Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12 Nov16
Free Published 13th Nov 2016, 13:18

If anyone wanted to make money from investing in stocks and shares on a consistent and steady basis, the marketing sector is probably best avoided. Today the sector’s MSFI Index is hardly... 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

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 7th Dec 2016, 18:52

Porta buys out departed Australian shareholder

Porta Communications is to adjust the share purchase arrangements at its Newgate Australia subsidiary to accommodate the departure of a former director Felicity Allen. Porta currently owns 51%... Read more
Published 7th Dec 2016, 16:00

Interpublic agency in US anti-trust inquiry

The Interpublic Group of Companies today admitted that the US Justice Department was probing the manner in which one of its agencies managed contract procurement from production companies. This is... Read more
Published 7th Dec 2016, 15:35

Be Heard adds Kameleon for an initial £4.05m

AIM listed Be Heard Group is hoping to boost its earnings by acquiring the digital content marketing agency Kameleon Worldwide for an initial payment of £4.05 million of which £2.6 million has been... Read more
Published 7th Dec 2016, 08:26

Publicis paid good prices for UK medical acquisitions

Publicis Groupe paid good prices to acquire two UK based medical marketing businesses in 2015, according to recently published details. Philip and Joanna Chin and several employees of healthcare... Read more
Published 6th Dec 2016, 17:46

PwC replaces EY as Huntsworth auditor

Huntsworth, the stock market listed international public relations group, has appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers as its auditor in succession to Ernst & Young. The appointment followed a... Read more
Published 5th Dec 2016, 22:14

comScore’s co-founder Magid Abraham departs

comScore’s co-founder and board director Magid Abraham has resigned, almost five months after stepping down as executive chairman amidst the emerging controversy about how the US audience... Read more
Published 5th Dec 2016, 16:53

Accenture pounced on Karma at an opportune moment

Accenture, the global management consultancy that bought Karma Communications Holdings last week to augment its digital division, seems to be attracted to companies that have recently suffered from a... Read more
Published 5th Dec 2016, 14:47

Rupert Howell and Nathalie Schwarz to leave Matomy Media board

Matomy Media Group, the loss-making Israeli digital advertising sales business that is listed on the London Stock Exchange, is losing its chairman Rupert Howell and a non-executive director Elizabeth... Read more
Published 1st Dec 2016, 19:42

Zinc Media pays its NEDs in shares

Zinc Media Group, the AIM listed TV and branded content producer formerly known as Ten Alps, has issued shares to two non-executive directors in settlement of their fee entitlements of £30,000 per... Read more
Published 29th Nov 2016, 16:25

Another director leaves BD Network

Lee Barber, the planner and board member at BD Network (Holdings), has resigned from the company, adding to the three resignations disclosed here earlier this month (see This is BD, but with three... Read more