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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
Gardner Advertising  1908-1989 Formerly H.E. Lesan & Co. (1902) A&P Stores (1927- ); A. B. Dick Co. (1914- 1923); A.E. Staley Syrups (1935- 1940); Alitalia (1960-); Allis-Chalmers Mfg. (1925- 1927); ALCOA (1929- 1934); American Car and Foundry (1922- 1928); American Conservatory of Music (1909- 1910); American Cyanamid (1929- 1938); American Electric Power (1967- ); American Radiator Co. (1927- 1928); American Tobacco (1964- ); American Wine Co. (1936- 1942); American Zinc, Lead and Smelting (1960- ); Anheuser-Busch (1955- ); Antonio y Cleopatra Cigars (1963); Apropos (1921); B-1 Beverages (1942- 1946); Bank Building and Equipment (1966- ); Banquet Canning Co. (1948- 1953); Barnes Hospital (1989); Barton Mfg. (1945- 1961); Bean Hole Beans (1934- 1935); Becker-Moore Paint (1913- 1915); Bemis Bag (1919- 1920, 1933- 1964); B. F. Goodrich (1908- 1913); Bissell, Inc. (1965- ); Blanke Mfg. (1915- 1916); Blue Bird Mfg. (1919- 1921); Boyle Grocer (1914- 1915); Bromo Quinine Cold Tablets (1949- 1955); Brooks Tomato Products (1919- 1924); Brown-Forman Distillers (1964- ); Brown Shoe (1929- 1939); Bubble Up (1979- ); Busch Bavarian Beer (1955- ); Butler Bros. (1910- 1912); Cape Mfg. (1918- 1919); Carey Salt (1930- 1931); Carter Carburetor (1925- 1928); C.A. Stegman (1908- 1932); Centerre Bancorp (1983?- ); Central States Paper and Bag (1940); Certainteed Products (1915- 1938); Cessna Aircraft (1942- ); Chambers Mfg. (1923- 1925); Chase Bag Co. (1949); Chevrolet Dealers of St. Louis (1959- 1960); Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railway ( 1908- 1910, 1911- 1918); Chicago Great Western Railroad (1912- 1913); Clark Chewing Gum (1960- 1963); Clymer Mfg. (1923- 1924); Cole Bros. Lightning Rods (1908- 1918); Comet Pre-Fluffed Rice (1955); Comic Weekly (1934- 1939); Comstock-Castle Stoves (1936- 1938); Cook Kill Insecticide (1949- 1952); Cupples Co. (1925- 1930, 1942- 1948); Curlee Mfg. (1956- 1959); Curtis Mfg. (1933- 1940); Dad's Root Beer (1979- ); Dainty Flour (1934- 1935); Day-Brite Lighting (1949- 1957); Dazey Corp. (1946- 1948, 1979- ); DeSoto Paint (1924- 1925); Diagraph Bradley Stencil Machine (1939- 1943); Diamond National Corp. (1960- 1965); Doane Agricultural (1955- 1959); Dorothy Perkins Products (1932- 1933, 1937- 1939, 1947- 1948); Downtown St. Louis Inc. (1958- 1960); Dr. LeGear Medicine Co. (1913- 1921); Dri-Brite (1935- 1936, 1939- 1940); Eagle Mfg. (1919- 1920); Eckert's Orchards (1989); Eisenstadt Mfg. (1915- 1922); Elder Co, Inc. (1926- 1927); Elder Mfg. (1919- 1921, 1955- 1957); Eli Lilly & Co. (19540 ); Ely & Walker Dry Goods (1946- 1956); Emerson Electric (1926- 1934, 1954- 1956); Excelsior Quick Frosted Meat (1957- 1960); F. A. Foster Co. (1927- 1930); Falstaff Brewing (1933- 1939); Famous-Barr (1936- 1937); First National Bank of St. Louis (1932- 1933, 1948- ); Fitch Shampoo (1950- 1952); F. J. O'Neil Medicine Co. (1918- 1920); Folger Coffee (1938- 1939); Ford Motors (1912- 1914); Fouke Fur (1921- 1923); 4-Way Cold Tablets (1950- 1955); French Lick Hotel (1914- 1915); Frisco Lines (1908- 1937, 1945- 1951); Funk & Wagnalls (1917- 1924); Gaylord Container (1920- 1921, 1937- 1943); General Electric (1961- 1964); Gerber Foods (1928- 1933); Glenn Brooms (1921- 1923); Godefroy Mfg. (1946- 1961); Granite City Steel (1928- 1966); Griesedieck-Western Brewing (1940- 1943); Grove Laboratories (1948- 1955, 1957- 1967); Guardian Life Insurance (1948- 1950); Guckenheimer Rye (1908- 1916); Gulden, Inc. (1958- 1959, 1960- 1961); Gulf Refining (1929- 1931); H&K Coffee and Spice (1920- 1921, 1922- 1924); Hamilton-Brown Shoes (1908- 1914, 1924- 1927); H. D. Lee Co. 1943- 1955); Heartland Natural Cereal (1981- ); Heath Candy Co. (1978- ); Hillerich & Bradsby (1932- 1934); Hookless Fastener Co. (1928- 1929); Hussmann Refrigeration (1928- 1931, 1934, 1959- 