Archive for 2006

Aegis claims its research deals are paying off

Aegis Group claims that past investment in its Synovate research business has led to organic growth at almost twice the rate of the market research industry as a whole in 2005. But its operating... Read more

Mission just possible

Founder Martin Banbury’s shareholding in The Mission Marketing Group touched £3 million shortly after the company’s shares were admitted to AIM last month, although the stock market’s limited... Read more

DFGW uses own resources to buy in founders’ shares

The departure of Michael Finn from DFGW next month poses questions about what he might receive for his shares as the company has already used accumulated profits to fund share buy-backs from... Read more

WIN expects a £0.6m profit fall as O2 takes marketing in-house

WIN, the AIM-listed wireless data services company, surprised the stock market earlier this month by predicting a £600,000 profit shortfall in the first half of 2006. The company’s shares... Read more

Booming BLM sees Red Media as next step on growth path

The shareholders of media buying group BLM Holdings and Paul van Barthold between them paid over £1 million to acquire Red Media, the media agency that specialises in fashion brands such as Paul... Read more

Grey acquisition helps WPP grow by 25%

The acquisition of Grey Global Group in March 2005 helped boost WPP Group’s revenues by 25% last year, positioning it just 6.5% behind the world leader Omnicom Group. WPP’s performance... Read more

Mission Marketing aiming for AIM

Regional agency The Mission Marketing Group has announced plans to seek a listing on AIM accompanied by the acquisition of Bray... Read more

Initial Lexis sale proceeds favoured retired founders

Most of the proceeds from last year’s sale of the first 25% stake in Lexis Public Relations’ parent company Panther Communications Group appear to have been used to buy out the retired founders... Read more

M&C Saatchi acknowledges that its profit fell 28% on comparable basis

The cost of developing its European network, the loss of the British Airways account and a decline in profit margins caused last year’s post-tax profits at AIMlisted M&C Saatchi to fall 28%... Read more

Reality checks at Creston and M&C Saatchi

Prices of Creston and M&C Saatchi shares slipped downwards last month as the stock market tried to digest the significance of recent developments. Creston’s shares fell by 11.6% in the... Read more