Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Aug14
Free Published 14th Aug 2014, 18:01

The marketing services sector continued its gentle decline on the stock market in the month to 12 August.  Since March this year, the MSFI Index has fallen by 7%, losing 1.49% in the latest month... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 13th Dec 2013, 07:45

Essence Digital Group tops rankings in “Private Plums” awards for 2013

Essence Digital Group has come top of our annual awards scheme that assesses the financial credentials of privately-owned marketing agencies. The “Private Plums” scheme was launched by... Read more

Special Reports

Coming Soon…The Global Greats 2014

Published 1st Aug 2014, 16:36

In the year when the Publicis-Omnicom merger plans fell apart, who are the other major players on the global marketing stage?   The answer will soon be revealed in this year’s survey of the... Read more

Balance sheets of publicly listed UK marketing groups looking less vulnerable

Published 31st Oct 2013, 19:58

With few exceptions, the latest balance sheets of publicly listed UK marketing groups suggest they are less vulnerable than at the same time in 2012, according to a report published by Marketing... 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 2nd Sep 2014, 08:23

New Huntsworth NED resigns top AA finance job

Andy Boland, who has held various senior financial positions in the marketing sector and was recently appointed a non-executive director of Huntsworth, has resigned from his main job as chief... Read more
Published 29th Aug 2014, 23:22

Havas revenue grows faster than Publicis

Today’s revenue figures from Havas may unnerve fellow French national Publicis Groupe, already smarting over the collapse of its overtures to Omnicom. Havas reported revenue growth of 2.7% for... Read more
Published 29th Aug 2014, 18:56

Lake Capital secures Engine deal after further negotiations

The Engine Group announced today that over 97% of its shareholders have now accepted the terms of the Lake Capital offer under which the company will merge with the US based market research business... Read more
Published 28th Aug 2014, 14:03

Announcement imminent on Lake offer for Engine

The extended deadline for shareholders in The Engine Group to accept the offer by Lake Capital to buy their shares expires tomorrow and it is understood that a further announcement will be made... Read more
Published 28th Aug 2014, 00:03

Chime races ahead with big profit leap

Chime Communications reported an impressive return to profit in the first half of 2014 as its investment in sports marketing began to pay off, helped by revenue from the World Cup.. Post-tax... Read more
Published 26th Aug 2014, 09:02

Finance gains offset fall in net revenue at WPP

WPP has reported a 29.9% increase in post-tax profit for the half year to 30 June 2014 despite a 1.9% fall in net revenue after charging direct costs. The post-tax profit earned for WPP... Read more
Published 25th Aug 2014, 17:03

£1m wipe-out at Max Clifford’s PR consultancy

Max Clifford’s public relations consultancy suffered a near £1 million reversal in its financial condition between March 2012 and the beginning of this month, the liquidator has... Read more
Published 21st Aug 2014, 22:16

Albion sells to heavily borrowed and loss-burdened MDC

MDC Partners - the Canadian based loss-burdened and heavily indebted marketing group - has acquired a majority shareholding in the London agency Albion Brand Communication.  Albion will be bolted on... Read more
Published 21st Aug 2014, 14:56

Tangent results hit by falling Snowball

Digital marketing agency Tangent Snowball is expected to suffer a 20% fall in sales in the current year to 28 February 2015, reducing its contribution to Tangent Communications’ group profits by... Read more
Published 21st Aug 2014, 09:45

Lake extends Engine offer

Lake Capital’s offer to acquire all of the shares in The Engine Group, due to be completed yesterday, has been extended for a further period. The offer had been resisted by previous employees of... Read more