Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Jan18
Free Published 15th Jan 2018, 10:25

Share prices of marketing companies moved forward in close alignment with the FTSE All-Share Index in the month to 12 January.  The industry’s MSFI Index improved by 3.48% while the FTSE... 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

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

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 15th Jan 2018, 23:32

Mash Strategy ratifies past board omissions

The acquisition of the London research consultancy Mash Strategy by the WPP subsidiary Kantar Consulting earlier this week seems to have unearthed several minor irregularities in the past affairs of... Read more
Published 15th Jan 2018, 22:39

Leagas Delaney’s accounts four months overdue

Accounts of advertising agency Leagas Delaney for 2016 have now been overdue for four months. The delay has already prompted the Registrar of Companies to threaten to strike off and dissolve the... Read more
Published 12th Jan 2018, 10:07

Kantar buys a small London research business

Fast on the heels of an internal restructuring, WPP’s research and data management division Kantar has acquired the small brand strategy consultancy Mash Strategy. The company will join the... Read more
Published 9th Jan 2018, 20:22

Creston’s new owners slashed past acquisition costs by £33.9m at time of deal

Creston, the former stock market listed marketing company, slashed £33.9 million off the goodwill component of past acquisition payments when it came under the control of private equity fund manager... Read more
Published 9th Jan 2018, 09:06

Matomy replaces chief executive

Matomy Media Group, the AIM listed Israeli digital advertising sales business, has appointed Liam Galin to replace Sagi Niri as the group’s chief executive officer with immediate effect. Niri will... Read more
Published 8th Jan 2018, 22:05

WPP restructures four consultancy businesses under Kantar Consulting brand

Kantar, the WPP research and data management division, is merging some of its marketing consultancy brands under a new Kantar Consulting banner as part of a plan that appears likely to rationalise... Read more
Published 8th Jan 2018, 20:02

comScore facing severance costs of over $10m from 10% cut in workforce

comScore, the US audience measurement company in which WPP has a 19.5% shareholding, expects to incur an exceptional charge of between $10 million and $12 million in its 2017 accounts as a result of... Read more
Published 4th Jan 2018, 17:15

M&C Saatchi’s share price reaches 400p

Shares in AIM listed M&C Saatchi have reached their highest price yet, breaking through the 400p barrier this morning before slipping back to close at 395p. The last time its shares were anywhere... Read more
Published 4th Jan 2018, 09:52

Be Heard issues profit warning, splits executive chairman role and seeks new CFO

Be Heard Group, the AIM listed digital marketing business, announced today that profitability for 2017 is expected to fall below market expectations due to a number of “unexpected” factors that... Read more
Published 2nd Jan 2018, 15:43

Porta shareholder SEC pays estimated initial €0.7m for Colombian PR business

SEC, the Italian public relations group whose shares are listed on the London stock exchange, has acquired a 51% majority stake in the Colombian communications agency Newlink Comunicationes... Read more