C.C. Chapman’s Blog

Building Communities

We should all strive to be lifelong students and I was excited to spend Monday morning learning from Pamela Slim on her Indispensable Community Tour when it arrived in Boston. Pam is a friend and fellow misfit, so that alone made me want to go out and see her. But, there was more too it than that. Community...

Building CommunitiesC.C. Chapman

A Ruck To Clear My Mind

A day of searching for focus and finding none left me frustrated, deflated and not in the best of moods. When the wall is hit and the taste of defeat is strongest I find that getting outside and away from screens is the best cure. "Dylan, you want to go for a ruck with me?" I...

A Ruck To Clear My MindC.C. Chapman

Is Technology Getting in the Way of Our Humanity?

Life without a phone got me pondering about our love of technology. This morning getting a near real time update from my sister who is camping with my daughter and parents in Maine got me thinking even more. Combine all that with my buddy Christine calling me out for not doing a podcast in so long...

Is Technology Getting in the Way of Our Humanity?C.C. Chapman

A Look Back at the Week That Was

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...

A Look Back at the Week That WasC.C. Chapman

Why I Write

Chuck Wendig is a writer who can put words together better than most. His fiction is raw and his nonfiction is inspiring. Every week he issues a writing challenge and while I should accept more of them, today is my first in which he asks us to share why we write. Why I write is a complex...

Why I WriteC.C. Chapman

We Must Do More

WE MUST DO MORE Black. White. Red, White and Blue! A gun for every child, but a college degree for only a few. Where the color of your skin may determine your odds of another morning. The kids leave for school and I worry if they will return. Active shooters. Road rage. Libraries and prayer circles. The street I get....

We Must Do MoreC.C. Chapman

Personal Security

Growing up, I was in the Boy Scouts and we spent a lot of time outdoors learning new skills. I can sharpen a blade, start a fire and build a shelter without any worries. I use to joke that I was the perfect boyfriend because I knew how to tie knots and I was always...

Personal SecurityC.C. Chapman

TripIt: All Your Travel Plans In One Place

TripIt is one of the most important tools in my life. Whenever I receive a train, hotel, restaurant or flight confirmation I simply forward it to plans@tripit.com and I can instantly forget about it. I can do this because TripIt uses its magic to create itineraries of all my trips that I can access from the...

TripIt: All Your Travel Plans In One PlaceC.C. Chapman

You Might Be Amazed at What Falling in a Waterfall Can Teach You

My family and I spent this past weekend camping in the Berkshires. Camping is an activity that we love to do as a family and the reality that we don't have many more summers to do this together is starting to hit home. This was the first camping trip for Nadia and when you have a...

You Might Be Amazed at What Falling in a Waterfall Can Teach YouC.C. Chapman

Rockport Shoe Review

I'm the type of guy that when I find something I love, I'll keep buying it until I find something better. Shoes are a perfect example of this. When I find a brand and style that I like, I stick with it. Shoes are purely functional for me and the fashion of them means little to me...

Rockport Shoe ReviewC.C. Chapman

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C.C. Chapman


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.


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.


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.


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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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

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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