Sector Share Prices

Free Published 13th Nov 2018, 00:43

While the sector’s MSFI Index and the FTSE All-Share Index both remained fairly static in the month to 12 November, that apparent overall inertia disguised some relatively large individual... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 19th Nov 2017, 16:33

Designer, media buyer and ad agency win top award for financial credentials

Three privately-owned UK marketing agencies won the full complement of eight “plums” for their financial credentials in this year’s Private Plums awards, but there was a slight decline in the... Read more

Special Reports

Marketing groups need shareholders to balance acquisition funding

Published 1st Aug 2017, 13:46

A new survey of UK publicly listed marketing groups by Marketing Services Financial Intelligence shows that their recent expansion has continued to rely on borrowings to a greater extent than... Read more

Special Reports Index

Published 1st Jan 2012, 08:35

The Special Reports listed below are available in full only to paid-up subscribers.  They include annual surveys as well as in-depth analysis of companies that have been in the news. Follow... 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 17th Nov 2018, 14:19

Ptarmigan made £3.4m profit on sale of Talon stake

Ptarmigan Media Holdings, the media buying business that specialises in the financial sector and is controlled by David Wiggins, made a profit of £3.4 million from the sale of its 5.3% stake in... Read more
Published 16th Nov 2018, 22:58

Matomy sells more assets as it faces €8.2m bill for Team Internet shares

Matomy Media Group, the AIM listed Israeli digital advertising sales business, has agreed to sell its in-app advertising platform Mobfox in what looks like a thinly disguised move to stem losses and... Read more
Published 15th Nov 2018, 13:41

S4 Capital reports 32% growth in income

Sir Martin Sorrell’s new venture S4 Capital has reported gross income of £18.3 million in the quarter to 30 September. However, the main source of that income was MediaMonks Multimedia Holding... Read more
Published 15th Nov 2018, 12:50

Buhlmann to leave Dentsu’s international network as its domestic profit declines

Dentsu’s international network is losing its chief executive Jerry Buhlmann when profits from the group’s domestic business have been suffering a decline. Overall the group suffered a 7.3%... Read more
Published 13th Nov 2018, 14:36

Omnicom antitrust investigation closed without further action

The Antitrust division of the US Department of Justice has closed its investigation of video production and post-production practices employed by subsidiaries of Omnicom Group without any action... Read more
Published 13th Nov 2018, 13:32

Key Capital investment valued MC&C at £16m, but shareholders concealed

Documents filed by the company that acquired the media buying business Mike Colling & Company on 8 July 2017 show that it valued the entire business at £16 million.  The deal was backed by... Read more
Published 12th Nov 2018, 11:32

Mission sells its Broadcare business for £4.4m

AIM listed The Mission Marketing Group has banked £4.4 million cash from selling its specialist Broadcare business that provides a comprehensive tracking system for managing all aspects of... Read more
Published 9th Nov 2018, 10:29

Sorrell closes in on second acquisition

Sir Martin Sorrell’s new venture S4 Capital is expecting to conclude its second acquisition in the near future as it confirmed today that it is in talks with a digital marketing services... Read more
Published 6th Nov 2018, 14:10

Exposure accounts under-exposed after Ogie’s departure

Accounts of the marketing and public relations consultancy group Exposure Holdings are overdue for 2017, leaving questions unanswered about its performance in the year in which one of its long... Read more
Published 6th Nov 2018, 11:03

Audit firms approved differing gross profits in Stem’s accounts

Conflicting views have been taken by two major audit firms over the presentation of an item in the accounts of Stem Healthcare (formerly Stem Marketing).  Stem was acquired by UDG Healthcare for an... Read more