School vacation week means that I rarely travel and I keep my calendar light so that if the family and I want to do something we can.
Clarence and I had planned on taking Tuesday to go out and shoot photos. We didn’t know what, where or why but we hadn’t taken a day like that in a long time so we locked it in.
Then the attack on the Boston Marathon happened. We pondered going into the city, but as we sat at the counter of a local diner eating our bacon and making plans, he mentioned getting as far away from the city as possible. I couldn’t agree more.
Whenever I need to recharge I head to nature. Time spent in the woods, on top of a mountain or in the water is always where I’m happiest.
When Clarence revealed he had never been to the White Mountains there was no other option for where we’d spend the day.
Hours in the car and miles of road. No radio. Lots of conversation. Laughs and giggles mixed with deep thought and tinges of anger.
We took our cameras for a walk in the woods. The Basin was our first stop because I knew it was a beautiful location and even with the snow on the ground it is an easy walk.
With no time constraints or places to be, we drove further up through Franconia Notch. A random exit brought us to Littleton, New Hampshire. The main street entertained us until we saw signs of modern commercialism and decided we had seen enough.
The river was flowing and a covered bridge provided shelter from the rain. As the sweet smells of the local bakery caught our noses, our stomachs reminded us that it had been many hours since breakfast.
“Do you want your pie warmed up? How about some whipped cream on it?”
You know it is a happy moment when you hear those questions being asked from behind the counter and it was a mighty fine slice of pie.
The day was growing long and the weather wasn’t getting any better. We set a course for home and began our way back to reality.
Days like this are needed no matter what is going on in the world.
There is always work to be done, a task list screaming at you and responsibilities to take care of. But, as humans we get run down, the weight on our back gets heavier and burn out is common.
Taking a full day like this isn’t easy. It is hard to justify. Yet, it is crucial to maintaining sanity.
I needed this day to forget for a few hours. To escape momentarily from the reality of the world around me and suck in the fresh air of my home state. It helped more than I could have imagined and now it is back to reality and the healing that we are all going through.
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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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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