Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Sep14
Free Published 14th Sep 2014, 23:47

Shares in marketing sector companies recovered some of their recent losses in the month to 12 September.  The sector’s MSFI Index improved by 5.46% while the FTSE All-Share Index grew by only... 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

Out now…The Global Greats 2014

Published 1st Aug 2014, 16:36

In the year when the Publicis-Omnicom merger plans were made, only to fall apart a few months later, who were the other major players on the global marketing stage?   The answer is revealed in this... 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 22nd Sep 2014, 23:22

Weisenburger relinquishes top finance job at Omnicom

Randy Weisenburger has resigned as chief financial officer of Omnicom Group to take up a position in private equity. Aged 55, Weisenburger is reported to have taken home almost $12 million in... Read more
Published 22nd Sep 2014, 09:45

Private equity stake in MSQ parent gives it 40% of votes and dividends

In return for subscribing £1 million of share capital to the new parent company of MSQ Partners, NVM Private Equity has been granted 40% of the voting rights, 40% of any dividends declared and an... Read more
Published 22nd Sep 2014, 09:22

WPP swaps Xaxis platform and $25m for stake in AppNexus

WPP has joined the collection of backers of the New York based internet advertising technology company AppNexus by agreeing to inject $25 million along with its own Xaxis For Publishers ad server... Read more
Published 18th Sep 2014, 08:56

Ashcroft associate assumes chairmanship of Jaywing

Jaywing has elevated the recently appointed board director Ian Robinson to the position of chairman. Robinson, a business colleague of former Conservative Party treasurer Lord Ashcroft, joined the... Read more
Published 17th Sep 2014, 12:13

Cello profit more than doubled in first half of 2104

With start-up businesses moving into profit and a reduction in abnormal costs, AIM listed Cello Group earned a post-tax profit for its shareholders of almost £2.4 million in the half year to 30 June... Read more
Published 16th Sep 2014, 15:48

Publicis revamps its management and merges some digital agencies

The fallout from the failed merger with Omnicom and the subsequent slowdown in performance appears to have prompted some significant changes in management and structure at Publicis Groupe.... Read more
Published 16th Sep 2014, 11:16

Porta cuts loss by including £0.5m valuation gain

Porta Communications has reported a reduced post-tax loss for the half year to 30 June helped by the inclusion of a paper gain of £475,000 attributed to the difference between the price paid to... Read more
Published 12th Sep 2014, 17:00

Struggling Motivcom recommends bid from French group

In the wake of a stagnant profit in 2013 and a profit warning in June this year, the board of the AIM listed employee incentive and promotions business Motivcom is recommending shareholders to... Read more
Published 12th Sep 2014, 16:18

Salmon-Neoworks deal: a merger of two profitable agencies

The acquisition of e-commerce agency Neoworks by the Salmon e-commerce agency bought by WPP last year marks the coming together of two relatively modest sized companies that have strong profit... Read more
Published 11th Sep 2014, 13:40

M&C Saatchi’s underlying profit falls after Walker disposal

The pre-tax profit of AIM listed M&C Saatchi fell by 8.6% in the half year to 30 June by comparison with the profit reported in the corresponding period in 2013 if a revaluation adjustment is... Read more