Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Oct16
Free Published 13th Oct 2016, 18:14

Shares appear to have shrugged off the post-Brexit gloom and recovered their composure in the latest month to 12 October.   In reality the full effects of abandoning the European Union will only... 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

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

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

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 24th Oct 2016, 11:44

Crossrider buys another app for $1m

Crossrider, the AIM listed online advertising and app distribution company, has acquired the computer maintenance software product DriverAgent from Massachusetts based eSupport for a total... Read more
Published 22nd Oct 2016, 19:27

Morrow leaves Hey Human as debt deadline passes and accounts error revealed

Hey Human’s managing partner and finance director Tim Morrow has left the agency just as its parent company DMWSL 567 was due to repay its heavy debt obligation and in the wake of the disclosure of... Read more
Published 22nd Oct 2016, 14:45

Stem Marketing sale delivers initial £46m to Rob and Cherry Wood

Rob and Cherry Wood have collected a spectacular initial payment of £46 million for selling Stem Marketing to the publicly listed healthcare product packaging and distribution group UDG... Read more
Published 21st Oct 2016, 18:39

Interpublic still outpacing Omnicom’s revenue growth rate

The Interpublic Group of Companies continued to outpace the growth rate of its US rival Omnicom Group in the nine months to 30 September, reporting revenue growth of 3% compared with 1.8% at... Read more
Published 20th Oct 2016, 14:09

Ceuta paid an initial £3.1m for 70% of 1HQ

The healthcare outsourcing and marketing group Ceuta Holdings paid an initial £3.1 million to acquire 70% of the design consultancy 1HQ in November 2015, close to the estimate made by Marketing... Read more
Published 20th Oct 2016, 11:04

Publicis revenue slips: cautious about 2017

Publicis Groupe suffered a 0.4% revenue decline in the third quarter of 2016 as the pound weakened against the euro and the group began to feel the adverse impact of client losses resulting from the... Read more
Published 19th Oct 2016, 10:38

Omnicom held back by sterling fall and CRM decline

Omnicom Group suffered from the decline in sterling in the third quarter of 2016 when organic growth of 5.2% in the UK was translated into a fall in total revenue from the UK of 10.4%.   The group... Read more
Published 18th Oct 2016, 23:13

dotDigital’s profit up by 15% despite more bad debts

dotDigital Group fulfilled its July prediction of delivering improved profits for the year ended 30 June 2016 on the back of a 26% increase in revenue. The post-tax profit for the year rose to... Read more
Published 18th Oct 2016, 10:10

Loss-making Matomy looks for “strategic alternatives”

Matomy Media Group, the loss-making Israeli digital advertising sales business that is listed on the London Stock Exchange, has engaged RBC Capital Markets to lead a review of “strategic... Read more
Published 16th Oct 2016, 22:13

Bell Pottinger’s partners get bigger slice of profit

Bell Pottinger Private, the independent public relations consultancy that was divested from the Chime group in 2012, has reported almost static revenue and a seemingly big fall in post-tax... Read more