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.

21 October 2015

Jargon still a bitter pill for many

A new day of reckoning is upon us as communicators. A new reminder to commit to clarity and watch our words. No more utilising, away with leveraging; triage be gone. Time to drop the jargon, especially if you regularly communicate with the wider community about health. Yesterday was Drop the…

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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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20 June 2014

Healthy communication makes a big difference

Above: Professor Ian Cumming OBE, Chief Executive of Health Education England I have a real soft spot for good speakers. There is something invigorating about listening to informative, entertaining people who really know how to engage an audience. The People in Health Summit in Melbourne last May had more than its fair…

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1 May 2014

Is your ATSI communication missing a few letters?

We recently had the pleasure of working with a national client to develop a strategy for communicating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) communities about a serious health issue. The strategy was informed by primary research, which included focus groups with ATSI community members and interviews with health professionals…

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