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Intro


Key Public Strategies provides public policy and communications consulting for city builders. 

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Intro


Key Public Strategies provides public policy and communications consulting for city builders. 

Services


Services

Services


Services

Key Public Strategies believes that communities thrive when businesses, non-profit organizations, governments, and the people who lead them are able to unlock their potential to succeed.

When community leaders have the information they need, they make rational decisions and respond to developments in ways that provide the most benefit to the greatest number of people.

Where good information is absent, markets become inefficent, decisions become irrational, and opportunities for growth are lost.

Key Public Strategies helps unlock the potential in great communities by ensuring that information reaches critical audiences and influencers at the right time, and in ways that they can use. Specifically, we develop and execute compelling, strategic communication campaigns for our clients partners, including: 

  • MEDIA RELATIONS AND EARNED MEDIA PLACEMENT

  • MESSAGE DEVELOPMENT AND MEDIA TRAINING

  • Grassroots advocacy and community outreach

  • Government affairs

  • Internal communications management

  • Event planning and promotion

  • Fundraising consulting 

  • STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MEETING FACILITATION

Please contact us if you believe that Key can help unlock your potential.

 

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Experience


Key Public Strategies has the expertise, skills, connections, and resources to help.

Experience


Key Public Strategies has the expertise, skills, connections, and resources to help.

Kerry Hayes is the Principal of Key Public Strategies. He is responsible for developing and executing Key's strategic communication campaigns for clients, rooted in the belief that information can unlock the potential of great cities and urban places.

Prior to founding KPS in 2015, Kerry was the Director of Public Relations for doug carpenter & associates, where his clients included the Crosstown Development Project, Tennessee Brewery Untapped, the Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team, Livable Memphis, and Peer Power, among others.  Kerry was previously Special Assistant to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Jr. for nearly three years, joining his administration after serving as the Communications Director for Wharton’s 2009 campaign. His portfolio in the Mayor’s office also included work on social innovation, blight abatement, bicycle and pedestrian issues, volunteer service, and numerous other projects related to talent retention, economic development, and livability.

His diverse professional background in non-profit fund development and marketing includes work with Kroc Center, a 100,000-square-foot recreation, education, worship, and arts center; the Soulsville Foundation, a music and education organization in South Memphis; and Marwen, an after-school visual arts program for underserved Chicago adolescents.

Kerry is a 2002 cum laude graduate of Webster University, where he earned a B.A. in English. He serves on the advisory boards of the Urban Art Commission and the Memphis office of Facing History & Ourselves.
 
He and his wife, Sutton, live in midtown Memphis.

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Clients


We partner with organizations and leaders who share our passion for sustainable, equitable communities.

Clients


We partner with organizations and leaders who share our passion for sustainable, equitable communities.

Clients

A non-profit organization to advance policies and programs that strengthen the right to counsel and mitigate damage caused by contact with the criminal justice system.

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 Providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in the creation  thriving communities throughout the Mid-South.

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Since 1938, PPGMR has remained committed to providing high-quality, affordable reproductive services and education to women and men throughout the Mid-South.

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A new non-profit development entity to direct the future of the Memphis medical district. 

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Christian Brothers University is a four-year, private university founded in 1871
by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic teaching order.

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Key Public Strategies has also successfully handled public affairs campaigns, media relations, product launches, and special projects for Allworld Project Management, Artspace Projects, Bodine School, the City of Memphis, the Clayborn Temple Restoration Project, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, Crosstown High, Ghost River Brewing Company, Innovate MemphisLittle Bird Innovation, Madison Avenue Park, Memphis Grizzlies College Preparatory Academy, Memphis School Guide, Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. and New Ballet Ensemble & School, among others. 

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Contact


Can Key unlock your potential?

Let's Find Out

Contact


Can Key unlock your potential?

Let's Find Out

Contact Us

Key Public Strategies was founded
to support the development
of sustainable, equitable urban communities.

We look forward to partnering with organizations and people in the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors who share this passion.


If you believe that our unique approach to public policy and communications consulting would benefit your organization, business, cause, or campaign, please be in touch.

901 310 5833 | Kerry [at] KeyPublicStrategies.com

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