Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12 Sep 16
Free Published 14th Sep 2016, 12:36

Shares in marketing companies enjoyed further growth in the month to 12 September and the sector’s MSFI Index improved by 3.96% to 66.0 (January 2001: 100).  The growth was particularly... 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 23rd Sep 2016, 09:48

Dentsu admits digital advertising irregularities

Dentsu, one of the world’s biggest marketing groups, admitted today that irregularities had occurred in the supply of digital advertising services, including discrepancies in advertising placement... Read more
Published 22nd Sep 2016, 15:54

Mission reports £1.4m half-year profit: margins subdued

Mission delivered its promised “double digit growth” in revenue and operating profit in the first half of 2016, or nearly so, although the post-tax profit was held back by a big increase in... Read more
Published 22nd Sep 2016, 14:34

M&C Saatchi gets a big profit boost from the US

Often the graveyard of expansion hopes among UK marketing groups, the US has come up trumps for AIM listed M&C Saatchi in the first half of 2016. On a constant currency basis, revenues from... Read more
Published 22nd Sep 2016, 09:33

Matomy loses £3.8m as strategy comes under scrutiny

The extent of the decline in the fortunes of the Israeli digital advertising sales business Matomy Media Group  became clear with the report of a post-tax loss of £3.8 million in the half year to... Read more
Published 20th Sep 2016, 11:48

WPP rings changes in Chime board representation

WPP’s deputy finance director Chris Sweetland has handed over his seat on the board of Chime Group Holdings to WPP group chief accountant Steve Winters. WPP owns 20% of Chime following the... Read more
Published 20th Sep 2016, 11:22

Cash rich Crossrider hardly hurt by £0.9m further loss

With net cash balances of £44 million at 30 June, the AIM listed online advertising and app distribution company Crossrider’s £0.9 million post-tax loss for the half year is unlikely to pose a... Read more
Published 16th Sep 2016, 21:25

comScore’s inappropriate accounting policy boosted past profits by $10m

The US audience measurement company comScore has revealed that it incorrectly booked revenue and costs that contributed $10 million to profits over the three year period to 31 December 2015 and may... Read more
Published 16th Sep 2016, 09:51

Dentsu takes a stake in Avid content distributor

Dentsu Aegis Network has made an unquantified investment in the modest sized UK digital content marketing agency Avid Media. According to Dentsu, Avid had revenue of £1.4 million in 2015 and has... Read more
Published 15th Sep 2016, 23:26

comScore promises company update tomorrow

The controversial US audience measurement company comScore announced today that it will provide an update on its affairs tomorrow Friday 16 September. The update is expected to address the issues... Read more
Published 15th Sep 2016, 23:04

Be Heard paints a picture of £2.2m loss

“These results are not meaningful in the conventional sense of the word”, explained executive chairman Peter Scott this morning when reporting Be Heard Group’s half year loss of £2.2 million... Read more