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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 [email protected] If you can include a brief history (or archives) we would appreciate that information as well.

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Agency NameHistoryAccounts
E.M. Reilly & Associates, Inc.  St. Louis Kentucky Fried Chicken Dealers (1972),
Results Advertising Company  1930?-
Ridgway Advertising Agency  1964 Ashby Corporation (1964); Hardy Salt (1967); Mineral Industries (1969); WIL Radio (1967);
Ridgway Company  1931- 1959 Became Ridgway-Hirsch Advertising Company. American Zinc Sales Co. (1955); Angelica Uniforms (1938); Aviation Credit Corporation (1940); Blue Monday Household Cleaner (1935); Brauer Bros. Shoe Co. (1938); Burkhart Furniture Mfg. (1935); Camicide (1954); Coil Piston Rings (1942); Concordia Publishing (1949); Con-Sol Floor Finishes (1938); Dixie Dog Food (1938); Donna-Lo beauty preparations (1942); Dorothy Perkins Cosmetics (1935-36); Durlacque cleaner (1954); Emerson Electric (1956); Globe Machinery Co. (1937); Heil Packing Co. (1942); Hip-O-Lite marshmallow creme (1947); Home Comfort Furnaces (1940); Honey-Dew ham and bacon (1948); Jemco Wood Heaters (1938); KSTL Radio (1948); Marsh Stencil Machine Co. (1935); Mme. de Bernard Fashions (1937); Monite Mothproofing (1935); Nancee Hat Shops (1935); Oakland Foundry (1935); Old Judge Coffee (1935); Oyster Shell Products (1954); Phelan-Faust Paint Co. (1938-1945); Presstite Engineering (1937); Prime House Cleaner (1939); Prince Gardner (1939); Ray Rixman Dodge/Plymouth (1948); Tower Grove Bank and Trust (1940); Sunrise Meats (1956); United Bank and Trust (1939); Weber Jewelry (1930- 39); Wonder Maid Lingerie (1936);
Ridgway, Hirsch & French, Inc  1961- 1964 DeLong Jackets (1963); Lucky Stride Shoes (1962); Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (1962); Monsanto Agri-Chemicals (1964); Morriison-Shults leather gloves (1963); Westview Realty's "Cedar Brook" and "Brookside" communities (1962); Youngdale kids' shoes (1963);
Ridgway-Hirsch Advertising Company  1959- 1961 Formerly Hirsch, Tamm & Ullman. Became Ridgway, Hirsch & French Blanke-Baer Extract Preserving Co. (1960); Steam-O-Matic Corp. (1960); Wolfe Homes, Inc. (1960);
John Ring, Jr. Advertising Company   1925?- 1932 Became Jimm Daugherty, Inc. Advertising American National Life Insurance; Berry Dental Supplies; Cake Cone Co. (1927-); Ecker & Co. Stationery; Federal Molasses Feeds; Germo Poultry Products; Guth Lighting Fixtures; J.D. Streett Lubricating Oils; Killark Fuses; Kilgen Organs (-1935); Mercantile Trust; Monarch Metal Weather Strip; St. Louis Bank Building; St. Louis Oil Co.; St. Louis Sticker Co.; Streckfus Steamers; Swope Shoe Co;, Universal Traffic Control Systems;
Gene Rison and Associates  1955? Farmington Industries (1955); Trimfoot Company (1955);
River Road Advertising  1995? Goez Instruments and Repair (1995),
Rivet  2007-2014 Become New Honor Society
Robert Falk Group  St. Louis Symphony (1983)
The Robert Stolz Group  General American Life Insurance (1990); Hi Fi Fo Fum (1991); The NFL Partnership (1990); Plaza Motors (1991);
Robust Solutions  2014- Once Films (2014); Robust Wine Bar (2014);
Rodgers-Townsend  Ameren (1997); AT&T (2005); Arch Grants (2012); Avenger (1999); BASF (2012); Circus Flora (2001); ConAgra (2000); Conway Freight (2010); Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (2012); The Dubliner (2005); Eckert's Orchards (2010); Energizer (2003- 05); Enterprise Holdings (2010); Forest Park Forever (1997); Great Circle (2013); Lockheed Martin (2008); Luxco Brands (2013); The Magic House (2011); Maritz (2001); Microsoft (2001); Missouri Baptist Medical Center (2008); National WWI Museum and Memorial (2014); Outreach International (2005); PBS (2008); Pleats Finest Cleaners (2004); SBC Communications (1997); Schlafly Brewing (2014); Schnucks Markets (2017); Scottrade (2015); Siever's Retrievers (2005); Smith Hardware (1999); Smoothie King (2019); Spectrum Brands (1999); St. Louis Black Repertory Theater (2002); St. Louis Children's Hospital (2000- 05); St. Louis International Film Festival (1999); St. Louis Rams (1999); St. Louis Speakers Series (1999); St. Louis Symphony (1999); St. Louis University (2012); St. Louis Zoo (2020); UniGroup (2011); USMC Marine Week (2011);
Everett R. Roeder Advertising Agency  1931?
