Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12May17
Free Published 13th May 2017, 09:37

Shares in marketing companies continued their steady rise in the month to 12 May 2017 – the seventh month in succession – as the sector’s MSFI Index reached 77.0 (Jan 2001: 100).  That is... 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

Dentsu’s Daring Dash

Published 5th Jan 2017, 00:14

Sixty-five year old Tadashi Ishii has proved an adventurous leader of the Japanese marketing group Dentsu since he took charge as chief executive officer in April 2011. Within months of his... Read more

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

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 May 2017, 09:18

Huntsworth expects 2017 adjusted profit to exceed £19.3m

Huntsworth, the stock market listed international public relations group, expects to report a profit before tax, amortisation and abnormal items (if any) for the current year that is ahead of the... Read more
Published 18th May 2017, 16:17

Zinc Media contemplating a brave bid for Brave Bison

Brave Bison, the restructured AIM listed online video distribution company, is in discussions with Zinc Media Group concerning a possible merger of the two companies. Under the City Takeover Code,... Read more
Published 18th May 2017, 09:20

Liontrust buys more shares in dotDigital and Cello

Liontrust Investment Partners has bought a few more shares in dotDigital Group, bringing its holding up to 20.22% from the 19.55% announced in January (see Liontrust increases dotDigital stake to... Read more
Published 17th May 2017, 23:51

Publicis refutes accounting allegation

Publicis Groupe has issued a strong rebuttal of an allegation that it had accounted inappropriately for compensation received from a German software publisher following delays in installing its... Read more
Published 16th May 2017, 10:04

Jaywing launches technology to aid marketing decisions

Jaywing, the AIM listed marketing, analytics and risk management agency, has launched a new technical product that uses artificial intelligence and virtual reality in a wide range of marketing... Read more
Published 15th May 2017, 18:53

Acquisitions help lift Dentsu’s revenue by 15.2%

Dentsu achieved revenue growth of 15.2% in the first quarter of 2017, outperforming all the other major global groups except WPP.  The performance would have been even better if revenue had not been... Read more
Published 12th May 2017, 09:23

Vivendi offers to buy Bolloré stake in Havas

The Bolloré family’s Groupe Bolloré looks set to reorganise its shareholdings in Vivendi and Havas Group by selling its controlling shareholding in Havas to Vivendi for €2.3 billion (£1.94... Read more
Published 11th May 2017, 09:06

Porta loses another £5.6m: more capital to be sought

Porta Communications lost another £5.6 million (or £6.3 million after excluding minority interests) in 2016, adding context to last week’s departure of executive chairman David Wright... Read more
Published 10th May 2017, 19:36

Lord Bell sold his Bell Pottinger shares for £1.2m

Since retiring last August from the Chime Communications breakaway public relations consultancy Bell Pottinger Private, Lord Bell has sold his 6.4% shareholding back to the company for almost £1.2... Read more
Published 9th May 2017, 21:02

Huntsworth’s value unharmed by BlueFocus share disposal

The 45.9 million shares in Huntsworth that were sold last month by a subsidiary of the Chinese investor BlueFocus Communications Group appear to have been acquired by the Fidelity global investment... Read more