C.C. Chapman’s Blog

Happy Kindle Customer

I've been a happy user of my Kindle since the day it arrived. I've shared my thoughts before and they haven't changed much since then. It is a gadget that I love because it makes something in my life easier. But, as I ordered my Kindle 2 and awaited it's arrival (yes, I'm still waiting...

Happy Kindle CustomerC.C. Chapman

Managing the Gray 70 – Taking Things Up a Notch

Managing the GrayTM today represented a good old fashion brain dump of ideas that have been bouncing around in my head. Variety of topics including the new Kindle, Trust Agents and taking things to the next level. Full show notes Subscribe in iTunes Podcast Feed

Managing the Gray 70 – Taking Things Up a NotchC.C. Chapman

The Cost of Free

I've always been the type of person who is more then happy to help people when they ask. Giving is one of the most beneficial things you can do. I firmly believe that the more you give, the more you get in the long run. Some call it Karma, but I just call it...

The Cost of FreeC.C. Chapman

A Slice of Tweets

I saw my buddy Dave Delaney talking about how to create a twitter mosaic and I thought I'd give it a try. I have no clue how they choose who to include. I just put in my twitter name (@cc_chapman) and it brought this back almost instantly. I'd love to know what the algorithm behind...

A Slice of TweetsC.C. Chapman

Vanity Fair Social Media Issue?

I've always been an extremely vivid dreamer. If my brain goes into over drive and I dream a lot in a night it is the worse night of sleep because I wake up almost exhausted every time. My dreams are all over the place and I'm sure someone could have a blast analyzing them, but...

Vanity Fair Social Media Issue?C.C. Chapman

Unplugged Weekend

This has been a great weekend of nothingness. High quality nothingness. The kids were at my sisters and Laura and I didn't have any big plans for the weekend. We had a nice romantic dinner at The Metropolitan Club for Valentines, but besides that we chilled. Today was spent mainly with the stereo playing music...

Unplugged WeekendC.C. Chapman

Trust Agents – A Real Life Case Study

My good friends Julien Smith and Chris Brogan are writing a whole book called Trust Agents. But while they will take thousands of words and dive into much greater detail then I am about to, I wanted to explain quickly and to the point how the economy of trust works in my little corner of...

Trust Agents – A Real Life Case StudyC.C. Chapman

New Content

I got so busy the other day that I forgot that I started a post where I talked about the productive morning I had producing content! So, to play catch up I wanted to point out two new podcast episodes I put out on Monday morning. Brand new Accident Hash featuring all new music from a...

New ContentC.C. Chapman

The Advance Guard Has a Home

I’m extremely excited that yesterday we pulled back the curtains on The Advance Guard’s web site. It was a long time coming, but I'm excited by how it turned out. When we launched the company, we knew we needed a web site. To think otherwise is a very naive thought. But, we also knew that...

The Advance Guard Has a HomeC.C. Chapman

Inspiration Without Action is Wasted Time

A lot of things inspire me. A story from Clarence Smith Jr., a photo from Scott Church or a song from Tom Acousti. Two nights ago as I watched the live TED Prize webcast I was filled with inspiration. Here were people doing amazing things and who know their passions and do everything in life...

Inspiration Without Action is Wasted TimeC.C. Chapman

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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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