Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Aug14
Free Published 14th Aug 2014, 18:01

The marketing services sector continued its gentle decline on the stock market in the month to 12 August.  Since March this year, the MSFI Index has fallen by 7%, losing 1.49% in the latest month... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 13th Dec 2013, 07:45

Essence Digital Group tops rankings in “Private Plums” awards for 2013

Essence Digital Group has come top of our annual awards scheme that assesses the financial credentials of privately-owned marketing agencies. The “Private Plums” scheme was launched by... Read more

Special Reports

Coming Soon…The Global Greats 2014

Published 1st Aug 2014, 16:36

In the year when the Publicis-Omnicom merger plans fell apart, who are the other major players on the global marketing stage?   The answer will soon be revealed in this year’s survey of the... Read more

Balance sheets of publicly listed UK marketing groups looking less vulnerable

Published 31st Oct 2013, 19:58

With few exceptions, the latest balance sheets of publicly listed UK marketing groups suggest they are less vulnerable than at the same time in 2012, according to a report published by Marketing... 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 21st Aug 2014, 09:45

Lake extends Engine offer

Lake Capital’s offer to acquire all of the shares in The Engine Group, due to be completed yesterday, has been extended for a further period. The offer had been resisted by previous employees of... Read more
Published 17th Aug 2014, 19:17

Enero breaks even on slightly less revenue

Enero Group, the publicly listed Australian owner of UK-based Naked Communications, Frank PR, Corporate Edge and Hotwire among other companies, almost broke even in its latest year ending on 30... Read more
Published 15th Aug 2014, 16:22

Havas sheds its Creston share stake

Havas has disposed of its shareholding in Creston, two years after acquiring it.  Creston confirmed the disposal today. Havas appears to have made an 18% profit on the 3.8 million shares it held... Read more
Published 15th Aug 2014, 09:35

Engine sale: former employee shareholders assemble blocking shares

Reports circulating last night suggested that the previous employees of Engine Group who retained shares in the company have been able to mobilise the 25% of votes necessary to obstruct the offer... Read more
Published 14th Aug 2014, 18:04

Karma strengthens mobile capability

Karma Communications Holdings, the privately owned marketing group chaired by Charles Watson, has acquired the mobile applications development business Nice Agency. The acquisition will widen the... Read more
Published 12th Aug 2014, 09:52

Aegis growth helps Dentsu’s results for June quarter

The newly acquired Dentsu Aegis Network contributed organic income growth of 9.6% in the quarter to 30 June when compared with the equivalent quarter in 2013, according to figures published by Dentsu... Read more
Published 11th Aug 2014, 10:40

Andy Boland joins Huntsworth board as Chadlington and Farrell plan to depart

Major changes in the board of the global public relations group Huntsworth were announced this morning as the company reported a 7.9% fall in turnover and a 32.6% fall in post-tax profit. Chief... Read more
Published 9th Aug 2014, 10:38

Confirmed: how Iris wrote off unpaid employee share debts

Overdue accounts published this week confirm how Iris Worldwide Holdings, the new parent company of the Iris digital marketing group that was established at the end of 2012, wiped out the uncollected... Read more
Published 6th Aug 2014, 23:37

Syzygy boosts revenue and profit

Syzygy, the German digital marketing agency in which WPP has a 27.9% minority stake, has reported a 33% increase in revenue and a 71% increase in post-tax profit for the first half of... Read more
Published 6th Aug 2014, 10:04

Engine’s former employees offered low price for their shares

Initial calculations suggest that Lake Capital is offering to buy out former employee shareholders in Engine Group at far less than the value applied to shares issued for past acquisitions or the... Read more