Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Apr17
Free Published 12th Apr 2017, 23:16

Next Fifteen Communications Group brought added cheer to shares in the marketing sector today as its share price reached 455p, marking a 21.3% rise in the latest month to 12 April and a 76.4% rise... 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 28th Apr 2017, 12:39

MDC loses another $11m due to contentious accounting rule

MDC Partners, the loss-making and heavily indebted Canadian marketing group, may be heading for more stable times after reporting a reduced loss of £11.1 million in the first quarter of... Read more
Published 27th Apr 2017, 16:51

Mission buys small but profitable medical commerce consultancy

The Mission Marketing Group has paid an initial £1.98 million to acquire the medical commerce consultancy RJW & Partners to augment Mission’s healthcare business. RJW is based in Royston,... Read more
Published 27th Apr 2017, 14:32

BlueFocus International sells Huntsworth stake at a loss

BlueFocus International, the Chinese public relations group, has sold almost 73% of its Huntsworth shareholding at an estimated loss of about £3.7 million and placed the balance with investment... Read more
Published 27th Apr 2017, 10:42

WPP’s revenue up 16.9% as devalued pound offsets North American decline

WPP’s revenue growth in the first quarter of 2017 was a highly impressive 16.9%, but most of that growth came from the continuing decline in sterling and its favourable impact on an otherwise... Read more
Published 26th Apr 2017, 18:29

Havas grows faster than Publicis despite poor European showing

Havas Group produced a stagnant performance in Europe in the first quarter of 2017. But a slightly better performance in America and a positive currency influence together enabled the group as a... Read more
Published 26th Apr 2017, 17:48

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises makes cautious progress

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises, the AIM listed entertainment marketing group, has turned the £432,000 operating loss incurred by its Dewynters subsidiary in 2015 into an operating profit of... Read more
Published 21st Apr 2017, 17:35

Interpublic finds the going tough

The Interpublic Group of Companies struggled to increase revenues in the first quarter of 2017, adding only 0.7% to the revenues earned in the corresponding quarter of 2016.  Even after excluding... Read more
Published 20th Apr 2017, 11:04

Publicis revenue growth evaporates

As foreshadowed towards the end of last year, Publicis would have reported a small decline in revenue in the first quarter of 2017 if foreign currency movements had not come to its aid.  Instead the... Read more
Published 20th Apr 2017, 07:33

Global Data agrees bigger bank borrowing package

Global Data, the publicly listed market intelligence provider, has increased its bank borrowing facilities to £100 million under a new deal that involves HSBC and Bank of Ireland alongside its... Read more
Published 19th Apr 2017, 15:58

Writtle booked £5.2m profit on Creo sale

Writtle Holdings booked a profit of almost £5.2 million from the sale of its majority stake in Creo Retail Marketing Holdings to the publicly quoted packaging group D S Smith last year, while at the... Read more