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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
Walt Now!  1988-
Warner & Associates  1952- 1954 Former Warner, Schulenburg, Todd & Associates, Became Warner & Todd. Cupples Co. (1952), Majestic Val-ettes (1952),
Warner & Todd, Inc.  1954 Formerly Warner & Associates Morgan-Wightman Building Supplies (1954), Floridian Homes (1955), York Pharmacal Co. - York Kin-Septic antiseptic, York Mineral Oil, York Aspirin, York Rubbing Alcohol (1955), Western Wire (1957), Target Products hardware (1957), Baughman Mfg. Co. (1957),
Warner, Schulenburg, Todd & Associates  1949- 1952 Became Warner & Associates Shear Jewelry Co. (1949), Beltx Corp. (1949), Koken beauty and barber shop equipment (1949), Elegant Feeds and Flour (1949), Hager Hinge (1949), Durlacque cleaners and detergents (1949), Dale Carnegie St. Louis office (1949), Majestic Ranges (1950), Frisco Railway (1951), Trimfoot Shoes (1951), Cupples Co. (1952), Majestic Val-ettes (1952),
Watts Advertising Agency  1940 Succeeded the Chappelow Agency
Waylon Ad, Inc.  1996- 2011 Via Systems, Warner-Jenkinson, U.S. Healthcare (1995), St. Louis Cardinals (1996), Dynamite Energy Drink (1998), Percon (1998), Metropolis (1999), Aetna (1999), Tequiza (1999), Cardinals' Hall of Fame Museum (2004), Kellogg University (2204), Kona, USA (2005),
We Are Alexander  2016- Formerly Group 360 Bass Pro Group, Anheuser-Busch In-Bev,
Weber-Shandwick 
Weintraub & Associates  1953- 1992 Blade-O-Mat (1955), Polythane Products (1955), Fischer & Frichtel Home Builders (1956), Standby Corp. (1956), Muntz TV (1956), Cresyl gasoline (1956), Sanico and Navy Brand cleaning products (1957), Schneithorst's Restaurant (1957), Write 'N Shop (1958), State Savings and Loan (1958), Mermaid Pools (1958), Town Development's Park West Subdivision (1958), Heifitz Pickles (1958?), Berland Shoes (1960), Tenneco Oil Co. (1964), Central St. Louis Law 1992, Kawin-Chotin Jewelers 1992, Mediation Solutions 1992, Chris Auffenberg Auto Dealerships (1993),
Weintraub Advertising  2012 Formerly Weintraub & Associates CCA Global Partners, The Cedars at JCA, Carol House Furniture, BOMA,
Westheimer & Block  1949- 1955 Formerly Westheimer & Company. Frank Block Assoc. spun off. New agency is named Westheimer & Co. Mktg & Merchandising Bit-O-Honey candy (1947-50), Old Nick candy (1947-50), Old Crown Beer and Ale (1947-50), Sears Roebuck St. Louis (1947-50), Bettendorf's Super Market (1947-48), Vatterott Realty (1947-48), Staten Island Cleaners (1947-50), St. Louis County Tile (1947-48), Kiddie Cookies (1947-50), Snow Crop Frozen Foods (1947-), Big 4 Chevrolet (1947-48), Valley Farm Dairy (1947-50), Mutual Bank & Trust (1948-50), Tucker Oldmobile (1948-49), Freund Jewelry (1949-50), St. Louis Motorola Distributors (1948-50), Eckrich Packing Co. (1950-), E.B. Jones Motor Co. (1950-), Dodge Dealers of Greater St. Louis (1950-), Goldcrest 51 Beer (1951), Viking Freight Co. (1953),
Westheimer & Company  1939-1949 Formerly Louis E. Westheimer Browning Arms Co. (1945), Southern Host (1945), Eckrich Meats (1946), Bit-O-Honey candy (1947-48), Mark Twain Shirts (1947), Old Nick candy (1947-48), Centlivre Brewing (1947-48), Sears Roebuck St. Louis (1947-48), Tom Sawyer clothes for boys (1947), Bettendorf's Super Market (1947-48), Vatterott Realty (1947-48), Staten Island Cleaners (1947-48), St. Louis County Tile (1947-48), Airosol (1947), Kiddie Cookies (1947-48), Snow Crop Frozen Foods (1947-), Big 4 Chevrolet (1947-48), Valley Farm Dairy (1947-48), Mutual Bank & Trust (1948-), Tucker Oldmobile (1948-), Wright Motor Co. (1948), Disco Distributing (Motorola) (1948), Manarch men's clothing manufacturers (1949),
Louis E. Westheimer & Company  1930s Renamed Westheimer & Co. 1939? Paris Fashion Shoes (1936-), Dri-Brite Wax (1938-), Missouri Apple Institute (1937),
Westheimer and Co Mktg & Merchandising Counselors  1955 Formerly Westheimer and Block.
