Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Sep14
Free Published 14th Sep 2014, 23:47

Shares in marketing sector companies recovered some of their recent losses in the month to 12 September.  The sector’s MSFI Index improved by 5.46% while the FTSE All-Share Index grew by only... 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

Out now…The Global Greats 2014

Published 1st Aug 2014, 16:36

In the year when the Publicis-Omnicom merger plans were made, only to fall apart a few months later, who were the other major players on the global marketing stage?   The answer is revealed in this... Read more

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

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 30th Sep 2014, 12:42

Writtle in surprising slowdown

Writtle Holdings, the privately owned group that has been acquiring marketing businesses over several years, suffered a downturn in profit for the half year to 30 June and has deferred hopes of... Read more
Published 29th Sep 2014, 09:41

Motivcom results undermine Soxeco bid value and expose Zibrant loss

The disastrous £10 million loss incurred by AIM listed Motivcom in the half year to 30 June has put a question-mark over the £41 million valuation placed on the continuing part of the business by... Read more
Published 25th Sep 2014, 08:57

Mission on course for more normal profit

The Mission Marketing Group returned to a more normal level of profitability in the half year to 30 June, reporting a post-tax profit of £1.7 million compared with just £51,000 in the corresponding... Read more
Published 24th Sep 2014, 23:10

Chime invests £0.8m in managing rugby players’ futures

Chime Communications appears to have paid quite a cautious initial price to acquire ABC Sports Management, the agency that handles rugby playing clients like Brad Barritt, Luke Charteris, Taulupe... Read more
Published 24th Sep 2014, 07:41

WPP expands e-commerce capability in China

WPP Digital has taken a minority stake in Polestar, a new company offering integrated e-commerce solutions in China's large and fast expanding e-commerce sector. Polestar will be led by its... Read more
Published 23rd Sep 2014, 13:52

Terry Graunke arrives: five Engine directors go

Five non-executive directors have left The Engine Group following its controversial takeover by a US company controlled by private equity group Lake Capital and the appointment of Lake director Terry... Read more
Published 22nd Sep 2014, 23:22

Weisenburger relinquishes top finance job at Omnicom

Randy Weisenburger has resigned as chief financial officer of Omnicom Group to take up a position in private equity. Aged 55, Weisenburger is reported to have taken home almost $12 million in... Read more
Published 22nd Sep 2014, 09:45

Private equity stake in MSQ parent gives it 40% of votes and dividends

In return for subscribing £1 million of share capital to the new parent company of MSQ Partners, NVM Private Equity has been granted 40% of the voting rights, 40% of any dividends declared and an... Read more
Published 22nd Sep 2014, 09:22

WPP swaps Xaxis platform and $25m for stake in AppNexus

WPP has joined the collection of backers of the New York based internet advertising technology company AppNexus by agreeing to inject $25 million along with its own Xaxis For Publishers ad server... Read more
Published 18th Sep 2014, 08:56

Ashcroft associate assumes chairmanship of Jaywing

Jaywing has elevated the recently appointed board director Ian Robinson to the position of chairman. Robinson, a business colleague of former Conservative Party treasurer Lord Ashcroft, joined the... Read more