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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
B2B Automotive Marketing  2013
Backer Spievogel Bates, Inc  1990?
Backer Spievogel Bates, Inc  1991?
Bandolier Group  2008?
Bartels & Carstens Advertising 
Bartels & Company  Earlham College (1994); Frazer's Traveling Bag Restaurant (1999); Gloria's Corner Store (1994); Gordon Restaurant (1983); Perio Products (1983); Shaw's Coffee (1999); Sinclair's Restaurant (1983); St. Louis Zoo;
Bartram Agency  1989 Consumers Choice Services (1994); Home Federal Savings & Loan (1990); Lincoln Technical Institute (1994);
J.S. Batt Advertising Company  1925?- 1928 Name changed to Joseph S. Batt Company
Joseph S. Batt Company  1928- 1930s
Batton, Barton, Durstein & Osborne  1974? Branch of NY agency
Batz-Hodgson-Neuwoehner Advertising Agency  1950-1986 Name changed to BHN A,G. Stores (1960- 65); A.W. Cash Co. (1954); A&W Root Beer (1971- 73); Adams Mark Hotel (1979?- 84); Aeolian Company (1964- ); Alexian Brothers Hospital (1985); American Pulverizer Co. (1950); Atlas-Aire (1960); Bardenheier's Wine (1965- 72); Bettendorf's Markets (1953); Better Business Bureau (1962); Bi-State Oldsmobile Dealers (1982?- ); Bitucote Products (1950); Boatmen's National Bank (1959- 71); Boise Cascade Cans (1975); Bondex (1984- ); Camicide (1958); Carlson Oldsmobile (1977- 82); Carter Automotive (1984- ); Colonial Baking (1960); Connelley Heating and Air Conditioning (1950); Consumers Glue (1950); Continental Boiler Works (1978- ); Continental Telephone (1965- 68 ); Copying Concepts (1983?- ); Corneli Seed Co. (1959); Costello's Frozen Desserts (1950-62); Cotton Belt Railroad (1950); Dazey Kitchen Appliances (1959); DeMoulin Uniforms (1958- 84); Dixie Mills Feeds (1962); Downtown St. Louis, Inc. (1960- 64); Eisenstadt. Co. (1984); Emerson Engineering Procurement (1954-); Excelsior-Leader Laundering (1950); Farm and Home Savings and Loan (1958- 71); Faust Paints (1963); Flexo Steel Company (1950); Forsythe Group (1984); Francis Chevrolet (1960-75); G.H. Walker Investments (1961- 72); General Electric Company Plastics Dep't. (1956); Gould Motors (1979- 82); Granite City Steel (68 - 73); Granite City Trust (1980- ); Graybar Electric (1985); Gusdorf (1975- 84); Hager & Sons Hinge Manufacturing (1962- 72); Hardy Salt (1957-62, 1978- ); Hazel Business Accessories (1983?- ); Hunter Engineering (1978- ); Hussman Refrigerator Corp. (1963-70); Ideal Stencil Machine Company (1950); International Oil Burner Company (1950); International Shoe (1971- 83); Intertherm (1977- 83); Ira E. Berry Real Estate (1980- 81); J. Hunter's Cafe (1986); Kaufman Products (1959); Keystone Grass Seed (1959); KHTR (1984- ); Killark Electric (1950- 73); Krun-Chee Chips (1964- 1969); KSD/KCFM Radio (1980- ); Laclede Steel (1950-77); Landis Machine Co. (1950); Landmark Bancshares (1983- ); Laurel Springs Whiskey (1959); Liberty Loans (1965- ); Malinkrodt (1977?- 79); Manufacturers Bank and Trust (1977?