Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Nov15
Free Published 13th Nov 2015, 09:58

Shares in marketing services companies bucked the downward trend in the stock market in the month to 12 November as a number of companies recorded positive news.    The sector’s MSFI Index... 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 27th Nov 2015, 17:57

Mission buys small West Midlands agencies

The Mission Marketing Group is paying an initial £1.3 million in cash to acquire the combined talents of the West Midlands based Chapter Agency and its recently acquired digital subsidiary Bell... Read more
Published 27th Nov 2015, 15:14

Huntsworth appoints former tax inspector to its board

Huntsworth has appointed Pat Billingham as a non-executive director and member of its audit committee.   She was a partner in Ernst & Young between 1995 and 2012. Earlier in her career... Read more
Published 26th Nov 2015, 19:53

Peter Scott finds a new vehicle for his talents

Peter Scott, the former executive chairman of The Engine Group who departed following its takeover by a company backed by the US private equity investor Lake Capital in November last year, has... Read more
Published 25th Nov 2015, 10:02

Jaywing recovers to break even

AIM listed digital marketing group has reported a minimal loss of £11,000 for the half year to 30 September, after recovering from the £1.3 million loss it incurred in the corresponding period of... Read more
Published 24th Nov 2015, 23:16

Tangent faces challenging second half

AIM listed Tangent Communications’ had suffered a 32% fall in post-tax profit in the half year to 31 August as the market for online printing became more competitive and the group’s print... Read more
Published 24th Nov 2015, 09:56

Creston’s profit takes a 91% dip

Creston, the stock market listed marketing group, suffered a 91% fall in profit in the half year to 30 September after writing off £2 million on the closure of its Fieldwork UK market data... Read more
Published 24th Nov 2015, 08:39

Dentsu merges its Y&R and Wunderman joint ventures

Dentsu is to merge two of its subsidiaries that are jointly owned with WPP into a single entity. Advertising agency Dentsu Young & Rubicam and direct marketing agency Wunderman Dentsu had each... Read more
Published 23rd Nov 2015, 09:05

Galan takes CFO role at Ten Alps

David Galan has been appointed chief financial officer of Ten Alps, the AIM listed content creation company engaged in digital communications, television production and publishing.  Galan succeeds... Read more
Published 21st Nov 2015, 23:25

Reddington sells another media agency

Having sold their controlling stake in mobile media agency Fetch Media to the Dentsu Aegis Network last November, the former majority shareholders Declan Reddington and Catherine Becker have now sold... Read more
Published 12th Nov 2015, 08:21

Life Marketing less lively than expected

Life Marketing, the shopper marketing agency acquired by AIM listed Communisis for an initial £14 million in January this year, has fallen short of expectations and prompted the group to issue a... Read more