Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12 Feb 15
Free Published 14th Feb 2015, 15:11

Most marketing companies with shares listed on the London Stock Exchange had a disappointing month to 12 February and the sector’s MSFI Index was at a standstill at 55.7 (January 2001 = 100). ... 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 27th Feb 2015, 10:59

Ebiquity pays cautious initial price for Spanish Media Value franchisee

Ebiquity has acquired its franchised Spanish media auditing partner Media Value for an initial cash payment of €743,000, to be supplemented by further payments based on performance in the three... Read more
Published 26th Feb 2015, 00:28

Bob Morton censured by Takeover Panel

The owner of a company that has made substantial investments in the marketing sector has been heavily censured by the Takeover Panel. The recipient of the Panel’s stinging censure was Bob... Read more
Published 25th Feb 2015, 21:25

MDC loses less, but cumulative losses reach $441m

MDC Partners, the Canadian marketing group with shares listed also in the United States, reported a loss of US$26.8 million in the final quarter of 2014.  That loss was relatively modest by... Read more
Published 25th Feb 2015, 08:16

dotDigital delivers 32% revenue growth

As predicted in its January trading update, revenue of the AIM listed email marketing services provider dotDigital Group grew by 32% in the first half of its current financial year (see dotDigital... Read more
Published 19th Feb 2015, 10:41

Starting date for Huntsworth’s new CEO confirmed

Following the initial announcement last December, Huntsworth has now intimated that its new chief executive Paul Taaffe will take up his appointment on 7 April and that Lord Chadlington will step... Read more
Published 18th Feb 2015, 17:29

Mission adds Weather to its Story

The Mission Marketing Group has acquired the small Edinburgh digital agency The Weather Digital and Print Communications for a modest initial payment of £84,000 in Mission shares.   Weather will... Read more
Published 14th Feb 2015, 21:13

Four Iris Worldwide directors leave the board

Four casualties of Cheil Worldwide’s acquisition of a substantial share stake in Iris Worldwide Holdings have been revealed today.   Each has left the Iris Worldwide board with effect from 31... Read more
Published 13th Feb 2015, 14:07

Interpublic profits rise 84%: margins up, finance costs down

The Interpublic Group of Companies has reported one of its best years’ performance for some time with post-tax profits up by 84%, operating margins recovering to a slightly more respectable 10.5%... Read more
Published 13th Feb 2015, 11:05

LBi-Bigmouthmedia UK agency’s profit fell 59% after Publicis acquisition

Publicis may have had something of a surprise when the former LBi/Bigmouthmedia UK business reported its results for the first year after the French group acquired it and aligned it with the Digitas... Read more
Published 12th Feb 2015, 19:52

Dentsu’s property sales offset decline in operating profit

Dentsu, the Japanese based global marketing group, suffered a 14.6% decline in operating profit in the nine months to 31 December 2014 but was able to offset this with a ¥27,940 million (£153... Read more