Sector Share Prices

Free Published 13th Nov 2018, 00:43

While the sector’s MSFI Index and the FTSE All-Share Index both remained fairly static in the month to 12 November, that apparent overall inertia disguised some relatively large individual... 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 11th Dec 2018, 20:04

Rainmaker demands proposal by tomorrow on how Matomy will pay for shares

Pressure mounted today on Matomy Media Group, the AIM listed Israeli digital advertising sales business, to pay the €8.2 million ($9.3 million, £7.2 million) due for the purchase of the residual... Read more
Published 11th Dec 2018, 10:41

WPP to spend £300m on restructuring

In a bold attempt to put his own stamp on WPP’s future strategy its new chief executive Mark Read has announced restructuring plans costing £300 million over three years that he believes will... Read more
Published 10th Dec 2018, 22:42

Dentsu to place all Japanese activities under single domestic holding company

Dentsu, the Japan based global marketing group, is planning to bring together all its Japanese activities under a domestic holding company reporting to Dentsu as a conventional group holding... Read more
Published 9th Dec 2018, 16:53

Loss-making Matomy at loggerheads with bondholders

Relations between the AIM listed Israeli digital advertising sales business Matomy Media Group and its bondholders have become even more acrimonious as the company sought to resist a threat from the... Read more
Published 6th Dec 2018, 23:55

S4 Capital values MightyHive at $150m and offers board seats to two of its leaders

Sir Martin Sorrell's S4 Capital has valued its second acquisition - the US media consultancy MightyHive – at $150 million (£118 million), according to the circular issued to shareholders this... Read more
Published 3rd Dec 2018, 09:45

MightyHive acquisition talks confirmed by S4 Capital

Sir Martin Sorrell’s new venture S4 Capital confirmed this morning that its acquisition talks with MightyHive are at an “advanced” stage. The rumoured talks with the San Francisco... Read more
Published 2nd Dec 2018, 17:42

Matomy Media presents gloomy picture of recent performance

Further evidence of the financial challenges facing the AIM listed Israeli digital advertising sales business Matomy Media Group emerged today when the company published a copy of the presentation... Read more
Published 30th Nov 2018, 21:59

Inside Ideas’ long serving finance director leaves board

Simon Weaver has ceased to be Inside Ideas Group’s finance director after serving the company for 12 years. His employment in a board capacity ended on 26 November, according to a document filed... Read more
Published 29th Nov 2018, 19:38

Avenir Global buys Cherry healthcare marketing business

The Canadian marketing group Avenir Global has acquired the London based healthcare marketing agency Cherry Advertising. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Avenir Global said that... Read more
Published 29th Nov 2018, 11:11

Court and shareholders approve Communisis takeover

The private equity backed offer from New Jersey based outsourcing specialist OSG Group Holdings to acquire the stock market listed customer communications agency Communisis obtained court and... Read more