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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
Calvert Advertising Company  1957?
Calvin & Company Advertising  1953? Dixie Machinery Mfg. Co. (1954), Esquire Uniform Co. (1956),
Cameleon Creative  Metalrub (1999); Metropolitan Design & Building (1999); Super Smokers (1999);
Campbell-Mithun-Esty Advertising 
Cannonball Advertising and Promotion  2004- Ameristar Casino; Bud Light; Budweiser Select (2005); Build-A-Bear; Enterprise Leasing; Farmland Foods (2014); Homefield Energy; Lion's Choice; Natural Light Beer; Pulitzer Arts Foundation; Scottrade;
Captiva Marketing  2002- Brewer Machine and Gear; Gundaker Commercial Real Estate; Mary Engelbreit; Sachs Electric; St. Luke's Hospital; Washington University;
Carden Group Communications 
Carney, Duffy & Corbet Advertising  1979?-1982 Merged with Vinyard & Lee & Bridelll to become Vinyard & Lee & Partners Boyd's Clothing Stores (1979); Pevely Dairy (1979); Zero Mfg. Co. (1979);
James Everett Carter & Staff  1930?
Casey Communications  1983 Brinkmann Constructors; The Forsythe Group; Fruin-Colnon Corporation (1983), Sachs Properties (1983); Sverdrup; Systems Service Enterprises, Inc.; Turco Developers; West Port Plaza (1995);
Catalyst Public Relations  1996
Centra Advertising  1983- 1991 Became Checkmark
CH  1963
Chappelow Advertising Company  1903- 1930s American Credit-Indemnity Co.(1927-30); Bemis Bags (1927- 30); Blue Ribbon Shoemakers Co.; The Brecht Company (1926-); Broderick & Bascom Rope Co.; Copper-Clad Malleable Ranges (1926-); Fidelity Bond & Mortgage Company (1930); Friedman-Shelby Shoe Co.; Hardy Salt (1926-); Harris-Polk Hat Co.; Hunter's Canned Meat (1935-36); Hunter's Chile (1935-36); Keith Hats (1930); Laclede-Christy Clay Products; McLain Orthopedic Sanitariium; Orbon Stove Co.; Perfection Mfg. Baby Accessories (1930-); Robertson Aircraft (1928); Russell Engineering Co.; Scullin Steel; Smith & Davis Bed Springs (1926-); Star Brand Shoes (1928); St. Louis Independent Packing - ham (1927); Tebelman Baking Co.; Wabash Railroad (1933-); Yellow Strand Wire Rope (1927- 30);
Checkerboard Advertising  Ralston Purina Company; St. Louis Boy Scouts (1983);
Checkmark Communications  1991-
Chromalloy Advertising & Public Relartions  1976
Clayton Richmond Group  St. Louis Cardinals (1985),
Clayton-Davis & Associates  Aro Dairy Co. (1956); Chapman Ice Cream (1957); Community Federal Savings & Loan (1956); Compton Brand Auto Parts (1956); Halben Foods (1956); Hartman strollers and Carriages (1956); Hodges Chile (1956); Martin Fishkop sportswear (1956); Shipmates Sportswear (1957); Standard Auto Parts (1956); Valley Furniture Co. (1956); Winston Park Homes (1956);
Cohesion Agency  1999-
Collier Advertising  1916
Collins & Lund  1984?
Common Ground Public Relations  2004-
Communications Counsel, Inc.  1969?- 1971 Merged with BHN
Communications Specialists, Inc.  1979
ComTech Partners  2007-
J.J. Connery  1925?- Bigsley Imports (1926-), St. Louis Braid Co, (1926-),
Conradi, Johnson & Associates, Inc.  1966
Consolidated Advertising Agency  1944
Coolfire Media  2008?
M.D. Corbett Advertising Agency  1929?- 1932 Falstaff Beer 1932;
Core  Calido Chili Traders (1995); Cyclonic Golf Shoes (1999); Monsanto Dairy (1999); Panoz Automotive Development (1999); Pick Up Hoops Magazine (1995); St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1999); WSIE-FM (1995); Zebco (1997);
Cork Tree Creative  City of Collinsville; Erato on Main; Goddard School; Joe's Market Basket; Reality Salon & Spa; River Bend Growth Association; Spencer Homes; TheBANK of Edwardsville; The Imaging Center; Truman Mortgage Company;
Brian Creath & Partners, Ltd.  1994- 1996 Edward D. Jones brokerage (1994); HitCom Corp. (1995); SSC Video Systems 1994; Virgin Islands Fast Ferries (1995);
Creath Jacobson Advertising  1989- 1994 Alton European Imports (1992); Cobra Electronics (1993); Dr. Scholl’s Shoes (1992); Edward Jones (1993); Empire Stove (1992); Gared Sporting Goods (1990); Kelty tents and sleeping bags (1991); MagnaTek Century (1989); Pagoda Trading Company, later Brown Shoe (1992); St. Louis Hotel & Motel Assn. (1991); St. Louis Volvo Dealers (1992); Tan-Tar-A (1993); Trammel Crow Properties (1990); Weaver Popcorn (1990);
Creative a la Carte 
The Creative Group  2008?
Creative Producers Group 
Creativworks 
Cube Advertising  A. Bommarito Wines (1994); Grand Center (1995); Library Limited (1994); Mac's Health Clubs (1995); St. Louis Wine Company (1999);
Aaron D. Cushman and Associates  1985? Chicago HQ
Cushman/Amberg Communications  1998 President Casino (1998),
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