Sector Share Prices

Free Published 13th Mar 2018, 00:35

Share price movements in the marketing sector were somewhat erratic in the month to 12 March, with roughly half of the shares making significant gains while most of the others made significant... 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

Private Equity: is there a better way?

Published 7th Jun 2017, 14:21

Can value be realised from a private business without the risk of giving up control? The Business Growth Fund may provide one answer.   In the nineteen eighties marketing agencies were created... 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 22nd Mar 2018, 22:10

Accounting rules make M&C Saatchi report meaningless £2.7m profit

M&C Saatchi made a profit of £2.7 million in 2017, or maybe it was £26.7 million, or somewhere in between, depending on which measure of profit you select and which of the bizarre range of... Read more
Published 21st Mar 2018, 20:47

Ebiquity held back by US and restructuring

Ebiquity, the AIM listed marketing performance monitoring specialist, experienced a 50% cut in post-tax profit in 2017 after suffering a 6.7% fall in revenue from the United States and stagnant... Read more
Published 18th Mar 2018, 00:43

Chime’s finance chiefs step down

Chime Group Holdings has parted company with Eric Hageman, the Dutch business graduate who was appointed chief financial officer of the group’s new holding company in September 2016 after it was... Read more
Published 16th Mar 2018, 14:10

Dentsu testing market for ¥100 billion bond issue

Dentsu , the Tokyo based international marketing group, is proposing to launch a ¥100 billion (£675 million) corporate bond issue. The bond life will be two years, but the company said it... Read more
Published 15th Mar 2018, 16:42

Zinc Media Group returns to profit

Zinc Media Group, the AIM listed television production and digital communications company, succeeded in achieving a small profit of £96,000 for the half year to 31 December 2017, a substantial... Read more
Published 15th Mar 2018, 13:32

Sorrell’s share stake in WPP slips to £215m after disposals and price fall

Sir Martin Sorrell’s shareholding in WPP, the company he created, has fallen to £215 million after selling some shares last November and then being hit by the company’s declining share price.... Read more
Published 14th Mar 2018, 17:38

Ghost of Crossrider lingers on at Kape Technologies

Kape Technologies, the AIM listed online advertising and app distribution company formerly known as Crossrider, lost £3.5 million in 2017. Earlier this month, the company’s name was changed to... Read more
Published 8th Mar 2018, 17:31

Communisis squeezes 36% profit growth out of 4% revenue increase

Communisis, the stock market listed customer communications agency, succeeded in increasing its post-tax profit by 36% to £11.8 million in 2017.   And that growth was achieved despite a much more... Read more
Published 8th Mar 2018, 11:00

Leagas Delaney re-files its accounts…completely

Leagas Delaney has resubmitted its 2016 accounts to Companies House, this time with all the pages included. Last month the group delivered accounts with four pages missing, depriving readers of... Read more
Published 7th Mar 2018, 23:47

St Ives profit dented as it sheds sales promotion businesses

St Ives, the stock market listed marketing and book printing group, may have faced up to the reality of having made several poor acquisitions in recent years, but the latest results for the half year... Read more