Brooke Clay Taylor
A creative, producer, wife, new mom, and newly knighted breast cancer warrior.
BASED IN EASTERN OKLAHOMA
• Hi. I’m Brooke •
ADVENTURER + HOMEBODY
I was raised on rural route three out past where the blacktop ends, and now I am traveling the world as a strategist, producer, and creative for agriculture and food industries. It's about time I put that master's degree in international agriculture to good use, am I right?
A transplant by nature – home was first surrounded by soybeans and corn.
Then by the power of the witness relocation program, I became accustomed to a life of black cows, wheat pastures, and cowboys. White Label, Polo wearin’, "smells like freshly cut hay" – cowboys.
While not completely true, that is the story I told my sixth-grade class when I didn't have a strong reason for my family's move to Oklahoma.
After 5 years – and two degrees in Stillwater, America - I packed my gas-guzzling SUV and moved to the thriving metropolis of Oklahoma City, where Rural Gone Urban got its start.
After stints in Charlotte, Austin, and Nashville, I’ve found a home base in rural eastern Oklahoma where I live with my wildlife lovin’ husband, new baby girl, a beast of a chocolate lab, and my ranch dog, Molly.
At 8 a.m. on July 22, 2019, biopsy results confirmed I had invasive ductal breast cancer.
At 2:04 p.m., my sweet baby girl, Elsie James, joined the world via c-section so we could march head-on into battle with cancer.
We’re just getting started, but we sure could use your prayers, advice, support, and, most of all, community.
Rural Gone Urban Consulting
Consumers are confused and critics are passionate, and while you’re busy building a brand, team, and culture — marketing communications falls to the bottom of your to-do list. We teach companies how to execute digital strategy alongside analog events and traditional media, so your story can grow in the hearts of consumers.
If you’re a small business living on high cotton and confusion, you’ve come to the right place. You have an online presence and you know it’s important to engage where your customers already are, but you’re unsure how to successfully bring your brand’s purpose — and personality — online. You know tweets are a thing, brand advocates are important to have, and great content never hurt anybody. Except, you're not sure how to do that in a way that’s honest, original, and memorable.
Together, we’ll create a strategy that serves your brand and satisfies your community.
Regardless of time zone, zip code, or area code, dreamers and doers are evoking positive change in their rural communities.
Through relationships, businesses, social media, and Rolodexes - and, yes, even their location - rural influencers are making a tremendous impact - an impact that is not limited to their city limit sign. From health and wellness to policy, and from small businesses to global ventures, the Ruralist is comprised of true change-makers who, honestly, would be embarrassed to make the list. (Their grandparents, though, will absolutely press print and hang it on the refrigerator.)
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Created for storytellers and content creators.
The workshops are ideal for influencers, bloggers, and professional communicators with farm, ranching, or rural backgrounds who curate engaging online communities through common off-the-farm interests.