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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) Frisco Railroad (1908-1937), B.F. Goodrich (1908-1913), Oldsmobile (1908-1913), Sanitol Chemical (1908-1911), National Bank of Commerce (1908-1909), Nugent's Dry Goods (1908-1909), Hamilton-Brown Shoe (1908-1914), Cole Bros. Lightning Rods (1908-1916), Rock Island Railroad (1908-1909), Fownes Gloves (1908-1924), Guckenheimer Rye (1908-1916), Appleton Manufacturing (1908-1928), Cooper Wells & Co. (1908-1929), Charles Scribner's Sons (1908-1910), St. Louis Southwestern Railway (1908-1918), American Diagraph (1908-1912), Butler Brothers (1910-1912), Kuppenheimer (1910-1911), Wabash Railroad (1910-1919), Ralston Purina (1910- 1972), Twinplex Razors (1910-1931), Imperial Clock Co, (1911-1913), Rock Island Railroad (1911-1914), Yesterlaid Egg Farm (1912-1922), Ford (1912-1914), Lasalle Autos (1912-1913), Van Houten & Zoon (1911-1913), , Trimfoot Shoes (1913-1950), Bemis Bros. Bag (1913-1915), Wagner Electric (1913-1921), Becker Moore Paint Co. (1913-1915), Valier & Spies Milling (1914-1929), A.B. Dick (1914-1923), Lemp Brewing (1914-1915), Van Houten & Zoon (1914-1917), Majestic Mfg. (1914-1919), Geo. Boyle Grocer (1914-1915), Eisenstadt Bros. Mfg. (1915-1922), Certain-teed Products (1915-1938), Wabash Railroad (1915-58), Pull-u-Out Sales Co., (1915-1919), Packard Motor Car Company (1916-1919), St.Louis Dairy Co. (1916-1928), Becker Moore Paint, Funk & Wagnalls (1917-1934), Rogers Fur Co. (1918-1920), Sealy Mattress Company (1921-1924), Tom Sawyer boys' wear (1918- ), Blue Bird Manufacturing (1919-1921), Elder Mfg. (1919-1921), Bemis Bros. Bag (1919-1920), Simmons Hardware (1919-1922), Rothschild Hat Co. (1919-1921), Lambert Pharmacal (1920-1921), Phoenix Knitting Mills (1920-1923), Ideal Stencil Machine (1920-1921), Gaylord Containers (1920-1921), Glenn Broom Mfg. (1921-1923), Pet (Helvetia) Milk (1921-1972), Apropos Magazine (1921), Fouke Fur Co. (1921-1923), American Car and Foundry (1922-1928), Murphy Door Bed Company (1923-1924), United Hotels (1924-1925), Hamlton-Brown Shoes (1924-1927), Republic Motor Truck (1924-1927), O'Keefe's Beverages (1924-1925), Rawlings (1924-1927), Allis Chalmers (1925-1927), Cupples Co. (1925-1930), Lennox Hotel (1925-1951), Mayfair Hotel (1925-1951), Carter Carburetor (1925-1928), Baker & Bennett Co. (1925-1928), Elder Co. (1926-1927), Emerson Electric (1926-1934), Illinois Glass Company (1926-1929), American Radiator (1927-1928), A&P Grocers (1927-), Granite City Steel (1928-1966), Hercules Motors (1927-1928), Morgan Home Products (1928-1929), Hookless Fastener Company (1928-1929), Funsten Co. (1928-1929), Gerber Baby Foods (1928-1933), Hussman Refrigeration (1928-31), Brown Shoe Company (1929-1939), Gulf Refining (1929-1931), American Cyanamid (1929-1938), L&N Railroad (1932-1945), Stokely-Van Camp (`1929-1948), Alcoa (1929-1948), Simmons Hardware (1930-1933),Carey Salt (1930-1931), First National Bank of St. Louis (1932-1933), Dorothy Perkins Company (1932-1933), Bemis Bag (1933-1964), Rice-O'Neill Shoe Co. (1933-1937), Steelcote Mfg. (1933-1934), Curtis Mfg. (1933-1940), Buster Brown Shoes (1934-36), Falstaff Beer (1933-1939), Viviano Bros. Macaroni (1934-36), Dainty Flour (1934-35), Bean Hole Beans (1934-35), A.E. Staley Syrups (1935-1940), Dri-Brite Wax (1935-1936), Ry-Krisp, McKesson and Roberts liquor brands (1934-1938), Old Judge Coffee (1936-1952), Famous-Barr (1936-1937), American Wine Co. (1936-1942), Gaylord Containers (1937-1943), Dorothy Perkins Company (1937-1939), Supreme Butter Cookies (1938-1952), J.A. Folger & Co. (1938-1939), Monsanto Chemicals (1938-1966), Princess Crackers (1938-1952), Union Biscuit Co. (1938-1952), Dri-Brite Wax (1939-1940), Wabash Railroad (1939-1961), Sayman's Soap (1939-1941), Ravarino & Freschi (1940-1941), Greisidieck Beer (1940-1943), Koken Companies (1941-1945), Cessna Aircraft (1942-1972), Cupples Co. (1942-1948), Kent Vitamins (1943-), B-1 Beverage Co. (1943-1946), Lee Overalls (1943-1955), Knapp-Monarch Co. (1944-1952), Ely & Walker Dry Goods (1944-1956), Union Electric (1943-1972), Purina Mills (1944-52), Hyde Park Beer (1944-1948), N.Y. Stock Exchange (1944-1952), Johnson, Stephens and Shinkle Shoe Co. (1945-1953), Rhythm Step Shoes (1945), Frisco Railroad (1945-1951), Barton's Dynashine (1945-1961), St. Louis Public Service Co. (1943-1951), Lion Oil (1945-1954), Dazey home appliances (1946-1948), Godefroy Mfg. Larieuse hair care (1946-1961), Ely & Walker Dry Goods (1946-1956), Sutho Suds Co. (1946-1947), Dorothy Perkins Company (1947-1948), Ritepoint Pencils (1947-1948), National Guard of the US (1947-1950), First National Bank (1948-1972), Southern Comfort (1948-1952), Laclede Laboratories (1948-1951), Banquet Canned Foods (1948-1953), Southwestern Bell (1948-1972), Day-Brite Lighting (1949-1957), Grove Labs (1948-1955), Cook Kill Insecticide (1949-1952), Old Judge Coffee (1949-1952), Omega Flour (1949-), Dramex paints (1949), Bromo Quinine Cold Tablets (1949-1955), Stokley Van Camp (1949-1951), Kare Lotion Deodorant (1949-), Fitch Shampoo (1950-52), 4-Way Cold Tablets (1950-1955), St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1950-1965), KSD Radio (1950-1965), Stilbosol feed mix (1954), Emerson Electric (1954-1956), Jack Daniels Whiskey (1954-1985), Eli Lilly (1954-1972), Busch Bavarian Beer (1955-1972), Mark Twain shirts (1955-1957), Monsanto farm chemicals (1955-1966), Comet Pre-Fluffed Rice (1955), St. Louis Union Trust (1957-1972)), Grove Laboratories (1957-1967), Arel, Inc. (1958-1962), National Car Rentals (1959-1961), Downtown St. Louis (1958-1960), Lucky Tiger hair products (1959-1960), Greater St. Louis Chevrolet Dealers (1959-1960), Popsicles (1959), Deere and Co. (1959-1972), Hussman Refrigeration (1959-1964), Grove Laboratories' Pazo suppositories (1960-1967), Alitalia Airlines (1960-1972), International Shoe Co. (1960-1962), American Zinc, Lead and Smelting Co. (1960-1972), Scruggs Vandervoort Barney (1961-1963), Sunray DX (1961-1972), Cabans, Bock y Ca, Antonio y Cleopatro, Roi Tan and La Corona cigars (1963), Whitman's Chocolates (1963-1972), Yardley (1964-1965), Carlton cigarettes (1964), Old Forester (1964), Montclair cigarettes (1964), Musselman Products (1965-1972), Corvel veterinary supplies (1966), Bank Building and Equipment (1966-1972), American Electric Power System (1967-1972), Like soft drink (1967), Convention and Tourist Board of Greater St. Louis (1974), Six Flags Over Mid-America (1978), Revere Ware (1978), Heath Candy Co. (1978), Dazey Products Co. (1979), Dad's Root Beer (1979), Bubble Up (1979), Old El Paso foods (1981), Pet Evaporated Milk (1981), Sego Diet Foods (1981), Heartland Natural Cereal (1981), Centerre Trust, Centerre Bancorp, Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages, Mercury Outboard Motors, Mazzio's Pizza, Ken's Pizza, Jack In the Box, SW Bell Mobile Systems North (1987), Illinois Central Railroad (1988), Barnes Hospital (1989), Eckert's Orchards (1989),
Gary Ferguson Public Relations  - 1973 (acquired by Batz-Hodgson-Neuwoehner)
Geile-Leon Marketing Communications  2008? Metro Imaging, Ascension, NDEC, GeoTechnology, The Outsource Group, XIOLINK, Greenlight Innovations, Intercard, Manna Pro,
Geile-Rexford  Crown Optical (1991), Therminol fluids (1993), J. Chisolm boots (1994), First Bank (1994), Solstar heaters (1994), KYKY (1994), KSD-FM (1994), St. Louis Regional Hospital (1994), David Sherman Corp. (1994), Beaver Brand Hats (1995), St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1996), Health Partners (1998),
Geileon 
Geisz Agency  Rich Food Plan of St. Louis (1952),
Robert Geller Assoc. Inc  1975?
George-Savan Advertising  Crescent Builders (1963), KSD-TV (1963). KSD Radio (1963), St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1963), Mayfair Hotel (1967), Nantucket Cove Restaurant (1967), National Aviation Underwriters (1971),
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 Fairmount Park (1989), The Linen Center (1989), Magna Banks, Weight Loss Clinic of St. Louis (1990), McDonald's (1991), Famous Barr (1991), Roundup & Greensweep lawn products (1992), Midas Mufflers (1995), Popeye's (1995), Solaris Group (1995), Eagle Snacks (1995), Red Wolf Beer (1995), Lutheran Family & Children's Services (1999),
Glennon Co.  Skil-Bosch Power Tool Group 1999, McBride & Son Homes 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.  St. Louis Area Hotel Association (1995), Madison County Transit District (1996), Heartland Bank (1996), Southwestern Illinois Tourism and Convention Bureau (1996), American Lung Association of Eastern Missouri (1996), GHB Publishers (1999), Gateway FUTUREKIDS (1999), St. Andrews At-Home Services (2000),
William Grayson, Jr.  1928?
Green Light Marketing  2001- 2011
Greenway Advertising Agency  1956? Soundolier, Inc. (1956), Superior Forwarding Co. (1956),
Grizzell & Company  1992- Central West End Association, Mississippi River Hills Association, CB Richard Ellis, Country Club of St. Albans, Pinnacle Contracting, Coach Harder Driving School, Hanley Station, Frontenac Bank, Fair St. Louis, Belleville Shoe, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 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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