1964); Hyde Park Beer (1944- 1948); Ideal Stencil Machine (1920- 1921); Illinois Central Railroad (1988- ); Imperial Clock (1911- 1913); International Shoe (1960- 1962); ITT Aetna Finance (1966- ); Jack Daniel Distillery (1954- ); John Deere & Co. (1959- ); Pazo Suppositories (1960- 1967); Johnson, Stevens & Shinkle Shoe Co. (1945- 1953); Kare Lotion Deodorant (1949- ); Kathleen Mary Quinlan Cosmetics (1927- 1928); Kent Vitamins (1943); King's Food Products (1923- 1924); Kleen Sheen Sales Co. (1813- 1915); Knapp-Monarch (1944- 1952); Koken Companies (1941- 1945); Koupet Auto Tops (1919- 1921); KSD Radio (1950- 1965); KSD-TV (1950- 1965); L&N Railroad (1932- 1945); Laclede Labs (1948- 1951); La Corona Cigars (1963); Lambert Pharmacal (1920- 1921); LaSalle Auto Sales (1912- 1913); Leavitt Manufacturing (1919- 1925); Lemp Brewing (1914- 1915); Lennox Hotel (1925- 1951); Like Soft Drink (1967); Lion Oil (1945- 1954); Lucky Tiger Mfg. (1959- 1960); Luyties Pharamacal (1946- 1948); Majestic Mfg. (1914- 1919); Mark Twain Shirts (1955- 1957); Mayfair Hotel (1925- 1951); McGraw-Hill Publishing (1925- 1936); McKesson & Robbins Inc. (1934- 1938); Meadowbrook Nurseries (1928- 1929); Meissner Mfg. (1943- 1945); Miller Lightning Rods (1919- 1921); Mississippi Valley Trust (1916- 1919); MKT Railroad (1909- 1912, 1913- 1921); Mobile & Ohio Railroad (1915- 1917); Monarch Metal Weatherstrip (1929- 1930); Monsanto Chemicals (1938- 1966); Morgan Home Products (1928- 1929); Motor Wheel Corp. (1924- 1932); Murphy Door Beds (1923- 1924); Musselman Products (1965- ); Nat'l. Assn. of Ice Cream Manufacturers (1926- 1928); National Bank of Commerce (1908- 1909); National Car Rentals (1959- 1961); National Guard (1947- 1950); Neosho Nurseries (1918- 1927); New York Stock Exchange (1944- 1962); New York Times (1939- 1944); Nugent's Dry Goods (1908- 1909); O'Keefe's Beverages (1924- 1925); Old El Paso Foods (1981- ); Old Forester (1964); Omega Flour (1949- ); Owens-Illinois Glass (1926- 1929); Old Judge Coffee (1949- 1952); Oldsmobile (1908- 1913); Packard Cars (1916- 1919); Packard Piano Co. (1911- 1912); Paris Medicine Co. (1933- 1934); Pet Milk Co. (1921- 1972); Phoenix Knitting Works (1920- 1923); Pictorial Review Publishing (1918- 1919); PIP Stamps, Inc. (1957- 1960); Popsicles (1959); Procter & Gamble (1957- 1962); Pull-You-Out Sales (1915- 1919); Quaker Lace Co. (1924- 1926); Ralston-Purina (1910- 1972); Ramsey Accessories (1932- 1933); Ravarino & Freschi (1940- 1941); Rawlings Mfg. (1924- 1927); Reardon Co. (1949- 1952); Red I Foods (1957- 1959); R. E. Funston Co. (1928- 1929); Reishmann Co. (1924- 1926); Remington-Rand (1938, 1955- 1966); Republic Motor Trucks (1924- 1927); Revere Ware (1978- ); Rice Mercantile (1921- 1922); Rice-O'Neill Shoes (1933- 1937); Ritepoint Co. (1947- 1948); Rock Island Railroad (1908- 1909, 1911- 1914); Rogers Fur Co. 1918- 1920); Roi Tan Cigars (1963); Romanoff Caviar (1958- 1965); Rothschild Hats (1919- 1921); Rumford Chemicals (1925- 1929); Russell Stover (1921- 1922); Sanitol Chemicals (1908- 1911); Sarra, Inc. (1947- 1959; Savage Arms Co. 1925- 1930; Sayman Products (1939- 1941); Schotten Coffee (1918- 1920); Scribner's & Sons (1908- 1910, 1925- 1926); Scruggs-Vandervoort-Barney (1961- 1963); Sealy Mattresses (1921- 1924); Sego Diet Foods (1981- ); Seven-Up (1967- ); Scheaffer Pens (1962- 1966); Shurnuff Mfg. (1918- 1919); Simmons Hardware (1919- 1922, 1930- 1933); Six Flags Over Mid-America (1978- ); Softex Co. (1927- 1928); Southern Comfort (1948- 1952); Southern Railway (1914- 1917); Southwestern Bell (1948- ); St. Louis Dairy Co. (1916- 1928); St. Louis Independent Packing (1937- 1962); St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1950- 1965); St. Louis Public Service Co. (1943- 1951); St. Louis Southwestern Railway (1908- 1918); St. Louis Union Trust (1957- ); Stark-Inland Machine Works (1915- 1921); Steelcote Mfg. (1933- 1934); Steffens