Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Jul17
Free Published 14th Jul 2017, 09:32

Shares in marketing services groups followed the overall downward trend of the stock market in the month to 12 July as the sector’s MSFI Index lost 2.08% of its value.   In the same period the... 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

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

Dentsu’s Daring Dash

Published 5th Jan 2017, 00:14

Sixty-five year old Tadashi Ishii has proved an adventurous leader of the Japanese marketing group Dentsu since he took charge as chief executive officer in April 2011. Within months of his... 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 27th Jul 2017, 10:35

Mother held back in 2016 by US loss

A big dent in its US subsidiary’s performance last year and a doubling of directors’ remuneration resulted in Mother Parent recording a much reduced post-tax profit of £317,000 before dividends... Read more
Published 26th Jul 2017, 23:09

dotDigital hires new CFO

dotDigital Group has hired Phillip Blundell as interim chief financial officer with the intention of appointing him to the board when regulatory procedures have been completed. Blundell, a... Read more
Published 26th Jul 2017, 22:32

Huntsworth returns to health with help from Health

Huntsworth, the healthcare communications and public relations group, returned to profit in the half year to 30 June with a big boost from its healthcare division and a return to a modest profit... Read more
Published 25th Jul 2017, 23:07

Interpublic suffers a 28% fall in profit in first half of 2017

The Interpublic Group of Companies suffered a 28% fall in post-tax profit in the first half of 2017, only a small part of which was due to adverse currency movements.  Most of the decline occurred... Read more
Published 25th Jul 2017, 09:03

St Ives sells another surplus property for £5.7m

St Ives, the publicly listed group that has invested substantial sums by expanding into marketing services from its book printing origins and had net borrowings of £70 million at 27 January, has... Read more
Published 24th Jul 2017, 14:43

Crossrider claims “significant progress” while revenue and profit stagnate

Crossrider, the AIM listed online advertising and app distribution company chaired by Don Elgie, claimed this morning to have made “significant progress” on it strategic priorities, but its... Read more
Published 24th Jul 2017, 11:12

Ladkin-Brand succeeds Lesniak as Next Fifteen non exec director

Penelope Ladkin-Brand has joined the board of Next Fifteen Communications Group as a non-executive director in succession to Alicjia Lesniak who resigned on 30 June (see Lesniak retires as Next... Read more
Published 20th Jul 2017, 23:07

New accounting rule will accelerate revenue recognition at Omnicom

A new US accounting rule is expected to accelerate the recognition of revenue that Omnicom Group derives from performance based incentive schemes. The rule, which may also affect other US... Read more
Published 20th Jul 2017, 14:03

Omnicom squeezes more profit from declining revenue

Omnicom Group’s iron discipline on operating costs enabled it to achieve a 5.3% increase in post-tax profit in the half year to 30 June when revenue slipped by 0.1%. The fall in revenue was... Read more
Published 20th Jul 2017, 12:44

Publicis’ performance remains sluggish

Arthur Sadoun had the misfortune to find himself announcing almost stagnant revenue and profits in his first financial report since being elevated to the role of chief executive of Publicis... Read more