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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
The Kalon Company  1926- Empire Electric (1926-); Norton Paints (1926-); Sampson Radios (1926-);
Kastner & Partners 
H.W. Kastor & Sons Advertising  1894- 39 Anti-Kamina; Brooks Appliances; Cotton Belt Route; Dr. LeGear's Poultry and Stock Remedies; Gossard Corsets; Herriott Shoe Polish; La Palina Cigars; McLain Sanitarium; National Bedding Co.; Orange Crush; Puritan Malt Extract; Q.R.S. Music Rolls; Regal Shoes; Southern Railway; St. Louis Ice Cream Co.; Staufer Washing Tablets; Vitality Shoes (1931-); Wabash Railway;
Katz & Associates  1978? Dairy Queen (1978); Hood's Home Supply (1991);
Joseph Katz Advertising Company  1938?- 1939?
Katzif-George-Wemhoener & Savan  1963
Katzif-George-Wemhoener Advertising  1959- 1963 Became Katzif-George-Wemhoener & Savan American Supermarket Advertisers, Inc. (1959); Central Microfilm Service Corp. (1960); Contemporary Arts, Inc. (1959); Crawl-Inn (1959); Ed White Junior Shoe Co. (1959); Jo Collins sportswear (1960); Lullabies shoes (1960); Office Machines, Inc. (1960); Ozark Airlines (1960); Prudential Savings & Loan (1959); Rhythm Step shoes (1960); Thermo-Fax Sales, Inc. (1960); Thunderbird Hills subdivision (1959);
Howard C. Kee & Assocs. Public Relations  1976
Keller & Associates  Fat Tuesday (1996); Frontenac Hilton (1996); Heartland Futons & Fibers (1995); Mary Engelbreit Ink (1990); Work Transitions (1991); Third Street Art Publishers (1995); Tuscany Premium Coffee Co. (1995);
Kelly & Stuhlman, Inc.  1934- 1937 Name changed to Kelly, Stuhlman & Zahrndt Acquin Tablets (1935); A'Lure Toilet Goods (1935-36); Christy Fire Brick (1935); Lutheran Laymen's League (1935-1937); Merchants Ice and Coal; Sahara Coal (1934); Streckfus Steamers (1935-36); Visit St. Louis Campaign (1936);
Kelly, Stuhlman & Zahrndt  1937- 1941 American Life and Accident Insurance (1938-41); Democratic Campaign Committee (1940-41); Lutheran Laymen's League (1938-41); Pine Balm (1939-41); Robin Hood Shoes (1938-41); Sayman Products (1941);
Kelly, Zahrndt & Kelly, Inc.  1941- 1991 American Life and Accident Insurance (1941); Carboline Company (1963); Chippewa Trust Co. (1963); Democratic Campaign Committee (1941-42); Elder Cadillac (1989); Gundaker Realtors (1985); Kellogg-Emmendorf Builders (1964); Little Green Capsules (1944); Lutheran Laymen's League (1941-42); Margaret Caradine Wright Realtors (1987); Mrazek Moving & Storage (1952-); Newberry Radio Company (1952-); Pine Balm (1941-42); Robin Hood Shoes (1941); Southern Host Liqueur (1945); St. John's Bank and Trust (1984); St. Louis Board of Education (1952-); United Van Lines (1963?, 1988); Visit St. Louis Committee (1942-52);
Kelly-Sanders, Inc.  1958? Chrysler Assembly Plant (1958)
Kelly-Sanders-Hinkel, Inc.  1968
Kenrick Advertising, Inc.  1975- 1989 Barnes Hospital (1985); Bow Wow Dog Food (1988); Charm Cat Food (1988); DeLaval Feed Equipment (1980); Elanco Products (1983); Enterprise Cellular (1988); Farm Credit Banks (1986); Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of St. Louis (1980); HealthCare Network (1985, 1987); Kangaroos Shoes (1986); Kasko Dog Food (1988); Land O'Lakes Agricultural Services (1980); Mark Twain Banks (1987); Mavrik insecticide (1986); Missouri Division of Community Economic Development (1982); Missouri Division of Tourism (1982); Pasta House Company (1985); PDQ Shelving (1977); Probe herbicide (1986); Production Credit Association (1983); St. Louis Sun; Union Pacific (1983); Velsicol Chemical Corp (1975-1986); Wendy's St. Louis (1987); Zorial herbicide (1986);
Kerlick & Switzer Advertising, Inc.  1980-1983 Became Kerlick, Switzer & Johnson. Christopher Chevrolet (1981); Colortyme, Inc. (1981); Datamax Office Systems (1980); Lindbergh Cadillac (1980); Repertory Theater of St. Louis (1980); Sheraton-Westport Hotel (1980); St. Louis Steamers (1980);
