Sector Share Prices

Free Published 13th Feb 2019, 22:50

Prices of shares in most publicly traded marketing services companies made modest progress in the month to 12 February as the FTSE All-Share Index improved by 2.79%.  Nevertheless, the... 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 25th Feb 2019, 16:13

Global Data loses £12.3 million: group partially reliant on advanced invoicing

Global Data, the AIM listed market intelligence provider in which chief executive Mike Danson has a 68.6% shareholding, continued its loss-making performance in the second half of 2018, concluding... Read more
Published 23rd Feb 2019, 00:53

Lower expectations from acquisitions added 30% to Dentsu Aegis Network’s 2017 profit

Dentsu Aegis Network, the international arm of Japan based Dentsu that was led by Jerry Buhlmann until the start of this year, included £91.7 million of “finance income” in its 2017 accounts... Read more
Published 22nd Feb 2019, 13:37

r4e buys profitable entertainment marketing agency

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises has agreed to acquire the London-based entertainment marketing agency Agency Press that trades as Sold Out for a maximum price of £10 million. Under the terms... Read more
Published 19th Feb 2019, 21:34

dotDigital’s profit growth diluted by Comapi disappointment

dotDigital Group, the AIM listed email marketing company, reported a 22.9% increase in gross income and a 13.4% increase in operating profit for the half-year to 31 December 2018. The operating... Read more
Published 19th Feb 2019, 12:37

Dentsu buys BJL parent: value estimated at £7m

Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired the entire share capital of Hallco 990, the Manchester based holding company of advertising agency BJL Group.  No terms of the deal have been disclosed, but... Read more
Published 14th Feb 2019, 18:23

Lévy’s family company bids for Publicis subsidiary Proximedia

Publicis Groupe announced today that it has entered into exclusive negotiations to sell its Proximedia subsidiary to Ycor, a company set up by former Publicis chairman Maurice Lévy with €30... Read more
Published 14th Feb 2019, 16:56

Dentsu’s profit falls by 14.4% despite revenue growth

Dentsu improved its gross income by 6.3% in 2018 but its post-tax profit for the year fell by 14.4% to $810 million. The disproportionate increase in operating costs was attributed by the company to... Read more
Published 14th Feb 2019, 11:08

Kin + Carta sells Redditch warehouse for £7.2m

Kin + Carta, the AIM listed digital communications company that evolved from the former St Ives printing business, has sold its Redditch warehouse for “greater than expected” net proceeds of... Read more
Published 13th Feb 2019, 15:49

Tax cut boosts Interpublic’s 2018 profit

A $72 million cut in tax costs enabled The Interpublic Group of Companies to increase its post-tax profit by 11.6% in 2018 to $618.9 million, despite incurring much bigger exceptional costs than in... Read more
Published 13th Feb 2019, 00:11

Ebiquity’s 2018 results to be hit by ongoing costs of sold business

Ebiquity, the AIM listed marketing performance monitoring specialist, said today that its 2018 results would be adversely affected by the “need to fulfil contractual obligations to provide support... Read more