Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Jan16
Free Published 13th Jan 2016, 17:18

Shares in marketing companies continued to make progress in the month to 12 January 2016, narrowing the gap between the sector’s MSFI Index and the FTSE All-Share Index to its closest since... 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

MDC: Why didn’t the dogs bark?

Published 23rd Aug 2015, 16:23

Miles Nadal built up the Canadian based marketing empire MDC Partners over 35 years to achieve annual revenues of $1.2 billion and accumulated losses of $492 million, until the board decided it was... Read more

Global groups had better margins and lower finance costs last year, but 40% saw profits fall

Published 6th Aug 2015, 16:28

Revenue earned by the world’s largest publicly listed marketing groups continued the previous year’s gentle rate of growth, and in a number of cases profits also benefited from improved margins... 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 3rd Feb 2016, 09:11

Porta boosts revenue, but 2015 will bear restructuring scars

AIM listed Porta Communications boosted its gross income by £2.5 million in the second half of 2015, resulting in a 40% year-on-year improvement, the company said today. However, the group’s... Read more
Published 2nd Feb 2016, 23:14

New business wins follow Karma financial restructure

The reasons behind the financial restructuring of Karma Communications Holdings became vividly clear today with the publication of the group’s 2015 accounts.   At the same time the group has... Read more
Published 2nd Feb 2016, 10:42

Some ad agency execs never retire…

Following the recent re-emergence of 68 year old Peter Scott at the helm of AIM listed Be Heard Group, from which very little has yet been heard, 69 year old Don Elgie has moved into the role of... Read more
Published 1st Feb 2016, 23:44

St Ives puts £27.3m initial price on The App Business

St Ives, the publicly listed group that has expanded into marketing services from its book printing origins, has bought 82.16% of the mobile product developer The App Business for an initial £22.43... Read more
Published 1st Feb 2016, 08:07

Two top executive directors leave Communisis board

Two senior executive directors of AIM listed sales promotion agency Communisis have relinquished their board roles and will leave the company in a year’s time. The news comes one month ahead of the... Read more
Published 29th Jan 2016, 10:49

Illuminas partners buy out MSQ

The practising partners in the market research consultancy Illuminas Partners have bought out the 75% stake previously held by MSQ Partners Group in a deal that appears to have been more about giving... Read more
Published 29th Jan 2016, 09:01

dotDigital rearranges roles while CEO recovers from illness

AIM listed email marketing company dotDigital Group‘s chief financial officer Milan Patel is to combine the role with that of interim chief executive while the recently appointed chief executive... Read more
Published 28th Jan 2016, 11:58

Institutions back Creston despite profit warning

Creston’s disappointing results, announced on Wednesday (see Creston surprises market with another profit setback), have not deterred some of its biggest institutional shareholders from buying more... Read more
Published 27th Jan 2016, 15:06

Cello reports “good trading” but exceptional costs continue

Cello Group announced today that it experienced “good trading” in 2015 with improved revenues, although the statement implied that a number of exceptional charges may impact on... Read more
Published 27th Jan 2016, 12:25

Ebiquity’s Greenlees retires after profit recovery

Mike Greenlees has handed over the baton as chief executive officer of the AIM listed marketing performance monitoring specialist Ebiquity after recording a bumper half year’s results to 31 October... Read more