We are strategists, designers, and developers

Obata is a St. Louis creative agency that is part design firm and part marketing agency. We provide branding, corporate and marketing communications. Our team is passionate about finding creative and meaningful ways to connect and resonate with your audience.

We simplify complex communications to maximize understanding and inspire meaningful audience-driven action.

Obata is the longest-running creative agency in St. Louis, founded by Kimio Obata in 1948. Our creative roots run deep in product packaging, annual reporting and marketing communications. And we understand how all three influence — or are influenced by — branding.

We have broad range of B2B experience in the healthcare, professional services, technology, industrial and manufacturing, mining and electric utility industries. 

We also have B2C experience in financial, healthcare and professional services.

We’ve created some of our client’s most visible and valued communication materials. How? By listening, questioning, exploring, and refining — leading to unique ways to reach and inspire their audience. 

Our leadership team is trained and certified in digital marketing by the Digital Marketing Institute and American Marketing Association.

Meet some of our clients who have turned to Obata to fuel their ongoing success

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