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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
The Ad Group, Inc.  1988? Automated Professional Management, Inc. (1989); 2nd Street Diner & Saloon (1989);
AD St. Louis  Arcobasso Foods (1989); Hakimian Company (1989); Nickles and Dimes (1989); Northwest Plaza (1989);
Adamars Advertising Company  1922?- 1930?. Mamma's Pancake Flour (1922)
Adamson  1999- Missouri Lottery (2005); Rawlings (2005); St. Louis Orthodontic Group (2004);
Adamson & Associates  1985?
Adamson Advertising  - 1999 Name changed to Adamson BankCenter One Group, Inc. (1987); Cooper Industries Industrial Machinery (1989); Crane National Vendors (1990); First Foto (1994); ITT Financial; MagnaTek Century (1990); Mark Twain Banks (1989); Newtec (1994); OfficePlus Corp. (1991); Programming & Systems Consultants (1994); St. Elizabeth's Hospital (1996); St. Louis Science Center (1994);
The AdGroup  1988? A-Futredat Consultants (1989),
Admarks  1972
Advanswers  Durkee-French Foods (1994); Eveready Batteries (1994); The Gap (1994); Jack Daniel Distillery (1994); Leaf, Inc. (1994);
Advertising Artists  1928?
Advertising Associates, Inc.  1985 Straub's 1985- 1992
Advertising Communications, Inc.  1988? HQ in Davenport, I. Deaconness Hospital (1989); Great Clips for Hair (1989); Hardee's-Area 1 (1989);
Advertising Savants  1992? Anheuser-Busch Eye Institute (1995); Delta Dental of Missouri; Fontbonne University; Heartland Healthcare (1995); National Kidney Foundation (1998); Schlafly Beer (2004); The Scholarshop; St. Louis Zoo (1994);Taylor Morley (2005);
AdWorks  U.S.O. (1983),
AKA Communications  2006- 2010 Ascension Health (2006); Handicraft (2006); Micro-Gen (2006); Modern Auto Co. (2010); Potter Electric Signal Co. (2010);
Al Fresco Advertising  1925?- 1926?
Alvos Marketing Group 
Amesbury, Ltd.  Mayfair Suites (1990); Missouri Podiatric Medical Assn. (1996);
AMP Creative 
Anchor Communications  1993-
Anderson Advertising 
Anfenger Advertising Agency  1924- 1948 Originally Anfenger-Jacobson. Became Winius-Drescher-Brandon, Inc. American Baking Co. (1938); American Beauty Macaroni (1946-); American Device Mfg. Co. (1947); American Furnace Company (1947); Boatmen's National Bank (1944-46); Bonus Chocolate Syrup (1944); Bridge & Beach Mfg.; Browning Arms (1932-); Bubble-Up (1946); Cato Chemical; Central Laboratories Inc.; Christian Peper Tobacco (1938); Daviess County Distilling - Old Medley, Medley's Private Stock and Daviess County whiskeys (1939); D-70 Soapless Detergent (1946); Day-Brite Lighting (1941); Dazey Can Openers (1942-45); DeLeon Bandeau Co.; Dixcel Lubricating Gasoline (1934-36); Dr. LeGear Products (1938); Dri-Brite Wax (1934); Dyanshine Shoe Polish (1937); Emerson Electric (1934- 46); Falls City Brewing (1942-1946); Fashion Plate Shoes (1934-); Fixaco Throat Lozenges (1945); General Storage Battery Co.; Gilster Milling; Godefry Mfg - Hair products (1933-),Griesedieck Brothers Beer (1933-); Guth Lighting (1933-); Hill Bros. Fur Co.; Hollywood Candy Co. (1941); Jax Beer (1940-46); Jefferson Hotel (1942-45); Jitter Bug Insect Repellent (1944); Johansen Bros. Shoe Co. (1943); Juvenile Shoe Corporation (1941); Knapp-Monarch Health Care Products (1938-); Lemp Brewing (1939); Majestic Ranges (1935-), Merry War Lye (1938-); Meyer Bros. Drug Co. (1943-45); Missouri-Kansas-Texas Lines (1934-); Missouri Portland Cement (1941); Mobile & Ohio R.R. Co.; Old Fitzgerald Whiskey (1947); Old Judge Coffee (1938-); Phelan Faust Paints (1936-1938); Quaker Oil (1946); Roxana Petroleum Corp.; Seven-Up (1942-45); Shapleigh Hardware (1943); Simmons Hardware (1938); Smile Remedy Co.; St. Louis Dairy Council (1940-45); Steelcote Paints - print (1935); Style-Mart Men's Clothes (1944); Superior Hat Co.; Wagner Electric Motors (1934-); Wenzel Tent Co. (1944-); Widmer Engineering (1942);
Anfenger-Jacobson Advertising  1902- 1924 Name changed to Anfenger Advertising
Ansira  2011-
Aragon Public Relations  1983- 1989 Caterpillar; Citicorp Mortgage; Eagle Bancorporation; Elanco Products Company; GMAC Mortgage; Horner & Shifrin; Monsanto; Peoria Area Economic Development Council; RJR Nabisco; Regal 8 Inns of America; Safer Pesticides; Sandoz Crop Protection; Simon Properties Group
Arbor Group  1994? Meskwaki (1995),
The Arland Group  2005-
Arnold Worldwide  Local office 2001. Boston-based. Brown-Forman Corporation (2004); Elleard B. Heffren Jewelers (2001); Houlihan's Restaurants (2004); Jefferson National Parks Association (2004); Klipsch Auto Technologies (2004); St. Louis Marathon (2004); Undertow Records (2004);
Ashe & Engelmore Advertising  1959 Branch office of NY agency Doris Dodson women's clothes (1960); Expectantly Yours maternity wear (1961); Paddle & Saddle Sportswear (1961);
Atkinson Group  Citicorp Acceptance Corp. Auto Leasing (1987); Choice Ready Credit (1987); Colonial Penn Life Insurance (1992); Southern Commercial Bank (1995); The Tennis Place (1995);
Atlantis Marketing  MCI Business Markets 1997;
Atomicdust  Anders; Danforth Foundation; Elsevier; Goshen Coffee; Niche; Pasteria, TriZetto; United Way; Voltron (2005); Yurbuds;
N.W. Ayer, Inc.  1976- 1986 HQ in New York 7-Up; U.S. Army Recruiting Command;
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