Sector Share Prices

Free Published 12th Jan 2019, 18:11

Shares in most publicly listed marketing services companies showed very little movement over the Christmas period and the overall mood was fairly subdued.  The sector’s MSFI Index eased by... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 5th Dec 2018, 09:36

Design consultancy and media buyer achieve top rankings in this year’s “Private Plums” awards

Two privately owned marketing agencies achieved the highest score for their financial credentials in this year’s Private Plums awards and both have done so before. Announcing the results of 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 10th Jan 2019, 19:24

Jaywing completes HSM sale

Jaywing, the AIM listed marketing, analytics and risk management agency, has confirmed that the sale of its contact centre business HSM has been completed.  The conditional sale of the business was... Read more
Published 10th Jan 2019, 18:53

Chime sheds highly profitable healthcare business

Chime Group Holdings, the former public company acquired for £370 million by private equity investor Providence Equity Partners in September 2015, has sold its Open Health Communications business to... Read more
Published 10th Jan 2019, 18:31

David Jones’ technology focussed business buys majority of Inside Ideas Group

You & Mr Jones, the acquisitive technology focussed marketing group launched by ex-Havas chief executive David Jones in 2015, has bought a majority stake in the previously loss-making digital... Read more
Published 8th Jan 2019, 19:51

Matomy Media faces higher bond interest rates

Matomy Media Group, the AIM listed Israeli digital advertising sales business, has been hit by higher interest rates on its bonds in the wake of breaching its debt:equity covenant. The... Read more
Published 3rd Jan 2019, 20:44

Matomy Media improves its proposal to bondholders

Amended proposals submitted to bondholders in Matomy Media Group, the AIM listed and financially stressed Israeli digital advertising sales business, envisage raising $13 million on the London Stock... Read more
Published 3rd Jan 2019, 20:02

Leagas Delaney still struggling to make much profit

London creative agency Leagas Delaney struggled to make any financial progress in 2017. The agency, controlled by one of the industry’s long-serving creative talents Tim Delaney, experienced a... Read more
Published 2nd Jan 2019, 13:52

Ebiquity completes sale of intelligence business to Nielsen

Ebiquity, the AIM listed marketing performance monitoring specialist, has completed the sale of its advertising intelligence business to Nielsen Media Research after months of delay while the... Read more
Published 2nd Jan 2019, 13:31

Matomy Media reveals $42m loss; going concern questioned

Matomy Media Group, the AIM listed Israeli digital advertising sales business, added more gloom to its financial condition this morning by reporting a loss of $42.5 million (£32.5 million) for the... Read more
Published 31st Dec 2018, 16:12

S4 Capital upbeat, but acquisition prices still look rather generous

Sir Martin Sorrell’s new marketing group S4 Capital is reported to have continued trading “in line with expectations” with healthy revenue growth in the period to 30 November 2018, according to... Read more
Published 31st Dec 2018, 00:01

Freud engages in accounting date antics yet again

Matthew Freud’s high profile public relations business Freud 3.0 has taken advantage of a weakness in company law yet again, deferring the deadline for filing its 2017 accounts by another three... Read more