Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12 Nov16
Free Published 13th Nov 2016, 13:18

If anyone wanted to make money from investing in stocks and shares on a consistent and steady basis, the marketing sector is probably best avoided. Today the sector’s MSFI Index is hardly... 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

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

Shareholders bear more risk as UK listed marketing groups pursue acquisitions

Published 12th Jun 2016, 14:39

Publicly listed marketing companies have been increasing their borrowings and increasing the risk to be borne by their shareholders as they pursued more acquisitions, according to the latest annual... 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 5th Dec 2016, 14:47

Rupert Howell and Nathalie Schwarz to leave Matomy Media board

Matomy Media Group, the loss-making Israeli digital advertising sales business that is listed on the London Stock Exchange, is losing its chairman Rupert Howell and a non-executive director Elizabeth... Read more
Published 1st Dec 2016, 19:42

Zinc Media pays its NEDs in shares

Zinc Media Group, the AIM listed TV and branded content producer formerly known as Ten Alps, has issued shares to two non-executive directors in settlement of their fee entitlements of £30,000 per... Read more
Published 29th Nov 2016, 16:25

Another director leaves BD Network

Lee Barber, the planner and board member at BD Network (Holdings), has resigned from the company, adding to the three resignations disclosed here earlier this month (see This is BD, but with three... Read more
Published 28th Nov 2016, 20:56

Creston bidder will inject £35m debt to fund deal

DBay Advisors, the offshore fund manager that has orchestrated the £75 million private equity cash bid for Creston, appears to be relying on substantial bank borrowings to finance the deal (see Isle... Read more
Published 25th Nov 2016, 19:27

Barnes-Austin succeeds Scoffield as Karma finance director

James Barnes-Austin has replaced Ian Scoffield as finance director of Karma Communications Holdings, parent company of Karmarama and other companies. Barnes-Austin joined the group as chief... Read more
Published 24th Nov 2016, 20:27

Griffiths ups his Communisis stake to 17.52%

Richard Griffiths and his associates have added another parcel of shares to their holdings in the stock market listed sales promotion agency Communisis, bringing their combined stake to... Read more
Published 22nd Nov 2016, 18:47

Liontrust builds 17.6% stake in dotDigital

Liontrust Investment Partners has increased its shareholding in AIM listed dotDigital Group to 17.62%, the latest in a series of purchases since the publication of the company’s annual report that... Read more
Published 22nd Nov 2016, 15:01

Jaywing’s acquisition-related expenses wipe out profit

Jaywing achieved a 10.8% rise in gross income for the half year to 30 September, but incurred a post-tax loss of £384,000 due primarily to the £850,000 spent on costs associated with two... Read more
Published 21st Nov 2016, 22:23

comScore gets its wrist slapped by Nasdaq

comScore’s woes continued today as it announced receipt of a notice of “additional deficiency” from the Listing Qualifications Department of the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York. The notice... Read more
Published 17th Nov 2016, 22:18

Publicis consolidates SapientNitro and Razorfish

Publicis Groupe is to merge its SapientNitro and Razorfish businesses in a further consolidation of its digital capabilities, the company announced today. The Sapient consulting business will... Read more