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

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

Age of Conversation 2 Now Available

I missed my chance to be an author the first time around, but there was no way I was going to miss being part of Age of Conversation 2: Why Don't They Get It? The book goes on sale this morning through LuLu and ALL of the money is going to charity. Authors don't get...

Age of Conversation 2 Now AvailableC.C. Chapman

At Least One Concert I’m Going to This Summer

Yesterday American Eagle Outfitters pulled back the curtain on the New American Music Union summer festival. I've known about this for a while and have been itching to let everyone know. I love music. Always have and there are few things as fun as rocking outside listening to music. The mix of artists for this...

At Least One Concert I’m Going to This SummerC.C. Chapman

I Am Legend Premiere Ticket Contest

I'm very excited to be able to offer this unique opportunity to my readers. On Tuesday, December 11th at 7 pm the premiere of Will Smith's new movie I Am Legend will be happening at Madison Square Garden. Do you want to go? It should be an amazing time and the film looks pretty good to...

I Am Legend Premiere Ticket ContestC.C. Chapman

The Advance Guard

Back at the beginning of October I announced the formation of The Advance Guard, but did not talk a whole lot about it. Not sure why, but figured today would be as good as any to do so. Steve Coulson and I started getting calls to hire us shortly after our change in jobs. Both...

The Advance GuardC.C. Chapman

Association for Downloadable Media Advisory Board Member

This morning the election results from the first ever election for the Association for Downloadable Media were announced and I'm happy to say that I've won a spot on the Advisory Board. When the organization was first formed I wasn't sure what the purpose was. It seemed like a lot of the big companies getting...

Association for Downloadable Media Advisory Board MemberC.C. Chapman

I’ll Believe You in Theaters Tomorrow

I wish this was playing in a theater around here because it would be fun to see it with an audience. If you are in any of the following markets consider having a family movie night and go and see I'll Believe You this weekend. Then let the world know what you thought of it....

I’ll Believe You in Theaters TomorrowC.C. Chapman

PodCamp Does Not Have to be Free

A quick sharing of information as I have a million things to do post PodCamp, but had to share this bit of information. During the closing of PodCamp Boston 2 it was announced that Rule #4 of PodCamp is now gone. That was the rule that said "must be free." A certain level of commitment needs...

PodCamp Does Not Have to be FreeC.C. Chapman

I’m Done Coloring

There comes times in of our lives when we have to make big decisions. Last weekend, I made one of my biggest when I called up Joseph and resigned from crayon. It is something that I have been thinking about for a few months and I decided that it was the right time...

I’m Done ColoringC.C. Chapman

ANOTHER New Color Added to the Mix

I took this photo of Greg Verdino two weeks ago when we had a company meeting at the coloring book in NYC. At that point it was not public that he was joining crayon and I've been ITCHING to post it because it cracks me up on multiple levels. He's a hell of a...

ANOTHER New Color Added to the MixC.C. Chapman

Preorder the New RaykoKRB Album

BinaryStar Music is one of the true indie labels out there who I've gotten to know through podcasting. I love the guys and their approach to everything. I can't wait to meet them later this year finally face to face and share a few frosty ones together! They just let me know that the new...

Preorder the New RaykoKRB AlbumC.C. Chapman

Virtual Hot Wings

I have always been a lover of hot wings. I still try to go to Wings Express in Waltham whenever I can since we could have lived off of those sometimes when I was in college. But, this post doesn't have to do with the honey barbecue variety, but rather the virtual variety. Read all about...

Virtual Hot WingsC.C. Chapman

PodCamp NYC – How to Find Me

Chris Brogan just did a post like this and I really like the idea of it so I figured it was a great idea. I arrive in the city on Thursday morning and will be leaving early Saturday night. In between I've got meetings, hangouts and of course presentations. So some vitals for me and what...

PodCamp NYC – How to Find MeC.C. Chapman

Bum Rush the Charts

Today is the day! The day the New Media gets to show the music industry what we can do. Buy the track "Mine Again" from Black Lab in the iTunes Music Store. That's all you have to do today. Spend 99 cents and 2 minutes of your time to help a good cause. PLEASE share this with everyone...

Bum Rush the ChartsC.C. Chapman

Live Concert Announcement

The next concert at the Dirty U-Turn Cafe has been announced and this one promises to be another fun one! Matthew Ebel and I thought it would be fun to do it on April Fool's Day. The name as you'll see says "FOO" for the reason that the day before Random Foo Pictures will be...

Live Concert AnnouncementC.C. Chapman

I’m going to be on BBC Radio Five Tonight

Just got an e-mail from a buddy I made last year on my trip to Germany who asked if I'd like to be part of the "Pods & Blogs" segment tonight at 9 pm EST. What do you think I said? *grin* Should be fun and another cool thing to add to the ever growing...

I’m going to be on BBC Radio Five TonightC.C. Chapman

Geek Dinner in Atlanta

Not sure if I will be able to make it or not, but I know there is a last minute "geek dinner" happening in Atlanta tomorrow night. Neville has the details.

Geek Dinner in AtlantaC.C. Chapman

Team Biddy 2007

Last year you helped me and Team Biddy raised $25,000 for MS Research by supporting us walking in the New York City MS Walk. Well, they haven't found a cure yet so we are doing the walk again on April 22, 2007 and we are looking to raise double what we did last year. I've set...

Team Biddy 2007C.C. Chapman

Next Dirty U-Turn Show Announced

Hope you can make it. Dirty to come on over and check it all out. Oh and SLT = PST so if your on the East Coast like me the fun starts at 9 pm. Thanks to Mark / Chill for setting this up.

Next Dirty U-Turn Show AnnouncedC.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 headshots can be found below.

Who is C.C. Chapman? I’m a…


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 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.


Helping others learn and inspiring them to achieve their goals is the most fulfilling thing I do. As a Visting Instructor of Business and Management at Wheaton College and as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Communications at Bentley University I get to do this with the next generation. I’ve also developed and taught courses for LinkedIn, CreativeLive, and Treehouse.


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, 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


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


Affiliate links are used whenever they are available when linking to products of any sort.

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