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St. Louis Advertising and PR Agencies

The definition of what an advertising agency is has certainly changed over the years, but one truism remains – agencies exist as a collection of experts who use their professional advice and talents to advance their clients’ brands and messages. These talents are used in print advertising, graphic design/collateral, radio and television production, public relations, sales promotions, events, outdoor displays, web and digital media. Agency sizes vary and our goal for this list is to recognize as many St. Louis communications professionals as we can.

We’ve attempted to gather the names of St. Louis advertising agencies from over the years. Some of these firms were headquartered in St. Louis, while others had their headquarters in different cities and maintained a St. Louis office.

In any list of this nature there are omissions and we apologize in advance. If you know of an advertising agency that is not included please send it via email to history@swbell.net. If you can include a brief history (or archives) we would appreciate that information as well.

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Agency NameHistoryAccounts
D'Arcy Advertising  Founded 1906. 1972 name changed to D'Arcy, MacManus Intermarco, Inc. Coca Cola (1906-52), Anheuser-Busch (1913- 80), McQuay-Norris Mfg. (1913), Cook's Imperial Champagne ( -1919, 1933-), Missouri Pacific Railroad (1921-50), McQuay-Norris Mfg., Missouri Portland Cement, White Motor Co. (1923-1954), Alligator All-Weather Coats, Dynashine, Best-Clymer preserves and syrups, Electrol Oil Burners, Caradine Hats, Illinois Watches (1927-), Johnson Locks, Shell Oil (1928-30), Dew Deodorant (1929-), Gardner Motor Company (1928-), St. Louis Globe-Democrat (1916- 30), International Shoe Co. (1930-), Missouri State Life Insurance Co. (1930-), Scripto Mfg. (1928-), A.B. Dick Company (1932-), Enders Razors and Blades (1933-), Red Goose Shoes (1934-38), Western Cartridge Co. (1922-1947), Omega Flour (1935-1936), Bond Batteries (1936), Glenmore Distilleries (1938), General Tires (1917-52), Laclede Gas (1941-52), Winchester Repeating Arms Co. (1942-50), McDonnell Aircraft Co. (1942), Pennsylvania Rubber Co. (1946), Haskins Bros. Soaps (1934-), Rice-Stix Mfg. (1947-50), Hollywood Candy (1948), Brooks Catsup and Tomato products (1952), Taylor Wines and Champagnes (1954), BPS Paints (1954), Lance peanut and bakery products (1954), Silvercup Bread (1954), Gerber's Baby Foods (1954), Bondex (1954), Dramex (1954), Banquet Canning Co. (1955), Golden Dipt (1957), St. Louis Globe-Democrat (1957), Carter Carburetor (1959), Town & Country shoes and handbags (1959), Milnot (1959), Universal Matches (1960-1962), Emerson Electric (1963), Ozark Air Lines (1964), International Shoe brands - Rand, City Club, John C. Roberts, Randcraft, Kingsway, Wesboro, Ambassador, Miss Wonderful, Personality, Fiancees, Vitality, Divina, Poll Parrot, Weatherbird, Red Goose, Gophers and Trujuns (1966), ATO, Inc. (1969),
D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles  1985 Banquet Hot Bites (1986), Banquet Fried Chicken (1986), Armour Dinner Classics (1986), St. Louis Globe-Democrat (1986), Southwestern Bell (1989), TWA (1994), Capital One Financial (1999),
D'Arcy, MacManus Intermarco, Inc.  1972-1973
D'Arcy-McManus & Masius Advertising  1973-1985. Became D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Inc. Consolidated Aluminum Corp. (1977),
Datche & Associates  1957? Dr. LeGear package division (1961), American Fixture (1963),
Datche Advertising Company  1974?
Jimm Daugherty, Inc.  1932- 1957 Successor to John Ring, Jr., Advertising Co. Became Horan-Daugherty, Inc. Day-Brite Reflectors (1934-), Mexico Military Academy (1933-), Robin Hood Shoes (1934-1937), Halitosine Mouthwash (1934-36), Kilgen Organs (1934-35), Hydrox Ice Cream (1935-36), Flight Athlete's Foot Remedy (1935), Heck Deodorant (1935-), Monarch Metal Weather Strip (1935-36), Pepsi-Cola St. Louis (1940-52), Meyer Bros. Drug Co. (1941-46), St. Louis Dairy Co. (1941-52), Pick's Dog Food Minerals (1941-42), So Good Potato Chips (1947-)
Davis Communications, Inc.  1979
DDC Advertising  1991- 1996 Mehlville Chrysler-Plymouth 1996, Marvin L. Johnson Construction 1996,
R. Bruce Deam Associates  1964
DeBlaze & Associates  1992-
Deppe and Associates  Rose Coffee Co. (1976), Roofing Contractors of Greater St. Louis (1977), Tee Zit golf equipment (1977), TRAC America (1979), Thompson-Blair, Inc. (1981), F.L. Sweeney Corp. (1981), St. Louis Shell Oil dealers (1981), West Port Plaza Commercial Area (1983), National Identification Center (1983), St. Louis Photo Supply (1983),
Gerald P. Deppe and Associates  1967
DG&A Advertising & Communications  1979? Lutheran Medical Center (1991),
DMB&B  St. Louis Symphony (1991), St. Louis Zoo (1991), Blockbuster Entertainment (1993), TWA (1993), M&M Mars (1993), St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1995), Southwestern Bell Telephone (1995), Witte Museum (1995), St. Louis Symphony (1995),
Doney & Associates, Inc.  1975
Edward G. Doody & Company  1945
Dorf & Stanton  Talx Corp. (1990), Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitors' Bureau (1993), Consolidated Communications (1993), Bussman Fuses 1994, Purina Mills (1994), Eveready Batteries (1994),
Dovetail  2010- Ascension Health, Citizens Equity First Credit Union, Gateway Arch Riverfront, Smith Moore, SLUCare (2014), American Optometric Association (2014), Missouri Baptist University (2014),
Doyle Dane Bernbach, Inc.  1983 New York HQ
The Drive Agency  2005? Hardee's (2005),
Drohlich Public Relations  1958 Roosevelt Bank (1994),
Drone and Mueller  Morlite Equipment Co. (1994), ProTech Valves and Controls (1995), Universal Air Filter (1996), SB International (1996), North Star Lighting (1997), Clemco (1999), Cope Plastics (1999), Crane National Vendors (1999), and Magnetic Power Systems (1999),
Drone Comunications, LLC 
Drury Advertising Company  1928?
Deborah Dugan Advertising  1992
Dutton Advertising Company  1927?- 1930?
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