Archive for 2018

Published 19th Apr 2018, 16:31

Publicis revenue slides by 8.2% after currency hit

Publicis Groupe, the French based global business where Arthur Sadoun has inherited the helm from Maurice Lévy, suffered an 8.2% fall in revenue on the first quarter of 2018, mainly due to adverse... Read more
Published 18th Apr 2018, 23:40

Omnicom’s sluggish first quarter revenue eased by currency movements

Omnicom Group reported only 1.2% revenue growth in the first quarter of 2018.  And, without favourable currency movements, revenue would have declined by 3% in the period. However, those... Read more
Published 18th Apr 2018, 21:16

Be Heard losing money as well as directors

Be Heard Group, the AIM listed digital marketing group where two of the executive directors resigned earlier this month, doubled its revenue in 2017, but also increased its losses. As flagged in... Read more
Published 16th Apr 2018, 13:54

Investors speculate on WPP’s future as shares slip further

Shares in the world’s largest marketing group WPP shed more than 5% of their value this morning in the wake of the sudden departure of chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell (see Sorrell shock: “In... Read more
Published 15th Apr 2018, 22:22

Improved margins boost Writtle’s operating profit

Writtle Holdings, the privately owned marketing group, increased its operating profit by 32% in 2017 despite a fall in turnover after shedding its former subsidiary Creo. The operating profit... Read more
Published 14th Apr 2018, 23:58

Sorrell shock: “In the interest of all it is best for me to step down”

Sir Martin Sorrell has stepped down as chief executive of the world’s biggest marketing group that he founded – WPP - in circumstances that he could never have dreamt of. Faced with an... Read more
Published 14th Apr 2018, 23:00

Sector share prices: 12 April 2018

Over half the publicly listed marketing companies lost value in the latest month to 12 April, led by Zinc Media (down 36.7%), Matomy Media Group (down 19.7%), Porta Communications (down 15.8%) and... Read more
Published 13th Apr 2018, 18:28

Better margins help lift Next Fifteen’s operating profit by 68%

AIM listed Next Fifteen Communications Group’s profit surged forward in the year to 31 January 2018 as it restored its operating profit margin to a more typical industry level of 13.7% Revenue... Read more
Published 12th Apr 2018, 08:56

Reach4Entertainment gets closer to Miroma Holdings

The relationship between AIM listed Reach4Entertainment Enterprises and chief executive Marc Boyan’s private company Miroma Holdings moved closer this morning with the announcement that Miroma’s... Read more
Published 11th Apr 2018, 19:23

Interpublic board fights bid to impose an independent chairman

The board of The Interpublic Group of Companies is fighting a bid to require the chairman to be an independent member of the board. On the agenda for the company’s shareholders’ meeting, to... Read more