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.
|Tamm-Ullman Advertising Agency||1950?- 1953 Became Hirsch, Tamm & Ullman, Inc.||Artcraft Venetian Blind Co. (1952); Bauman-Massa Jewelry Co. (1953); Bill Barton slacks (1951); Fashion Curtain Co. (1951); Mutual Bank and Trust (1951); Paul Sachs Originals dresses (1951); Rosen Brokerage Co. (1951); Tony Bonelle's Frozen Italian Foods (1951); Tony Bonelle's Restaurant (1951);|
|Tandem Advertising Communications||1990?|
|TBWA||1980||Barnes Hospital (1986); Children's Hospital (1988); Community Federal S&L (1989); Continental Baking (1987); General American Insurance (1985); Group Health Plan (1987); Indianapolis Power & Light (1988); Pevely Dairy (1985); The Sporting News (1987); St. Louis Symphony (1984-87);|
|TBWA Chiat Day||Ameren (1997); Purgatory Resort (1996); Republic of Tea (1996); Union Electric (1995- 1997);|
|TBWA Kerlick Switzer||1989-||Boatmen's Bank (1991); Fairfield Inns (1989); Greater Oregon Taco Bell (1989); Southern Oregon Taco Bell (1989); Taco Bell Sacramento (1991); Wild Pair shoes (1990); Winchester Ammunition (1990);|
|TBWA Switzer Wolfe||1994||Arrow Electronics; Boatmen's Bancshares; Boatmen's Trust Co. (1996); PennRacquet Sports; St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission; Taco Bell; US West;|
|TBWA Wolfe Freeman|
|Tell Advertising Agency||1956?|
|Think Tank PR, Marketing & Design||2006-||Anderson Hospital; Jack Schmitt Chevrolet; Kraftig Beer (2016); Reliance Bank;|
|J. Walter Thompson Company||1930- Local office established.||Griesedieck Western Brewery; Shell Petroleum (1930- 36); Wohl Shoes;|
|TOKY Branding & Design||Balke Brown Pointe 400 (2005); Butler's Pantry (2005); Centro, Inc. (2005); Hill Investment Group (2005); The Private Residences at the Chase (2005); Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (2005);|
|Total Communications Inc./Public Relations||1976|
|Total Communications, Inc,||1973-1984 Merged with Winfield Advertising||Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Fairmount Park Race Track; Gundaker Realtors; Home Builders' Assn.; Mavrakos Candy; Medicare Glaser Drug Stores; Roosevelt Federal Savings and Loan Assn. (1974); St. Louis Football Cardinals;|
|C.H. Trapp Advertising Agency||1927?||Alton Brick Co.; A.P. Green Fire Brick Co.; The Benwood-Linze Co.; Century Electric Co.; Colin B. Kennedy Inc;; Fulton Iron Works; The Medart Co.; Puhl & Hepper Co.; St. Louis Surfacer and Paint Co.;|
|Travers Group||1986||Blue Cross/Caring Foundation for Children; Tele-Sav Inc.;|
|The Tretter Group||Radisson Hotel and Suites St. Louis - Downtown (1998)|
|Tretter-Gorman||City Property Co. (1990); Crazy Fish Restaurant 1993; Gateway Center-Collinsville (1990); Henry VIII Hotel & Conference Center (1990); Lady Luck Casino 1993; Maryville Center (1983);Missouri State Treasurer Wendell Bailey (1990); St. Louis Steel Products (1990); Susman, Shermer, Rimmel & Shifrin law firm (1990);|
|Tripp Co.||Circus Flora; Hippo Multi-Power Systems; Wildlife Rescue Center; Zamboost;|
|True Media LLC||Columbia, MO hq|
|Turec Advertising Associates||1978?||Benjamin Moore Paint (1985); Big Lots (1992); Bommarito Automotive Group (1996); Camicide (1985); Car-X Muffler shops (1992); Consumer Credit Counseling (1992); Custom Cuts (1991); Famous Brand Shoes (1989); Gateway Riverboat Cruises (1991); GM Dealers (1989); Hill Behan Lumber (1996); John Chezik Suzuki (1989); Johnnie Brock's Costumes (1996); Rupert's (1991); Subway sandwich shops (1992); Sun Carpet (1989);|
|Turner Group||Bionomic Sciences (1988)|