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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
Walt Now!  1988-
Warner & Associates  1952- 1954 Former Warner, Schulenburg, Todd & Associates, Became Warner & Todd. Cupples Co. (1952); Majestic Val-ettes (1952);
Warner & Todd, Inc.  1954 Formerly Warner & Associates Baughman Mfg. Co. (1957); Floridian Homes (1955); Morgan-Wightman Building Supplies (1954); Target Products hardware (1957); Western Wire (1957); York Aspirin (1955); York Kin-Septic antiseptic (1955); York Mineral Oil (1955); York Rubbing Alcohol (1955);
Warner, Schulenburg, Todd & Associates  1949- 1952 Became Warner & Associates Beltx Corp. (1949); Cupples Co. (1952); Dale Carnegie St. Louis office (1949); Durlacque cleaners and detergents (1949); Elegant Feeds and Flour (1949); Frisco Railway (1951); Hager Hinge (1949); Koken beauty and barber shop equipment (1949); Majestic Ranges (1950); Majestic Val-ettes (1952); Shear Jewelry Co. (1949); Trimfoot Shoes (1951);
Watts Advertising Agency  1940 Succeeded the Chappelow Agency
Waylon Ad, Inc.  1996- 2011 Aetna (1999); Cardinals' Hall of Fame Museum (2004); Dynamite Energy Drink (1998); Kellogg University (2204); Kona, USA (2005); Metropolis (1999); Percon (1998); St. Louis Cardinals (1996); Tequiza (1999); U.S. Healthcare (1995); Via Systems; Warner-Jenkinson;
We Are Alexander  2016- Formerly Group 360 Anheuser-Busch In-Bev; Bass Pro Group;
Weber-Shandwick 
Weintraub & Associates  1953- 1992 Berland Shoes (1960); Blade-O-Mat (1955); Central St. Louis Law 1992; Chris Auffenberg Auto Dealerships (1993); Cresyl gasoline (1956); Fischer & Frichtel Home Builders (1956); Heifitz Pickles (1958?); Kawin-Chotin Jewelers 1992; Mediation Solutions 1992; Mermaid Pools (1958); Muntz TV (1956); Polythane Products (1955); Sanico and Navy Brand cleaning products (1957); Schneithorst's Restaurant (1957); Standby Corp. (1956); State Savings and Loan (1958); Tenneco Oil Co. (1964); Town Development's Park West Subdivision (1958); Write 'N Shop (1958);
Weintraub Advertising  2012- 2019 Formerly Weintraub & Associates BOMA; Carol House Furniture; Carpet One; CCA Global Partners; The Cedars at JCA; Flooring America;
Westheimer & Block  1949- 1955 Formerly Westheimer & Company. Frank Block Assoc. spun off. New agency is named Westheimer & Co. Mktg & Merchandising Bettendorf's Super Market (1949); Big 4 Chevrolet (1947-48); Bit-O-Honey candy (1949-50); Dodge Dealers of Greater St. Louis (1950-); E.B. Jones Motor Co. (1950-); Eckrich Packing Co. (1949- 50); Freund Jewelry (1949-50); Goldcrest 51 Beer (1951); Kiddie Cookies (1949-50); Mutual Bank & Trust (1948-50); Old Crown Beer and Ale (1947-50); Old Nick candy (1949-50); Sears Roebuck St. Louis (1949-50); Snow Crop Frozen Foods (1949-); Staten Island Cleaners (1947-50); St. Louis County Tile (1947-48); St. Louis Motorola Distributors (1948-50); Tucker Oldmobile (1949); Valley Farm Dairy (1949-50); Vatterott Realty (1949); Viking Freight Co. (1953);
Westheimer & Company  1939-1949 Formerly Louis E. Westheimer Airosol (1947); Bettendorf's Super Market (1947-1949); Big 4 Chevrolet (1947-1949); Bit-O-Honey candy (1947-1949); Browning Arms Co. (1945); Centlivre Brewing (1947-48); Disco Distributing (Motorola) (1948); Eckrich Meats (1946- 1949); Kiddie Cookies (1947-1949); Manarch men's clothing manufacturers (1949); Mark Twain Shirts (1947); Mutual Bank & Trust (1948- 1949); Old Nick candy (1947-1949); Southern Host (1945); Sears Roebuck St. Louis (1947-1949); Staten Island Cleaners (1947- 1949); St. Louis County Tile (1947-48); Snow Crop Frozen Foods (1947- 1949); Tom Sawyer clothes for boys (1947); Tucker Oldmobile (1948- 1949); Valley Farm Dairy (1947-1949); Vatterott Realty (1947-19); Wright Motor Co. (1948);
Louis E. Westheimer & Company  1932 Renamed Westheimer & Co. 1939? Dri-Brite Wax (1938-); Missouri Apple Institute (1937); Paris Fashion Shoes (1936-);
Westheimer and Co Mktg & Merchandising Counselors  1955 Formerly Westheimer and Block.
