Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12 Aug 16
Free Published 12th Aug 2016, 19:33

Earlier “Brexit” fears seem to have been swept away with gay abandon in the month to 12 August as share prices of companies in the marketing sector  recovered by 9.86% while the FTSE All-Share... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 3rd Nov 2015, 12:12

The7Stars media agency tops awards for financial credentials

In a year when marketing agencies found it harder to grow and to maintain profitability, media buyer The7Stars UK has shown that it can still be done. This is the second successive year in which... Read more

Special Reports

The Global Greats 2016

Published 24th Aug 2016, 19:22

WPP, Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe consolidated their substantial lead over competitors in 2015, accounting between them for almost 57% of all the revenue generated by the 30 largest marketing... Read more

Shareholders bear more risk as UK listed marketing groups pursue acquisitions

Published 12th Jun 2016, 14:39

Publicly listed marketing companies have been increasing their borrowings and increasing the risk to be borne by their shareholders as they pursued more acquisitions, according to the latest annual... Read more

Special Reports Index

Published 1st Aug 2015, 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 27th Aug 2016, 10:11

WPP spent £17m on buying more comScore shares this month

WPP spent an estimated $17 million on buying a further 660,000 shares in the controversial US audience measurement company comScore during the two weeks ending last Thursday, despite deciding to... Read more
Published 25th Aug 2016, 12:33

Sinking sterling gives extra boost to WPP revenue growth

WPP’s revenue was given a 3% boost from currency movements in the first half of 2016, following the decline in sterling prompted by fears about the consequences of the June “Brexit” vote. ... Read more
Published 24th Aug 2016, 10:10

Dentsu cashes in part of its Recruit shareholding

Dentsu is to sell 30% of its shareholding in the Japanese recruitment business Recruit Holdings at a prospective profit of about ¥28 billion (£212 million). At this morning’s price, the... Read more
Published 19th Aug 2016, 13:31

Crossrider appoints new finance chief

The AIM listed online advertising technology company Crossrider has appointed Moran Laufer as acting chief financial officer in succession to Mark Carlisle.  Carlisle left the company today to join... Read more
Published 18th Aug 2016, 09:03

WPP share climb hardly hurt by AT&T loss

The loss of the AT&T business, announced last Friday, does not appear to have done much damage to the WPP share price that has been rising rapidly after its initial post-Brexit dip to 1477p on 27... Read more
Published 17th Aug 2016, 22:01

Former Crossrider CEO’s share option cancelled

The online advertising technology company Crossrider has cancelled a share option granted to a company owned by the group’s founder and former chief executive Koby Menachemi, it was announced... Read more
Published 15th Aug 2016, 18:37

Ten Alps closes publishing subsidiary

Ten Alps, the AIM listed TV and multimedia content producer now trading as Zinc Media, has decided to wind up its publishing subsidiary Ten Alps Media (formerly Atalink) by means of a creditors’... Read more
Published 14th Aug 2016, 23:06

Lake Capital sells stake in Huntsworth

Terry Graunke’s diminishing love affair with the Huntsworth international public relations group has now concluded with the disposal of the 24 million shares that had been acquired by his US... Read more
Published 12th Aug 2016, 13:34

Dentsu boosts profit by 54% as abnormal costs decline

Dentsu, the acquisitive Japanese based global group, increased its post-tax profit by 54% to US$323 million (¥35,786 million) in the first half of 2016, helped by a big reduction in abnormal... Read more
Published 12th Aug 2016, 12:24

Merkle 68.3% stake cost Dentsu massive $979m

Dentsu appears to have paid an exceptionally high price to acquire the Maryland based CRM, digital, and search agency Merkle, announced earlier this month (see Acquisitive Dentsu to buy Merkle... Read more