Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Feb17
Free Published 13th Feb 2017, 16:03

The marketing sector’s MSFI share index grew at twice the pace of the FTSE All-Share Index in the latest quarter to 12 February, adding 15.25% to its value as at 12 November 2016. In the same... 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

Dentsu’s Daring Dash

Published 5th Jan 2017, 00:14

Sixty-five year old Tadashi Ishii has proved an adventurous leader of the Japanese marketing group Dentsu since he took charge as chief executive officer in April 2011. Within months of his... Read more

The Global Greats 2016

Published 24th Aug 2016, 19:22

WPP, Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe consolidated their substantial lead over competitors in 2015, accounting between them for almost 57% of all the revenue generated by the 30 largest marketing... 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 23rd Feb 2017, 08:49

Lucky Generals join forces with TBWA

A majority stake in Lucky Generals, the UK creative agency formed by former MCBD partners Helen Calcraft, Andy Nairn and Danny Brooke-Taylor, has been acquired by Omnicom Group’s TBWA... Read more
Published 22nd Feb 2017, 13:44

comScore update on Friday: WPP stake in spotlight

In two days’ time investors will receive an update from comScore, the US audience measurement company in which WPP has a 19.5% shareholding and which is in the process of revising downwards past... Read more
Published 22nd Feb 2017, 11:01

Mission creates challenging share incentive scheme

The Mission Marketing Group has introduced a new share incentive scheme for 10 senior executives that will be triggered only if the company’s market value increases by 83% for a 15 day period... Read more
Published 21st Feb 2017, 11:04

dotdigital creates more profit and more cash

As predicted, AIM listed email marketing company dotdigital Group increased its revenue by almost 17% in the first half of its current year, ending on 31 December 2016.  More impressively, the... Read more
Published 20th Feb 2017, 18:45

Liontrust building stakes in both Cello and dotDigital

Liontrust Investment Partners, a fund manager listed on the London Stock Exchange, has been building share stakes in both dotDigital Group and Cello Group. Today the fund disclosed that it had... Read more
Published 17th Feb 2017, 15:34

Alleged warranty breaches at heart of Kitcatt legal action

The interpretation of a warranty included in the agreement for the sale of the marketing agency Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw to the Publicis Groupe subsidiary MMS UK Holdings in 2011 lies at the heart... Read more
Published 17th Feb 2017, 08:54

Dentsu hires new auditors: KPMG to replace Deloitte

Dentsu has hired KPMG to take over the group’s worldwide audit from incumbents Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu with effect from the forthcoming annual meeting on 30 March.   The appointment followed... Read more
Published 16th Feb 2017, 10:29

Huntsworth unlikely to have exceeded break-even in 2016

Huntsworth, the stock market listed international public relations group, announced today that it expects to report an underlying profit before tax for 2016 that is slightly ahead of its comparable... Read more
Published 15th Feb 2017, 16:56

MDC Partners raises $95m in convertible shares

MDC Partners, the loss-making and heavily indebted Canadian marketing group, has raised new capital of $95 million in the form of convertible preference shares issued to Broad Street Principal... Read more
Published 14th Feb 2017, 16:55

Dentsu enhances governance as profits stagnate

Dentsu, the Japan based global marketing group that has recently been beset with issues over domestic working conditions and over-billing of digital clients, reported an almost unchanged post-tax... Read more