Sector Share Prices

Free Published 12th Jan 2019, 18:11

Shares in most publicly listed marketing services companies showed very little movement over the Christmas period and the overall mood was fairly subdued.  The sector’s MSFI Index eased by... 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 16th Jan 2019, 12:02

Racepoint’s former finance chief jailed for embezzlement

The former chief financial officer of Larry Weber’s Boston based Racepoint Global public relations group has been sentenced to a jail term of at least eight years after pleading guilty to... Read more
Published 14th Jan 2019, 17:10

Be Heard enjoyed better second half in 2018

Be Heard Group, the AIM listed digitally focussed marketing group, hopes to report a “marked improvement” in adjusted profit before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the... Read more
Published 12th Jan 2019, 17:06

Unlimited Marketing Group’s operating profit wiped out by finance costs

Unlimited Marketing Group made an operating profit of £4.2 million in its first full year after being bought by DBAY Advisors’ Cayman Islands company RedWhiteBlue Champion. However, the group... Read more
Published 11th Jan 2019, 18:37

Next Fifteen buys planning and data marketing business for initial £6.3m

Next Fifteen Communications Group, the AIM listed communications business, has acquired the London based planning and data marketing business Planning-Inc for an initial consideration of £6.3... Read more
Published 11th Jan 2019, 18:35

Poke vendors did better than Publicis had expected

The former shareholders in digital agency Poke London have finished up better off than its acquirer Publicis Groupe had anticipated. In July 2015 Publicis disclosed that it had reduced its... Read more
Published 10th Jan 2019, 19:24

Jaywing completes HSM sale

Jaywing, the AIM listed marketing, analytics and risk management agency, has confirmed that the sale of its contact centre business HSM has been completed.  The conditional sale of the business was... Read more
Published 10th Jan 2019, 18:53

Chime sheds highly profitable healthcare business

Chime Group Holdings, the former public company acquired for £370 million by private equity investor Providence Equity Partners in September 2015, has sold its Open Health Communications business to... Read more
Published 10th Jan 2019, 18:31

David Jones’ technology focussed business buys majority of Inside Ideas Group

You & Mr Jones, the acquisitive technology focussed marketing group launched by ex-Havas chief executive David Jones in 2015, has bought a majority stake in the previously loss-making digital... Read more
Published 8th Jan 2019, 19:51

Matomy Media faces higher bond interest rates

Matomy Media Group, the AIM listed Israeli digital advertising sales business, has been hit by higher interest rates on its bonds in the wake of breaching its debt:equity covenant. The... Read more
Published 3rd Jan 2019, 20:44

Matomy Media improves its proposal to bondholders

Amended proposals submitted to bondholders in Matomy Media Group, the AIM listed and financially stressed Israeli digital advertising sales business, envisage raising $13 million on the London Stock... Read more