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 [email protected] If you can include a brief history (or archives) we would appreciate that information as well.
|O'Conner & Partners||1989-||Allsup; Altria; Casino Queen; Catholic Fraternal Life; City of Fairview Heights (1993); Consolidated Communications; CONTEL; Credit Insurance Markets; Downtown St. Louis Incorporated; Environmental Management Corp.; Environmental Operations; Futiva Business Communications Systems; Gateway Country; Health Services Corporation of America; Hilton Restaurant Group; Illinois Primary Health Care Association; INTRAV for “Around the World by Concorde"; Life Insurance Association of Missouri; Manufacturing Technology Systems; Mid-America Grocers Association; Missouri Humanities Council; Missouri Office of Information Technology; Monterey Coal; Nextel; 94th Aero Squadron; Paragon Life Insurance; Paric Corp.; Partners for Progress of St. Charles County; Poettker Construction; PolyAd Holdings; Southern Illinois Builders Association; St. Clair County (1993); Trade Waste Incineration; University of Phoenix; Woodard & Curran; Zeigler Coal;|
|O'Malley Hansen Communications||2006-||Build-A-Bear Workshop; Charter Communications; Energizer; Schlafly Beer;|
|Olian Advertising Company||Accent Shoes (1949); Alpen Brau Beer (1940- 1948): American Fixture & Mfg. Co. (1944); A.P. Green Fire Brick (1953); Arel Photo Supply (1943); Arrow Gloves (1946); A.S. Aloe Co. (1948); Atlas Aire window fans (1947); Atlas-Prager Beer (1944-48); Bardenheier Wines (1953); Berry Motor Car Co. (1940); Bettendorf markets (1954); Brook's Catsup (1948-51); Brooks Fine Foods (1948); Candy-of-the-Month Club (1946); Cardinal Diamond Ring Syndicate (1944); Columbia Brewing (1940-48); Conformal Shoes (1942); Contour Chair Sales (1953); Courtney's Ale (1946-48); DeLiso Deb Shoes (1940); Dining Car Coffee (1945-52); Dixcel Gasoline (1940- 49); Dixie Mills (1952); Eagle Stamp Co. (1945-49); Edelweiss Beer (1944-48); F&F Cough Drops (1946-48); Feld Chevrolet (1950-); Funsten Nuts (1952); General American Life Insurance (1945); General Electric appliances (1952); Golden Dipt breading (1946- 52);Green Mill Bread (1947); Hardy Salt (1944); Helen Ayers Hand Cream (1945- 48); Hudson Auto Dealers of St. Louis (1949-); Hugger caps (1946); H. Wentzel Tent Co. (1947); Jackie Hill dresses (1942); James Roxton Classics (1945); Jitterbug Dairy Products (1950-52); John Robert Powers Cosmetics (1949); Kitty Fisher dresses (1942); Knapp-Monarch Company; Koken Companies (1946); Lennox Hotel (1951); Ludwig Music Co. (1954); Magik-Mist (1946-); Magik-Rid (1946, 1950- 52); Manhattan Coffee (1945-52); Mayfair Hotel (1951); Medart Co. (1942); Mercantile Commerce Bank (1950-51); National Waste Paper Conservation Campaign (1942-48); Nature's Remedy (1944-48); New Era Shirts (1942); Oshkosh Trunks and Luggage (1946); Paradise Wine (1945-48); Pecan Pete candy bars (1945); Pevely Dairy (1949); Portis Hats (1946); Puro Moth-O-Matic (1948), Puro Deo-Do-Matic (1948); Reddi-Wip (1949-52); Repel-A-Mist (1946); Rice-Stix (1945); Sayman Soap (1950-52); Sealtest (1946-48); Sparklet Devices (1952); Sparklite Butane Lighters (1952); St. Louis Federal Savings (1952); Stubcaster Fishing Rods (1948); Topmost Foods (1950-52); Tums (1946-48); Union, May, Stern (1942); Vess Cola (1946-1952); Vinmar Hurry Curl; Vinmar Shampoo (1954); Wax-rite floor wax (1947, 1951-); Weber Chevrolet (1953);|
|Olson, Garesche and Reiner||1953- 1955 Merged with Bernard K Schram Associates to become Schram, Rewiner, Olson, Inc.|
|Orca Partnership||True Fitness; Volpi Foods;|
|Osborn & Barr Communications||1988||American Sheep Industry Association (1995); Crop Protection Group of Merck AgVet division (1994); Gateway Greening; Merck Animal Health; Monsanto (1988); Muck Boots; United Soybean Board;|