Sector Share Prices

Free Published 13th Jul 2018, 18:18

Shares in publicly listed marketing companies lost a small amount of ground in the month to 12 July, in line with the FTSE All-Share Index. The FTSE All-Share Index fell by 1.06% while the... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 19th Nov 2017, 16:33

Designer, media buyer and ad agency win top award for financial credentials

Three privately-owned UK marketing agencies won the full complement of eight “plums” for their financial credentials in this year’s Private Plums awards, but there was a slight decline in 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 19th Jul 2018, 21:11

dotDigital reports 35% revenue growth and £15m cash pile

dotDigital Group, the AIM listed email marketing company, enjoyed another thriving year to 30 June as revenues grew by 35%.  Profits are expected to be ”in line with market expectations”, the... Read more
Published 19th Jul 2018, 19:41

Be Heard’s revenue growth unlikely to be reflected in much profit

Be Heard Group announced today that it has begun a process of “reducing costs, streamlining our business and centralising group functions where appropriate”, despite announcing like-for-like... Read more
Published 19th Jul 2018, 18:25

Publicis revenue and profit dip

Publicis suffered an 8.2% fall in net revenue (gross income) in the first half of 2018 resulting in a 22% fall in post-tax profit to €301 million ($356 million). Some of the revenue decline was... Read more
Published 18th Jul 2018, 15:56

Zinc Media hires new CFO from ITN

Will Sawyer is to join the AIM listed television production and digital communications company Zinc Media as chief financial officer and board director with effect from 15 October. The... Read more
Published 18th Jul 2018, 15:40

Porta shareholder SEC to raise £3m capital

SEC, the Italian public relations group that invested £3 million in Porta Communications last year and whose shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange, is seeking to raise up to £3,153,286... Read more
Published 18th Jul 2018, 14:38

Loyalty specialist Collinson doubled its profit last year

Collinson Group, the customer loyalty scheme provider that has been consolidating some of its loyalty brands, made a profit of £10.6 million in the year to 30 April 2017.  That was a 129% increase... Read more
Published 18th Jul 2018, 10:51

Cambridge Analytica’s UK associate had deficiency of £8m

SCL Elections, the principal UK company associated with the US consulting firm Cambridge Analytica hired by President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and linked to a Facebook... Read more
Published 18th Jul 2018, 00:03

WPP’s shares remain in the doldrums

Shares in the world’s biggest marketing group lost another 3.75% of their value yesterday as the company struggled to regain its credibility after the departure of its former founder and chief... Read more
Published 17th Jul 2018, 21:41

Europe still playing key role in Omnicom growth

Good revenue growth in European markets continued to underpin Omnicom Group’s results for the first half of 2018, while revenue from North America experienced a further 5.4% fall. Reporting its... Read more
Published 17th Jul 2018, 11:30

Huntsworth pays twice revenue for US Giant healthcare agency

Huntsworth, the stock market listed international healthcare communications and public relations group, has paid a multiple of 2 times historic annual revenue and 11.4 times profit before interest,... Read more