Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Jan 15
Free Published 12th Jan 2015, 21:53

Shares in marketing companies enjoyed their third month of modest growth in the period ending 12 January.   In the latest month the sector’s MSFI Index grew by 2.37% to 55.6 (January 2001:... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 11th Dec 2014, 08:11

Three privately-owned agencies score full marks in this year’s awards

Three privately owned marketing agencies have won the highest accolade for their financial credentials in this year’s survey of privately owned UK marketing agencies - the "Private Plums" -... 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

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 23rd Jan 2015, 17:47

US regulators prompt another delay in Publicis-Sapient bid

Publicis Groupe is continuing to suffer delays in gaining the approval of regulatory authorities to its bid to acquire the US technology consultancy Sapient Corporation. As a result it has... Read more
Published 23rd Jan 2015, 17:20

Departing CEO marks further failure to revitalise Grayling

Grayling, the Huntsworth group’s troublesome global public relations network, has lost its latest chief executive Pete Pedersen within two years of appointment. Pedersen’s departure,... Read more
Published 23rd Jan 2015, 15:00

Charles Watson leaves Karma for new challenge

Charles Watson has resigned from the board of Karma Communications Holdings where he has been chairman and remains a shareholder.  His departure is understood to be in anticipation of a major new... Read more
Published 22nd Jan 2015, 12:27

Cello faces VAT battle on charity supplies

A subsidiary of the Cello Group faces a potential bill of up to £2 million for undercharged VAT on goods supplied to charity clients. The group is contesting the challenge from HM Revenue... Read more
Published 20th Jan 2015, 10:19

dotDigital issues bullish half-year statement

dotDigital Group, the AIM listed email marketing services provider, expects to report much improved results for the half year to 31 December 2014 by comparison with the equivalent period in... Read more
Published 15th Jan 2015, 11:01

Three more of Punktilio’s team have left Essence

Three more victims have emerged from Essence Digital Group’s disastrously expensive acquisition of social media agency Punktilio. Jack Morrice, Geoff Liddiard and Neil Higton have all departed... Read more
Published 15th Jan 2015, 10:07

Latitude back in profit before latest ownership change

Latitude Digital Marketing, the agency that became insolvent in December 2009 and continued to incur losses after it was bought from the administrators, moved back into a healthy profit in... Read more
Published 14th Jan 2015, 18:49

Bolloré acquires 73% of Havas

The French conglomerate Groupe Bolloré has succeeded in its bid to acquire control of the fellow French marketing group Havas. Havas shareholders tendered around 36% of the issued shares in... Read more
Published 13th Jan 2015, 18:12

Omnicom promotes two accountants

Omnicom Group has promoted two of its financial team into more senior positions following the appointment of Phil Angeastro as chief financial officer last September. Peter Swiecicki has been... Read more
Published 12th Jan 2015, 19:41

Cheil paid £9m for further 26% of BMB

Cheil Worldwide paid £9 million to acquire an additional 26% stake in BMB (better known as Beattie McGuinness Bungay) last year, bringing its total shareholding up to 75%. Cheil has an option to... Read more