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

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

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

Senior Content Strategist

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

Communications Consultant

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