C.C. Chapman

I Do Stuff. I Go Places.


The Woods Call

Every spring and autumn the woods call for attention. The bugs are gone, the tourists home. The woods are emptier, more inviting and eager for those like me who wander. The crack of gunfire echoes around me and I know that I have to choose wisely where I travel, but there are more than enough options. Granted, the thought...

The Woods CallC.C. Chapman


Last night, The Walking Dead answered the question of who would be brutally murdered with a barbed wire wrapped baseball bat in the hands of a twisted man. I watch the show and was ready to be emotionally torn to shreds. It was as painful to watch as I expected. Violence is a weird thing. People react to...

ViolenceC.C. Chapman

Why I Write

Today is the National Day on Writing. This day was founded by the National Council of Teachers of English on the premise that writing is critical to literacy but needs greater attention and celebration. To me writing is a core part of who I am. The voices, ideas and worlds in my head have to be let out or else they...

Why I WriteC.C. Chapman

We Have To Show Up

I was having a conversation with Seth Godin recently about writing and among all the nuggets he said, "The cost of what we do is we have to show up." We were discussing his daily blog writing and my wonderment at how he does it. It stuck with me like a thorn. Nagging at me to face...

We Have To Show UpC.C. Chapman

MassMutual Foundation #FutureSmart

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a MassMutual Foundation #FutureSmart launch event at the Mildred Avenue Middle School in Mattapan, MA As a father of two, I wish that my children had been taught about personal finances, money and planning for their futures in school. Outside of the stale stock market games that...

MassMutual Foundation #FutureSmartC.C. Chapman

Stop Shouting. Start Doing.

In case you missed it, last night there as a Presidential Debate. Of course, this morning everyone is shouting about their candidate of choice. Hard to scroll through any site without someone shouting about how much they hate one person and love the other. I tried balancing it out by sharing a photo of Jaz because...

Stop Shouting. Start Doing.C.C. Chapman

Jaz Joins Our Family

"What if we swing by Baypath and see what they have for puppies?" Laura asking me this while out running errands is how the story of Jaz began. I grew up with a black lab named Popeye. You know the story of Roxie. Dogs will always be a part of my life and Labrador Retrievers will always...

Jaz Joins Our FamilyC.C. Chapman

The Long and Short Walk of Life

Life is extremely short. While days will drag on and never seem to end. Others fly by and you barely got a chance to enjoy them. We've all heard the jokes about getting older, getting crabbier and yelling, "Get Off My Lawn!" more than once. Age is a relative thing of course, but over the last few...

The Long and Short Walk of LifeC.C. Chapman

Gronk Knows Football and Finance

My inbox is no stranger to vague requests for my services. When an email arrived asking if I was available to socially cover a video shoot with a well known New England professional football player to be named later, I didn’t think twice about it. Attending events to create and share content is something I get...

Gronk Knows Football and FinanceC.C. Chapman

Think Before You Scream

For all the good that social media has brought to our tables, there is no question that it has also served us seven days in the sun bowls of potato salad as well. Scroll through your network of choice on any day and you'll find a stew of anger, hate and outrage. This morning I tweeted: As...

Think Before You ScreamC.C. Chapman

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C.C. Chapman


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.


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.


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.


I’ve developed and taught courses for, 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, 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


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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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

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.

The Woods Call


Why I Write

We Have To Show Up

MassMutual Foundation #FutureSmart

Stop Shouting. Start Doing.

Jaz Joins Our Family

The Long and Short Walk of Life

Gronk Knows Football and Finance

Think Before You Scream

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