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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
O'Conner & Partners  1989- Environmental Management Corp., Manufacturing Technology Systems, Paric Corp., Casino Queen, Consolidated Communications, CONTEL, Nextel, Futiva Business Communications Systems, Southern Illinois Builders Association, Poettker Construction, University of Phoenix, Hilton Restaurant Group, Altria, Health Services Corporation of America, Monterey Coal, Zeigler Coal, Trade Waste Incineration, Environmental Operations, 94th Aero Squadron, Allsup, INTRAV for “Around the World by Concorde,” Credit Insurance Markets, Catholic Fraternal Life, Missouri Office of Information Technology, Paragon Life Insurance, PolyAd Holdings, Downtown St. Louis Incorporated, Life Insurance Association of Missouri, Mid-America Grocers Association, Illinois Primary Health Care Association, Gateway Country, Partners for Progress of St. Charles County, Woodard & Curran, Missouri Humanities Council
O'Malley Hansen Communications  2006- Build-A-Bear Workshop, Schlafly Beer, Charter Communications, Energizer
Olian Advertising Company  Columbia Brewing - Alpen Brau Beer (1940-48), DeLiso Deb Shoes (1940), Berry Motor Car Co. (1940), Dixcel Gasoline (1940- 49), National Waste Paper Conservation Campaign (1942-48), Jackie Hill dresses (1942), Kitty Fisher dresses (1942), New Era Shirts (1942), Medart Co. (1942), Union, May, Stern (1942), Conformal Shoes (1942), Arel Photo Supply (1943), Hardy Salt (1944), Cardinal Diamond Ring Syndicate (1944), American Fixture & Mfg. Co. (1944), Eagle Stamp Co. (1945-49), James Roxton Classics (1945), Paradise Wine (1945-48), Atlas-Prager Beer (1944-48), Helen Ayars Hand Cream (1946-48), F&F Cough Drops (1946-48), Dining Car Coffee (1945-52), Rice-Stix (1945), General American Life Insurance (1945), Manhattan Coffee (1945-52), Tums (1946-48), Nature's Remedy (1944-48), Pecan Pete candy bars (1945), Sealtest (1946-48), Edelweiss Beer (1944-48), Helen Ayers Hand Cream (1945), Vess Cola (1946-1952), Oshkosh Trunks and Luggage (1946), Koken Companies (1946), Golden Dipt breading (1946), Knapp-Monarch Company, Magik-Mist, Repel-A-Mist, Magik-Rid (1946), Candy-of-the-Month Club (1946), Courtney's Ale (1946-48), Portis Hats (1946), Arrow Gloves (1946), Hugger caps (1946), Green Mill Bread (1947), Atlas Aire window fans (1947),H. Wentzel Tent Co. (1947), Wax-rite floor wax (1947), Stubcaster Fishing Rods (1948), Brooks Fine Foods (1948), A.S. Aloe Co. (1948), Puro Moth-O-Matic (1948), Puro Deo-Do-Matic (1948), Hudson Auto Dealers of St. Louis (1949-), Accent Shoes (1949), Pevely Dairy (1949), John Robert Powers Cosmetics (1949), Reddi-Wip (1949-51), Topmost Foods (1950-52), Sayman Soap (1950-52), Reddi-Wip (1950-52), Mercantile Commerce Bank (1950-51), Magik-Rid (1950-52), Brook's Catsup (1948-51), Feld Chevrolet (1950-), Wax-Rite (1951-), Jitterbug Dairy Products (1950-52), Mayfair Hotel (1951), Lennox Hotel (1951), Golden Dipt Breading (1952), Funsten Nuts (1952), Dixie Mills (1952), General Electric appliances (1952), St. Louis Federal Savings (1952), Sparklet Devices (1952), Sparklite Butane Lighters (1952), A.P. Green Fire Brick (1953), Weber Chevrolet (1953), Bardenheier Wines (1953), Contour Chair Sales (1953), Bettendorf markets (1954), Vinmar Hurry Curl, Vinmar Shampoo (1954), Ludwig Music Co. (1954),
Olson, Garesche and Reiner  1953- 1955 Merged with Bernard K Schram Asasociates to become Schram, Rewiner, Olson, Inc.
Orca Partnership  True Fitness; Volpi Foods;
Osborn & Barr Communications  1988 Monsanto (1988), Crop Protection Group of Merck AgVet division (1994), Gateway Greening, United Soybean Board, Merck Animal Health, Muck Boots,
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