Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12 Sep 16
Free Published 14th Sep 2016, 12:36

Shares in marketing companies enjoyed further growth in the month to 12 September and the sector’s MSFI Index improved by 3.96% to 66.0 (January 2001: 100).  The growth was particularly... 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

The Global Greats 2016

Published 24th Aug 2016, 19:22

WPP, Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe consolidated their substantial lead over competitors in 2015, accounting between them for almost 57% of all the revenue generated by the 30 largest marketing... Read more

Shareholders bear more risk as UK listed marketing groups pursue acquisitions

Published 12th Jun 2016, 14:39

Publicly listed marketing companies have been increasing their borrowings and increasing the risk to be borne by their shareholders as they pursued more acquisitions, according to the latest annual... Read more

Special Reports Index

Published 1st Aug 2015, 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 30th Sep 2016, 18:19

Stickyeyes sold to IPG Mediabrands, but remains coy about Zazzle deal

Stickyeyes, the Leeds based digital agency that was bought by IPG Mediabrands earlier this month is remaining very coy about the terms of the deal which is rumoured to have valued the company at... Read more
Published 30th Sep 2016, 13:18

Former Millward Brown employee apologises for passing information to MetrixLab

WPP has obtained a public apology from a former Millward Brown employee as part of a settlement of legal proceedings relating to confidential information passed to her new employer MetrixLab... Read more
Published 30th Sep 2016, 12:37

NetBooster buys 4Ps for initial payment of at least £4m

The London and Cornwall based search marketing agency 4Ps has been bought by the publicly listed French digital performance marketing agency NetBooster for an initial price estimated to have been in... Read more
Published 30th Sep 2016, 00:31

Writtle’s private equity investors opt to sell one third of holdings

The private equity backers that Writtle acquired when it bought Loewy Group in 2011 are seeking to realise their holdings over the next two years, starting with a sale of one-third of their shares by... Read more
Published 29th Sep 2016, 19:11

Porta blames Brexit for loss

Porta Communications announced another £1.9 million loss this morning, bringing the accumulated losses to date to £24.7 million.  The group also announced the appointment of John Foley, a... Read more
Published 29th Sep 2016, 17:10

comScore listing appeal decision delayed

A decision about whether shares in the controversial US audience measurement company comScore may continue to be traded on the NASDAQ stock market in the United States appears to be taking longer... Read more
Published 28th Sep 2016, 21:27

Redleaf CEO sells 4m Porta shares for about £165,000

Emma Kane, the chief executive of the Redleaf Polhill public relations consultancy that is majority owned by Porta Communications, sold 4 million of her Porta shareholding last week for an estimated... Read more
Published 28th Sep 2016, 18:08

Demand for performance data helps lift Ebiquity’s profit by 46%

Ebiquity, the AIM listed marketing performance monitoring specialist, more than doubled its post-tax profit in the first half of 2016 by comparison with the six months to 31 October 2015. However,... Read more
Published 28th Sep 2016, 11:38

Next Fifteen buys Pinnacle to augment Publitek

AIM listed Next Fifteen Communications Group has bought Pinnacle Marketing Group and its parent company PMC Investments for an initial price of about £4.4 million in cash and shares, and will... Read more
Published 27th Sep 2016, 22:51

The US brings better news as Next Fifteen grows by 30%

Next Fifteen Communication Group’s US businesses continued to blossom in the six months to 31 July 2016, contributing nearly 80% of the group’s operating profit before charging head office costs,... Read more