C.C. Chapman’s Blog

Smithsonian Interview

I've been fortunate enough to be interviewed by lots of different publications, television networks and individuals over the years, but today an interview I gave over a month ago hit the web and it might be my favorite one yet. Being called "an American Storyteller" by The Smithsonian feels pretty damn cool. Being on the...

Smithsonian InterviewC.C. Chapman

When a Son Turns 10

Today is my little guy's birthday. He turns 10. I'm not sure why this hit me so hard last night. I thought maybe it was because it was getting to me about my age, but that wasn't it at all. I look back over all that has happened in these ten years and it is...

When a Son Turns 10C.C. Chapman

2008 – My Year in Photos

I had planned to post this video I made the other day, but then the whole CNN interview happened and that left me rather distracted from everything else. I wanted to put together something that showcased some of my favorite pictures and events that happened last year. It was fun to go back through and...

2008 – My Year in PhotosC.C. Chapman

My CNN Debut

I've been on the news before and in the papers. I don't care what anyone says it is always a cool feeling when it happens. So when I got the call from CNN asking if I could do a live interview tonight, how could I say no. The funny part is that I almost didn't...

My CNN DebutC.C. Chapman

CNN & Facebook Change the Game

Today is an obviously special day in America and like most of the country my eyes, ears and brain will be focused on today's Inauguration ceremonies.I am so impressed with the CNN Live & Facebook Integration that I had to fire up the video camera and share my thoughts with the world. This changes...

CNN & Facebook Change the GameC.C. Chapman

Media Hacks – A New Podcast

The last thing I need is another project in my life. I'll be the first to admit that and Laura will be the first person to remind me. But, when the chance to share the microphone with such a great variety of people such as Mitch Joel, Julien Smith, Hugh McGuire, Chris Penn and Chris...

Media Hacks – A New PodcastC.C. Chapman

The Fun of F.E.A.R.

So, I'm in New York this weekend working with one of our clients on the F.E.A.R. Lab. Today was a lot of fun and this picture shows J.C. Hutchins  in the gaming chair playing the game. It is on the back of a truck that is parked outside the store so people walking by can...

The Fun of F.E.A.R.C.C. Chapman

Shaman Thinking

In 2002, Laura and I went on a vacation to Sedona, Arizona. I had taken a day trip there the year before while in Phoenix speaking and fell in love with it. The art, food and landscape all sucked me in instantly. Some people think about retiring to Florida, but I would end up...

Shaman ThinkingC.C. Chapman

That Would Make a Nice Picture

I told myself that this year when the thought of "hey that might make a nice picture" ever entered my brain that I would  take out a camera and capture the moment. It sounds easy enough, but last year I thought about it more then I actually did it. With my iPhone always with...

That Would Make a Nice PictureC.C. Chapman

Pushing Productivity

This has been a long and short week all at the same time. After taking off some time for the holidays, it was less then easy to get back into the swing of things. Everyone was in a sort of haze trying to kick start the new year and figure out which obstacle to attack...

Pushing ProductivityC.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. 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

 

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Being a Duck Ain’t Easy, But It Keeps Me Sane

Boston GORUCK Constellation

Weeks Are Rarely Simple

Our Family Depends on Verizon Fios

To Binge Or Savor?

Our Last Summer All Together

Watching My Kids Grow Up and Away

Words and The Days To Come

Why I Chose To Be Part Of The Women’s March

Paying For College

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