Sector Share Prices

Free Published 13th May 2018, 20:29

Shares in marketing companies joined in the more positive mood on the stock exchange in the month to 12 May. The FTSE All-Share Index improved by 6.14% in the month, while the marketing... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 19th Nov 2017, 16:33

Designer, media buyer and ad agency win top award for financial credentials

Three privately-owned UK marketing agencies won the full complement of eight “plums” for their financial credentials in this year’s Private Plums awards, but there was a slight decline in the... 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

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 25th May 2018, 11:57

WPP’s share price gets the shivers

Against the recent backcloth of a departing chief executive, poor profits and reduced influence in the Far East, it takes very little to knock WPP’s share price into further... Read more
Published 24th May 2018, 11:26

Healthcare keeps Huntsworth in good health

Huntsworth has joined an increasing number of publicly listed marketing groups that have developed a heavy healthcare bias in their activities as it reported “strong growth” in its medical and... Read more
Published 22nd May 2018, 15:10

r4e loses £1.9m after SpotCo goodwill write-down

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises, the AIM listed entertainment marketing company, reported a loss of £1.9 million in 2017 this morning after writing down the goodwill arising from the acquisition of... Read more
Published 21st May 2018, 16:10

Cambridge Analytica files formal petition for bankruptcy in US

As anticipated, the US data analytics consultancy Cambridge Analytica formally filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy in the United States last Thursday 17 May. The UK companies associated with... Read more
Published 17th May 2018, 15:53

SEC increases post-tax profit by 147%

SEC, the AIM listed Italian public relations group that acquired a 19.3% stake in Porta Communications last August, increased its post-tax profit by 147% in 2017. Nevertheless, those post-tax... Read more
Published 16th May 2018, 00:15

Dentsu’s profit falls by £47.5m in first quarter of 2018

Dentsu’s post-tax profit fell by 39.9% in the first quarter of 2018 while gross income improved by 4.3%.  Measured in sterling, the group made a post-tax profit of £71.7 million, down from... Read more
Published 10th May 2018, 13:32

MDC’s income falls, loss escalates to $31.4m in first quarter

MDC Partners, the Canada based marketing group, suffered a 1% fall in gross income and a $31 million post-tax loss in the first quarter of 2018. The income fall was calculated after stripping... Read more
Published 9th May 2018, 20:16

Two of Cello’s non-exec directors to retire this year

Cello Health announced the forthcoming retirement of two non-executive directors today as it reported “a strong start” to the year that looks set to continue into the second... Read more
Published 2nd May 2018, 23:27

Cambridge Analytica and its UK related company go into administration

SCL Elections, the UK based company established by Alexander Nix that holds 19% of the share capital of the US data analysis and consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, has commenced insolvency... Read more
Published 1st May 2018, 10:11

St Ives collects £20m as it sheds book printing

St Ives, the stock market listed book printing group that has been seeking to transform itself into a marketing services business, today announced the end of an important chapter as it sold its Clays... Read more