Breakfast Briefing: A UK fincomms shop is latest deal for Finn Partners; Dentsu earnings

Plus: Teen journalists write the stories of children killed by gun violence in the year since Parkland.

Another deal for Finn Partners. The agency has acquired London-based financial specialist shop Moorgate Communications in its fourth acquisition in just more than a year. Moorgate has 16 staffers and revenue of about $1.7 million annually. Its clients include Deutsche Bank and S&P Global.

Dentsu Group has posted 3.4% organic revenue growth for FY 2018. Japan was up 2.1% in the period, while the Dentsu Aegis Network showed 4.3% revenue growth. Underlying operating profit dropped 6.5% to $1.4 billion. The holding company forecasted underlying operating profit growth of 2.7% this year, with 1.3% growth in Japan and 4.3% internationally.

It’s been one year since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In the 12 months since one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, 200 teen journalists have compiled the stories of children killed by gun violence in a project spearheaded by The Miami Herald and nonprofit The Trace with support from McClatchy and other news organizations.

KPMG and the Institute for Public Relations have issued a report on women’s leadership in the PR industry. Topline findings include respondents saying that women continue to feel excluded from the "boys club" environment in the workplace, and that both men and women acknowledged a pay gap and feel pressure to be "always on."

Iowa and New Hampshire are months away, but Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is winning the early Democratic social media primary. From November 12 to February 12, Harris was searched for twice as much as Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and articles about Harris have received the most social media interactions, according to Axios.

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