Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Jul17
Free Published 14th Jul 2017, 09:32

Shares in marketing services groups followed the overall downward trend of the stock market in the month to 12 July as the sector’s MSFI Index lost 2.08% of its value.   In the same period the... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 18th Nov 2016, 16:43

The7Stars UK media agency dazzles again

The media agency The7Stars UK and TRBR (owner of The Red Brick Road advertising agency) have shared this year’s top award for their financial credentials in our annual review designed to promote... Read more

Special Reports

Private Equity: is there a better way?

Published 7th Jun 2017, 14:21

Can value be realised from a private business without the risk of giving up control? The Business Growth Fund may provide one answer.   In the nineteen eighties marketing agencies were created... Read more

Dentsu’s Daring Dash

Published 5th Jan 2017, 00:14

Sixty-five year old Tadashi Ishii has proved an adventurous leader of the Japanese marketing group Dentsu since he took charge as chief executive officer in April 2011. Within months of his... 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 24th Jul 2017, 14:43

Crossrider claims “significant progress” while revenue and profit stagnate

Crossrider, the AIM listed online advertising and app distribution company chaired by Don Elgie, claimed this morning to have made “significant progress” on it strategic priorities, but its... Read more
Published 24th Jul 2017, 11:12

Ladkin-Brand succeeds Lesniak as Next Fifteen non exec director

Penelope Ladkin-Brand has joined the board of Next Fifteen Communications Group as a non-executive director in succession to Alicjia Lesniak who resigned on 30 June (see Lesniak retires as Next... Read more
Published 20th Jul 2017, 23:07

New accounting rule will accelerate revenue recognition at Omnicom

A new US accounting rule is expected to accelerate the recognition of revenue that Omnicom Group derives from performance based incentive schemes. The rule, which may also affect other US... Read more
Published 20th Jul 2017, 14:03

Omnicom squeezes more profit from declining revenue

Omnicom Group’s iron discipline on operating costs enabled it to achieve a 5.3% increase in post-tax profit in the half year to 30 June when revenue slipped by 0.1%. The fall in revenue was... Read more
Published 20th Jul 2017, 12:44

Publicis’ performance remains sluggish

Arthur Sadoun had the misfortune to find himself announcing almost stagnant revenue and profits in his first financial report since being elevated to the role of chief executive of Publicis... Read more
Published 20th Jul 2017, 10:43

r4e negotiates better bank covenants

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises,  the AIM listed entertainment marketing group that includes the Dewynters theatrical marketing business and Newman Displays theatre and cinema display specialists,... Read more
Published 19th Jul 2017, 23:58

Cello facing more abnormal costs

Any hope that abnormal expenditure might become a thing of the past at Cello Group was dashed this morning when the company gave advance notice that its digital Cello Signal division would incur a... Read more
Published 18th Jul 2017, 15:29

Omnicom Group appoints another non-executive director

Gracia Martore has been appointed an independent director on the board of Omnicom Group and will join its audit committee. The company said that the appointment formed part of an ongoing process... Read more
Published 18th Jul 2017, 09:54

Cello makes cautious initial payment for US healthcare consultancy

Cello Group is paying an initial $1.5 million in cash to acquire the assets of the US healthcare product development consultancy Advantage Healthcare. The initial acquisition price appears to... Read more
Published 18th Jul 2017, 07:38

dotDigital revenue up 19%

dotDigital Group, the AIM listed email marketing company, expects to report a 19% increase in revenue for the year ended 30 June 2017. In a trading update this morning, the company said that... Read more