Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Oct14
Free Published 11th Oct 2014, 10:26

Shares in marketing companies had a blooded month to 12 October, with the sector’s MSFI Index falling by 4.64% and only three companies registering any upward price movement at all.   However,... 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 Oct 2014, 13:43

Omnicom benefits from lower interest costs as revenue grows

Lower interest costs and a 7.4% increase in revenue enabled Omnicom Group to report a 25.3% increase in post-tax profit available to ordinary stockholders for the quarter to 30 September and a 13%... Read more
Published 20th Oct 2014, 18:15

Consolidated PR in £2.3m goodwill write-off

Consolidated PR has written off a further £2.3 million from the amount attributed to the goodwill of the consultancy when it was acquired by a management buyout in 2001, resulting in a loss of £2.4... Read more
Published 17th Oct 2014, 22:24

Bolloré values Havas at €2.8bn in bid for 100%

Groupe Bolloré is seeking to acquire 100% control of Havas, the French marketing group, by means of a share exchange that values the company at €2.8 billion (£2.2 million). Bolloré already... Read more
Published 14th Oct 2014, 13:16

Board changes as dotDigital’s profit recovers

Peter Simmonds, chief executive of AIM listed dotDigital Group, announced his intention to retire next year as the company reported a return to a healthy profit this morning. The group made a... Read more
Published 13th Oct 2014, 11:09

Publicis spends £40m on Matomy digital ad sales group

Publicis Groupe has spent £40 million on buying an initial 20% shareholding in the Israel based digital advertising sales company Matomy Media Group.  Publicis has also secured an option to... Read more
Published 9th Oct 2014, 14:27

Mother’s profit slips while satellite ventures grow in value

Mother Holdings, the privately owned parent company of the Mother agency, made a post-tax profit of £1.5 million in 2013 - down from the previous year’s profit of £2.5 million - after disposing... Read more
Published 8th Oct 2014, 16:06

Profitable Freud group realises long-term assets

The overdue group accounts of Matthew Freud’s public relations business Freud (Holdings) reveal a continuing healthy level of profit and several initiatives that will convert some of the group’s... Read more
Published 8th Oct 2014, 09:40

Publicis buys BrandsRock to boost management of Saatchi & Saatchi South Africa

The founder and chief executive of the five year old South African integrated agency BrandsRock Group are to take the top posts in a merger with Saatchi & Saatchi South Africa. Announcing... Read more
Published 7th Oct 2014, 16:46

Lord Myners in surprise resignation from Huntsworth

In a surprising move, Lord Myners has resigned as chairman of Huntsworth “with immediate effect” after spending less than four months in the job. According to the company “the time... Read more
Published 7th Oct 2014, 15:16

Exceptional costs of £8.3m push Next Fifteen into loss

Hit by a series of exceptional costs, Next Fifteen Communications Group has reported a post-tax loss of £3.6 million for the 12 months to 31 July. Among the exceptional items of £8.3 million was... Read more