Sector Share Prices

Free Published 14th Aug 2018, 07:57

Strong price improvements by a small number of marketing companies’ shares more than offset a generally declining sector performance in the month to 12 August. As a result, the sector’s... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 19th Nov 2017, 16:33

Designer, media buyer and ad agency win top award for financial credentials

Three privately-owned UK marketing agencies won the full complement of eight “plums” for their financial credentials in this year’s Private Plums awards, but there was a slight decline in the... 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

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 11th Aug 2018, 23:36

WPP investee comScore lost $100m in first half of 2018

comScore, the US audience measurement company in which WPP has a 19.5% shareholding, lost over $100 million in the first half of 2018 after spending $47 million on abnormal items ranging from... Read more
Published 11th Aug 2018, 13:37

Dentsu’s growth clouded by revaluation mist and falling margins

Dentsu, the Japan based global marketing group, increased its gross income by 8.1% in the first half of 2018, but its operating profit fell by 5.6% and the profit attributable to ordinary... Read more
Published 9th Aug 2018, 10:00

Dentsu dampens current year profit forecast

Quirky international accounting rules are expected to prune back the impact on this year’s profit of Dentsu’s recently announced ¥51.5 billion (£351 million) gain from the sale of its near 17%... Read more
Published 3rd Aug 2018, 22:34

MDC loses another $30m: weighed down by abnormal items and finance costs

MDC Partners’ potential profit for the half year to 30 June disappeared under the weight of severance payments, property costs and professional fees incurred in implementing the new accounting... Read more
Published 2nd Aug 2018, 21:40

Communisis margins hit by recruitment costs and slow sales growth

A slowdown in marketing communications business, blamed on the Government’s introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, held back profits at Communisis in the first half of 2018,... Read more
Published 2nd Aug 2018, 15:13

Porta Communications in refinancing talks: £2.9m costs removed

AIM listed Porta Communications is in “positive ongoing discussions” with Retro Grand about refinancing the £5.2 million convertible loan that matured on 29 June, the company announced today, as... Read more
Published 2nd Aug 2018, 12:41

WPP takes full control of various Indian businesses

WPP is taking 100% control of a number of its business interests in India, it announced today. Its global media buying network GroupM is increasing its 50% shareholding in the Indian mobile... Read more
Published 2nd Aug 2018, 10:18

Dentsu to gain ¥51.5bn from sale of internet media stake

Dentsu, the Japan based global marketing group, expects to make a profit of ¥51.5 billion (£351 million) from the sale of its near 17% stake in the Japanese internet media business Kakaku, the... Read more
Published 30th Jul 2018, 15:15

GlobalData loses £5m; debt reaches £61m

GlobalData, the AIM listed market intelligence provider, has reported a loss of £5 million for the half year to 30 June, bringing the cumulative losses incurred since January 2014 to £19 million,­... Read more
Published 26th Jul 2018, 22:03

Kape sheds media and marketing division

AIM listed Kape Technologies, formerly known as Crossrider, has divested its interests in the media and marketing sector to focus on cyber security and app distribution alone. The media division... Read more