Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Aug17
Free Published 14th Aug 2017, 13:56

Share prices in the marketing sector remained fairly static in the month to 12 August and the sector’s MSFI Index improved by only 0.87%.  However, that improvement was slightly better than the... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 18th Nov 2016, 16:43

The7Stars UK media agency dazzles again

The media agency The7Stars UK and TRBR (owner of The Red Brick Road advertising agency) have shared this year’s top award for their financial credentials in our annual review designed to promote... 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

Private Equity: is there a better way?

Published 7th Jun 2017, 14:21

Can value be realised from a private business without the risk of giving up control? The Business Growth Fund may provide one answer.   In the nineteen eighties marketing agencies were created... Read more

Special Reports Index

Published 1st Aug 2015, 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 18th Aug 2017, 09:21

Deloitte expands in digital by acquiring Acne: Sandoz to be creative head

Deloitte Digital, part of the Deloitte global professional services firm, has acquired 100% of the Stockholm based creative agency Acne for an undisclosed amount. The move follows news of... Read more
Published 14th Aug 2017, 19:21

comScore’s financial restatement to be more extensive than expected

comScore, the US audience measurement company in which WPP has a 19.5% shareholding, has acknowledged that the restatement of its incorrect financial reports covering four years from 2013 will be... Read more
Published 13th Aug 2017, 14:54

Don Scales among biggest management shareholders at Investis

Chief executive Don Scales has emerged with a sizeable shareholding in Investis Topco following the capital restructuring arrangements that were put in place this year, almost three years after ECI... Read more
Published 10th Aug 2017, 17:36

More questions delay MDC’s quarterly SEC filing

Despite January’s announcement that the US Securities & Exchange Commission had concluded its investigation into various aspects of MDC Partners’ financial reporting and had accepted a $1.5... Read more
Published 10th Aug 2017, 10:50

St Ives optimistic about year’s results

The integrated direct marketing and book publishing businesses owned by St Ives have enjoyed further revenue growth in the second half of its year to 28 July 2017, the stock market listed company... Read more
Published 10th Aug 2017, 08:49

Transparency report may put pressure on agency margins

Agency profitability may come under pressure if clients take a more aggressive attitude towards relationships with in-house production units and third party suppliers following a new report on... Read more
Published 9th Aug 2017, 16:11

Currencies and amortisation held back Dentsu’s growth

Dentsu’s purposeful expansion overseas has had a short-term detrimental financial impact as its profit fell by 14.2% to ¥30,712 million ($268 million) for the half year to 30 June. Revenue grew... Read more
Published 8th Aug 2017, 15:31

MDC Partners’ recovery helped by $6.6m “other income”

A mixture of revenue growth and an unexplained windfall gain helped the heavily indebted Canadian marketing group MDC Partners achieve a $9.3 million post-tax profit in the latest quarter to 30 June... Read more
Published 6th Aug 2017, 22:13

comScore strengthens audit committee ahead of filing revised accounts

comScore, the US audience measurement company in which WPP has a 19.5% shareholding, has added three recently appointed non–executive directors to the board’s audit committee, one of whom will... Read more
Published 4th Aug 2017, 17:09

Porta increases stake in Australian Newgate subsidiary

Porta Communications has exercised its right to acquire a further 4.428% equity interest in its Australian subsidiary Newgate Communications, bringing its total shareholding to 62.29%. The... Read more