Mower moves up City & State’s annual Political PR Power 50 rankings


Alison Boghosian

Senior Account Executive, PR & PA Group
From left to right: Eric Mower, Stephanie Crockett, John Lacey, Gary Holmes

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Jan. 24, 2022— City & State, the premier magazine dedicated to covering New York’s local and state politics and policy, has recognized Mower’s prominence in public affairs, moving the firm up in its rankings to the 14th spot. The independent advertising, marketing and public relations agency, with offices throughout New York state including Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and New York City, advanced five spots in the 2022 Political PR Power 50 list.

Representing New York’s most effective communications professionals in politics and government, City & State’s annual list once again featured Eric Mower, chairman and chief executive officer of the agency that he has guided since 1968. It also spotlighted Stephanie Crockett, named president and chief operating officer in 2021 following a 17-year tenure with the organization, John Lacey, senior vice president – director of public affairs, and Gary Holmes, vice president, director of public relations & public affairs, who joined Mower in 2021 after serving as assistant commissioner, public affairs for the New York State Department of Health.

Other key members of Mower’s award-winning communications team acknowledged by City & State included Senior Vice President – Managing Director Mary Gendron, Director of Public Relations John O’Hara, Senior Counselor, Public Affairs Brendan Kennedy and Senior Account Executive, PR/PA Austin Philleo.

Mower’s agency growth in 2021 was derived from clients in renewable energy, healthcare, manufacturing, banking, tourism and crisis communications, and key clients include The Business Council of New York State, EDF Renewables, Helio Health, National Grid, Transmission Developers, Inc. and Westchester County Tourism & Film. Mower’s public relations and public affairs team supports business throughout the country, with presence in other major markets including Boston, Atlanta, Charlotte and Cincinnati.

About Mower

Mower is a digitally integrated independent marketing, advertising and public relations agency with professional staff in New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, 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.

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