Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Jun15
Free Published 13th Jun 2015, 13:04

Political and economic factors that have depressed the FTSE All-Share Index in recent weeks appear to have subdued shares in the marketing sector also.    However, the sector's MSFI Index... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 11th Dec 2014, 08:11

Three privately-owned agencies score full marks in this year’s awards

Three privately owned marketing agencies have won the highest accolade for their financial credentials in this year’s survey of privately owned UK marketing agencies - the "Private Plums" -... Read more

Special Reports

Grayling’s Growing Pains

Published 30th May 2015, 09:48

Huntsworth’s ambition to build a profitable global public relations brand over the last 10 years under three successive divisional chief executives has so far proved to be a financial disaster. ... Read more

Bob Morton’s Corporate Gambles

Published 22nd Mar 2015, 17:52

Censured by the Takeover Panel for his conduct at Armour Group, how many other companies have come within the purview of this accountant’s offshore investment vehicle Hawk Investment Holdings?... 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 1st Jul 2015, 16:16

Mission launches sports marketing business

The Mission Marketing Group has launched a sports marketing business called Mongoose Sport & Entertainment led by former WSM Communications executive Chris O’Donoghue.  John Beddington,... Read more
Published 1st Jul 2015, 14:11

BlueFocus board nominee at Huntsworth resigns

The director appointed to Huntsworth’s board by the Chinese investor BlueFocus Communication Group has resigned. Oscar Zhao founded the public relations group BlueFocus and joined the Huntsworth... Read more
Published 1st Jul 2015, 09:45

Dentsu reinstates local brand for Australian media business

Dentsu has rebranded its Australian media buying business Dentsu Mitchell Media Australia with the aim of capitalising on the Mitchell name in that territory. Formerly a publicly listed company,... Read more
Published 25th Jun 2015, 12:27

Porta could be heading back to profit

AIM listed public relations group Porta Communications has reaffirmed its confidence in delivering a “significantly higher” profit before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for... Read more
Published 24th Jun 2015, 10:12

Luke Johnson backs Ten Alps with £1m investment

According to figures filed at the Stock Exchange today, Luke Johnson is investing £1 million into AIM listed TV and communications group Ten Alps as part of the restructuring plan.   Last week it... Read more
Published 23rd Jun 2015, 09:43

Tangent Snowball’s chief dismissed: group issues profit warning

Tangent Communications has dismissed the chief executive of its Tangent Snowball digital marketing business after concluding that its profit for the year will be £0.5 million under... Read more
Published 18th Jun 2015, 09:48

WPP increases stake in TechEdge

WPP has increased its shareholding in TechEdge, the Danish supplier of software that enables TV audience measurement data to be analysed. WPP acquired a 20% shareholding in TechEdge shortly after... Read more
Published 17th Jun 2015, 22:55

Publicis investment in Matomy disappoints

Publicis Groupe’s £40 million investment in the Israel based digital advertising sales company Matomy Media Group has yielded disappointing results so far, following the issue of a profits warning... Read more
Published 17th Jun 2015, 12:33

Ten Alps restructures balance sheet and expands corporate communications

Ten Alps is raising new share capital of £4.5 million to help fund the proposed acquisition of TV production company Reef Television, to expand into digital content marketing and corporate... Read more
Published 16th Jun 2015, 12:27

Nominee buyer increases Creston share stake to almost 25%

A nominee investor acting on behalf of an Isle of Man discretionary fund manager has built up a share stake in Creston to the strategically significant level of 24.46%. Under the UK Takeover... Read more