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C.C. Chapman

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Shooting My Son’s Senior Portraits

As a photographer, I love to be out shooting with my cameras. When on assignment, the stress factor always goes up a bit. Will I get the shot I need? Will the talent work with me? What if something goes wrong? All of those are natural and part of the photography business. It is one thing to...

Shooting My Son’s Senior PortraitsC.C. Chapman

A Simple Weekend

The majority of the weekend was spent feet up in the sun room reading The Accidental Life: An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers on my kindle. The stories and style hit home and fuel my desire to write more and fear less. There were pork chops on the grill and fresh corn beside them. Cold...

A Simple WeekendC.C. Chapman

Remaining Positive in a Less Than Happy World

Turn on your television or look at a news site and you are guaranteed to see something that upsets you. It doesn't matter which side of the aisle you lean, team you root for or flag you salute. There is a never ending stream of bad news that will bother you. I've talked before about how...

Remaining Positive in a Less Than Happy WorldC.C. Chapman

Family Fun at Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival

The beach is the last place I personally go for family fun during the summer. Sure, the ocean is beautiful and there is always endless people watching at the beach, but sitting on a blanket, melting in the sun is not my idea of a fun day. So, when I partnered up again this summer with...

Family Fun at Revere Beach Sand Sculpting FestivalC.C. Chapman

Being Prepared To Fear Less

The other day I placed a new order from Serepick because I wanted a set of lock picks in my car. Upon arrival, I added them to my ITS Trauma Kit that I keep in my center console. I was discussing this with some in my family and received a familiar smile and head shake. I ignored it...

Being Prepared To Fear LessC.C. Chapman

Giving the Cobbler’s Kids Some Shoes

We all know the old story about the cobbler being so busy making shoes for customers, that his own children had none. When it comes to online strategies and marketing programs this is how it has always been around here for me. Always helping clients set up and execute things, while neglecting my own. Today that changes. Yesterday,...

Giving the Cobbler’s Kids Some ShoesC.C. Chapman

Death Inspires Living

July was a rough month all around me. It began with the tragic death of a nineteen year old and ended with the peaceful passing of a seventy eight year old. Two ends of the spectrum of life. Leaving behind heart broken friends and family. Reflection is part of my daily life. I think about things. Looking...

Death Inspires LivingC.C. Chapman

Rough Streets of Neverland

I arrived home and walking up to the front door I saw this on our stairs. A pipe cleaner Tinker Bell. She laid there on the cement. Shadows being cast around her. My assumption was that she was the latest artistic creation of my daughter. Probably done at Science Camp that day to entertain the kids. As I...

Rough Streets of NeverlandC.C. Chapman

Eulogy vs. Resume

Earlier this week, I attended Bentley University's Center for Business Ethics 40th Anniversary Conference. One of the speakers was discussing the concept of virtue in the workplace and during his talk he raised the question, "are you more concerned by your resume or your eulogy?" That stuck with me. It hit home. Last night as we sat...

Eulogy vs. ResumeC.C. Chapman

When The Muse Screams

If you are a creative, you've heard the scream of the Muse. Not the simple whisper in your ear or tickle on your heart, but the full blown cry out to be recognized and used. This morning she yelled in all of her fury. Reminding me that while I've been spinning, strategizing and sipping, I haven't been...

When The Muse ScreamsC.C. Chapman

Star Wars Celebration London 2016

Growing up, I always stopped in the toy isle to look at the latest Star Wars toys. I'd lust after them and check them out in detail since I rarely was able to bring one home with me. Hours were spent playing with the toys I did have. Grand battles were fought on my bedroom...

Star Wars Celebration London 2016C.C. Chapman

One Week. All The Emotions.

Last week was one of those series of days that won't soon be forgotten. A roller coaster of emotions brought on events close to home and around the country. There was death, life milestones, anger and happiness. I was shocked as I watched two black Americans be shot and killed by those who are suppose to serve and...

One Week. All The Emotions.C.C. Chapman

Making Sense of the Madness

  It only takes a quick scan of the news to be buried in the madness of our world. This week, I've been hugging my kids a bit longer than usual as neighborhood friends lost their daughter in a horrible accident. Jackie was a GOOD kid determined to do GOOD things in the world. I remember her and...

Making Sense of the MadnessC.C. Chapman

Phases of Financial Freedom

MassMutual asked me to write a post on “financial freedom.” My first thought was that I couldn’t write a post on that topic because Laura and I still think about the bills and how to pay them all the time. The more I pondered it, I realized over the years there have been a couple of...

Phases of Financial FreedomC.C. Chapman

The Road to Yuma

Geocaching is an activity that our family enjoys doing. When out rucking, driving or any time we are someplace new my wife will pull out her phone and see if there are any geocaches around us. We knew we'd be visiting her parents in Arizona this summer, so when she received a notice that one of her...

