Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index Special 22 Jun16
Free Published 20th Jun 2016, 09:18

Fear of Britain voting to leave the European Union is continuing to have a depressing influence on share prices of companies in the marketing sector alongside other factors. Among companies with... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 3rd Nov 2015, 12:12

The7Stars media agency tops awards for financial credentials

In a year when marketing agencies found it harder to grow and to maintain profitability, media buyer The7Stars UK has shown that it can still be done. This is the second successive year in which... Read more

Special Reports

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

Motivation at M&C: How managers share ownership of their businesses

Published 3rd Mar 2016, 13:00

Emblazoned across an early page of M&C Saatchi’s website is the statement: “If you own something you care more: our managers have equity in their business” - a statement that could easily... 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 25th Jun 2016, 10:53

Sorrell: post-Brexit uncertainty will “slow decision-making and deter activity”

WPP’s chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell today expressed concern that the uncertainty following the Brexit vote will slow decision-making and deter activity. “This is not good news, to say the... Read more
Published 24th Jun 2016, 10:01

Shares in marketing groups fall further on “Brexit” vote

Shares of marketing companies suffered further falls this morning as the UK contemplated its future outside the European Union.  The sector’s MSFI Index has fallen by 3.6% in the last two days and... Read more
Published 23rd Jun 2016, 15:04

Dentsu shares regain composure ahead of Referendum vote

Dentsu investors appear to have recovered some of their composure last week after the group’s shares had lost 15% of their value since the launch of the European Referendum... Read more
Published 22nd Jun 2016, 10:53

WPP gambles £57.5m on buying back shares

WPP has spent £57.5 million so far this month on buying back its own shares in the market while “Brexit” fears have been undermining share prices in the marketing sector and elsewhere. As a... Read more
Published 20th Jun 2016, 23:55

MDC adds another non-exec director

The Canadian based marketing empire MDC Partners has hired another non-executive director to join its board as the group strives to enhance its governance credentials following a long period under... Read more
Published 14th Jun 2016, 14:59

Marketing sector share prices fall amid “Brexit” fears

The price of shares in all but two of the 17 marketing companies listed on the London stock exchange fell in the 36 trading hours to Tuesday 14 June as investors weighed up the possibility of a... Read more
Published 13th Jun 2016, 21:51

Ten Alps loses up to £1m on sale of Grove House Publishing

Ten Alps, the AIM listed TV and multimedia content producer that now trades as Zinc Media, has disposed of the trade of its subsidiary Grove House Publishing to Lewis Business Media for a cash... Read more
Published 13th Jun 2016, 19:05

Publicis ends talks about investing in Cheil

Conversations between Publicis Groupe and the South Korean conglomerate Samsung about making an investment in the Samsung-owned marketing group Cheil Worldwide have come to an end. Hints that... Read more
Published 10th Jun 2016, 08:38

Herald extends Ten Alps loan repayment date

Herald Investment Trust has agreed to extend the repayment deadline for its £750,000 loan to AIM listed TV and multimedia content producer Ten Alps for a further six months.  The loan was... Read more
Published 8th Jun 2016, 16:56

WPP doing “extremely well” in spate of media pitches

WPP has continued to perform extremely well in the “tsunami” of 2015 media pitches involving over $20 billion in billings that were prompted by concerns over undisclosed rebates and other... Read more