Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Jun17
Free Published 12th Jun 2017, 18:12

The General Election has poured a further bucket load of cold water on to the stock market and there can be little likelihood of any excitement for some time to come. Shares in marketing... Read more

The Private Plums

Published 18th Nov 2016, 16:43

The7Stars UK media agency dazzles again

The media agency The7Stars UK and TRBR (owner of The Red Brick Road advertising agency) have shared this year’s top award for their financial credentials in our annual review designed to promote... Read more

Special Reports

Private Equity: is there a better way?

Published 7th Jun 2017, 14:21

Can value be realised from a private business without the risk of giving up control? The Business Growth Fund may provide one answer.   In the nineteen eighties marketing agencies were created... Read more

Dentsu’s Daring Dash

Published 5th Jan 2017, 00:14

Sixty-five year old Tadashi Ishii has proved an adventurous leader of the Japanese marketing group Dentsu since he took charge as chief executive officer in April 2011. Within months of his... Read more

Special Reports Index

Published 1st Aug 2015, 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 14th Jun 2017, 08:52

Porta pays £0.4m cash towards Redleaf purchase instalment

Hard on the heels of agreeing revised banking facilities, AIM listed Porta Communications has now settled its obligation to acquire a further 15% of the shares in its subsidiary Redleaf... Read more
Published 13th Jun 2017, 17:05

Four appoints Knight as group operations chief

Four Communications Group has appointed chartered accountant Alex Knight to the post of chief operating officer as the group reports a 30.6% increase in turnover and a 25.6% increase in gross... Read more
Published 12th Jun 2017, 18:43

Zinc Media and Brave Bison end merger talks

Zinc Media Group, the AIM listed TV and branded content producer, today announced the termination of merger talks with the restructured AIM listed online video distribution company Brave Bison... Read more
Published 12th Jun 2017, 08:52

Porta finalises new Clydesdale bank facility

Porta Communications has formally implemented the revolving credit facility with Clydesdale Bank that was foreshadowed in its announcement last week and, in doing so, has arranged with its existing... Read more
Published 11th Jun 2017, 19:25

Who is funding Oliver’s expansion?

Almost three months’ delay in filing its 2016 accounts has left observers in the dark about how the acquisitive Inside Ideas Group – previously known as Oliver Marketing (Group) - is funding its... Read more
Published 10th Jun 2017, 07:48

comScore adds five non exec directors ahead of amending accounts

comScore, the US audience measurement company, has appointed five heavy weight non-executive directors ahead of publishing its delayed accounts for last year and revised results for the three... Read more
Published 8th Jun 2017, 13:28

Porta agrees terms for new bank loan

Porta Communications is close to replacing its existing working capital and invoice discounting facilities with a new £3.3 million revolving credit facility being finalised with Clydesdale... Read more
Published 8th Jun 2017, 10:44

Another annual meeting, another dodging of WPP’s succession plan

Prior to last year’s annual meeting, WPP’s new chairman Roberto Quarta shared his views about management succession: “Succession planning must consider two scenarios: a planned process of... Read more
Published 8th Jun 2017, 10:23

Sorrell faces continuing investor unease

WPP’s highly successful chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell was treated to another dose of shareholder unease at yesterday’s annual meeting. Over 20% of shareholders voted against the approval... Read more
Published 7th Jun 2017, 13:10

Intermarketing sale likely to have commanded eight figure value

The US based Advantage Sales and Marketing Group has acquired the fast growing Leeds based Intermarketing Group as part of its declared intention of acquiring investments in field marketing and... Read more