Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Apr15
Free Published 13th Apr 2015, 20:57

  Special factors appear to have dragged down the sector’s MSFI Index in the month to 12 April.   While the FTSE All-Share Index showed a welcome rise of 4.8%, the sector index fell by... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 11th Dec 2014, 08:11

Three privately-owned agencies score full marks in this year’s awards

Three privately owned marketing agencies have won the highest accolade for their financial credentials in this year’s survey of privately owned UK marketing agencies - the "Private Plums" -... Read more

Special Reports

Bob Morton’s Corporate Gambles

Published 22nd Mar 2015, 17:52

Censured by the Takeover Panel for his conduct at Armour Group, how many other companies have come within the purview of this accountant’s offshore investment vehicle Hawk Investment Holdings?... Read more

Financial FactFinder

This is our unique database — available to subscribers only — of UK marcoms companies listed on the stock exchange. It summarises profits, balance sheet strength and key financial performance indicators for the latest five years. Read more

Latest News

Published 27th Apr 2015, 23:11

MDC loses another $32 million: chairman to repay $8.6m after SEC enquiry

The Canadian based public company MDC Partners that has been under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission has announced another massive loss of $32 million for the quarter to 31... Read more
Published 24th Apr 2015, 20:15

Interpublic joins Omnicom in reporting poor growth

The Interpublic Group of Companies reported only modest revenue growth in the first quarter of 2015, suffering alongside Omnicom Group from the strengthening dollar. Interpublic’s revenue grew... Read more
Published 23rd Apr 2015, 10:41

WPP revenues helped by dollar exchange rate

The declining value of sterling against the dollar helped WPP report revenue growth of 8.3% in the first quarter of 2015, offsetting poor performances in Western European territories apart from the... Read more
Published 22nd Apr 2015, 19:28

How Splendid: the price paid by Creston

Creston has paid an initial cash instalment of £8.7 million to acquire 51% of the digital agency How Splendid that is said to have made a pre-tax profit of £1.2 million in the year to 31 March... Read more
Published 21st Apr 2015, 13:50

Sapient and strengthening dollar boost Publicis revenues…

The relative strengthening of the dollar against the euro and the acquisition of the US consultancy Sapient Corporation helped boost Publicis Groupe’s revenue by 31.7% in the first quarter of... Read more
Published 21st Apr 2015, 13:49

…while Omnicom revenues slip backwards

As if intended to rub salt into the wounds of its erstwhile merger target, Publicis Group’s bumper revenue spurt was announced only a few hours before Omnicom had to reveal a 0.9% fall in revenue... Read more
Published 20th Apr 2015, 23:20

BlueFocus tops up its Huntsworth shareholding

The Chinese public relations company BlueFocus Communication Group, through its subsidiary BlueFocus International, has been buying more shares in Huntsworth over the past two weeks, presumably... Read more
Published 15th Apr 2015, 13:22

Dentsu launches fund for innovative marketing businesses

Dentsu, the Japanese based international marketing group, has launched a new ¥5 billion (£28.4 million) venture capital fund to support ambitious companies that will “create an as yet unseen... Read more
Published 14th Apr 2015, 13:46

Syzygy boosts profit by 41%

Syzygy, the publicly listed German digital marketing agency in which WPP has a near 30% minority stake, has reported a 41% increase in post-tax profit for 2014 after improving its gross income by 34%... Read more
Published 13th Apr 2015, 12:53

M&C Saatchi executive directors bank £10m

The five executive directors of M&C Saatchi have banked nearly £10 million between them from the sale of share awarded in January this year under a long-term incentive plan. The shares... Read more