Sector Share Prices

Free Published 13th Mar 2018, 00:35

Share price movements in the marketing sector were somewhat erratic in the month to 12 March, with roughly half of the shares making significant gains while most of the others made significant... 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

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

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 6th Mar 2018, 13:50

r4e’s bank grants waiver for Q3 covenant breach

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises, the AIM listed entertainment marketing group, confirmed today that its bank PNC Financial Services UK has formally agreed to issue a waiver of its rights in... Read more
Published 6th Mar 2018, 12:25

Big Huntsworth turnaround provides chairman Mapp’s swansong

Huntsworth has transformed its financial performance since 2016 from a post-tax loss of £18.2 million to a post-tax profit of £15.7 million, the company announced today, along with the news that... Read more
Published 5th Mar 2018, 10:56

St Ives sells loss-making sales promotion businesses

St Ives, the stock market listed marketing and book printing group, has sold most of its loss-making sales promotion businesses to SelmerBridge for approximately £6 million, depending on any further... Read more
Published 1st Mar 2018, 15:04

Abnormal gains disguise WPP’s flat performance in 2017

WPP is planning for flat like-for-like revenue and a flat operating profit margin in 2018 after experiencing a static underlying operating profit in 2017, the company announced as it published its... Read more
Published 28th Feb 2018, 10:26

dotDigital’s expansion temporarily erodes margins

dotDigital Group’s acquisition of the Comapi group of companies and its multi-channel messaging software had an initial adverse impact on the group’s operating profit margin in the half year to... Read more
Published 27th Feb 2018, 20:26

Ebiquity appoints replacement chairman

Ebiquity, the AIM listed marketing performance monitoring specialist, has appointed Rob Woodward (58) as non-executive director and chairman designate, with effect from 1 March 2018. He will succeed... Read more
Published 27th Feb 2018, 20:14

Jaywing invests more down under

Three months after issuing a profit warning Jaywing, the UK-based digital agency that specialises in the application of data science, has agreed to acquire at least 75% of the Australian digital... Read more
Published 27th Feb 2018, 19:40

Now WPP consolidates Cohn & Wolfe with Burson-Marsteller

After recent moves to consolidate its design and research businesses, WPP today announced the consolidation of two major public relations consultancies – Cohn & Wolfe and Burson-Marsteller –... Read more
Published 27th Feb 2018, 09:10

Global Data loses £2.2m after £5.3m share scheme charge

Global Data, the publicly listed market intelligence provider controlled by Mike Danson, lost another £1.6 million in the second half of 2017, bringing the total loss for the year to almost £2.2... Read more
Published 24th Feb 2018, 13:20

Leagas Delaney reveals £0.8m loss in overdue and incomplete accounts

Leagas Delaney, the parent company of the advertising agency group controlled by veteran creative director Tim Delaney, reported a group loss attributable to its shareholders of £0.8 million for... Read more