- ); Marlo Coil Company (1950-62); Masonry Institute of St. Louis (1985); Maull's Barbecue Sauce (1960- 83); Mayrose Meats (1963- 79); McQuay-Norris (1968- 70); Metro Motors (1953); Midwest Piping, Inc. (1959); "Milk Likes You" (1982- 83); Millers Mutual Insurance (1980- ); Milnot (1975- 79); Mississippi Glass (1968- 70); Moog Automotive (1972- 84); Mountain Valley Water (1964- ); Mylee Digital Sciences (1981); National Museum of Transport (1986); National Vendors (1983); Nooter Corporation (1950); North American Electric Lamp Co. (1950); Nuclear Consultants Corp. (1964); O'Connor Coffee (1950); Old El Paso Foods (1970- ); Old Judge Coffee (1977); Old Vienna Potato Chips (1950- 68); OMNI Sports (1984- ); Optical Outlets (1984); Orchard Corporation (1978- ); Ostertag Opticians (1960); Pet Frozen Foods (1966- 73); Petrolite Corporation (1957- 84); Phelan-Faust Paints (1963- ); Pittsburgh-Erie Saw Co. (1962); Plaza Motors (1983?- ); Presstite (1964- ); R-C Can Company (1950); Ravarino-Freschi (1959-80); Reliable Life Insurance (1959- 81); Riesmeyer Ford (1957-, 1965-); Roosevelt Federal Savings & Loan (1984); S.G. Adams (1963- );SSM Healthcare (1986); SaveMart (1985); Schnuck Markets (1961); Show Case Distributors (1978- ); The Sporting News (1978); Sporting Goods Dealer (1978); St. Charles Orthopaedic Surgery Associates (1986); St. Louis Arena (1984- ); St. Louis Blues (1984- ); St. Louis Ship (1957); St. Mary on the Mount Rehabilitation Center (1986); Stephens Business Forms (1961?); Stifel, Nicolaus (1971- 73 ); Suburban Newspapers of Greater St. Louis (1977- 80); Sunrise Meats (1960); Sunshine Potato Chips (1969- 73); Surrey Farm Bacon (1964- ); Taco King (1969- ); Tartan Corner (1986); Tennessee Jed's (1970- ); Tom Boy Stores (1978); Union Electric (1977?- 84); United Way (1973-1984); Vestal Labs (1961); Vi-Jon Labs (1959- 65); Vitro Products (1950); Watlow Electric (1950-, 1983- 84); Western Waterproofing (1950); Wetterau/IGA (1984); Yellow Pages (1982?- );
S.J. Beattie, Inc.  1988
Beecher Advertising Company  1933- Central Breweries (1935-36); Corno Feeds (1938-); Ramco Piston Rings (1933-); Ramsey Auto Accessories (1936-);
Beecher-Cale-Maxwell, Inc.  1929- 1932 Formerly Beecher-Maxwell Panama Seat Covers; Wedler-Shuford Co. (1930-);
Beecher-Maxwell  1929
Bergen Advertisig Company  1925?-
Berger-Jenkins-Oberg Advertising  1927?-
Bert Ball Advertising Company  1906- 1910 (Name changed to Mooney-Dickey)
BHN Advertising and Public Relations, Inc.  1986 Name changed from Batz Hodgson Neuwoehner - 1991 Control Devices, Inc. (1987); Daniel & Henry Insurance (1987); DEMA Engineering (1987); Executive Coach Builders (1988); Florists' Mutual Insurance (1991); Hercules Construction (1987), Jewish Hospital (1987); Lincoln Lubrication Equipment (1988); Missouri Bankers' Association (1987); St. Louis Kentucky Fried Chicken (1988); St. Louis Sun (1989); State of St. Louis Economic Development (1987); Sverdrup Corp.; Therminol (1987); United Van Lines;
BHN-PR  1978 American Association of Orthodontists (1979- ); Arthur Young & Company (1979- ); Bethany Press (1979- ); Carter Automotive (1984- ); Continental Boiler Works (1979- ); Gould Motors (1983); Illini Federal Savings & Loan (1979- ); Orchard Corporation of America (1979- ); Pevely Dairy (1984- ); Reliable Life Insurance Company (1979- ); St. Joseph Hospital - Kirkwood (1984); Stouffer's Airport Hotel (1984); St. Louis Art Museum (1981); St. Louis Science Center (1984- ); Wisconsin Barge Line (1979- );
Biddle Advertising Company  1957 Satellite office of Bloomington, Il. company.
bigwidesky  2004-
Bishop Partners  2008?
