Sector Share Prices

Free Published 12th Jan 2019, 18:11

Shares in most publicly listed marketing services companies showed very little movement over the Christmas period and the overall mood was fairly subdued.  The sector’s MSFI Index eased by... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 5th Dec 2018, 09:36

Design consultancy and media buyer achieve top rankings in this year’s “Private Plums” awards

Two privately owned marketing agencies achieved the highest score for their financial credentials in this year’s Private Plums awards and both have done so before. Announcing the results of 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 19th Jan 2019, 10:47

MDC Partners seeks rule changes as fund manager calls special meeting

The heavily borrowed and loss-making Canadian marketing group MDC Partners is introducing new rules governing the notice required for resolutions to be put to shareholders about changes to the... Read more
Published 17th Jan 2019, 15:32

HPS suffered £0.3m loss during BMW account move

Multi-disciplined marketing agency HPS (Group) incurred a loss of £212,000 in the year to 31 October 2017 as it adjusted to the pending loss of the prestigious BMW account. The contract... Read more
Published 17th Jan 2019, 14:43

Turnover drop hit Exposure Holdings in 2017

Turnover of fashion and beauty product marketing agency Exposure Holdings fell by 12.7% in 2017, the year in which long serving executive Heather Ogie left the company and sold back her 5%... Read more
Published 17th Jan 2019, 11:18

Cello expects to meet profit expectations despite Signal slowdown

AIM listed Cello Health expects to report results for 2018 in line with expectations despite the previously reported slowdown at its Signal digital division. The health division that accounts for... Read more
Published 16th Jan 2019, 17:52

Instinctif’s operations back in profit, but hit by £6.6m finance costs

With borrowings of £83 million, it would be very hard for the financial and corporate public relations consultancy Instinctif Partners Holdings to make a profit, and so it has proved.  In 2017 the... Read more
Published 16th Jan 2019, 12:02

Racepoint’s former finance chief jailed for embezzlement

The former chief financial officer of Larry Weber’s Boston based Racepoint Global public relations group has been sentenced to a jail term of at least eight years after pleading guilty to... Read more
Published 14th Jan 2019, 17:10

Be Heard enjoyed better second half in 2018

Be Heard Group, the AIM listed digitally focussed marketing group, hopes to report a “marked improvement” in adjusted profit before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the... Read more
Published 12th Jan 2019, 17:06

Unlimited Marketing Group’s operating profit wiped out by finance costs

Unlimited Marketing Group made an operating profit of £4.2 million in its first full year after being bought by DBAY Advisors’ Cayman Islands company RedWhiteBlue Champion. However, the group... Read more
Published 11th Jan 2019, 18:37

Next Fifteen buys planning and data marketing business for initial £6.3m

Next Fifteen Communications Group, the AIM listed communications business, has acquired the London based planning and data marketing business Planning-Inc for an initial consideration of £6.3... Read more
Published 11th Jan 2019, 18:35

Poke vendors did better than Publicis had expected

The former shareholders in digital agency Poke London have finished up better off than its acquirer Publicis Groupe had anticipated. In July 2015 Publicis disclosed that it had reduced its... Read more