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EMA named a Finalist for PRWEEK “Agency of the Year”

Eric Mower and Associates (EMA) is a finalist for a PRWeek “Agency of the Year” Award. Considered one of the marketing industry’s highest accolades, PRWeek Awards are given to the nation’s best agencies and campaigns.

“EMA has the characteristics of a small firm—highly personalized service and direct senior involvement in our clients’ work—and the resources and depth of expertise of much larger firms,” said EMA Senior Partner Greg Loh, APR, who heads the agency’s Public Relations group. “Our commitment to collaboration across our seven offices ensures our clients benefit from the best insights we can provide, and leads to great work. This approach has helped us attract an exceptionally strong team of professionals, grow our firm, and create success for our clients.”

EMA, which PRWeek ranks No. 34 among the top agencies in the country, joins four other finalists in the “Small PR Agency of the Year” category. The finalists were announced online and in PRWeek’s January issue. Winners of the Boutique, Small, Midsize and Large PR Agency of the Year Awards are candidates for “PR Agency of the Year.” Awards are presented in March in New York City.

EMA Public Relations and Public Affairs revenue increased 13% from 2008 to 2009, driven largely by organic growth with existing clients and helped by significant new business wins across the firm’s seven full-service offices.

EMA Public Relations and Public Affairs is a core practice group of Eric Mower and Associates, an integrated marketing communications agency with offices in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany, N.Y.; Charlotte; Atlanta; and Sarasota, Fla., plus a service office in Los Angeles. More than 50 professionals comprise EMA’s Public Relations and Public Affairs Group, which specializes in business-to-business and consumer public relations, crisis and reputation management, public affairs, issue management and cause marketing, plus media training, crisis training and community affairs training.

PRWeek recognized EMA throughout 2009, in addition to ranking EMA No. 34 out of the nation’s top 156 PR firms, the agency’s best placement in the annual rankings to date. PRWeek highlighted EMA’s grassroots men’s health awareness campaign “Pints for Prostates,” calling it “smart…and commendable,” and EMA’s placement of The Genesee Brewery’s appearance on CNBC’s Street Signs, which it featured in its monthly “Critical Hit” profile of top media placements.

About Mower

Mower is a digitally integrated independent marketing, advertising and public relations agency with professionals in New York City, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, N.C., Cincinnati, and Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Syracuse, N.Y. Mower delivers strategic insights and counsel, digital solutions, smart creative and award-winning results to clients in a wide range of industries and service sectors. It has earned top industry accolades from Clio, Cannes and ANA B2 awards and is the only full-service agency ranked in Ad Age, B2B Marketing, PRWeek and Chief Marketer. Mower is part of two global agency networks—thenetworkone and IPREX—as well as the 4A’s.