The Fenton blog is a multi-author, multi-purpose playground: you’ll find thoughts on the latest issues affecting the sectors we work in, personal interest stories, and practical communication tips.

25 May 2017

Literally a ‘day’ every day

Many years ago, on an unremarkable Tuesday, I read a tweet: Happy Banana Pancake Day! Yum, I thought. Odd, but yum. I mentioned the tweet to a colleague and her response stuck with me ever since. ‘There is literally a day every day,’ she sighed. While many might lament the…

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8 November 2016

Changing minds about violence against women

F-words is a place on our blog where we share opinions on topics we care about. In Australia, violence against women is no longer regarded as a purely domestic problem. We now recognise it as a criminal justice problem, a social problem and importantly, a public health problem. Statistics for…

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3 September 2015

Diabetes care – the question of cultural influence

I recently completed a 12-week work placement at Fenton Communications as part of a Master of Public Health degree. During my placement I worked on a project looking at diabetes in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. The project surveyed health professionals to see if they would value communication resources…

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11 August 2014

The science behind people-watching

Bias + incentives + context = behaviour economics

What do a $300,000-Maserati and a job centre in Essex have in common? More than you might think. Both have been exquisitely analysed by a growing sector of people watchers applying principles of behaviour economics to the theatre of human transaction, and both were subjects in a riveting conference I…

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