Archive for 2018

Published 19th Oct 2018, 16:15

Interpublic lifts revenues and margins, but is hit by exceptionals

The Interpublic Group of Companies lifted its operating profit by 9.1% in the nine months to 30 September, helped by an improved operating profit margin and a better ratio of staff costs to... Read more
Published 18th Oct 2018, 21:26

Publicis sheds health solutions business to halt revenue decline

Publicis Groupe is to dispose of it public health solutions division following a 5.4% decline in group revenue during the first nine months of 2018. However, the group was able to hold its revenue... Read more
Published 16th Oct 2018, 16:55

Omnicom’s poor result bolstered by gains from disposals

Omnicom Group, the world’s second biggest marketing business, would have reported a 1.8% fall in operating profit in the nine months to 30 September had it not been for a $327.8 million gain... Read more
Published 16th Oct 2018, 14:45

dotDigital’s development spend seems to be paying off as profit rises 19.8%

dotDigital Group, the AIM listed email marketing company, reported a year of further growth in revenue and profit today, despite having spent £4.4 million on development costs in the past... Read more
Published 15th Oct 2018, 20:51

A touch of realism returns to S4 Capital: shares down 15.7%

The value of the original investment by the backers of Sir Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital has fallen by 15.7% since trading started at 150p on the morning of 28 September. The shares closed at... Read more
Published 13th Oct 2018, 21:36

Highly profitable We are Vista finds US consultancy buyer

The London and Leeds based event design and communications agency We Are Vista has been bought by the US publicly listed management and digital communications consultancy ICF International in a deal... Read more
Published 13th Oct 2018, 21:34

Sector Share Prices: 12 October 2018

The UK’s marketing sector failed to avoid the fallout experienced among world stock markets in recent weeks. As the FTSE All-Share Index fell by 4.75% in the month to 12 October, shares in... Read more
Published 12th Oct 2018, 23:08

Omnicom’s treasurer Dennis Hewitt to retire

Omnicom Group’s treasurer Dennis Hewitt is to retire at the end of this year after 30 years of service to the company.  Hewitt will also retire from his role as chief executive officer of the... Read more
Published 12th Oct 2018, 01:15

Options yield big pay-off on sale of B2B International to Dentsu’s Gyro network

The sale of Manchester based business-to-business agency B2B International to Dentsu’s Gyro network will have triggered the exercise of options over nearly 20% of the company’s shares for four... Read more
Published 11th Oct 2018, 14:50

CMA gives provisional approval for Nielsen to acquire Ebiquity’s Adintel business

Ebiquity, the AIM listed marketing performance monitoring specialist, has received provisional unconditional approval from the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) to progress the sale of its... Read more