Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12 July 2014
Free Published 13th Jul 2014, 23:16

Shares of marketing companies have had another dull month as the stock market remained subdued in the face of political and economic uncertainties.   Both the sector’s MSFI Index and the FTSE... 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

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

The Global Greats 2013

Published 25th Sep 2013, 13:52

In the wake of the Dentsu-Aegis takeover and the proposed Publicis-Omnicom merger, how are the rest of the global marketing companies coping with the back end of a period of depressed economic... 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 28th Jul 2014, 15:38

Share incentive scheme lops £3m off Progressive Digital’s profit

An increase in the number of share options issued to Progressive Digital Media Group’s employees, coupled with a strengthening of the company’s share price, prompted a £3 million charge against... Read more
Published 25th Jul 2014, 11:04

US hedge fund acquires 6.7% of Interpublic

Elliott Associates, the US hedge fund led by activist Paul Sanger, has acquired a 6.7% shareholding in The Interpublic Group of Companies in the belief that the shares are undervalued and... Read more
Published 25th Jul 2014, 00:22

MDC reports a profit

MDC Partners, the loss-laden Canadian publicly listed marketing group, has reported a profit in the latest quarter to 30 June - a rare occurrence. The post-tax profit of $16.5 million looks very... Read more
Published 24th Jul 2014, 18:52

WPP backs automated research start-up

WPP’s research and market intelligence business Kantar has invested an undisclosed amount in the recently launched automated market research company ZappiStore that is based in London. In its... Read more
Published 24th Jul 2014, 18:22

Ten Alps borrows more and hires another non-exec director

The AIM listed loss-making broadcast production and communications company Ten Alps has raised £300,000 in additional loan capital and appointed former ITN director Mark Wood to its board in a... Read more
Published 22nd Jul 2014, 15:36

Omnicom revenue growth dwarfs that of Publicis

Omnicom Group joined the increasing number of major global groups whose revenue growth outstripped that of Publicis Groupe in the first half of 2014.   Omnicom’s revenue grew by 4.8% (or 4.7% if... Read more
Published 22nd Jul 2014, 08:42

Publicis growth grinds to a halt

Revenue growth at Publicis Groupe ground to a halt in the second quarter of 2014, leaving the marketing world to ponder whether Omnicom has had a lucky escape. Revenue declined by 1.5% in the... Read more
Published 21st Jul 2014, 08:02

Huntsworth shares slide further

Shares in international public relations group Huntsworth fell further last Friday, getting close to their lowest point in the last five years. The closing share price of 39.50p compared with a... Read more
Published 18th Jul 2014, 17:59

Interpublic profits from lower interest rates

A big saving in finance costs and a slight improvement in operating profit margin were the main contributors to a 24% increase in post-tax profit earned for shareholders in The Interpublic Group of... Read more
Published 18th Jul 2014, 08:52

Progressive Digital Media secures new bank facilities

Progressive Digital Media Group, the AIM listed business intelligence, marketing and events group, has negotiated new banking facilities with The Royal Bank of Scotland. The new arrangements... Read more