Sector Share Prices

Free Published 13th May 2018, 20:29

Shares in marketing companies joined in the more positive mood on the stock exchange in the month to 12 May. The FTSE All-Share Index improved by 6.14% in the month, while the marketing... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 19th Nov 2017, 16:33

Designer, media buyer and ad agency win top award for financial credentials

Three privately-owned UK marketing agencies won the full complement of eight “plums” for their financial credentials in this year’s Private Plums awards, but there was a slight decline in the... Read more

Special Reports

Marketing groups need shareholders to balance acquisition funding

Published 1st Aug 2017, 13:46

A new survey of UK publicly listed marketing groups by Marketing Services Financial Intelligence shows that their recent expansion has continued to rely on borrowings to a greater extent than... Read more

Special Reports Index

Published 1st Jan 2012, 08:35

The Special Reports listed below are available in full only to paid-up subscribers.  They include annual surveys as well as in-depth analysis of companies that have been in the news. Follow... 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 May 2018, 08:57

WPP’s Japanese ventures unravel

Hard on the heels of WPP’s embarrassing loss of its investment in the Japanese based advertising agency Asatsu-DK, Dentsu has bought out WPP’s stakes in its Japanese joint ventures with Wunderman... Read more
Published 30th Apr 2018, 18:53

WPP’s data management and research business for sale?

WPP is reported to be in discussions about shedding its Achilles heel – the collection of data management and research businesses that were consolidated under the Kantar Consulting banner last... Read more
Published 30th Apr 2018, 08:32

WPP joins Publicis in reporting revenue fall

Currency movements have played havoc with revenues reported by global groups for the first quarter of 2018, as WPP followed Publics Groupe in reporting a material decline. WPP’s revenue fell... Read more
Published 28th Apr 2018, 12:16

Administrators recover only 10% of Bell Pottinger bank debt

The administrators appointed to deal with the insolvency of the Bell Pottinger public relations group last September have recovered only £537,000, or just over 10%, of the £5.2 net debt outstanding... Read more
Published 28th Apr 2018, 12:00

Global Data completes Research Views Group acquisition for £96m

GlobalData, the AIM listed market intelligence provider, has successfully completed the acquisition of a group of companies from its chief executive Mike Danson and his associates in an exchange of... Read more
Published 28th Apr 2018, 08:00

Sorrell’s rewards cut by 71% as expected

As predicted last year, Sir Martin Sorrell’s reward package for 2017 was much reduced after WPP introduced a new incentive package in the wake of shareholder criticism (see Sir Martin Sorrell takes... Read more
Published 27th Apr 2018, 15:41

Interpublic loses $14m after exceptional $24.4m charge

The Interpublic Group of Companies reported a loss of $14.1 million for the first quarter of 2017, possibly explaining why a shareholder has been seeking to amend the group’s governance rules to... Read more
Published 27th Apr 2018, 11:05

Williams makes abrupt exit from Porta Communications

AIM listed Porta Communications’ chief executive Steffan Williams has left abruptly today without any explanation.  He will formally retire from the public relations group’s board on 5... Read more
Published 25th Apr 2018, 12:13

Bolloré Group confirms police investigation

Bolloré Group has confirmed that one of its subsidiaries is under investigation by the French authorities concerning payments made for communications services provided by Havas member SDV Africa in... Read more
Published 23rd Apr 2018, 21:13

Brunswick’s finances remain a mystery

Sir Alan Parker, principal owner of the global Brunswick public relations network who has just resigned as chairman of the worldwide charity Save the Children, has always kept his business affairs... Read more