Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Mar15
Free Published 13th Mar 2015, 08:51

Shares of companies in the marketing sector had a better month to 12 March than was achieved by the FTSE All-Share Index.  The sector’s MSFI Index rose by 2.17% to 57 (12 January 2001: 100)... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 11th Dec 2014, 08:11

Three privately-owned agencies score full marks in this year’s awards

Three privately owned marketing agencies have won the highest accolade for their financial credentials in this year’s survey of privately owned UK marketing agencies - the "Private Plums" -... Read more

Special Reports

Bob Morton’s Corporate Gambles

Published 22nd Mar 2015, 17:52

Censured by the Takeover Panel for his conduct at Armour Group, how many other companies have come within the purview of this accountant’s offshore investment vehicle Hawk Investment Holdings?... 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 30th Mar 2015, 10:29

Ten Alps’ losses continue

Ten Alps, the AIM listed TV programme maker and publisher that has withdrawn almost completely from any marketing services activities, lost another £1 million in the half year to 31 December... Read more
Published 27th Mar 2015, 22:51

WPP about–turns on Chime investment

Having threatened to put its shareholding in Chime Communications on the market after being pipped at the post by Chime in acquiring control of the sports marketing and sponsorship business Just... Read more
Published 27th Mar 2015, 16:06

Once Upon a Time bought Coutts Retail for £24,501

Once Upon a Time London, the company formed to acquire Coutts Retail Communications from its insolvent parent Bezier Holdings in January 2014 (see Chemistry’s Garton and Charlton in Coutts Retail... Read more
Published 27th Mar 2015, 07:41

Morton company buys more shares in Porta

Chairman Bob Morton has increased his indirect shareholding in AIM listed marketing group Porta Communications so that his total direct and indirect interest has reached 12.81%. Morton’s... Read more
Published 26th Mar 2015, 14:06

Mission recovers profitability

The AIM listed Mission Marketing Group appears to have left the tribulations of 2013 well behind as it reported a return to historic levels of profit this morning.  Indeed the post-tax profit of... Read more
Published 26th Mar 2015, 11:54

M&C Saatchi’s profit slashed by £5.6m impairment charge

After months of positive share price movements, M&C Saatchi surprised the stock market by reporting a loss of £155,000 for 2014 after taking a £5.6 million charge for the impairment of its... Read more
Published 25th Mar 2015, 22:36

Chime Communications revenue up 30% despite contract delays

Chime Communications, the stock market listed marketing group that has transmogrified from a public relations dominated business into a predominantly sports and entertainment marketing enterprise,... Read more
Published 22nd Mar 2015, 17:43

Advertising Principles suffers £3m impairment charge

Advertising Principles Holdings has written down the value of its subsidiary Advertising Principles (Group) by 37.5% from £8 million to £5 million after what the company described as “very... Read more
Published 20th Mar 2015, 16:28

Only one-third of WPP’s 6.625% noteholders elect for swap

Only one-third of the holders of WPP’s 6.625% loan notes have opted to exchange them for notes with a lower interest coupon and later redemption date, despite a financial inducement to do... Read more
Published 20th Mar 2015, 12:41

WPP wins apology from Tony Burke for breach of contract

Tony Burke, the co-founder of the WPP-owned data collection business All Global, has been obliged to issue a public apology for breach of contract following his departure from the company. Burke... Read more