Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Apr14
Free Published 12th Apr 2014, 09:13

Marketing sector share prices eased a little further in the month to 12 April, suggesting that any froth created in anticipation of better economic conditions may have been over-rated or that... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 13th Dec 2013, 07:45

Essence Digital Group tops rankings in “Private Plums” awards for 2013

Essence Digital Group has come top of our annual awards scheme that assesses the financial credentials of privately-owned marketing agencies. The “Private Plums” scheme was launched by... Read more

Special Reports

Balance sheets of publicly listed UK marketing groups looking less vulnerable

Published 31st Oct 2013, 19:58

With few exceptions, the latest balance sheets of publicly listed UK marketing groups suggest they are less vulnerable than at the same time in 2012, according to a report published by Marketing... Read more

The Global Greats 2013

Published 25th Sep 2013, 13:52

In the wake of the Dentsu-Aegis takeover and the proposed Publicis-Omnicom merger, how are the rest of the global marketing companies coping with the back end of a period of depressed economic... 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 23rd Apr 2014, 23:56

Publicis tries to calm anxieties about possible merger delays

Publicis Groupe last night attempted to calm anxieties about the impact of delayed regulatory approvals on its proposed major merger with Omnicom Group (see Publicis-Omnicom merger faces UK tax... Read more
Published 23rd Apr 2014, 14:36

Redleaf shareholders could receive £2.9m from sale to Porta

Shareholders in the Redleaf Polhill public relations consultancy could receive up to £2.9 million over the next three years for the sale of their company to Porta Communications, according to the... Read more
Published 23rd Apr 2014, 09:49

Huntingford succeeds Grigson as Creston chairman

Richard Huntingford is to replace David Grigson as non-executive chairman of Creston, the second board change since Barrie Brien succeeded Don Elgie as chief executive at the beginning of this month.... Read more
Published 22nd Apr 2014, 18:56

Publicis-Omnicom merger faces UK tax residency problems

Omnicom Group today made the surprise announcement that “unexpectedly” the relevant tax authorities had not yet agreed to grant the enlarged Publicis Omnicom Group tax residency in the United... Read more
Published 19th Apr 2014, 21:53

Deakin’s departure leaves question-mark over Jam’s recent performance

The departure of creative director Wayne Deakin from The Engine Group’s social media business division Jam may say more about the recent financial performance of that unit than any ambitions Deakin... Read more
Published 17th Apr 2014, 15:16

Freud PR consultancy creates £30m additional share capital

Freud (Holdings), the parent company of Matthew Freud's public relations group, created £30 million in additional share capital last month. The new capital is similar in amount to the loan... Read more
Published 17th Apr 2014, 09:20

Slowdown in Publicis revenue and Omnicom merger

Publicis Groupe's revenue grew by a modest 2.2% in the first quarter of 2014 after being held back by adverse foreign currency movements. The group also announced that progress with the Omnicom... Read more
Published 15th Apr 2014, 10:03

Sutherland leaving Hat-Trick in apparently good financial health

The reason for the imminent departure of Hat-Trick Design Consultants’ co-founder Jim Sutherland seems more about personalities than profitability, given the consultancy’s strong balance sheet... Read more
Published 8th Apr 2014, 23:04

IPGL’s board representative changes at Engine

An Icelandic executive of former Conservative Party treasurer Michael Spencer’s private investment company IPGL has been appointed to the board of The Engine Group to replace Matt Wreford who... Read more
Published 8th Apr 2014, 10:54

Next Fifteen comes out from the clouds with £1.9m profit

Next Fifteen Communications Group seems to have come out from the clouds of past fraud and profit warnings revolving around its Bite subsidiary as it announced a post-tax profit of £1.9 million... Read more