The Road to YumaC.C. Chapman

A Savings Memory From My Youth Has Me Thinking About Saving Today

Saving is something I’ve never been that great at. When you don’t have much more than what will pay the bills, the idea of saving is great, but it isn’t a reality. The older you grow, the more you realize that putting away even a little bit does help. I think we get lost in...

A Savings Memory From My Youth Has Me Thinking About Saving TodayC.C. Chapman

Raise The Alarm for Minute Man National Historical Park

Growing up in The United States, every child learns about the start of our country and the Revolutionary War. Growing up in New England, we learn about it on a whole new level since it happened in our backyard. Minute Man National Historical Park is home to where some of the first shots of the American...

Raise The Alarm for Minute Man National Historical ParkC.C. Chapman

The First Rays of Morning

Yesterday morning, Emily and I woke early to go to the flea market. The news was reporting on a shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, but there were no details yet so we went on our way. We hit the ATM, grabbed donuts from a local bakery and arrived to discover that the vendors were still setting...

The First Rays of MorningC.C. Chapman

A Visual Postcard From Echo Valley

Ever since the team at Horizon Hobby gave me a Chroma 4k Drone to try out and review I've been eager to take it to one place in the world. That place is Echo Valley in the hills of Vermont. I've written about this magical spot before for one night escapes and Chapman family celebrations. So when...

A Visual Postcard From Echo ValleyC.C. Chapman

Putting My House on the NEST Platform

I'm excited about the wave of new products being released to convert our residences into "smart homes." Watching the space for the last few years has been exciting. While I enjoy bleeding edge technology, when it comes to my home I usually prefer to wait and let others be the first movers in the space. When...

Putting My House on the NEST PlatformC.C. Chapman

Tomorrow Is NOT Promised

Prince died and I'm positive he had more to create and do in his life. Death is coming for all of us and none of us know when we'll take our final breaths and that is why I hit record today so that you could listen to Managing the Gray #147. Links from the show. 30...

Tomorrow Is NOT PromisedC.C. Chapman

Rest In Peace Prince

Photo by Valerie Jardin. There will be two songs played at my funeral. ‘Amazing Grace’ on the bagpipes and ‘Sometimes It Snows In April’ by Prince. Thursday as I closed my lecture at the end of class, my inbox was in the background and the top email’s subject line read “Prince Dead at 57” and...

Rest In Peace PrinceC.C. Chapman

Snapchatting While Driving Makes You a Dangerous Asshole

Every day I see people with one hand on the wheel of their car and the other on their phone. They try to pay attention to the road, but every so often they'll drift, swerve or slow down. It is obvious they can't pay attention. Every study has shown that it is not possible for a...

Snapchatting While Driving Makes You a Dangerous AssholeC.C. Chapman

Rockagator RG-25 40 Liter COVERT Series Bag Review

The outdoors are where I'm happiest and over the years I've had adventures of all sorts and in every sort of weather. One of my favorite activities is canoe camping, where rule 1 is that you want everything to stay dry. This photo is my view on a week long paddle in the Boundary Waters with...

Rockagator RG-25 40 Liter COVERT Series Bag ReviewC.C. Chapman

Our First Year With Nadia

Dogs have a way of becoming an integrated part of yours where it is hard to remember life without them. Today marks a year since Nadia's 'rescue day' and in some ways it feels much longer and at the same time like yesterday. Roxie passing occurred in the middle of dark days for me. On top...

Our First Year With NadiaC.C. Chapman

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C.C. Chapman

Bio

Sketch of C.C. Chapman by Hey Instigator!There are many aspects OF who I am and what I do. Putting together THIS PAGE is one of my least favorite things to write, because talking about myself is not my idea of a fun time.

When asked what I do my current answer is, “I create, teach and motivate people to do more good in the world.”

Of course, that doesn’t cover all that I work on professionally and personally, so that is why I created this page.

Official bios and head shots can be found below.

Who is C.C. Chapman? I’m a…

Marketing Consultant

With over twenty years of marketing, online media and community building experience I have the skills and experience to help your organization no matter the size. Previous clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, American Eagle Outfitters and HBO.

I focus on social good/impact marketing, content marketing and brand strategy. My favorite clients are NGOs, nonprofits or brands looking to make a difference in the world.

Feel free to double check my credentials on LinkedIn.

Writer

I’m constantly writing and always working on my next book. You may have read some of my published works including Amazing Things Will HappenContent Rules or 101 Steps to Making Video Like a Pro.

Freelance writing or citizen reporting assignments excite me.

Photographer

If I had to choose a style, I’d say my photos are a mix of documentary, travel and lifestyle photography. While I may not enjoy taking head shots, I love to shoot faces. I rarely go anywhere without a camera in my hand and I’ve been fortunate to see my photos on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

I’m currently shooting with a Samsung NX1 and a Chroma 4k Drone.

