Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Sep17
Free Published 14th Sep 2017, 09:13

**Due to a defect in information supplied by the London Stock Exchange, share price movements for the month to 12 October are not yet available** Share index movements in the month to 12 September... 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

Marketing groups need shareholders to balance acquisition funding

Published 1st Aug 2017, 13:46

A new survey of UK publicly listed marketing groups by Marketing Services Financial Intelligence shows that their recent expansion has continued to rely on borrowings to a greater extent than... Read more

Private Equity: is there a better way?

Published 7th Jun 2017, 14:21

Can value be realised from a private business without the risk of giving up control? The Business Growth Fund may provide one answer.   In the nineteen eighties marketing agencies were created... Read more

Special Reports Index

Published 1st Jan 2012, 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 17th Oct 2017, 21:09

WPP lashes out at ADK’s conservative management

In a surprisingly angry outburst, WPP responded today to last night’s statement by the Japanese marketing group Asatsu-DK (ADK) that its strategic alliance had resulted in a low return on equity... Read more
Published 17th Oct 2017, 11:45

dotDigital’s profits up by 33%: cash pile reaches £20.4m

dotDigital Group, the AIM listed email marketing company, expanded its post-tax profit by 33.1% in the year to 30 June 2017 as gross income grew by 16.9%. The group’s operating profit margin... Read more
Published 17th Oct 2017, 09:49

ADK claims WPP’s performance has been drag on its market value

The war of words between the Japanese marketing group Asatsu-DK (ADK) and WPP continued last night as ADK claimed that its shareholding in WPP had “resulted in low return on equity and a... Read more
Published 13th Oct 2017, 09:34

Marc Boyan takes r4e chief executive role

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises, the AIM listed media and entertainment marketing company, has appointed Marc Boyan as chief executive officer of the company in succession to David Stoller who left... Read more
Published 12th Oct 2017, 12:43

WPP and ADK in open conflict: ADK’s management slated

The extent of the breakdown in the relationship between WPP and the Japanese marketing group Asatsu-DK (ADK) has been revealed in a series of public announcements this week, culminating in WPP... Read more
Published 12th Oct 2017, 08:37

Piecing together Freud’s 2016 financial jigsaw

While observers may still be waiting to read the 2016 consolidated financial results of Matthew Freud’s business empire – until recently headed by Freud (Holdings) - details are beginning to... Read more
Published 9th Oct 2017, 13:55

Iris made £4.6m profit in 2016

Iris Worldwide Holdings, the digital agency acquired by Korean based Cheil Worldwide in 2014 (see Iris turns to Cheil to replace Meredith funding), earned a post-tax profit of £4.6 million in 2016... Read more
Published 9th Oct 2017, 11:17

Freud escapes disclosure of group’s 2016 profit…so far

Matthew Freud’s highly successful public relations group Freud (Holdings) has so far escaped any obligation to publish the group’s consolidated results for 2016, following the formation of a new... Read more
Published 8th Oct 2017, 20:36

comScore replaces auditors: Deloitte succeeds EY

comScore, the US audience measurement company in which WPP has a 19.5% shareholding, has changed its audit firm from Ernst & Young to Deloitte & Touche with immediate effect, following... Read more
Published 6th Oct 2017, 18:04

Tangent’s new owner declares £17.5m profit while trading at a loss

Portland Asset Management (UK), the vehicle established by Michael Green and his family to acquire Tangent Communications from its public shareholders last year, incurred an operating loss of £1.6... Read more