Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12 Jul 16
Free Published 12th Jul 2016, 20:39

Nothing has happened since the “Brexit” vote to restore confidence among publicly listed marketing companies.  In the month to 12 July – straddling the date of the European Referendum - the... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 3rd Nov 2015, 12:12

The7Stars media agency tops awards for financial credentials

In a year when marketing agencies found it harder to grow and to maintain profitability, media buyer The7Stars UK has shown that it can still be done. This is the second successive year in which... Read more

Special Reports

Shareholders bear more risk as UK listed marketing groups pursue acquisitions

Published 12th Jun 2016, 14:39

Publicly listed marketing companies have been increasing their borrowings and increasing the risk to be borne by their shareholders as they pursued more acquisitions, according to the latest annual... 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 26th Jul 2016, 16:28

Another Grayling write-down lops £15m off Huntsworth’s results

The misery wreaked upon the Huntsworth international public relations group last year, as it faced up to the consequences of over-ambitious expansion that it was unable to afford, has continued into... Read more
Published 26th Jul 2016, 14:56

Four buys fifth with BGF funding: this time it’s Rain

The privately-owned integrated agency Four Communications Group has acquired the retail public relations specialist Rain Communications with financial support from the Business Growth... Read more
Published 25th Jul 2016, 21:37

Gyro’s backers unlikely to have made a profit from Dentsu sale

The private equity controlled business-to-business marketing agency Gyro Communications has been bought by Dentsu Aegis Network at price that seems unlikely to have done more than recover its private... Read more
Published 25th Jul 2016, 13:28

GlobalData loses £3m after £7.3m amortisation charge

Having placed a value of £66.5 million on a company bought from its chief executive in January, AIM listed market intelligence publisher GlobalData this morning reported a loss of £3 million for... Read more
Published 23rd Jul 2016, 11:30

Interpublic boosts half-year profit by almost 36%

The Interpublic Group of Companies achieved an impressive 35.9% growth in post-tax profit in the first half of 2016, despite only a modest 3% increase in revenue. The post-tax profit for the... Read more
Published 23rd Jul 2016, 11:26

Havas revenues grow fastest

Havas reported the biggest revenue growth rate in the half year to 30 June among the four global groups that have reported so far. Revenue increased by 5.1%, or by 7.9% if adverse currency... Read more
Published 22nd Jul 2016, 21:37

Be Heard pays extra £0.8m for MMT

AIM listed Be Heard Group is paying nearly £850,000 more than was originally envisaged to acquire the Uppingham based digital web site design consultancy MMT Digital. Earlier this year Be... Read more
Published 21st Jul 2016, 15:16

Mission forecasts “double digit” growth for half year

AIM listed The Mission Marketing Group expects to report “double digit” growth in revenue and profit for the first half of 2016, the company announced today. The improvement was attributed to... Read more
Published 21st Jul 2016, 10:29

Publicis profits up by 5% despite media client losses

Publicis Groupe increased its post-tax profit by 5% in the half year to 30 June as revenue grew by 4.6% despite last year’s client losses resulting from media transparency controversy in the United... Read more
Published 20th Jul 2016, 12:32

Patel confirmed in chief executive role at dotDigital

Milan Patel has been formally appointed chief executive officer at the AIM listed email marketing company dotDigital Group after acting in that role on an interim basis due to the extended absence of... Read more