Sector Share Prices

Free Published 13th Nov 2018, 00:43

While the sector’s MSFI Index and the FTSE All-Share Index both remained fairly static in the month to 12 November, that apparent overall inertia disguised some relatively large individual... 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 5th Nov 2018, 13:55

Zinc Media’s chief executive to leave after 11 months in post

Zinc Media’s chief executive officer David Galan is to leave the company next year “to pursue a business opportunity in an unrelated sector”, the AIM listed television production and digital... Read more
Published 5th Nov 2018, 13:17

Next 15 buys 100% of Activate for initial 45% of its current value

Next Fifteen Communications Group has completed a £20 million share placing, part of which will be used to finance the acquisition of the US business-to-business demand generation agency Activate... Read more
Published 2nd Nov 2018, 18:11

Porta to take £0.4m goodwill hit after abandoning Redleaf brand

Porta Communications has concluded the progressive integration of its Redleaf Polhill businesses into its Newgate Communications subsidiary by discontinuing the Redleaf brand, resulting in a goodwill... Read more
Published 30th Oct 2018, 15:35

Dentsu paying high price to advance its digital capability

Dentsu appears to be offering a very high price to acquire a near 21% stake in the publicly listed Japanese internet marketing business Septini Holdings. In a ¥260 per share tender offer, Dentsu... Read more
Published 29th Oct 2018, 22:46

MDC losses reach $48m for year to date: hit by write-offs and finance costs

The prospects for Canada’s publicly listed marketing group MDC Partners seemed a little bleak after today’s announcement that it had incurred another $18.2 million loss in the quarter to 30... Read more
Published 26th Oct 2018, 07:22

WPP shares firmer as market closed last night

Shares in WPP recovered some of their composure by the time the London stock market closed last night, following their 17% fall within half an hour of the market opening after the issue of... Read more
Published 25th Oct 2018, 10:13

WPP to dilute Kantar stake as group revenue falls

Beleaguered by recent client losses since the departure of its former chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP has at last conceded that it should dispose of a controlling interest in its lack-lustre... Read more
Published 24th Oct 2018, 13:15

Communisis bid offers £154m but limited safeguards

The private equity backed cash bid for the stock market listed customer communications agency Communisis is likely to yield a handsome return to investor Richard Griffiths who currently holds 18.74%... Read more
Published 24th Oct 2018, 11:25

WPP hit by Daimler group media account move

Fast on the heels of WPP losing much of its creative business for Ford, its GroupM media network has lost the Daimler account to Omnicom Media Group. The Daimler media account includes the famous... Read more
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