Sector Share Prices

Free Published 14th Aug 2018, 07:57

Strong price improvements by a small number of marketing companies’ shares more than offset a generally declining sector performance in the month to 12 August. As a result, the sector’s... 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

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 17th Aug 2018, 15:38

Trump advocates ditching quarterly SEC reports in the US

US President Donald Trump has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to study the impact of allowing companies to file reports with the financial regulator every six months instead of every... Read more
Published 17th Aug 2018, 08:35

Investis Topco loses another £13.8m, debt reaches £80m

Investis Topco, parent company of the loss-making on-line corporate communications business where Don Scales took over as group chief executive in January last year, made an increased group loss of... Read more
Published 16th Aug 2018, 23:31

Matomy Media sheds email marketing subsidiary

Matomy Media Group, the AIM listed Israeli digital advertising sales business, has agreed to sell its US based Whitedelivery email marketing activity to an obscure company called 1029 Holdings for a... Read more
Published 16th Aug 2018, 19:54

Accountant and former health professional join Cello Health as non-executive directors

A chartered accountant and a former health professional have joined Cello Health as non-executive directors. The new appointees are Clifford Tompsett and Jo LeCouilliard. Tompsett was until... Read more
Published 11th Aug 2018, 23:36

WPP investee comScore lost $100m in first half of 2018

comScore, the US audience measurement company in which WPP has a 19.5% shareholding, lost over $100 million in the first half of 2018 after spending $47 million on abnormal items ranging from... Read more
Published 11th Aug 2018, 13:37

Dentsu’s growth clouded by revaluation mist and falling margins

Dentsu, the Japan based global marketing group, increased its gross income by 8.1% in the first half of 2018, but its operating profit fell by 5.6% and the profit attributable to ordinary... Read more
Published 9th Aug 2018, 10:00

Dentsu dampens current year profit forecast

Quirky international accounting rules are expected to prune back the impact on this year’s profit of Dentsu’s recently announced ¥51.5 billion (£351 million) gain from the sale of its near 17%... Read more
Published 3rd Aug 2018, 22:34

MDC loses another $30m: weighed down by abnormal items and finance costs

MDC Partners’ potential profit for the half year to 30 June disappeared under the weight of severance payments, property costs and professional fees incurred in implementing the new accounting... Read more
Published 2nd Aug 2018, 21:40

Communisis margins hit by recruitment costs and slow sales growth

A slowdown in marketing communications business, blamed on the Government’s introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, held back profits at Communisis in the first half of 2018,... Read more
Published 2nd Aug 2018, 15:13

Porta Communications in refinancing talks: £2.9m costs removed

AIM listed Porta Communications is in “positive ongoing discussions” with Retro Grand about refinancing the £5.2 million convertible loan that matured on 29 June, the company announced today, as... Read more