My photos can be found on InstagramFlickr and 500px.

Keynote Speaker

I’m happiest when on stage educating and inspiring an audience of any size, anywhere in the world.

I have spoken at everything from large international events, corporate retreats and at special gatherings of unique individuals. If you need someone who will inspire, educate and entertain your audience I’d love to chat.

Advocate & Volunteer

I believe in using my skills, time and voice to champion causes that are important to me. I’m especially interested in anything military, dogs or children focused.

I’m currently the President of the Board at Wediko, a member of the ONE Girls & Women Advisory Board, serve on the board of The Hockey Foundation and recently joined the No Kid Hungry Social Council.

Teacher

I’ve developed and taught courses for Lynda.com, CreativeLive and Treehouse. I’m also an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Bentley University and hoping to do more teaching in the future.

 

On top of all that I’m a proud life long New Englander who was born and raised in New Hampshire, but now resides outside of Boston.

I married my high school sweetheart, have two amazing kids and love being a dad.

I’ve been online since 1989, began blogging in 2002 and podcasting in 2004.

Previous endeavors I created include Accident Hash, Passion Hit TV, Digital Dads and The Advance Guard.

Tattoos, travel and the outdoors turn me on. There are fewer things more perfect than a well done cocktail, a delicious meal or live art of any sort. I love my GORUCK, Field Notes and am a proud Misfit.

To understand me is to understand that I try to live a purposeful life every day that is full of adventure, love and making the world around me a better place for all.


Official Bio

C.C. Chapman describes himself as a New England raised storyteller, explorer and humanitarian. Others have described him as a thought leader in the online marketing space, a grounded futurist and one the nicest guy on the Internet. Over the years of his career he has worked with a variety of clients including Nike, HBO, American Eagle Outfitters, ONE, Verizon FiOS and The Coca-Cola Company.

He is the co-author of the International bestseller Content Rules and is also the author of Amazing Things Will Happen. He travels the world speaking in front of  audiences to do more in the world and how to understand content marketing better.  C.C. has taught classes for Lynda.com, CreativeLive and now as an adjunct professor at Bentley University (where he also graduated from).

C.C. is an advocate who speaks about building passionate communities and the strategic values of content-based marketing. He is a Samsung Imagelogger, the original ONE Dad and a UN Foundation Social Good Fellow. As a storyteller for hire, his work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

C.C. serves as the Chairman of the Board at Wediko and serves on the board of The Hockey Foundation. He happily lives in the woods outside of Boston with his loving family. Find out more at CC-Chapman.com

 

Fun Bio

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more multi-faceted or enthusiastic creative/strategic partner in the marketing and content creation fields. This greatly hails from C.C.’s unstoppable combination of marketing experience and savvy (which a great many professionals claim to have), and incalculably valuable “on the ground” knowledge and insight as an influential content creator himself (which a great many professionals do not). The result is a best-of-both-worlds mashup of marketing expertise.

C.C. Chapman sports the pro cred to be a talker (working closely with such clients as American Eagle Outfitters, Coca-Cola, HBO and Warner Bros.), and the passion and gumption to be a doer (creating content for the emerging Online Dad market, marketing professionals, music fans and more). He’s helped create, manage and execute ambitious online and offline marketing campaigns for startups and multinationals — and has the invaluable good sense to know which outreach strategies work with audiences, and which ones fall flat.

He authoritatively speaks your language. He speaks your CMO’s language. Most important, he’s fluent in your market’s language. It’s a killer double-chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination. Contact C.C. to learn how he can help your organization achieve its business goals. There’s even more to know about C.C. Chapman, if you want to read it — and you should. C.C.’s skills are an embarrassment of riches.

 

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DISCLOSURES

I’m involved with a lot of organizations and clients. I believe in being completely transparent and open about everything I’m working on. I’ll do my best to keep this updated and of course will clearly disclose relationships in any post that require them.

I am open to being pitched and invited on press trips.

Companies do send me items in the hopes that I will review it or share with my community. If you send me something it does not guarantee a review.

With that in mind, my mailing address is:

9 C Medway Road #117
Milford, MA
01757

Current relationships include:

  • Verizon FiOS provides me with service in exchange for a monthly post on technology of my choosing
  • Member of the Verizon Wireless VZWBuzz Influencer Team which means I receive electronics to review and experiences to take part in.

 

Affiliate links are used whenever they are available when linking to products of any sort.

Shooting My Son’s Senior Portraits

A Simple Weekend

Remaining Positive in a Less Than Happy World

Family Fun at Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival

Being Prepared To Fear Less

Giving the Cobbler’s Kids Some Shoes

Death Inspires Living

Rough Streets of Neverland

Eulogy vs. Resume

When The Muse Screams

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