Sector Share Prices

Free Published 17th Sep 2018, 21:39

Shares in the marketing sector outperformed the FTSE All-Share Index for the third successive month in the period to 12 September.   The sector’s MSFI Index improved by 3.71% to 82.4 (Jan 2001:... 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 19th Sep 2018, 00:13

Albion to retain identity following Forsman & Bodenfors merger

UK marketing agency Albion Communications will retain its own identity following the absorption of its US parent company Kirshenbaum, Bond, Senecal + Partners (KBS) into its fellow MDC Partners... Read more
Published 18th Sep 2018, 15:08

Exceptional charges of £2.5m follow Scott’s exit from Be Heard

Termination payments, impairment charges and unexplained “legacy write-offs” accounted for almost £2.5 million of the £3.5 million operating loss incurred by the Be Heard Group in the half year... Read more
Published 12th Sep 2018, 23:55

Kauffman stepping down as MDC CEO

MDC Partners, the Canada based marketing group that has slipped back into heavy losses after brief signs of a potential recovery, has announced the impending replacement of its current chairman and... Read more
Published 11th Sep 2018, 23:03

Sorrell advised that MediaMonks deal hasn’t broken WPP confidentiality agreement

WPP’s former chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell does not expect any successful claim to be made against him by his former employer for a breach of a confidentiality agreement that is alleged to... Read more
Published 10th Sep 2018, 10:56

US agency Crowley Webb accuses media of TV price fixing

Buffalo based advertising agency Crowley Webb & Associates has initiated a class action against various US media seeking damages and an injunction after they allegedly shared information and... Read more
Published 5th Sep 2018, 11:35

Porta Communications loses another £2m as revenue declines

AIM listed public relations group Porta Communications lost another £2 million in the first half of 2018 as it struggled to consolidate past acquisitions and refinance its expensive... Read more
Published 5th Sep 2018, 10:03

Peter Scott leaves Be Heard Group

Peter Scott has relinquished his role as chief executive of Be Heard Group and departed from the company with immediate effect.   Scott is the last of the group’s founders to step down, following... Read more
Published 4th Sep 2018, 10:58

Read to address WPP’s under-performing US businesses

WPP’s new chief executive officer Mark Read has committed himself to addressing the group’s disappointing performance in the United States in presenting the group’s half year results to 30... Read more
Published 3rd Sep 2018, 08:37

Read confirmed as WPP’s new chief executive

WPP this morning formally confirmed the appointment of Mark Read as the group’s new chief executive in succession to Sir Martin Sorrell. The appointment had been rumoured since last week (see... Read more
Published 31st Aug 2018, 10:41

Sorrell successor to be announced within weeks

The appointment of a successor to Sir Martin Sorrell as chief executive of WPP is expected to be announced within the next few weeks when the group has completed negotiations with the preferred... Read more