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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
H & L Partners  McDonald's
Habanero 
Hageman Publicity Agency  1926?- 1931?
Hanley Partnership  - 1983
James R. Hanson Public Relations  1957
Harris Carstens Amaral  Monsanto Wear-Dated Carpet (1983), Chesterfield Village (1983), DG Sportswear (1983), Grandpa Pidgeon's (1983),
Harrison-Rippey Advertising Company  1926?- 1930s Carthage Marble Corp. (1927-), American Drug Corp. (1927?), American Syrup and Sorghum Co. (1928?), Commercial Envelope Co. (1928?), Eichler Heating (1928?), Enterprise Chemical Co. (1928?), Endicott-Johnson Shoes (1928?), Hill Brick Co. (1928?), Harris Wool Co. (1928?), Mississippi Valley Radio Co. (1928?), Oakland Foundry Corp. (1928?), Parks Air Lines, Inc. (1928?), Puritan Oil Co. (1928?), Van Ashe Radio Co. (1928?), Victor Motors (1928?)
Hart and Johnson Advertising  - 1967
Hart Vance Company  1932 St. Louis County Gas Co. (1932-),
Hartogensis Advertising Co.  1950 Adams Drug Co. (1950), Ideal Cooler Corp. (1950), Barad Lingerie (1950), Tobey Color Card Co. (1950), Reed Products (1950), Crystal water repellent (1950), Fairy Crest Craftsmen (1950), Tiny Tot Diaper Service (1950-1951, 1958), Skasol Corp. (1960), Dixie Cream Flour Co. (1960), Robertson's Farm Supply (1962),
The Hauser Group 
Havoc  2008?
Bruce Hayward Associates Public Relations  1961?
HEACA Advertising  1979
Henderson Advertising Company  1956? Duke Mfg. (1963),
Mary Lou Hess Public Relations 
Hill and Knowlton  1983- 1993 HW in New York Ralston Purina 1983, Monsanto 1987, Doe Run Co., Argosy Gaming, St. Louis Police Board,
Hirsch and Rutledge, Inc.  1950- 1953 Formerly Maurice Lionel Hirsch Company. Prim Hosiery (1950), Flavor-Aid soft drink powder (1950), Jel-Sert gelatin (1950), Makamix flavorings (1950), Old Judge Coffee (1952), Hollender & Co. distributors - Zenith radios, Bendix washers (1952), Diagraph-Bradley Industries (1952), Midwest Brush Co. (1952), Korrect-way Displays (1953),
Maurice Lionel Hirsch Company  1929?- 1950 Name changed to Hirsch and Rutledge, Inc. Forest City Mfg. (1929), Samuels Shoe Co. (1948), Hamilton Shoe Co. - Penaljo & Delmanette lines (1948), Colonial Bread (1949), A.C.L. Haase condiments (1950), Serviset Papers (1950),
Hirsch, Tamm & Ullman  1953-1959 Formed by merger of Hirsch & Rutledge and the Tamm-Ullman Advertising Agency. Became Ridgway-Hirsch Advertising Co. Site, Flash & Mars Oil companies (1953), Old Judge Coffee (1953), Forest City Mfg. (1953), KMOX Radio (1953), The Grove Co. (1953- 1954), American Fixture and Mfg. Co. (1953), Fyr-Kote Paints (1953), Heifetz Pickles (1954-1959), Lubri-Loy oil additive (1954), Ritepoint pens and pencils (1955), Betty Jean coats and suits (1955), Propper Thread Co. (1955), American Fixture Co. (1955), Cresyl Gasoline Site, Flash and Mars stations (1955), Airline Prune Juice, Sundaettes, Henri Sauces, Goodwin Jellies (1956), Lekvar (1956), Chippewa Trust Co. (1956), Freund Bakers, Old Tyme Rye (1956), A.G. Edwards (1956), Perfection baby carriages and strollers (1957), Magic Hostess Corp. (1959), National Food Slicing Corp. (1959), Eversharp Food Slicing Machines (1959), Orchard Paper Co. (1959),
HLK  St. Louis Cardinals, 901 Tequila, Monsanto, On The Run, Mi-Tek, Webster University, SCL Health System,
HMWH  1882
Hoelke, Martine, Flaugher Advertising 
Hoffman/Lewis  Became H&L Partners
Horan-Daughtery, Inc  1957- Formerly Jimm Daugherty, Inc. Peabody Coal (1958),
Charles H. Huff Advertising Agency  1925?
Huffman Advertising Company  1946-1964
The Hughes Group  1995- 2011 (Became HughesLeahyKarlovic) GenCare Health Systems (1995), Knight's LTD (1995), Barnes Eyecare Network (1995), Easy Returns (1996), netFACE Communications (1996), Armstrong Air (1997), Deutsche Financial Services (1997), Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (1997), Allegiant Banks (1997), Bachtold Bros. (1999), Coinco (1999), Solutia (1999), Systems Consultants Inc. (1999), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (2001), Six Flags Over Mid-America
Hughes Leahy Karlovic 
Christy Humburg Advertising Agency  1938?
Hyland, Monahan & Groh, Inc.  1981-1984 Roosevelt Federal Savings & Loan, Wetterau/IGA, Optical Outlets, Forsythe Group, Eisenstadt. Co.
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