Sector Share Prices

Free Published 13th Jul 2018, 18:18

Shares in publicly listed marketing companies lost a small amount of ground in the month to 12 July, in line with the FTSE All-Share Index. The FTSE All-Share Index fell by 1.06% while the... 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 13th Jul 2018, 12:36

TAG acquisition price suggests it made a £0.7m profit

Next Fifteen Communications Group is paying a multiple of five times the average historic profit before tax and interest to acquire Technical Associates Group (TAG), the umbrella name for a group of... Read more
Published 13th Jul 2018, 12:16

Huntsworth shares doubled their value in last year

It’s just over two years since Paul Taaffe was hired by Huntsworth to replace Lord Chadlington as chief executive officer and the share price suggests the appointment has been good news for... Read more
Published 11th Jul 2018, 08:11

Information Commissioner to prosecute SCL Elections

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is planning to commence a criminal prosecution of SCL Elections for failing to deal properly with a subject access request from Professor David... Read more
Published 10th Jul 2018, 18:46

Sorrell completes first acquisition: no earnout element

Sir Martin Sorrell’s new acquisition vehicle S4 Capital has completed its first deal by acquiring the Amsterdam based “creative production” agency MediaMonks Multimedia Holding. And,... Read more
Published 10th Jul 2018, 14:07

Jaywing suffering from depressed UK demand

As anticipated in the wake of last November’s profit warning, the AIM listed marketing, analytics and risk management agency Jaywing has announced a loss of £1.1 million for the year to 31 March... Read more
Published 7th Jul 2018, 20:48

Publicis lops £0.3m off 2017 revenue as it follows WPP’s lead

After several years of campaigning by WPP, Publicis Groupe has now been obliged to accept the case for deducting all pass-through costs from revenue when publishing its financial results.  The... Read more
Published 4th Jul 2018, 16:34

Sorrell to raise £1 billion for acquisitions: first deal is near

Sir Martin Sorrell’s new acquisition vehicle S4Capital is planning to raise £1 billion in additional share capital to fund acquisitions, one of which is already in the pipeline. It has already... Read more
Published 3rd Jul 2018, 02:45

Interpublic paying $2.3bn to buy Acxiom‘s data management business

Interpublic is paying $2.3 billion in cash to acquire the US database marketing division of Acxiom Corporation, known as Acxiom Marketing Services or AMS. The deal is a major investment by... Read more
Published 2nd Jul 2018, 16:10

Another round of musical chairs at Matomy Media

Harel Beit-On has resigned as chairman of the AIM listed Israeli digital advertising sales business Matomy Media Group.  In an announcement this morning, Matomy cited “personal reasons” for... Read more
Published 30th Jun 2018, 00:22

Comms division leads Accenture growth

The publicly listed management consultancy Accenture, that has recently been investing in marketing and digital agencies, reported a 17.3% improvement in gross income from its communications, media... Read more