Sector Share Prices

Free Published 12th Feb 2018, 20:52

The impact of last week’s stock market dip has continued almost unchanged since.  On the morning of 6 February, after the main price slide, the sector’s MSFI Index stood at 78.2, having lost... 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

Private Equity: is there a better way?

Published 7th Jun 2017, 14:21

Can value be realised from a private business without the risk of giving up control? The Business Growth Fund may provide one answer.   In the nineteen eighties marketing agencies were created... 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 24th Feb 2018, 13:20

Leagas Delaney reveals £0.8m loss in overdue and incomplete accounts

Leagas Delaney, the parent company of the advertising agency group controlled by veteran creative director Tim Delaney, reported a group loss attributable to its shareholders of £0.8 million for... Read more
Published 23rd Feb 2018, 17:06

Trump and other tax credits give MDC $200m profit windfall

MDC Partners reported a welcome return to profit yesterday.  But $100 million of the reported $235 million profit (2016: $48 million loss) was in the form of a gift from president Trump’s tax... Read more
Published 22nd Feb 2018, 09:49

Huntsworth buys modest US media agency

Huntsworth, the stock market listed international healthcare communications and public relations group, has acquired a 75% stake in the US media agency AboveNation Media from Steve Minichini and John... Read more
Published 21st Feb 2018, 13:48

Inside Ideas shares overdue ownership details

Inside Ideas Group, the hitherto acquisitive digital marketing business, has belatedly filed its annual statement of share ownership (called a confirmation statement) for 2017, showing that founder... Read more
Published 20th Feb 2018, 13:58

Clark to focus on Mother Ventures as he sells stake in Mother Parent

Mother Parent’s long-serving group finance director Matthew Clark has sold his shareholding in that company as part of a plan to devote more of his time to the development of other new ventures... Read more
Published 19th Feb 2018, 12:35

Next Fifteen expecting “good progress” despite declining US dollar

Next Fifteen Communications Group, the AIM listed digital communications group, announced today that it expects its results to be in line with board expectations and “to make further good progress... Read more
Published 15th Feb 2018, 18:38

Stagnant revenue and Trump tax erodes Omnicom profit

Omnicom Group’s revenue in 2017 was virtually unchanged from that earned in 2016, the company reported today.  And its post-tax profit fell by 5.2% after President Trump’s new law helped push up... Read more
Published 15th Feb 2018, 12:28

Zinc Media promotes CFO David Galan to chief executive

Zinc Media Group, the AIM listed television production and digital communications company, has promoted David Galan from chief financial officer to chief executive officer with immediate... Read more
Published 14th Feb 2018, 22:44

Interpublic’s profits hit by Trump tax reform

President Trump’s newly introduced Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contributed to a very big increase in the tax charge incurred by The Interpublic Group of Companies for 2017.   While the group’s... Read more
Published 14th Feb 2018, 17:38

Asatsu-DK reports 125% profit upswing in 2017

Japan’s third largest advertising agency Asatsu-DK, that was acquired by an affiliate of the US private equity investor Bain Capital last December, reported an enhanced post-tax profit of $47... Read more