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