Paper Box Co. 1919- 1924); Stickney Cigar Co. 1908- 1909); Stokley-Van Camp (1929- 1948, 1949- 1951); Strekfuss Steamboat Lines (1913- 1915); Sunray-DX Oil (1961- ); Supreme Butter Crackers (1938- 1952); Sutho Suds Co. (1946- 1947); Swift & Co. (1954- 1956); Tennessee Beverage Co. (1919- 1920); Trimfoot Co. 1913- 1950); Twinplex Mfg. (1910- 1931); Union Biscuit Co. 1938- 1952); Union Electric Co. (1944- 1972?); Valhalla Mausoleums (1915- 1916); Valier & Spies Milling (1914- 1929, 1935- 1935); Valley Mfg. (1919- 1920); Van Houten & Zorn (1911- 1913, 1914- 1917, 1919- 1920); Vanity Fair Paper Mills (1941- ); Vesper Buick (1914- 1915, 1920- 1926); Viviano Bros. Macaroni (1934- 1936); Wabash Railroad (1910- 1919, 1939- 1961); Wagner Electric (1913- 1921); Walton Supply (1916- 1923); Warwick Hotel (1914- 1917); West Chemical Products (1948- 1966); Whitman Candy (1963- ); Williams Patent Crusher (1917- 1922); Yesterlaid Eggs (1912- 1922);
Gary Ferguson Public Relations  - 1973 (acquired by Batz-Hodgson-Neuwoehner)
Geile-Leon Marketing Communications  2008? Ascension; GeoTechnology; Greenlight Innovations; Intercard, Manna Pro; Metro Imaging; NDEC; The Outsource Group; XIOLINK;
Geile-Rexford  Beaver Brand Hats (1995); Crown Optical (1991); David Sherman Corp. (1994); First Bank (1994); Health Partners (1998); J. Chisolm boots (1994); KSD-FM (1994); KYKY (1994); Solstar heaters (1994); St. Louis Regional Hospital (1994); St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1996); Therminol fluids (1993);
Geileon 
Geisz Agency  Eagle Stamps; Rich Food Plan of St. Louis (1952);
Robert Geller Assoc. Inc  1975?
George-Savan Advertising  Crescent Builders (1963); KSD-TV (1963); KSD Radio (1963); Mayfair Hotel (1967); Nantucket Cove Restaurant (1967); National Aviation Underwriters (1971); St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1963);
Gibson Public Relations  2008- 2010
Givens Communications  Personal Computing Institute (1990),
Glastris Advertising Agency  1959? Formerly Glastris-Camien Miss Hulling's Cafeterias (1960),
Glastris-Camien Advertising  1957?- 1959? Became Glastris Advertising Agency
Glastris-Manning 
Glennon & Company  1988 Eagle Snacks (1995); Fairmount Park (1989); Famous Barr (1991); The Linen Center (1989); Lutheran Family & Children's Services (1999); Magna Banks; McDonald's (1991); Midas Mufflers (1995); Popeye's (1995); Red Wolf Beer (1995); Roundup & Greensweep lawn products (1992); Solaris Group (1995); Weight Loss Clinic of St. Louis (1990);
Glennon Co.  McBride & Son Homes (1999); Skil-Bosch Power Tool Group (1999);
Go Brand Go  2014
Gold Advertising Agency  1952?
Good & Welsh  -1979
Good, Holmes and Welsh, Inc.  1979-
Goodenough Advertising  1910- 1911
Gordon-Marshall, Inc.  1951 Aluma-Kraft awnings (1952); Berry-Wehmiller Machinery Co. (1962);
Gorilla 76 
Thomas Gorman, Inc. Marketing Communications  1995 Greater St. Louis Automotive Assn. (1995),
Grandone Hauser, Inc.  American Lung Association of Eastern Missouri (1996); Gateway FUTUREKIDS (1999); GHB Publishers (1999); Heartland Bank (1996); Madison County Transit District (1996); Southwestern Illinois Tourism and Convention Bureau (1996); St. Andrews At-Home Services (2000); St. Louis Area Hotel Association (1995);
William Grayson, Jr.  1928?
Green Light Marketing  2001- 2011
Greenway Advertising Agency  1956? Soundolier, Inc. (1956); Superior Forwarding Co. (1956);
Grizzell & Company  1992- Belleville Shoe; CB Richard Ellis; Coach Harder Driving School; Central West End Association; Country Club of St. Albans; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Fair St. Louis; Frontenac Bank; Hanley Station; Mississippi River Hills Association; Pinnacle Contracting; Whittaker Homes;
Group 360 Worldwide  - 2016 Name changed to We Are Alexander
Grubb Advertising, Inc.  1960 Branch of Champaign, Il agency
Guild Associates  1960?
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