Kerlick, Switzer & Johnson  1983-1989 Cybertel Cellular (1984); Diet Centers (1989); Fontbonne College; Franklin Computer Corp. (1983); Germania Savings & Loan (1987); Hunter Krey Meats; Monsanto Carpet Fibers (1987); Mueller Co. (1987); Pevely Dairy; President Riverboat (1985); Taco Bell-Seattle (1988); Tele-Sav Long Distance; Winchester Ammunition;
Kerry Group 
Killebrew/Prange and Associates, Inc.  1981- 1990 AllMilmo, St. Louis (1985); Barnes Hospital; Contour Chair (1981); Missouri Baptist Hospital (1983); Mississippi Valley Equipment (1985); Ruessing University (1981); S. G. Adams (1983); Springmeier Shipping Co. (1985); St. Louis Airport Authority; St. Louis Cardinals; Stark Brothers Nurseries;
Kilroy Advertising, Inc.  1952
Harold Kirsch Company, Advertising  1949- Bardahl (1950); Dempster Furniture Co. (1951); Fisher's Fleet Service Stations (1949); Heifetz Pickling Co. (1949); Imperial Kitchens Co. (1949); Self-Service Laundry Owners' Assn. (1950); Worth's (1950);
Kochan & Company  1987- Delta Dental (1999); Dent Wizard (1994); Fairmount Park (1991); Fletcher's Furniture (1995); Gilbertson Chiropractic Centers (1991); John Stark Printing Co. (1997); Laclede's Landing Merchants' Association (1996); Lifestyles (1995); Lucius Boomers (1996); Raging Rivers Water Park (1990); St. Louis Symphony (1989); St. Louis Vipers (1996); Westgate Centre (1993);
Koenigsberg, Edlin and O'Hare, Inc.  1939
Paul D. Kranzberg & Associates  1936?
F.J. Krebs & Associates, Inc. 
Kreps Wise Advertising Promotions  Villa Lighting (1990),
Krupnick & Associates  1944 Bank Building & Equipment Corporation of America (1944); Beatrice Mabie, Inc. (1947); Canvas Products Co. (1948); Celebrity Wines (1947); Dairy Queen National Development Co. (1962); Dennis Chemical Co. (1944); Design, Inc. (1944); Excello lawn mowers (1956); Golden Dipt (1969); Griesedieck Brothers Beer (1953-1955); G.S. Robins & Co. (1944); International Shoe Peters and Friedman-Shelby divisions (1958); Laurel Springs Bourbon Whiskey (1947); Lay-Tite paints (1946); Lee-Rowan Co. (1947); Lemco Engineers (1982); Magic Chef Gas Ranges (1949); Marsh Stencil Machines (1944); McCabe-Powers Auto Body Co. (1944); Melmac and Branchell tableware (1956); Mercantile Trust (1953); Mesker Brothers Iron Co. (1944); Monarch lawn mowers (1956); Poll Parrot Shoes (1944, 1955); Rand and Randcraft shoes (1955); Roberts, Johnson & Rand Shoes (1944); Sayman drug and grocery products (1947); Siegler oil heaters (1949); Southern Comfort (1957); Star Brand Work Shoes (1944, 1955); Streelcote paints (1946); Switzer Candy Co. (1979); Trebla Chemical Co. (1985); Trim Tred women's shoes (1947, 1955);
Kuhl/Swaine  2011 Bass Pro Shops; Rawlings; Sports Authority (2015); St. Louis Blues (2013); Stifel Financial,
Kupper Advertising, Inc.  1978-1992 Merged to become Kupper Parker Cencom Cable (1991); Don Darr Auto Group (1990); Helen Wolff Shops (1989); Missouri Department of Economic Development (1991); Presley Tours (1988); Popeye's Fried Chicken (1989); REK Industries (1988); Robins Shoes (1989); Sundance Silver and Hide (1991);
Kupper Parker Communications  1992 Alton Belle (1992); Alvey Holdings (1992); Anheuser-Busch (1996); Bagel & Bagel (1995); Blue Cross/Blue Shield (1992); Boyd Flotation (1995); Centermark Properties (1992); Charter Communications (1995); Crown Cable (1994); Dobbs Automotive (1995); Express Scripts (1999); Futon Showcase (1994); Illinois Centre (1995); Imo's Pizza (1996); JaDee (1993); Magna Banks (1995); Magna Bank MagneTek (1992); Mo. Dep't. of Economic Development (1991); Nooter Corp. (1993); Popeye's Famous Fried Chicken (1994); POSTnet (1996); Price Chopper (1992); Royal Waterbeds (1994); United Industries (1994); Zesto (1993);
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