Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Sep17
Free Published 14th Sep 2017, 09:13

Share indices reversed last month’s trend, with the sector’s MSFI Index losing ground slightly by 0.98% ground while the FTSE All-Share Index improved by a modest 1.11%.  To some extent the... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 18th Nov 2016, 16:43

The7Stars UK media agency dazzles again

The media agency The7Stars UK and TRBR (owner of The Red Brick Road advertising agency) have shared this year’s top award for their financial credentials in our annual review designed to promote... 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 Sep 2017, 10:06

RacePoint former CFO charged with $3.6m embezzlement

The former chief financial officer of Larry Weber’s Boston based public relations group has been charged with embezzling over $3.6 million by wire fraud and money laundering. The accused chief... Read more
Published 21st Sep 2017, 22:40

St Ives loses Sainsbury in-store marketing contract

St Ives, the marketing and book printing group, has lost its contract to produce in-store marketing materials for grocery retailer J Sainsbury. In a statement today St Ives said that the current... Read more
Published 21st Sep 2017, 11:08

Restructuring holds back Mission profit growth

The previously announced streamlining of various group activities to maintain profit margins in the future cost The Mission Marketing Group £550,000 in the first half of 2017, resulting in a 10%... Read more
Published 20th Sep 2017, 18:59

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises’ lacklustre performance

The US SpotCo business failed to live up to expectations at the AIM listed media and entertainment marketing company Reach4Entertainment Enterprises in the first half of 2017 as it experienced a... Read more
Published 20th Sep 2017, 16:59

Cello back in profit…and growing

AIM listed Cello Group produced a healthy recovery in the first half of 2017, reporting a post-tax profit of almost £2.2 million compared with a loss of £0.9 million in the corresponding period of... Read more
Published 20th Sep 2017, 15:34

Lucky Generals had a pre-sale performance boost

Figures included in the recently filed accounts of Lucky Generals for the eight months to 31 December 2016 suggest that the agency had hit a purple patch of revenue in the final period before sale to... Read more
Published 19th Sep 2017, 10:56

BlueFocus paying $100m to add Fluent to its Canadian agencies

The Chinese pubic relations and marketing group BlueFocus International is paying out $100 million in cash as part of a scheme to merge its Canadian businesses with the US performance marketing... Read more
Published 18th Sep 2017, 09:19

Reach4Entertainment appoints interim finance director

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises,  the AIM listed entertainment marketing group that includes the Dewynters theatrical marketing business and Newman Displays theatre and cinema display specialists,... Read more
Published 17th Sep 2017, 16:16

Who sold Kerzner her Bell Pottinger shares?

Some interesting questions emerge from reports that the fiancée of Bell Pottinger’s former chief executive James Henderson had acquired about 15% of the company’s share capital and is now... Read more
Published 16th Sep 2017, 10:36

Next Fifteen acquires Cossette cast-off Elvis for £5.5m

Elvis Communications, one of the UK companies bought by the subsequently dismembered Canadian based Cossette Communications Group some years ago, has now been sold on to Next Fifteen Communications... Read more