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Fifty Years From Today, What Will You Say?

Fifty Years From Today, What Will You Say?

This Wednesday, April 4, marks the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. As we reflect on his life’s work, the movement he led, and the action his legacy inspired, we must ask ourselves: how …

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Stay Woke 2.0: Intersectionality during Women’s History Month and…

Stay Woke 2.0: Intersectionality during Women’s History Month and Beyond

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” – Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist, and civil rights activist.

This quote has been on t-shirts, cardboard signs, and referenced on …

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Rise & Shine: Brand Activism is the New Norm
Rise & Shine: Brand Activism is the New Norm

Rise & Shine: Brand Activism is the New Norm

Today, a company’s purpose is table stakes – values lead, actions define.  Gone are the days of companies limiting themselves to cautiously phrased corporate statements on safe, noncontroversial social issues.  They’re now raising their voices on prominent sociopolitical issues …

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#NeverAgain: Three things you can do TODAY to fight…

#NeverAgain: Three things you can do TODAY to fight the gun lobby

In the days since one of the most horrific episodes of gun violence in modern history took place in Parkland, Florida, there has been a rollercoaster of emotions as we as a nation process the latest in what seems to …

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The Fiercest Advocates

The Fiercest Advocates

“In the end, anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing—anti-humanism.” Shirley Chisholm

Before, during and since 1968, black women have been, and continue to be, the fiercest and first champions of intersectional feminism, racial …

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The Arc of Justice – From 1968, to 2018,…

The Arc of Justice – From 1968, to 2018, and Beyond

In 1968, protest found its voice in demonstrations all across America. With sit-ins, strikes, boycotts, marches and riots, people began to say, “enough,” in ways that could not be ignored. It was the voice lifted from communities fed up with …

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Fenton Welcomes Laura Dawn as Senior Creative Consultant

Fenton Welcomes Laura Dawn as Senior Creative Consultant

We’re excited to announce that Laura Dawn will join our team as a Senior Creative Consultant. Laura brings a wealth of experience creating transformative and innovative cultural campaigns, and is a veteran storyteller for the progressive movement.

Laura is the …

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The Role of “Curators” in Social Good Communications

The Role of “Curators” in Social Good Communications

These days, the possibilities for social good communications work are more numerous, and more interesting, than ever before. With powerful computers in the hands of average citizens, there are infinite opportunities for storytelling. Selfies, tweets, art, and music circle the …

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The Future of Social Good—4 Trends in Using Technology…

The Future of Social Good—4 Trends in Using Technology for Good

In September, Fenton joined the brightest minds in innovation at this year’s Social Good Summit, sponsored by Mashable, the United Nations Foundation, and the United Nations Development Programme, and hosted at the 92Y in New York

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The Challenge of Climate Communications

The Challenge of Climate Communications

At a recent meeting of The Global Friends, a consortium of preeminent Chinese and American philanthropists leading the effort to address climate change, Fenton Communications founder, David Fenton, spoke about the challenges of communicating about this crucial issue in …

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Scott Beaudoin will head ACTIO, a New Fenton Company

Scott Beaudoin will head ACTIO, a New Fenton Company

Shifting the Paradigm from Corporate Responsibility to Corporate Action

Moving Companies from a Marketing or Corporate-Led Approach to a Values-Driven Approach

Socio-Political Graphing Methodology to Guide Brands through Issue Areas 

As part of our ongoing commitment to societal change, Fenton …

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Fenton Acquires Public Interest Communications Firm PR & Company

Fenton Acquires Public Interest Communications Firm PR & Company

Merger Grows Fenton’s Work In Philanthropy, Education and EdTech Sectors;
Pat Reilly to Join Change Research as a Principal

Fenton, a founding member of the Collegium network, has acquired the Bay Area public interest communications agency PR & Company, expanding …

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American Carnage: Las Vegas

American Carnage: Las Vegas

I use words for a living. But following the massacre of innocents at a country music concert in Las Vegas, they are painfully inadequate. The easily accessible ones: sick, angry, despondent, they don’t come close, and I am merely a …

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National Advocacy & Progressive Communications Leader Bryan Miller to…

National Advocacy & Progressive Communications Leader Bryan Miller to Lead Fenton’s San Francisco Office

Fenton is excited for Bryan Miller to join our team as the new Managing Director of our San Francisco office. Bryan is a nationally recognized expert in progressive communications and advocacy.

Prior to joining Fenton, Bryan served as Senior Vice …

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Up to the Challenge

Up to the Challenge

Fenton and Common Pool Announce New Partnership Focused on Prizes and Competitions for Foundations, Government and Corporate Social Change Clients

It’s an old adage – when faced with a problem, you can choose to see the situation as half-full or …

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Getting the Public to Act and Vote on Climate

Getting the Public to Act and Vote on Climate

Why do only 17% of Americans and 15% of Chinese think climate change is an urgent problem, when it’s the most urgent problem facing humanity? David Fenton explores the reasons, and what to do about it, in this 15 minute …

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Fenton Names Zain Habboo as new Chief Digital Officer

Fenton Names Zain Habboo as new Chief Digital Officer

New Chief Digital Officer Brings Deep Creative & Social Good Experience to Fenton

We’re excited to announce that Zain Habboo will join our team as Fenton’s new Chief Digital Officer! Zain brings with her 20 years of creative, diplomatic and …

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Fenton Names Ben Wyskida as New CEO

Fenton Names Ben Wyskida as New CEO

Progressive Communications Strategist to Lead Social Change Firm; Current CEO Michael Huttner To Assume New Role at Fenton 

Big news! We’re excited to announce progressive communications strategist Ben Wyskida, as our next CEO. Ben is an accomplished political strategist and …

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