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Create From Your Head and Heart First

I watch as the snow falls outside my office window as the flurry of updates fall across my HootSuite screen.

While every snow storm is different and unique, the links, lists and reviews continue to be the same old same old.

The more I thought about this, the more I realized I should fire up the microphone and record the first episode of Managing the Gray for 2014.

Listen and you’ll hear me think about and work out my thoughts around the first hours of the new year and how I hope people will choose to create in the future.

See you at NMX or CES?

 

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  • January 7, 2014

    More than OK: feeling like a kindred spirit. Cheers! Kaarina

    • January 7, 2014

      Love hearing that!

      • January 7, 2014

        You know when they say “when the student is ready, the teacher appears”?…and that the right message appears at the right time in the right moment when the moment is right? You’ve emboldened me to continue on the path that doesn’t put stats and analytics and SEO yadayada first, but write for the sheer joy of writing, sharing and hopefully making a difference. Connecting and conversing, talking with people, not at them…contributing, being of service, caring. I’m a renaissance woman living in a digital world that almost allowed that digital world to swallow me whole. Your words hit me at precisely the right time.

      • January 7, 2014

        THAT is what I love to hear.

        I created and shared this because it felt good and right to me, but after it was done I of course hope people would enjoy it, share it and take what they needed from it.

        I’ve never been about the sexy headline and the list for a sake of a list. I’m sure I’d be more successful in some circles if I did, but it would suck my soul dry and life is too short for that.

      • January 7, 2014

        Well, the timing of it and the sentiment of it are just what I needed to hear. The online world had lost a lot of lustre for me, as I saw more and more hear-me-see-me-listen-to-me-buy-from-me-me-me-me, and I was seriously considering abandoning it all and moving to a cave. But now, I shall do what I do best: write from the muse, share, care and “be”.
        BTW, totally stupid question…I unsubscribed (because I saw no option to change my contact information) because I now have a new email address. Am I missing the email option somewhere on your site to receive your updates/posts via email? See?…I’ve already moved to the cave, haha!

      • January 7, 2014

        NO stupid questions in this world. In fact I realized I never added that to the site when I redid it months ago. WHOOPS!

        I’ll be adding it back (thank you) but you can go to http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=cc_chapman&loc=en_US and it’ll let you subscribe.

        Glad I kept you out of the cave.

      • January 7, 2014

        Woohoo, we have ignition! Outta’ the cave and back on your email subscription list. All the best with YSN, Having designed and implemented a Mentoring Program for entrepreneurs for 8 years, and participated in creating one for youth, I’ll be watching with interest.

  • January 7, 2014

    Loved this. I hope to hear more episodes soon.
    So good catching up at NMX. Cya sooner than later!

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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.

 

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