Posts Tagged ‘WPP’

Published 2nd Jul 2015, 15:49

Balance sheets of publicly listed UK marketing groups edging towards greater vulnerability

Balance sheets of over 80% of publicly listed marketing companies in the UK had become more vulnerable at their latest accounting year end than one year previously, according to a measure applied in... Read more
Published 18th Jun 2015, 09:48

WPP increases stake in TechEdge

WPP has increased its shareholding in TechEdge, the Danish supplier of software that enables TV audience measurement data to be analysed. WPP acquired a 20% shareholding in TechEdge shortly after... Read more
Published 15th Jun 2015, 15:29

Dentsu Aegis to acquire loss-making e-commerce tech specialist

Dentsu Aegis Network has agreed to acquire the loss-making e-commerce technology specialist eCommera Global from a company in which WPP has a minority shareholding. eCommera Global is a... Read more
Published 13th Jun 2015, 13:04

Sector share prices: June 2015

Political and economic factors that have depressed the FTSE All-Share Index in recent weeks appear to have subdued shares in the marketing sector also.    However, the sector's MSFI Index... Read more
Published 11th Jun 2015, 17:06

WPP attacks short-termism as shareholders remain uneasy with board remuneration

WPP pleaded with clients and investors to focus more on long-term investment objectives and less on short-term performance at its annual meeting this week as it warned of a continuation of... Read more
Published 1st Jun 2015, 07:53

Bids and Deals: June 2015

WPP has acquired a majority stake in the US-based experiential sales promotion agency SET Management (trading as SET Creative) that recently acquired Flourish Creative in the UK and earned revenues... Read more
Published 19th May 2015, 22:58

WPP pursues sports marketing acquisition despite Chime stake

WPP is continuing its drive into the sports marketing sector despite holding a 20% stake in, and a board seat at, the UK public company Chime Communications that carries on similar... Read more
Published 14th May 2015, 08:29

Sector share prices: May 2015

The marketing sector’s MSFI Index of share price movements remained almost unchanged at 55.2 in the month to 12 May 2015 while the FTSE All-Share Index slipped back slightly. Holding back the... Read more
Published 7th May 2015, 09:12

Bids and Deals: May 2015

WPP’s wholly-owned operating companies Kinetic and GroupM have agreed to acquire a majority stake in the French outdoor media buying agency Financiere Poster that employs 25 people and had revenue... Read more
Published 5th May 2015, 23:25

Havas boosts revenue by 20.6%: growth rate second only to Publicis

Havas achieved a 20.6% increase in revenue in the first quarter of 2015 by comparison with the corresponding period in 2014.  The growth rate was second only to Publicis. Half of the... Read more