Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Nov14
Free Published 14th Nov 2014, 00:00

Share price movements among companies in the marketing sector remained cautious for a second month after enjoying a strong burst in September.  The MSFI Index gained only 1.16% in value in the... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 18th Oct 2014, 10:30

Coming soon: the privately-owned agencies with the best and worst financial credentials

Every year we assess the financial credentials of over 70 privately-owned marketing agencies and award them up to eight “Private Plums”, depending on their quality.   Agencies with the biggest... 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 21st Nov 2014, 08:05

Ebiquity appoints two non-executive directors

Ebiquity, the AIM listed marketing performance monitoring specialist, has appointed Julie Baddeley and Tom Alexander as non-executive directors. Julie Baddeley has been chairman of recruitment... Read more
Published 20th Nov 2014, 21:08

Huntsworth appoints new chairman, but chief executive post remains unchanged

Huntsworth has appointed Derek Mapp as non-executive chairman in succession to Lord Myners who resigned last month (see Lord Myners in surprise resignation from Huntsworth).   However, a candidate... Read more
Published 20th Nov 2014, 12:33

Motivcom shares suspended as Sodexo deal completes

Trading in Motivcom shares on AIM was suspended this morning and legal formalities relating to its takeover by Sodexo were completed this afternoon (see Shareholders approve Motivcom sale to... Read more
Published 19th Nov 2014, 16:46

Digital media agency sold to very private digi-tech company

Global Digital Markets, a relatively modest London digital media buying agency that trades as GDM Digital and had accumulated profits of £264,513 from inception to 31 December 2013, is reported to... Read more
Published 18th Nov 2014, 11:33

Board changes at Engine: Scott and Sommerschield resign, Abert appointed

Board changes at the Engine Group have gone beyond the resignation of chief executive Peter Scott.  Scott resigned as a director of Engine last Wednesday, along with former Lake Capital executive... Read more
Published 18th Nov 2014, 09:52

Digital marketing losses knock Tangent profit again

AIM listed Tangent Communications’ digital marketing business continued to be a drain on profits in the half year to 31 August, although the digital print division traded at a healthy... Read more
Published 18th Nov 2014, 08:47

Contract delays prompt Chime profit warning

Delays in concluding two long-term contracts in its sports and entertainment division have prompted Chime Communications to issue a profit warning this morning. The company said that the contracts... Read more
Published 18th Nov 2014, 08:19

M&C Saatchi strengthens US presence with minority stake in SS&K

M&C Saatchi, the AIM listed marketing group that recently acknowledged concerns about its slow growth in the North American market, has agreed to acquire a 33% stake in the New York advertising... Read more
Published 17th Nov 2014, 23:06

Publicis digital strategy prompts break-up of Nurun

Publicis Groupe’s recently acquired digital design and technology agency Nurun is to be merged into other group agencies. Nurun was bought from Quebecor Media for Can$125 million in September. ... Read more
Published 17th Nov 2014, 18:54

Havas board recommends acceptance of Bolloré takeover bid

The directors of Havas today recommended shareholders to accept the €2.8 billion takeover bid by Bolloré Group.  Bolloré already owns 36.2% of Havas (see Bolloré values Havas at €2.8bn in bid... Read more