Black Coffee Productions  1994
Blake Advertising Company  1990?
Blick & Staff Communications 
Blitz World Wide Advertising & Public Relations Consultants  1972?
H. George Bloch Advertising Company  1941 American Air Curtain Corp. (1957); Associated Manufacturers (1946); Berry-Wehmiller Machinery Co. (1960); Champ-Items Auto Parts (1960); Continental Concrete (1956); Day-Brite Lighting (1945); Guth Lighting (1948); Hickory Hollow Charcoal (1960); Hussman Refrigeration (1951); J.A. Weaver Co. (1952); James H. Smith & Sons Corp. (1953); Kisco Fans (1947); Laclede-Christy Clay Products (1947); Marsh Stencil Machine Co. (1957); Metal Goods Corp. (1947); Mosley Electronics (1958); The Shampaine Co. (1955); St. Louis Car Co. (1958); St. Louis Fire Door Company (1949); Steel Products Mfg. Co. (1948); Sunnen Auto Products (1959); Sunnen Industrial Products (1955); Tier Rack Corporation (1958); Vevier Loose-leaf Binders (1947); Vita Cee Fruit Drinks (1960);
Frank Block Associates  1932-1949 Merged w/Westheimer & Company; Westheimer and Block. Became Frank Block & Associates again in 1955. Later FBA A.S. Aloe Co. (1957); Alton Banking and Trust (1956); Bonnee Butter Beef Steaks (1957-1958); Brunswick Corp. (1963); Chase Hotel (1955): Chromcraft; Concordia Publishing (1958); Continental Towers (1962); Eckrich Packing Co. (1955); Elder Mfg. Co. (1957); General American Life Insurance (1958); Golden Dipt (1958); The Grove Co. - Thermo-Jac jackets, Sideliner coats (1956); Hanan & Son footwear (1959); Hanan Men's Shoes (1962): ITT Blackburn (1981); ITT Weaver (1980?); Jon McCauley Dresses (1960); Knapp-Monarch Co. (1956); Laurel Springs Bourbon (1962?); Lodge of the Four Seasons (1962); Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod; Maritz Sales Builders (1959); Marsh Stencil Machines (1962); Merit Clothing (1955-1956); Metabolin; Milton Oil Co. (1959?); Minx Modes Dresses (1960); New Era Women's Shirts (1961); Ozark Air Lines (1955?); Posturamic System, Inc. (1959); Remmert-Werner Executive Aircraft (1958); Rhythm Step Shoes (1956); Southern Baptist Convention; Terro insecticide (1962); Trimfoot Co. - Claire McCardell Shoes (1956); Universal Match Corporation; Vande Professional Equipment Leasing Corp. (1961); Winco Ventilator (1956);
Bogard & Finkel Communications  1985- 1997 Geotechnology Inc. (1997); Specialized Clinical Services (1995); Team Four, Inc. (1994); Town Planner (1995),;
C.W. Bolan Advertising  1943- 1957 Renamed Charles W. Bolan, Inc.
Bolan, Atkinson & Associates  1962
Charles W. Bolan, Incorporated  1957 Formerly C.W. Bolan Advertising Frank Adam Electric Co. (1958),
Borgmeyer & Musen Advertising  1988 Alpine Shop (1988); Business Products Center (1991); Cencom Cable; Custom Communications Co. (1991); Dobbs Auto Centers (1989), The Estates of Whitmoor Country Club (1991); Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics-Milwaukee (1988); Jack King Toyota (1988); Kretschmar Hams (1991); Kurtz Concrete Co. (1988); SSM Rehabilitation Institute (1991); St. Louis Blues (1991); Thomas Construction (1992);
Borgmeyer Advertising, Inc.  1985?-1988 Became Borgmeyer & Musen Dave Mungenast Honda (1987); Jefferson Savings & Loan (1986); Silver Eagle Construction (1987); United Services for the Handicapped (1986);
Boston Creative  2008?
