Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Mar17
Free Published 13th Mar 2017, 11:01

Share prices of most companies in the marketing sector registered little change in the month to 12 March and the sector’s MSFI Index rose by only 1.37% to 74.8 (12 Jan 2001: 100).  The FTSE... 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

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

The Global Greats 2016

Published 24th Aug 2016, 19:22

WPP, Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe consolidated their substantial lead over competitors in 2015, accounting between them for almost 57% of all the revenue generated by the 30 largest marketing... 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 24th Mar 2017, 12:11

Dentsu overstated liabilities acquired in Merkle deal

Dentsu has confessed to internal financial control weaknesses that allowed it to overstate the financial liabilities acquired with the Merkle acquisition last year.  The amount of the overstatement... Read more
Published 23rd Mar 2017, 14:20

Mission exceeds expectations: profit up 10.5%

AIM listed The Mission Marketing Group has reported a post-tax profit of £4.4 million for 2016 - slightly in excess of earlier expectations. Abnormal items, such as charges for acquisition... Read more
Published 23rd Mar 2017, 09:14

Writtle buys design remnants of Cossette’s UK operations

Writtle Holdings, the privately owned expansionist marketing services group, has acquired the formerly loss-making branding and design consultancy Identica from EDC Communications for what will... Read more
Published 22nd Mar 2017, 18:36

Cello Group suffers abnormal costs of £11m

Cello Group incurred a post-tax loss of £2.8 million in 2016 after bearing abnormal costs of a little over £11 million, but benefitting from favourable currency movements of almost £2.6 million.... Read more
Published 21st Mar 2017, 16:23

Huntsworth hit by another £30m Grayling write down

Huntsworth, the stock market listed international public relations group, suffered another painful dent to its balance sheet last year as it wrote off a further £30 million from the cost of... Read more
Published 17th Mar 2017, 20:36

Martech puzzle: what is the future for Ve Interactive?

What would a casual observer conclude about a company in the e-commerce sector that has raised £44.5 million from shareholders, has borrowed £8.3 million from its bankers (net of cash balances),... Read more
Published 17th Mar 2017, 10:30

Nasdaq adds to comScore’s listing deficiencies

Although little more than a formality, Nasdaq has added another failing to the list used to support the suspension and expected delisting of shares in the controversial US audience measurement... Read more
Published 16th Mar 2017, 19:33

M&C Saatchi profits hit by profitable subsidiaries

Stock market listed M&C Saatchi increased its revenue (gross income) by 26% last year, but its post-tax profit was slashed to £144,000 primarily – and ironically - because investments in... Read more
Published 15th Mar 2017, 15:25

Luke Johnson leaves Zinc board as losses continue

Non-executive director Luke Johnson is leaving the board of Zinc Media Group immediately due to “his numerous other time consuming commitments in other businesses” after the group reported... Read more
Published 14th Mar 2017, 14:48

Crossrider loses £10.7m after app retrenchment and Definiti write-down

Revenue earned by the AIM listed online advertising and app distribution company Crossrider fell by 33% in 2016 as it ceased any further investment in web applications and refocussed on becoming a... Read more