Brands Battle For My Allegiance

Backyard Battle

Friends have heard me joke more than once that if Google and Apple merged I’d then only have one master.

Yesterday as I watched the new Xbox One be unveiled, I began to think more about the allegiances I have to certain technology companies and how some of those are starting to shift. Microsoft certainly wants to own my living room and I think I’m ok with that.

Looking at the current companies who power my world they look like this.

Apple –  I love my iPhone, iPad and Macbook Air. I can’t see this changing anytime soon. While it may not be the cheapest place, I do still buy all my music and buy it through iTunes. The only place I’m even tempted is on the phone as the power of Google Now makes an Android phone more attractive than ever. I’ve owned an AppleTV as long as they have existed, but the moves by Microsoft could make me ditch it.

Google – My work is done in their world. Chrome is the browser I use. I write, email and manager my calendar in their tools. Drive is helpful, but it hasn’t fully pulled me away from Dropbox yet, but I wonder how long that will remain to be true?

Amazon – They own my library and the majority of my shopping. As a member of Amazon Prime, shipping is always fast, so unless I need something immediately I tend to order it through Amazon. As an avid reader I’m constantly buying books through them. Less and less of the printed variety and more of the eBook flavor.

Yahoo – As a photographer my photos have always found a home on Flickr. But, recent moves and comments have left me pondering if it is time to move. My portfolio lives on 500px already and there are a lot of reasons to migrate my library of photos over to Google even if there isn’t an easy way to do this on the scale I’d need. Plus, if I was a betting man I’m not sure how many more years this company exists without being bought by someone else.

Nike – A year ago I wouldn’t have guessed they would be included in this list. Yet, over the course of the last year my wife and I have committed to their platform for fitness. We use their apps, have their Kinect training and wear FuelBands every day. I look forward to them combining some of these in the future and taking Nike+ to a whole new level.

Adobe – I migrated from Aperture to Lightroom last year and have never looked back. Photoshop has been installed on almost every computer I’ve owned since it was created. I can’t see migrating away from either of these anytime soon.

Microsoft – While we have all three major gaming consoles in our house, our Xbox is where we play our games and watch our NetFlix movies. That is all Microsoft is to me right now, but by the end of the year will that evolve into something more? Only time will tell, but I’ve never been as excited about Microsoft as I was yesterday.

Thinking more about this I realize while I have cameras I love from multiple manufacturers, I’m not sure if I have any special allegiance to any one at the moment. I host my videos on multiple platforms. I create content with a variety of tools. Cars, clothes and appliances are all up for grabs as well. Lots of disruption and transformation going on out there, so who knows.

A year from now it’ll be fun to look back and see how much of this has changed (or merged).

Only time will tell.

 

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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 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. is the past Chairman of the Board at Wediko and currently 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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