TR Brogunier, Writer / Media Consultant
The foundation of a brand is image. The development of brand is narrative. TR is a creator of both. TR’s writing and cultural analysis has appeared in publications all over the United States. Since his first paid photography commission in 1994, TR has been publishing some of the most culturally distinct photography work in his field. His work is featured in New York galleries; national advertising campaigns by prominent US agencies; and used as iconography by international companies and organizations.
TR’s career highlights include work as a photographer at Melissa River’s 1999 NYC Plaza wedding; being contracted by Monica Lewinsky and M. Night Shyamalan (for very different events); a friendly bathroom conversation with David Byrne (on an early date with Cindy Sherman); a 2001 solo photography show at Sebastian Junger’s Manhattan Chelsea gallery; commissioned documentary of portraits in over 200 New York City parks in The Bronx, Staten Island and Queens in 2003; and several solo shows in Minneapolis and the Atlanta area of landscape murals from 2007-present.
After moving to the Atlanta metro in 2010, Brogunier began creating photo content specifically for business clients on social media. This shift to a content-based approach opened up an opportunity to utilize his background as an Oberlin College English major and son of a Professor of English Literature to begin writing content for business clients. Creating brand with content has evolved into a passion. Brogunier has been authoring public relations and utilizing media outlets for organizational marketing ever since. Brogunier loves the challenge of creating durable brands in a media environment that demands brands interact and respond to any relevant attack, crisis or outrage.
Since moving to Georgia, work includes photographing and promoting the work of Michael Stipe & Mike Mills of R.E.M., Jeremy Ayers, Kai Reidl of Moogfest, Neutral Milk Hotel, Olivia Tremor Control, Laura Carter of Elf Power and Orange Twin, Vanessa Briscoe Hay / Michael Lachowski of Pylon, Powerkompany, Slingshot Festival and others. TR produced and managed public relations, photography, and media for the 2014 and 2015 series of art retrospectives in Athens, Georgia organized by a foundation Art Rocks Athens. These events spanned over years and included performances from modern dance to The Pylon Re-enactment Society, Love Tractor and Cindy Wilson of the B-52’s. TR worked closely with Keith Bennett, art director for the B-52’s and Cindy Wilson’s stylist D.A. Sims to produce fashion events based on B-52’s outfits for the retrospective series, along with major painting, film, photography and fine art shows.
Today, Brogunier works as brand developer and all-platform media strategist at Flood Content.
Accolades and Accreditation
- Featured a21 Group Photographer, 2001, talent awards
- American Society of Media Photographers MSP 20 Under 40, 2005, talent awards
- Mentor, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, charitable giving
- Nancy Davis Trots for Tots, Business Sponsorship
- Casa di Amistad, Fundraising Committee
- Project SAFE, Business Sponsorship
- Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Certified Service
- Alliance for Integrity Certified Business
- LLC Incorporated Business
- Allstate Insured Business
Shonie Kuykendall, Photographer
Shonie (pronounced shawn-ee) Kuykendall earned her bachelor’s of art in photography at the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2014. Since then she has photographed for The Laurel and numerous events including regional weddings.
Kuykendall has the ability to work unobtrusively in business environments while capturing emotive, telling portraits and stories that work perfectly in traditional and social media. She also has a knack for capturing genuine candids and making people laugh. Shonie is a constantly doing new projects and creating elegant images for shear joy and passion. We look forward to incorporating Shonie’s smart, contemporary imagery into your brand identity.
Jim Thomas, Contributor
Jim Thomas is a retired lawyer living in Decatur, Georgia whose career spanned law practices in Savannah, Dublin, and Atlanta, Georgia. He is an author, speaker and authority on the subject of integrity and has spoken over 100 times to groups across the country on the subject. In his years as a lawyer, Jim witnessed many business owners getting deep into lawsuits that could have been avoided if they had practiced the basic tenants of integrity while conducting business. After a career witnessing lives and businesses seriously compromised by failures of integrity, Jim decided to devote his life’s work to promoting a vision of integrity in the workplace and in daily life.
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A Little Background
In development as a regional media resource since 2014, Flood Content is a network of service providers working for regional and national media who are improving the quality of the media environment. We make our services available to businesses who want their story of the value their business brings to customers and communities to be shared with the public. On the ground, our territory is the Southeast US. In the air, we service clients across the country as occasions arise.