Eric Mower Advertising Forum

The Eric Mower Advertising Forum was established by the advertising department in 2009, in honor of alumnus Eric Mower ’66, G’68, chairman and CEO of advertising and public relations firm Mower. The forum supports a premier speaker series that provides students and faculty with practical, workshop-oriented learning experiences

Above: Deborah Wahl, Global Chief Marketing Officer, General Motors; Sulynn Amrhein, Program Lead and Strategy, Advanced Analytics, Mars NYC; and Keith Cartwright, Chief Creative Officer and President, Cartwright, Los Angeles CA.

Guests have included:

Inductees to the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A) Advertising Hall of Fame

Distinguished Leaders of Advertising Associations

Leaders of A-List Ad Agencies

Chief Creative Directors

Distinguished Executives of Advertisers/Broadcast Media/Social Media Companies/Others

Eric Mower

Beginning in 1968, after receiving a master’s degree in public communications from the Newhouse School, Mower guided a small, one-office, Syracuse-based firm to become a nationally recognized, integrated marketing and communications practice with nine U.S. offices. Mower’s experience includes a wide range of B2C and B2B categories in both advertising and public relations, including brand development and crisis communications.

Mower is a member of the Newhouse Advisory Board and a Life Trustee of Syracuse University. He is co-chair of the Business Council of New York State; chair of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A) Government Relations Committee; chair emeritus and continuing director of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (ASRC); and member of the board of directors of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. He is also a past officer and director of 4A’s national board and a past director of the American Advertising Federation (AAF).

The Mower firm was twice honored among Advertising Age’s Top 10 Best Places to Work.

Mower received Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor, the Arents Award, in 2015.