Byrne P. Whalen Public Relations  1983
Whitehead & Scholin, Inc.  1979?
Whitehead & Sprague, Inc. Advertising Agency  1946-
Wider & Palin Advertising  1957? City Products Corporation (1958); Continental Cars (1957);
Widmar/Garnant & Associates  1978 American Society of Concrete Contractors; Flooring Industry Council; Guarantee Electrical; Helmkamp Construction Co.; Murphy Company; Negwer Materials;
W.F. Williamson Advertising Company  1926?- 1930?
Robert Willier & Assoc., Inc.  1969? (PR)
Robert Willier and Associates  1946
V. Wilson Associates, Inc.  1996
Wilson Sculley Associates, Inc.  1983-1996 Became V. Wilson Associates, Inc. Missouri Valley Life & Health (1993),
Marjorie Wilten Advertising  1946? Andre d'Aulan fashions (1947); Artophone Corp. (1947); David Lewis Co. (1949); Davis Mfg. Co. (1949); De Liso Debs shoes (1948); Garland's stores (1948); Glaser Drug Co. (1947); Lennox handbags (1948); Sportleigh Coats for Women (1948); Valley Shoes (1948);
Winfield Advertising Agency  1932 Blue Cross/Blue Shield (1984); Blue Line Chemical Co. (1963); Chemetron Fluid Controls (1977); Clayton Federal Savings & Loan (1963); DeBasio Furniture (1993); Discovery Zone (1993); Empire Comfort Systems (1989); Fairmount Park Race Track (1984); Flowco Dispersed Stearates (1981); Fur Centre (1993); GMC Truck and Van Dealer Association (1993); Gundaker Realtors (1984); Guth Company (1963); Hill-Behan Lumber; Home Builders' Assn. (1984); Hussmann Corporation (1993); Illini Community Banking Corp.(1993); K-S-H Plastics (1963); Mallinckrodt (1963, 1982); Maria & Son Italian foods (1993); Mavrakos Candy (1984); Medicare Glaser Drug Stores (1984); Mr. Steak restaurants - Cleveland (1977); OPTEC (1988); St. Louis Buick Dealers; St. Louis County National Bank (1970?); St. Louis Football Cardinals (1984); St. Louis Oldsmobile Dealers (1993); Star Cooler Corp. (1980); Sunnen Products Co. (1993); Tan-Tar-A Resort (1964);
Winius-Brandon Company  1950-1973 Formerly Winius-Drescher-Brandon Alton Box Board Co. (1962); American-Associated Insurance Companies (1952); Bardenheier Wine Cellars (1954); Boatman's National Bank (1950- , 1959); Carling Black Label Beer - St. Louis (1955); Clayton Bank (1967); Crestwood Bank (1967); Day-Brite Lighting (1957); Deep Rock Petroleum Products (1950-); Dorothy Perkins Cosmetics (1953); Emerson Electric Fans (1950-); Emerson Electric Motors (1950-); Endicott Johnson Shoes (1950-); First Security Bank (1967); Frisco Railway (1962); Greater St. Louis Chevrolet Dealers (1954); Hampton Bank (1967); KTVI (1963); Lewin-Mathes Co. (1955); Lockheed brakes (1964); Manhattan Coffee (1955); Mayfair-Lennox hotels/restaurant (1963); Meeker billfolds and handbags (1954); MKT Railroad (1950-); Moog Auto Parts (1954); Nash Coffee Co. (1967); Old Fitzgerald whiskey (1950); Old Judge Coffee (1966); Omega-White Ring Flour (1950-); The Prestolite Co. (1971); Prim Hosiery (1954); Rawlings Sporting Goods (1957?); Six Flags Over Mid-America (1970); Stag Beer (1967); Stix, Baer & Fuller (1958?); St. Louis Blue Cross (1962); St. Louis Rambler Dealers (1962); St. Louis Stars Soccer Club (1970); Sunrise Meats (1950-); S-7 Insecticide (1953); Terre du Lac (1969); Terro Ant Killer (1950-); Wabash Railroad (1962); Webster Publishing Co. (1967); Western Auto Supply (1958?);
Winius-Drescher-Brandon, Inc.  1948- 1950 Formerly Anfenger Advertising Agency. Became Winius-Brandon, Inc. Boatmen's National Bank (1949-); Emerson Electric (1949-); Endicott Johnson Shoes (1949-); M-K-T Railroad (1949-); Prim Hosiery (1949-); Terro Ant Killer (1949-);
M.L. Winkler Company, Advertising  1956?
Wolfson Advertising Company  1926?
Arthur Wright Public Relations  1987
Wright-Manning Public Relations  1968-
Write Angle  1989- 1990
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