Byrne P. Whalen Public Relations  1983
Whitehead & Scholin, Inc.  1979?
Whitehead & Sprague, Inc. Advertising Agency  1946-
Wider & Palin Advertising  1957? City Products Corporation (1958),
Widmar/Garnant & Associates  1978 Murphy Company, Flooring Industry Council, Negwer Materials, American Society of Concrete Contractors, Helmkamp Construction Co., Guarantee Electrical
W.F. Williamson Advertising Company  1926?- 1930?
Robert Willier & Assoc., Inc.  1969? (PR)
Robert Willier and Associates  1946
V. Wilson Associates, Inc.  1996
Wilson Sculley Associates, Inc.  1983-1996 Became V. Wilson Associates, Inc. Missouri Valley Life & Health (1993),
Marjorie Wilten Advertising  1946? Andre d'Aulan fashions (1947), Glaser Drug Co. (1947), Artophone Corp. (1947), Sportleigh Coats for Women (1948), Valley Shoes (1948), De Liso Debs shoes (1948), Garland's stores (1948), Lennox handbags (1948), Davis Mfg. Co. (1949), David Lewis Co. (1949),
Winfield Advertising Agency  1932 K-S-H Plastics (1963), Blue Line Chemical Co. (1963), Tan-Tar-A Resort (1964), St. Louis County National Bank (1970?), Chemetron Fluid Controls (1977), Mr. Steak restaurants - Cleveland (1977), Star Cooler Corp. (1980), Flowco Dispersed Stearates (1981), Mallinckrodt, Inc. (1982), Sunnen Products, St. Louis Buick Dealers, Hill-Behan Lumber, Blue Cross/Blue Shield (1984), Fairmount Park Race Track (1984), Gundaker Realtors (1984), Home Builders' Assn. (1984), Mavrakos Candy (1984), Medicare Glaser Drug Stores (1984), St. Louis Football Cardinals (1984), OPTEC (1988), DeBasio Furniture, Discovery Zone, Fur Centre, Illini Community Banking Corp., Maria & Son Italian foods, St. Louis Oldsmobile Dealers, Sunnen Products Co.
Winius-Brandon Company  1950-1973 Formerly Winius-Drescher-Brandon Sunrise Meats (1950-), Boatman's National Bank (1950-), Endicott Johnson Shoes (1950-), Emerson Electric Fans (1950-), Emerson Electric Motors (1950-), Deep Rock Petroleum Products (1950-), MKT Railroad (1950-), Terro Ant Killer (1950-), Omega-White Ring Flour (1950-), Old Fitzgerald whiskey (1950), American-Associated Insurance Companies (1952), Dorothy Perkins Cosmetics (1953), S-7 Insecticide (1953), Greater St. Louis Chevrolet Dealers (1954), Prim Hosiery (1954), Moog Auto Parts (1954), Meeker billfolds and handbags (1954), Bardenheier Wine Cellars (1954), Carling Black Label Beer - St. Louis (1955), Lewin-Mathes Co. (1955), Manhattan Coffee (1955), Day-Brite Lighting (1957), Rawlings Sporting Goods (1957?),Western Auto Supply (1958?), Stix, Baer & Fuller (1958?), Boatmen's National Bank (1959), Wabash Railroad (1962), St. Louis Blue Cross (1962), Frisco Railway (1962), Alton Box Board Co. (1962), St. Louis Rambler Dealers (1962), Mayfair-Lennox hotels/restaurant (1963), Lockheed brakes (1964), Old Judge Coffee (1966), Nash Coffee Co. (1967), Webster Publishing Co. (1967), Stag Beer (1967), Clayton Bank, Crestwood Bank, Hampton Bank, First Security Bank (1967), Terre du Lac (1969), St. Louis Stars Soccer Club (1970), Six Flags Over Mid-America (1970), The Prestolite Co. (1971),
Winius-Drescher-Brandon, Inc.  1948- 1950 Formerly Anfenger Advertising Agency. Became Winius-Brandon, Inc. Boatmen's National Bank (1949-), Emerson Electric (1949-), Endicott Johnson Shoes (1949-), M-K-T Railroad (1949-), Prim Hosiery (1949-), Terro Ant Killer (1949-)
M.L. Winkler Company, Advertising  1956?
Wolfson Advertising Company  1926?
Arthur Wright Public Relations  1987
Wright-Manning Public Relations  1968-
Write Angle  1989- 1990
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