Roeder and Schanuel, Inc.  1925?- 1928?
Roesch-Weiss Advertising Agency, Inc  1977?
Roman Advertising Company  1946- 1967? Angelica Jacket Co. (1949); Artcraft Venetian Blinds (1957); Artemis (1955); Bare-Foot Originals shoes (1952); Brauer Bros. Shoes (1958); Carole King dresses (1963); Central Hardware (1960);Confetti shoes (1958); Contour Chair Lounge Co. (1963); Dairy Queen (1957) ;Duke Mfg. (1957); Eager Beaver Toothpaste (1956); Empire Stove Co. (1956); Enterprise Cleaning Co. (1957); Genie Cola (1947); Image Slips (1955); Independent Fish (1956); Johnson, Stephens & Shinkle Shoe Co. (1953); June Patton dresses (1949);Kittenettes Shoes (1958); Lewin-Mathes Co. (1952); Liguori Publications (1963); Marsh Stencil Machine Co. (1954); Martha Manning dresses (1947); National Home Owners Club (1959);Paradise and Paradise Kittens Shoes (1958);, Queen Quality Shoes (1956); Rapp Supermarkets (1956); Re-New-It Finishes (1947); Security-Mutual Bank & Trust (1959); Star Mfg. Co. (1947- 52); St. Louis Shipbuilding and Steel (1963); Union Biscuit Co. (1953); Vess Beverages (1956); Whistle (1956); Wellston Chamber of Commerce (1959);
Ross Advertising, Inc.  1984 First National Bank of St. Louis (1993); John Deere (1991); Lennox Industries (1987); Lodge of the Four Seasons (1992); Mines Equipment Co. (1984); Newtec International (1993); Penalijo shoes (1992); Ralston Purina Pro-Visions (1993);
Ross Communications  Moore Autoplex (1994),
Ross-Gould Company  1912?- 1936? Absorene (1912?- 39); Blanke Tea & Coffee (1936-); LeRoy Tent Co. (1927-);
J.R. Roux  1928?
Rowell & Chesman  1874- 1878 Name changed to Nelson Chesman & Company
Ruebel-Tyler Advertising  1913- 1915 (Name changed to Ruebel-Tyler-Brown)
Ruebel-Tyler-Brown Agency  1915
Ruthrauff & Ryan, Inc.  St. Louis office opened 1925. (-1956?) New York HQ Airline Prune Juice (1954); American Investment Company (1934-); Banquet Canned Foods (1953); Central States Mfg.; ChromeCraft tubular furniture (1949); Dri-Brite Wax (1935-1936); Fashion Plate Shoes (1935-); Goodwin Jellies (1954); Great Eastern Tea and Coffee; Griesedieck Bros. Beer (1942- 1953, 1955- 1956); Henri Sauce (1954); Hollywood Candy Co. (1950); Hyde Park Beer (1938-1944?); Kriss Kross Stroppers; Lockwoven Hosiery; Majestic Radio and TV Corp. (1939); Mexican-American Straw Hats; Norwine Coffee; Oliver Oil Burners; Pevely Dairy (1933-); Poll Parrot Shoes radio (1935); Rival appliance mfg. (1947); Rhythm Step Shoes (1935); St. Louis Dodge Dealers; Sundaettes (1954);
Rutledge & Lilienfeld, Inc.  1954-1961? Aristos Flour (1954); Big Top Peanut Butter (1955); Booth Fisheries (1955); Century Foods Cheese (1954); Ceresota Flour (1954); Colonial Sugar (1955); Dining Car Coffee (1955); Dr. LeGear Medicines (1955); The Grove Co. (1954); Heil Packing Co. (1957); Katz Drug Co. (1959); KTVI-TV (1957); KWK, KWK-TV (1954); Manhattan Coffee (1958); Midland Bakeries (1958); Sayman Products (1958); The St. Louis Review (1957); Thorobred Dog Foods (1957);
Granville Rutledge Advertising Agency  1953 American Cone and Pretzel Co. (1953),
Rutledge Advertising Company  1961? Ashley Metal Forming Co. (1963); Cadbury Biscuits (1963); DynaShine Shoe Polish (1962); Federal Meat Co. (1962); ITB Travel Services (1963); Mallory Buick (1963); Reardon Co. (1963);
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