A Look Back at the Week That Was

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I finally have a cell phone again.

After a waterfall claimed my last one, I went ten days without having a phone.

Honestly this wasn’t bad for me since I wasn’t traveling and I could access everything I needed to from my computer and iPad.

The only thing I missed is always having a way to make photographs always with me and being able to share experiences in real time. Instagram was certainly what I missed the most!

I did learn though that society has come to depend on their phones and forget there are other ways to reach people.

Besides my family, I only had one friend who after not getting a response to their text reached out to me in a different way to get the answer to their question. Most other people kept checking in with more texts are later asked “hey why didn’t you respond to me?”

We have had email and phones for longer than SMS, so don’t be scared to use them.

It also became apparent to me how little some people care about original content. They create, share and consume only that which feeds the algorithm. The how to articles. The lists and what I learned variety.

Write a poetic commentary on the state of gun and race violence in America and no one notices. Share a link about a local mini tech scandal and everyone jumps.

Online human nature sure is a fascinating thing.

Bentley reached out and I’m excited that I’ll be teaching again this fall!

This time for the Information Design & Corporate Communication department. The course is “Managerial Communications” and I was excited to learn that each Professor teaches it very differently, so I’m excited to put my own spin on it. I’ve started looking at possible text books, case studies and other components that I want to make part of the class.

The other interesting thing about this course is that it is a traditional, twice a week, during the day course. That adds to the excitement for me since it will be a first.

I’m also finishing up the scripts for three new content marketing courses I’m doing for lynda.com. Can’t wait to go back out to the studios and film those!

My new knife arrived that I ordered for ITS Muster. I’ve been getting used to carrying it around everywhere with me.

Love when new gear arrives.

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It came in handy the other day to open up a sample box of USB flash drives the folks at USB Memory Direct sent me as a gift. I like how they are laser etched with my logo into a piece of pine. Feels very on brand for me and my New Hampshire roots.

This weekend my parents leave with Emily for their yearly summer camping trip. It was planned without Dylan this year as we hoped he’d have a job this summer, but that is a whole other story.

My favorite part of the week (besides the quality time my kids get with my parents) is that they leave their chocolate lab Abe with us. It will be fun watching him and Nadia hang out.

Speaking of Nadia, we did our first Periscope yesterday. I’d been meaning to test out this app and yesterday I had a reason to do so. You can watch it here.

For those of you not in the know, this app allows anyone to livestream from their phone. You’ll hear me talking to people because I can see their comments coming up on my screen as I’m streaming. Still kind of baffled why these are not recorded in the archive. I’m sure it is a feature that will be added in the future.

Finally, the highlight of the week was having my buddy Jason ping me that he was going to be in town and us making plans to go to dinner. Turns out I wasn’t the only one he reached out to and I got to share a quality few hours with several people I care a bunch about. Biggest surprise was walking in and seeing Marcus there. Great family guy that I don’t cross paths with nearly enough.

All in all, a great week. I wonder if next week will be even better.

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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
01757

Current relationships include:

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

 

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