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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
D'Arcy Advertising  Founded 1906. 1972 name changed to D'Arcy, MacManus Intermarco, Inc. A.B. Dick Company (1932-); Alligator All-Weather Coats; Anheuser-Busch (1914- 1994); ATO, Inc. (1969); Banquet Canning Co. (1955-58); Barton Mfg.; Best-Clymer preserves and syrups; Bond Batteries (1936); Bondex (1954); BPS Paints (1954); Brooks Catsup and Tomato products (1952); Caradine Hats; Carter Carburetor (1959); Coca Cola (1906-52); Cook's Imperial Champagne ( -1919, 1933-); Dew Deodorant; Dramex (1954); Dynashine; Electrol Oil Burners; Emerson Electric (1963); Enders Razors and Blades (1933-); Gardner Motor Company (1928-); General Tire (1917-1958); Gerber's Baby Foods (1954-58); Glenmore Distilleries (1938); Golden Dipt (1957); Haskins Bros. Soaps (1934-); Hollywood Candy (1948); Illinois Watches (1927-); International Shoe Co. (1930-); International Shoe brands - Rand, City Club, John C. Roberts, Randcraft, Kingsway, Wesboro, Ambassador, Miss Wonderful, Personality, Fiancees, Vitality, Divina, Poll Parrot, Weatherbird, Red Goose, Gophers and Trujuns (1966); Johnson Locks; Laclede Gas (1941-63); Lambert-Fesler Mfg. (1929-); Lance peanut and bakery products (1954); McDonnell Aircraft Co. (1942); McQuay-Norris Mfg. (1913); Milnot (1959); Missouri Pacific Railroad (1921-58); Missouri Portland Cement; Missouri State Life Insurance Co. (1930-); Omega Flour (1931-1936); Ozark Air Lines (1964); Packard Clipper cars (1956-); Packard Electric (1932-); Pennsylvania Rubber Co. (1946); Red Goose Shoes (1934-38); Rice-Stix Mfg. (1947-50); Scripto Mfg. (1928-); Shell Oil (1928-30); Shell Specialties (1930-); Silvercup Bread (1954); St. Louis Globe-Democrat (1916- 1930, 1957-58); Taylor Wines and Champagnes (1954-58); Town & Country shoes and handbags (1959); Universal Matches (1960-1962); Western Cartridge Co. (1922-1947); White Motor Co. (1923-1954); White Ring Flour (1931-); Winchester Repeating Arms Co. (1942-50);
D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles  1985 Armour Dinner Classics (1986); Banquet Fried Chicken (1986); Banquet Hot Bites (1986); Capital One Financial (1999); Chi-Chi's Mexican Restaurants (1990); ConAgra (1987); Morton Frozen Foods (1987); Naturalizer Shoes (1988); NFL Partnership (1991); Progresso Foods (1991); Southwestern Bell (1989); St. Louis Globe-Democrat (1986); TWA (1994);
D'Arcy, MacManus Intermarco, Inc.  1972-1973
D'Arcy-MacManus & Masius Advertising  1973-1985. Became D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Inc. Consolidated Aluminum Corp. (1977),
Datche & Associates  1957? American Fixture (1963); Dr. LeGear package division (1961);
Datche Advertising Company  1974?
Jimm Daugherty, Inc.  1932- 1957 Successor to John Ring, Jr., Advertising Co. Became Horan-Daugherty, Inc. A'Lure Toiletries (1933-1935); Barry-Wehmiller (1933-); City of St. Louis (1933-); Coal Exchange of St. Louis (1934-); Day-Brite Reflectors (1934-); The Doctor Yates Co. (1933-); Flight Athlete's Foot Remedy (1935); Halitosine Mouthwash (1934-36); Heck Deodorant (1935-); Hydrox Ice Cream (1935-36); Kathleen Morgan, Inc. beauty products (1933-); Kilgen Organs (1935-); Mexico Military Academy (1933-); Meyer Bros. Drug Co. (1941-46); Monarch Metal Weather Strip (1935-36); Pepsi-Cola St. Louis (1940-52); Pick's Dog Food Minerals (1941-42); Robin Hood Shoes (1934-1937); Sieloff Packing Co. (1933-); So Good Potato Chips (1947-); St. Louis Bar Fixture Com (1933-); St. Louis Dairy Co. (1941-52);
Davis Communications, Inc.  1979
DDC Advertising  1991- 1996 Marvin L. Johnson Construction 1996; Mehlville Chrysler-Plymouth 1996;
R. Bruce Deam Associates  1964
DeBlaze & Associates  1992-
Deppe and Associates  F.L. Sweeney Corp. (1981); National Identification Center (1983); Roofing Contractors of Greater St. Louis (1977); Rose Coffee Co. (1976); St. Louis Photo Supply (1983); St. Louis Shell Oil dealers (1981); Tee Zit golf equipment (1977); Thompson-Blair, Inc. (1981); TRAC America (1979); West Port Plaza Commercial Area (1983),
Gerald P. Deppe and Associates  1967
DG&A Advertising & Communications  1979? Lennox Heating & Cooling (1989); Lutheran Medical Center (1991); New Theater (1983);
DMB&B  Blockbuster Entertainment (1993); M&M Mars (1993); Southwestern Bell Telephone (1995); St. Louis Symphony (1991, 1995); St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1995); St. Louis Zoo (1991); TWA (1993); Witte Museum (1995);
Doney & Associates, Inc.  1975
Edward G. Doody & Company  1945
Dorf & Stanton  Bussman Fuses 1994; Consolidated Communications (1993); Eveready Batteries (1994); Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitors' Bureau (1993); Purina Mills (1994); Talx Corp. (1990);
Dovetail  2010- American Optometric Association (2014); Ascension Health; Citizens Equity First Credit Union; Gateway Arch Riverfront; Missouri Baptist University (2014); SLUCare (2014); Smith Moore;
Doyle Dane Bernbach, Inc.  1983 New York HQ
The Drive Agency  2005? Hardee's (2005),
Drohlich Public Relations  1958 Roosevelt Bank (1994),
Drone and Mueller  Clemco (1999); Cope Plastics (1999); Crane National Vendors (1999); Magnetic Power Systems (1999); Morlite Equipment Co. (1994); North Star Lighting (1997); Porta-King Building Systems (1992); ProTech Valves and Controls (1995); SB International (1996); Universal Air Filter (1996);
Drone Comunications, LLC 
Drury Advertising Company  1928?
Deborah Dugan Advertising  1992
Dutton Advertising Company  1927?- 1930?
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