Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Jul15
Free Published 11th Jul 2015, 14:09

While the FTSE All-Share Index has been in gentle decline during the last three months (losing over 5% of its value), the marketing sector’s MSFI Index has been moving gently in the opposite... 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 30th Jul 2015, 12:55

Margins remain subdued at Communisis

The operating profit margin achieved by sales promotion agency Communisis remained below standard in the half year to 30 June, despite an 18% rise in gross income. That increase in gross income... Read more
Published 30th Jul 2015, 09:21

Chime offered £370m by private equity group supported by WPP

Chime Communications has received a “potential” cash offer of £370 million from the US private equity investor Providence Equity Partners, supported by Chime’s minority shareholder WPP. The... Read more
Published 30th Jul 2015, 00:04

Parry adds TV venture to his portfolio

Chairing marketing group MSQ Partners, market research business YouGov and mobile content provider Mobile Streams cannot be overly demanding for former television reporter and McKinsey management... Read more
Published 29th Jul 2015, 09:17

Dentsu wins Olympic broadcast rights in Asia to 2024

Dentsu has been awarded the broadcast rights for various Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games in 22 countries and territories across Asia. The broadcast rights cover the 2018 Olympic Winter... Read more
Published 28th Jul 2015, 18:13

Porta takes cash-free stake in Broker Profile IR agency

AIM listed Porta Communications has acquired the option to purchase a 100% stake in an investor relations and financial public relations business without any material upfront cash outlay. This... Read more
Published 28th Jul 2015, 13:23

Ebiquity profit growth held back by acquisition related costs

Ebiquity, the AIM listed advertising and media performance consultancy, increased its post-tax profit by 19.8% in the year to 30 April 2015 on a 7.9% increase in revenue. The profit improvement... Read more
Published 27th Jul 2015, 11:11

Progressive Digital Media still showing restructuring scars

Progressive Digital Media Group, the AIM listed business intelligence, marketing and events company, is still showing scars from businesses it discarded or closed in 2014. In the first half of... Read more
Published 27th Jul 2015, 11:10

Progressive Digital Media Group buys four familiar Datamonitor businesses

Progressive Digital Media Group has agreed to acquire the Datamonitor Financial, Datamonitor Consumer, MarketLine and Verdict businesses from Informa for £25 million in cash. All of the... Read more
Published 23rd Jul 2015, 08:40

Sapient acquisition helps double Publicis growth rate

The acquisition of Sapient Corporation in February this year and favourable currency movements helped power a 35% rise in revenue and a 39.6% rise in post-tax profit at Publicis Groupe in the first... Read more
Published 22nd Jul 2015, 19:17

Interpublic’s recovery continues

A cut in non-staff overheads helped The Interpublic Group of Companies boost its post-tax profit by 52% in the first half of 2015. Announcing a post-tax profit of $119.4 million on almost... Read more