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 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

Trump tax reform hits Interpublic’s profits

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
Published 13th Feb 2018, 20:56

Abnormal gains and losses enable Dentsu to grow its profit

International acquisitions and reductions in earnout obligations helped to offset exceptional domestic costs at Dentsu in 2017. The Japanese group made a post-tax profit of $920 million in 2017,... Read more
Published 13th Feb 2018, 17:53

Gate Ventures to sell 23.5% stake in Reach4Entertainment

The global entertainment company Gate Ventures that is chaired by Lord Michael Grade and includes the Duchess of York on its board announced today that it would be selling its entire 23.5%... Read more
Published 13th Feb 2018, 14:19

Ebiquity incurs loss on selling profitable unit for £26m

Ebiquity, the AIM listed marketing performance monitoring specialist, has sold its advertising intelligence unit to Nielsen Market Research for £26 million, showing a small loss of £1.5 million,... Read more
Published 12th Feb 2018, 10:37

r4e signs media buying deals with chief executive’s company

The media buying and bartering company Miroma Holdings that is controlled by the recently appointed chief executive of the AIM listed entertainment marketing group Reach4Entertainment Enterprises has... Read more
Published 11th Feb 2018, 21:01

Freud group loses £6m on sale of yacht bought from Matthew Freud

Matthew Freud’s high profile public relations group has written off nearly £6 million on selling the yacht Kingdom Come that had been bought from a partnership controlled by Freud himself. The... Read more