Posts Tagged ‘Private Plums’

Published 1st Mar 2019, 20:36

Marketing Services Financial Intelligence closing

On 31 January we announced that an approach had been received by a party expressing interest in taking over publication of Marketing Services Financial Intelligence and thereby avoiding closure. ... Read more
Published 14th Jan 2019, 17:20

Publisher’s announcement

After 18 years in print or digital format, Marketing Services Financial Intelligence will be closing at the end of January.  The decision has been a difficult one and is driven primarily by the time... Read more
Published 4th Dec 2018, 07:31

2018 survey due this week

Every year we assess the financial credentials of some 60 privately-owned marketing agencies and award them up to eight Private Plums, depending on the quality of their financial performance. ... Read more
Published 28th Dec 2017, 15:23

Maher Bird blames Brexit for £0.5m loss

Digital marketing agency Maher Bird Holdings has blamed Brexit for its “uncharacteristically difficult” year in 2016.  Turnover fell by 27.5% as uncertainty arising from the referendum outcome... Read more
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
Published 16th Jan 2017, 12:17

Zone gets a Head

Zone, the expansionist digital agency lead by executive chairman James Freedman and backed by the Business Growth Fund, has added Head London to its clutch of acquisitions. No financial details of... Read more
Published 8th Jan 2017, 19:17

Good Agency says goodbye to backers and profit…while Fraser Scales grows by 50%

Two of the initial backers left the charity communications agency The Good Agency Group Holdings at the end of 2015, just before the company reported a slump in profit. After earning a... Read more
Published 23rd Nov 2016, 15:28

The Creston conundrum: is private better than public?

It is a curious coincidence that the publicly listed marketing group Creston announced plans to leave the stock market in the same week as Marketing Services Financial Intelligence announced its 2016... Read more
Published 18th Nov 2016, 16:43

The7Stars UK media agency dazzles again

The media agency The7Stars UK and TRBR (owner of The Red Brick Road advertising agency) have shared this year’s top award for their financial credentials in our annual review designed to promote... Read more
Published 10th Nov 2015, 09:55

Publicis buys another juicy British Plum

Hot on the heels of the latest publication of “Private Plums” by Marketing Services Financial Intelligence, one of the highest scoring agencies has been bought by Publicis Groupe. Healthcare... Read more