Sector Share Prices

Free Published 13th Feb 2019, 22:50

Prices of shares in most publicly traded marketing services companies made modest progress in the month to 12 February as the FTSE All-Share Index improved by 2.79%.  Nevertheless, the... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 5th Dec 2018, 09:36

Design consultancy and media buyer achieve top rankings in this year’s “Private Plums” awards

Two privately owned marketing agencies achieved the highest score for their financial credentials in this year’s Private Plums awards and both have done so before. Announcing the results of 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 14th Feb 2019, 18:23

Lévy’s family company bids for Publicis subsidiary Proximedia

Publicis Groupe announced today that it has entered into exclusive negotiations to sell its Proximedia subsidiary to Ycor, a company set up by former Publicis chairman Maurice Lévy with €30... Read more
Published 14th Feb 2019, 16:56

Dentsu’s profit falls by 14.4% despite revenue growth

Dentsu improved its gross income by 6.3% in 2018 but its post-tax profit for the year fell by 14.4% to $810 million. The disproportionate increase in operating costs was attributed by the company to... Read more
Published 14th Feb 2019, 11:08

Kin + Carta sells Redditch warehouse for £7.2m

Kin + Carta, the AIM listed digital communications company that evolved from the former St Ives printing business, has sold its Redditch warehouse for “greater than expected” net proceeds of... Read more
Published 13th Feb 2019, 15:49

Tax cut boosts Interpublic’s 2018 profit

A $72 million cut in tax costs enabled The Interpublic Group of Companies to increase its post-tax profit by 11.6% in 2018 to $618.9 million, despite incurring much bigger exceptional costs than in... Read more
Published 13th Feb 2019, 00:11

Ebiquity’s 2018 results to be hit by ongoing costs of sold business

Ebiquity, the AIM listed marketing performance monitoring specialist, said today that its 2018 results would be adversely affected by the “need to fulfil contractual obligations to provide support... Read more
Published 12th Feb 2019, 18:18

Omnicom imitates Publicis: exceptional gains mask static performance

Omnicom Group has followed the example set by Publicis Groupe last week by relying on exceptional gains to lift a decline in underlying operating profit in 2018 to a 22% gain in post-tax... Read more
Published 6th Feb 2019, 23:21

Publicis Groupe’s revenue fall offset by lower earnouts and tax

Publicis Groupe suffered a 3.9% fall in net revenue in 2018 but was able to report a 6.6% rise in post-tax profit after reducing its provision for earnout commitments relating to past... Read more
Published 1st Feb 2019, 23:30

WPP’s Paul Richardson gives formal notice of retirement in January 2020

WPP’s long serving group finance director Paul Richardson has formally confirmed his intention to retire and leave the board on 31 January 2020. WPP had already reported last October that... Read more
Published 1st Feb 2019, 17:36

Publicis Groupe buys out balance of Walker Media

Publicis Groupe has bought out M&C Saatchi’s residual 24.9% of media agency Walker Media for £25 million. Publicis paid £36 million to acquire its 75.1% stake in 2013, bringing the total... Read more
Published 31st Jan 2019, 23:21

Publicis completes sale of health solutions business

Publicis Groupe has found a buyer for its pharmaceutical contract sales and commercial exploitation division that was put up for sale last October.  The Publicis Health Solutions business, as it was... Read more