Archive for 2017

Published 28th Apr 2017, 12:39

MDC loses another $11m due to contentious accounting rule

MDC Partners, the loss-making and heavily indebted Canadian marketing group, may be heading for more stable times after reporting a reduced loss of £11.1 million in the first quarter of... Read more
Published 27th Apr 2017, 16:51

Mission buys small but profitable medical commerce consultancy

The Mission Marketing Group has paid an initial £1.98 million to acquire the medical commerce consultancy RJW & Partners to augment Mission’s healthcare business. RJW is based in Royston,... Read more
Published 27th Apr 2017, 14:32

BlueFocus International sells Huntsworth stake at a loss

BlueFocus International, the Chinese public relations group, has sold almost 73% of its Huntsworth shareholding at an estimated loss of about £3.7 million and placed the balance with investment... Read more
Published 27th Apr 2017, 10:42

WPP’s revenue up 16.9% as devalued pound offsets North American decline

WPP’s revenue growth in the first quarter of 2017 was a highly impressive 16.9%, but most of that growth came from the continuing decline in sterling and its favourable impact on an otherwise... Read more
Published 26th Apr 2017, 18:29

Havas grows faster than Publicis despite poor European showing

Havas Group produced a stagnant performance in Europe in the first quarter of 2017. But a slightly better performance in America and a positive currency influence together enabled the group as a... Read more
Published 26th Apr 2017, 17:48

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises makes cautious progress

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises, the AIM listed entertainment marketing group, has turned the £432,000 operating loss incurred by its Dewynters subsidiary in 2015 into an operating profit of... Read more
Published 21st Apr 2017, 17:35

Interpublic finds the going tough

The Interpublic Group of Companies struggled to increase revenues in the first quarter of 2017, adding only 0.7% to the revenues earned in the corresponding quarter of 2016.  Even after excluding... Read more
Published 20th Apr 2017, 16:19

Election news depresses marketing shares, but why?

Shares in almost all marketing companies lost ground on news of the forthcoming general election, including those that might expect to benefit from any further devaluation of sterling that the more... Read more
Published 20th Apr 2017, 11:04

Publicis revenue growth evaporates

As foreshadowed towards the end of last year, Publicis would have reported a small decline in revenue in the first quarter of 2017 if foreign currency movements had not come to its aid.  Instead the... Read more
Published 20th Apr 2017, 07:33

Global Data agrees bigger bank borrowing package

Global Data, the publicly listed market intelligence provider, has increased its bank borrowing facilities to £100 million under a new deal that involves HSBC and Bank of Ireland alongside its... Read more