Thomas M. Bowers Advertising Agency  Chicago-based. Opened St. Louis office in 1930.
Boxing Clever  2011-
Boyd Advertising Agency  1928- 1929
Frank D. Boyd Advertising Company  1926?- 1928 Name changed to Boyd Advertising Agency Busy Bee Candies (1926-); DeLuxe Ice Cream & Furnas Ice Cream (1926-); Drosten Jewelry (1926-); J. Kennard & Sons (1926-); National Bank of Commerce (1926-); Oliver Cadillac (1926-); People's Motorbuses (1926-); Swope Shoe Co. (1926-); West Virginia Coal Co. (1926-);
Boyle Creative  2008?
Brado Cuneo Llc.  2000?
Brado Cuneo Nollau 
Braibish Communications 
Brandvein Public Relations  1990 Marine Leasing Institute (1990); Mid-Rivers Mall (1990); St. Louis Ballet Company (1990); Webster Groves Old Orchard Shopping (1991);
Brandvein-Aaronson Public Relations  1990-
Bretz Public Relations  2003-
Bright Central Public Relations  1983
Brighton Agency  1989- BASF (1999); Centene; Drury Inns (1993); Fairmount Park Race Track (1990); FURminator; Hager (1999); Lucia's Pizza (1990); Marsh Co. (1994); Men's Medical Center (1996); Monsanto; National Corn Growers' Association; Nordyne; P&G Petcare; Royal Canin USA (1990), Schlafly Beer (2000); Sensient Technologies Corp.; Sofa & Chair Co.(1996),; St. Louis Art Fair (1994); Sundowner (1999); Victor Technologies; Washington University; Wine Chateau (2001);
Britt-Gibbs Advertising Company  1926- 1931 Algonite Stone (1931); Brooks Tomato Products (1928); Sterling Products (1929-);
Britt-Schiele Advertising Company  1925?- 1926
Brockland & Moore, Inc.  1926?- 1929 Renamed Ralph Moore, Inc. Abraham Fur Co.; American Metal Products Co.; Asphalt Brick Co.; Baldor Electric Co.; Benjamin Mfg. Co.; Boss Mixers-American Cement Machine (1928); Dazey Churn Mfg. Co.; Hipolite Co.; Houk Adding Pencil Co.; Hussman Refrigeration (1928); Multiplex Display Fixture Co.; Walton Supply Co.;
Clifford F. Broeder Co.  1936? Bubble-Up (1938); Cleo Syrup Co. (1938); Fire Chief Stoker Co. (1937); Mound City Brewing Co. (1938); Oliver Mfg. (1937); Peter Pan Beauty Shops (1937); Selle Jewelry Co. (1937); Stok-A-Fire Corp. (1938); Valley Electric Co. (1939); Vess Beverages (1937); Wax-All Floor Polish (1936-);
BSK 
Budke-Connell Advertising Agency  1930s Blanke Coffee & Tea (1934-35); Coronado Hotel (1936-); Egyptian Tie and Timber (1935); F.C. Taylor Fur Co. (1934-36); Hotel Jefferson (1935-1941?); J.H. McLean Medicine Co. (1935-36); The Roxal Co. (1935-36); St. Louis Casket Co, (1934-); Stag Beer (1934-35);
Gert Bunchez & Associates, Inc.  1979
Burke Advertising, Inc.  1972?
Donald F. Burnes and Associates  1986
Busch Creative Services 
Sue Bussen Advertising  1982
Byrne PR  2012 Anheuser-Busch; Centene; Drury Hotels; Edward Jones; Lion's Choice; O'Fallon Brewery; St. Louis Brewers' Heritage Festival;
Jerry Byrne Advertising  1956?
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