Sector Share Prices

MSFI index 12Oct17
Published 19th Oct 2017, 17:05

Shares in marketing companies remained unsettled in the month to 12 October under the cloud of Brexit and with evidence of a global slowdown in business.   The sector’s MSFI Index rose by 1.76%... 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 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 21st Oct 2017, 14:31

Two directors step back from board of renamed Creston

Two of the directors appointed to the board of the former public company Creston - now known as Digital Unlimited Group - in January this year have resigned this week although they remain on the... Read more
Published 19th Oct 2017, 08:20

Publicis suffers 2.2% fall in revenue in latest quarter

Publicis Groupe suffered a 2.2% fall in revenue in the third quarter of 2017, bringing down its revenue growth to 0.6% for the year to date.  The performance compares with Omnicom’s revenue... Read more
Published 19th Oct 2017, 07:31

Reach4Entertainment breaches bank covenants again

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises,  the AIM listed entertainment marketing group that includes the Dewynters theatrical marketing business and Newman Displays theatre and cinema display specialists,... Read more
Published 18th Oct 2017, 09:57

WPP constrained from counter-bidding for ADK

WPP is precluded from making a counter-bid for the Japanese marketing group Asatsu-DK (ADK) without ADK’s agreement, under the terms of the alliance between the two companies, Marketing Services... Read more
Published 17th Oct 2017, 23:58

comScore appoints another non-exec director and new CFO

comScore, the US audience measurement company in which WPP has a 19.5% shareholding, has added another non-executive director Michelle McKenna-Doyle to its board in response to pressure from an... Read more
Published 17th Oct 2017, 23:30

Omnicom squeezes more profit out of less revenue

Omnicom struggled to improve its profit over the nine months to 30 September as exchange rates worked against it and revenue slipped by 0.7%. However, a $104 million cut in staff costs enabled the... Read more
Published 17th Oct 2017, 21:09

WPP lashes out at ADK’s conservative management

In a surprisingly angry outburst, WPP responded today to last night’s statement by the Japanese marketing group Asatsu-DK (ADK) that its strategic alliance had resulted in a low return on equity... Read more
Published 17th Oct 2017, 11:45

dotDigital’s profits up by 33%: cash pile reaches £20.4m

dotDigital Group, the AIM listed email marketing company, expanded its post-tax profit by 33.1% in the year to 30 June 2017 as gross income grew by 16.9%. The group’s operating profit margin... Read more
Published 17th Oct 2017, 09:49

ADK claims WPP’s performance has been drag on its market value

The war of words between the Japanese marketing group Asatsu-DK (ADK) and WPP continued last night as ADK claimed that its shareholding in WPP had “resulted in low return on equity and a... Read more
Published 13th Oct 2017, 09:34

Marc Boyan takes r4e chief executive role

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises, the AIM listed media and entertainment marketing company, has appointed Marc Boyan as chief executive officer of the company in succession to David Stoller who left... Read more