Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Jun15
Free Published 13th Jun 2015, 13:04

Political and economic factors that have depressed the FTSE All-Share Index in recent weeks appear to have subdued shares in the marketing sector also.    However, the sector's MSFI Index... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 11th Dec 2014, 08:11

Three privately-owned agencies score full marks in this year’s awards

Three privately owned marketing agencies have won the highest accolade for their financial credentials in this year’s survey of privately owned UK marketing agencies - the "Private Plums" -... Read more

Special Reports

Grayling’s Growing Pains

Published 30th May 2015, 09:48

Huntsworth’s ambition to build a profitable global public relations brand over the last 10 years under three successive divisional chief executives has so far proved to be a financial disaster. ... Read more

Bob Morton’s Corporate Gambles

Published 22nd Mar 2015, 17:52

Censured by the Takeover Panel for his conduct at Armour Group, how many other companies have come within the purview of this accountant’s offshore investment vehicle Hawk Investment Holdings?... 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 7th Jul 2015, 19:21

BBH is Publicis Groupe’s biggest UK benefactor

By far the biggest dividends paid to Publicis Groupe by its UK subsidiaries in 2014 were those from the BBH group, totalling £75 million and accounting for nearly three quarters of dividends... Read more
Published 7th Jul 2015, 11:43

Jaywing develops new strategy after another loss

Jaywing has announced another loss and management changes as it seeks to develop a more profitable strategy. The group lost nearly £1.5 million in the year to 31 March.  That was after charging... Read more
Published 6th Jul 2015, 20:26

New ventures offset Rapier’s continuing losses

Rapier Communications, the reborn direct marketing agency backed by CHI & Partners and headed by Jonathan Stead, continued to trade at a loss in the second year under its new parentage, but that... Read more
Published 3rd Jul 2015, 12:25

MDC merges Kenna CRM agency into KBS

MDC Partners, the Canadian marketing group, has merged its Mississauga-based Kenna Communications CRM agency into its Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal (KBS) advertising agency in Toronto, having recently... Read more
Published 2nd Jul 2015, 10:53

Next Fifteen pays modest initial price for IncrediBull

Next Fifteen is making an initial payment of about £1.6 million to acquire the London brand marketing agency IncrediBull World, representing a multiple of only 3.2 times the “adjusted” pre-tax... Read more
Published 1st Jul 2015, 16:16

Mission launches sports marketing business

The Mission Marketing Group has launched a sports marketing business called Mongoose Sport & Entertainment led by former WSM Communications executive Chris O’Donoghue.  John Beddington,... Read more
Published 1st Jul 2015, 14:11

BlueFocus board nominee at Huntsworth resigns

The director appointed to Huntsworth’s board by the Chinese investor BlueFocus Communication Group has resigned. Oscar Zhao founded the public relations group BlueFocus and joined the Huntsworth... Read more
Published 1st Jul 2015, 09:45

Dentsu reinstates local brand for Australian media business

Dentsu has rebranded its Australian media buying business Dentsu Mitchell Media Australia with the aim of capitalising on the Mitchell name in that territory. Formerly a publicly listed company,... Read more
Published 25th Jun 2015, 12:27

Porta could be heading back to profit

AIM listed public relations group Porta Communications has reaffirmed its confidence in delivering a “significantly higher” profit before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for... Read more
Published 24th Jun 2015, 10:12

Luke Johnson backs Ten Alps with £1m investment

According to figures filed at the Stock Exchange today, Luke Johnson is investing £1 million into AIM listed TV and communications group Ten Alps as part of the restructuring plan.   Last week it... Read more