Wednesday Morning in America

Dear America,

Wednesday morning we are all hopefully going to wake up with the announcement of our president for the next four years.

No matter who wins, there will be many upset people. Emotions will be high and low to the extremes and keep that in mind with every interaction you have throughout the day.

Whoever wins there is one thing that should be clear to every citizen out there and that is we’ve got a lot of work to do.

America is a great country, but over the years of my adult life I’ve watched us lose some of what makes us great. It isn’t gone, it is hidden in the shadows and buried under many problems. There is no simple solution to bringing it all back and the only way we are ever going to return to where we need to be is by working together rather than against each other.

Crunch the numbers, review the stacks of paper, pass laws, make changes or give speeches. All of it goes together to eventually and hopefully making things better.

I don’t have the solutions, but I know this you vs. me mentality that our government and citizens seem to have adopted is not the answer.

Red vs. Blue might be fun in video games, but it fails in real life.

So, as we all wake up on Wednesday morning after we’ve each taken the time to cast our ballots, I hope that things can start moving back towards a more civil and cooperative country.

I grew up in small town New Hampshire and I know what it means to help your neighbor. Recent events have us focused on helping those effected by a horrible storm, but why couldn’t we all help each other out before that? It wasn’t like we didn’t have people living without power, heat or enough food. We always have those problems and yet it takes a horrible event to have us give our time and money to assist. Every single day, we have fellow Americans who are suffering with the reality of their worlds. We must remember to help them all out.

People are out of work. Our kids are not getting the education they need. Sick people are struggling to afford the care they need. Soldiers are coming home after years at war protecting our values and need our support on multiple levels.

On Wednesday morning in America we’ve got work to do. Each of us may not feel like there is anything we can do, but this country is ours. We each must hold those we elect accountable and insure that they have our best interests at heart. If something feels wrong, get up and make it better. See someone that needs help and you have the skills to assist, do it.

We shouldn’t care which side of the aisle we are, what higher power we choose to worship or who we choose to love. We are Americans and together is the only way we’ll thrive and survive.

The venom of this campaign season is deep rooted and won’t be out of our systems for a while. But you, yes you reading this, can do your part to start making things better.

As the sun rises on our country again, let us all take a few moments to think about how we can improve first our local community and then wider and wider. Eventually as we all start working together rather than against each other amazing things will happen.

I’m proud to live in these United States of America and I hope you feel the same way.

There is a long road ahead filled with a lot of work. Nothing is going to be handed to us, so we must work as one to make it all happen.

Let me know how I can help you.

Sincerely,

C.C. Chapman

 

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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 headshots can be found below.

Who is C.C. Chapman? I’m a…

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 Canon 80D, an iPhone 7+ and a Chroma 4k Drone.

My photos can be found on Instagram and Flickr.

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.

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
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Current relationships include:

  • Verizon FiOS provides me with service in exchange for a monthly post on technology of my choosing

 

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