a diverse background working with high profile brands across multiple categories, Annie is equipped with the PR account management know-how to help clients at Clear Hayes connect to their target audiences with innovative and creative ideas.

    In her spare time, you can find Annie enjoying brunch with her friends and family, and indulging in a true crime series.

    Annie Standen

    Communications Consultant
  • Courtney is Clear Hayes’ boots on the ground and client lead extraordinaire in the United Kingdom. Before relocating to the UK, Courtney established Clear Hayes’ Auckland office and developed our client roster in the new market.

    Coming from her position as Editor for marketing trade news site StopPress, she has experience fostering relationships and helping clients present their stories to key audiences across the marketing communications sector. 

    Courtney has also worked across retail trade publication The Register and NZ entrepreneurial publication Idealog as content lead. 

    Courtney Devereux

    UK Client Lead
  • Dede has a deep background leading B2B marketing, PR and comms for creative agencies, adtech and media companies, and social purpose organisations.

    Handling internal and external communications for a number of businesses across Australia and New Zealand. This year, she took out B&T’s 30 under 30 Award in the PR category.

    With a passion to be outdoors and a habit of not sitting still, you can find her on the weekend sailing, rock climbing, hiking or surfing. 

    Dede Stewart

    Communications Consultant
  • Akansha is part of Clear Hayes’ editorial division, working on creating compelling and engaging content for the company’s suite of clients.

    She joined Clear Hayes in 2021 after four years at Telum Media, and has specialised in covering Australia’s media and journalism industry.

    In her spare time, you can find Akansha reading, listening to a podcast or at brunch. 

    Akansha Singh

    Content Strategist
  • Having previously worked across non-for-profit services and consumer PR, Adrian has been involved across a number of different projects which have helped build positive brand awareness and recognition for his clients.

    With extensive experience in event management, email campaigns and social media strategy, Adrian is your go to source for marketing and PR.

    Catch him with all the latest in pop culture or out and about in the Sydney social scene. 

    Adriano Ceccato

    Junior Consultant
  • Tifaine is part of the New Zealand Clear Hayes’ team, situated in the public relations and media crew. 

    She works on creating engaging written media and building brand recognition for clients, and brings extensive experience in event management and consumer PR. 

    In her spare time you can find her out and about brunching with friends, or walking one of many beautiful across Auckland beaches.


    Tifaine Ellis

    Junior Communications Consultant

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