Eric Mower & Associates

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Eric Mower & Associates is a marketing communications firm with seven offices on the East Coast of the United States.


Eric Mower joined Silverman Advertising in Syracuse, New York, in 1968. In 1975, the firm was renamed Silverman & Mower. When Art Silveman sold his interest in 1980, Mower became the sole owner and continued his leadership of the firm. Starting in the 1990s, acquisition fueled Eric Mower & Associate's expansion. EMA acquired two Buffalo agencies - Levy, King and White and Mitchell, DeTine and Neiler, as well as Omnicom's BBDO Rochester, Syracuse-based business-to-business agency Sage Marcom; Charlotte, North Carolina's Price McNabb and most recently Sarasota, Florida-based Clarke Advertising. Additional offices have been established in Albany, New York and Atlanta, Georgia.


  • Tom Armentrout, Senior Partner
  • Virginia Bates, Partner/Director of Promotion Planning
  • Doug Bean, Managing Partner, Brand Promotion Group
  • Robert J. Bellafiore, Senior Partner, Director of Public Affairs
  • Patricia Courtois, Partner
  • Michael Cunningham, Senior Partner/Executive Creative Director
  • Cray Cyphers, Partner/Creative Director
  • Cheryl Duggan, Partner/Business Manager
  • Tom Eppes, Senior Partner, Consumer Advertising Group
  • John Favalo, Managing Partner, Group B2B
  • Matthew Ferguson, Partner/Account Director
  • Sandra L. Gingerich, Partner/Director of Client Services
  • Hal Goodman, Partner of Finance
  • Tim Greene, Partner/Director of Client Services
  • Gene Hallacy, Partner/Media Director
  • Jim Henderson, Partner/Director of Interactive Services
  • Ann Higbee, Managing Partner/Public Relations Services
  • Bob Hite, Partner/Director of E-Business Solutions/Senior Strategist
  • Lisa V. Huggins, Partner/Director of Client Services
  • Greg Loh, Senior Partner/Public Relations and Public Affairs
  • Rick Lyke, Senior Partner
  • Eric Mower, Chief Executive Officer
  • Rob Neiler, Partner/Creative Director
  • Fran Nichols, Managing Partner
  • John O'Hara, Partner/Director of Public Relations/Group B2B
  • Marty Peterson, Partner/Director of Production Services
  • Bill Pierson, Partner
  • Brad Rye, Partner/Director of Brand Public Relations
  • Richard Skiermont, Partner/Creative Director
  • Mike Slade, Partner/Director of Human Resources
  • Chris Steenstra, Senior Partner
  • Barbara Thomas, Senior Partner
  • Kevin Tripodi, Partner/Creative Director
  • Seth Werner, Partner/Executive Creative Director
  • John Wilder, Partner/Director of IT

Income and Employee Totals

PR Week ranked EMA as the forty-fifth largest independent PR agency in the United States in 2008, with 2007 revenue of $8,529,423, a 16% increase from the previous year's total revenue of $7,383,026. The ranking also notes its staff total of 44 (2006 total: 46), with $193,851 in revenue per employee.[1]


Clients include:[2]

  • LENOX/Newell Rubbermaid
  • Siemens Energy and Automation
  • Florida West Coast Symphony
  • Sorrento Lactalis, Inc.
  • Kodak Consumer Digital Group
  • Kodak Graphic Communications Group
  • Motorola
  • ClosetMaid
  • Emerson Tool
  • Fisher-Price
  • Georgia-Pacific/Dixie
  • Mattel, Inc.
  • Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca
  • Ellis Hospital
  • Hospice Foundation
  • The John Deere Company
  • Florida Prepaid College Plan
  • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
  • FedEx
  • SunTrust Banks
  • National Fuel
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • I Love New York/Empire State Development Corporation
  • Empire Racing

Contact details

500 Plum Street
Syrcause, NY 13204
Phone: (315) 466-1000
Fax: (315) 466-2000


  1. "2008 Agency Rankings," PR Week, 28 April 2008.
  2. "Eric Mower & Associates" Official Website

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