Sector Share Prices

MSFI Index 12Dec17
Free Published 12th Dec 2017, 22:42

Shares of marketing services companies continued to gain value in the month to 12 December as the sector’s MSFI Index improved by a further 2.13%.  In the same period the FTSE All-Share Index... 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 30th Nov 2017, 10:23

Mixed performance at St Ives in first quarter

St Ives, the stock market listed marketing and book printing group, announced today that revenue in its first quarter to 3 November had improved by 4% over the equivalent period in 2016. However,... Read more
Published 30th Nov 2017, 08:49

Dentsu’s CFO stepping down as an executive officer

Shoichi Nakamoto, a Dentsu vice president and its chief financial officer, will cease to be an executive officer of the company at the end of this month when the company implements its annual process... Read more
Published 29th Nov 2017, 20:51

Reach4Entertainment to seek more share capital

Reach4Entertainment Enterprises, the AIM listed entertainment marketing group, confirmed today that it is seeking additional share capital by way of a stock market placing and that the placing price... Read more
Published 28th Nov 2017, 15:31

comScore’s Fulgoni: now you see him, now you don’t

Gian Fulgoni, the co-founder of the US audience measurement company comScore, has created a further development in the game of musical chairs being played by senior executives of the... Read more
Published 27th Nov 2017, 20:46

Further evidence emerges of Investis refinancing

Further evidence has emerged that Investis Topco, parent company of the on-line corporate communications group, entered into new funding arrangements prior to signing off its 2016 accounts that still... Read more
Published 23rd Nov 2017, 22:21

Rump of Bell Pottinger to be liquidated: £10m deficiency

Administrators of the failed high profile public relations consultancy Bell Pottinger Private propose to put the company into liquidation after estimating there will be a deficiency of £10 million... Read more
Published 23rd Nov 2017, 14:49

MSQ’s balance sheet slimmer after further restructuring and £1.1m loss

MSQ Partners Group, the company set up by the management to buy out Media Square from the administrators in 2011, has shed further elements of its business, leaving the residual units generating a... Read more
Published 22nd Nov 2017, 20:09

dotDigital pays initial £11m for multi-channel messaging software creator

AIM listed email marketing specialist dotDigital Group has acquired the Cheltenham based Comapi group of companies that has developed software to enable businesses to communicate with their consumers... Read more
Published 21st Nov 2017, 15:29

Jaywing issues profit warning as it feels economic draught

Recent economic uncertainty has had an adverse impact on revenue at the AIM listed marketing, analytics and risk management agency Jaywing, resulting in the group reporting a loss of £376,000 for... Read more
Published 21st Nov 2017, 14:20

CyberGhost changes raise questions about Crossrider’s latest acquisition

AIM listed online advertising, security software and app distribution company Crossrider has made senior management changes at its recently acquired Romanian subsidiary CyberGhost and bought out... Read more