Evil Plans

We are climbing to 36,000 feet out of the snowstorm that is Boston. I'm on my way to San Francisco for a book event and while waiting for deicing and whatever else held us up from leaving I read Hugh MacLeod's new boom Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination.

Evil PlansC.C. Chapman

Content Rules at Home

This week a lot of people have shared photos of my book, but this one from my cousin Jonathan really made my day.

Content Rules at HomeC.C. Chapman

Today Is THE Day

It isn't every day that you get to check an item off of your bucket list, but today I got to do just that as Content Rules hits store shelves.

Today Is THE DayC.C. Chapman

Start Paying Attention to…Attention

Greg Verdino is someone that I've respected for a long time. He loves to wear rock and roll shirts, is a dedicated father and knows what he is talking about when it comes to marketing. That combination made me very excited to read his first book MicroMarketing: Get Big Results by Thinking and Acting...

Start Paying Attention to…AttentionC.C. Chapman

UnMarketing = A MUST Read Business Book

In full disclosure Scott Stratten is a friend of mine. His new book UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging. is now on bookstore shelves across the world and it was put there by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. who is also my publisher for Content Rules. I wasn't sent a copy of the book...

UnMarketing = A MUST Read Business BookC.C. Chapman

I’m Writing a Book

Before it was the "in thing" for everyone in social media to do, I've had the life long goal of writing a book. I never knew if it would be fiction, business or something else, but I've always wanted to have a printed stack of binded paper on a shelf with my name on it....

I’m Writing a BookC.C. Chapman

A Million Miles of Linchpins

I've been trying to read more lately. Julien Smith has always pushed me to do this and a note he wrote me recently still makes me smile when I think about it. I'm trying to read a variety of books. Fiction hasn't sneaked in there for a while now, but I don't want to read...

A Million Miles of LinchpinsC.C. Chapman

Get Seen

I love having so many friends now with books hitting store shelves and every time it makes me smile. Today, my buddy Steve Garfield's book Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to Building Your Business is out and if you have ever thought of making videos to share online this is a book to check...

Get SeenC.C. Chapman

Freedom (TM) by Daniel Suarez

I don't remember how long ago it was, but I read a blog post from Rick Klau about this new book he read and loved called Daemon from some unknown writer. He was raving about how much he loved the book and how anyone into technology would love it as well. I knew Rick...

Freedom (TM) by Daniel SuarezC.C. Chapman

Interview with Ariel Hyatt

My good buddy Ariel Hyatt has an new book out called Music Success in Nine Weeks and I got the chance to interview her during Blogworld 2009. I have not read the book yet, but I know how smart Ariel is and all the great work she has done for musicians with her company Cyber...

Interview with Ariel HyattC.C. Chapman

7th Son

My good friend J.C. Hutchins new book hits store shelves today called 7th Son: Descent. You should buy many copies of it for every science fiction and thriller lover on your Christmas list! But, today I've got something special for you. A special free 10 chapter PDF of the book for your downloading, reading and...

7th SonC.C. Chapman

Don’t Make Mitch Joel Cry – Buy His Book

People ask me all the time what books I think they should read to understand this space. Up until now I always told them to start with Made to Stick before anything else because I believe it is a must read for anyone even thinking of doing something online in today's world. I'll still push...

Don’t Make Mitch Joel Cry – Buy His BookC.C. Chapman

Trust and Passion

I spoke on a panel last week and my other two panel members each had a single sentance they said to sum up what they believed was important for that given day. I was going last so I had some time to think about it and what I came up with is "it all...

Trust and PassionC.C. Chapman

Keeping it Real With Mitch Joel

My good friend and mentor Mitch Joel has an amazing book coming out soon called Six Pixels of Separation: Everyone is Connected. Connect Your Business to Everyone. I've been lucky to read the book and can honestly tell you that it is a book that is going to be a best seller. Why do I...

Keeping it Real With Mitch JoelC.C. Chapman

Ignore Everybody

Stop reading this post right now and go and order a copy of Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod. Now, that you've helped support an independent artist and all around smart ass you can continue reading. I'm not sure where I first came across Hugh and his drawing on the back of business cards, but I liked...

Ignore EverybodyC.C. Chapman

Unboxing Personal Effects:Dark Art

Like a good little Beta Clone, I pre-ordered a copy of Personal Effects: Dark Artas soon as I could and even though I've read the book already I was excited to get the official printing in the mail and wanted to capture the moment on video because I was psyched to see all...

Unboxing Personal Effects:Dark ArtC.C. Chapman

Personal Effects: Dark Art

J.C. Hutchins is a good friend of mine. He is also one twisted, demented and talented writer. His 7th Son novels still have me craving more and if Hollywood doesn't turn them into a movie someday they are missing out on a huge summer blockbuster guaranteed to bring in the big bucks. I was fortunate...

Personal Effects: Dark ArtC.C. Chapman

I Am A Family First Entrepreneur

It isn't very often that I pick up a book and can't put it down. But, that is what happened when I got my advance copy of ONO, Options Not Obligations: Enrich Your Personal Life by Rethinking Your Financial Life by Marc Warnke. The other thing that happened was as I read more and more...

I Am A Family First EntrepreneurC.C. Chapman

The Bloggers Have Won

I must have seen 5-10 different versions of this video clip from Valkyrie that people have replaced the subtitles with a variety of things. Now, the gang from Age of Conversation 2 have had some fun with it. As an author in this book I want to encourage you to buy a copy of...

The Bloggers Have WonC.C. Chapman

Get CONTAGIOUS in 2009

My good buddy Scott Sigler asked if I wanted to take part in his latest diabolical plan for world domination and being a good little junkie of the Future Dark Overlord how could I say no? CONTAGIOUS is a hardcover horror/thriller novel that hits book stores on December 30th. I've already pre-ordered several copies and...

Get CONTAGIOUS in 2009C.C. Chapman

I’m a Happy Muggle

I'm not a die hard Harry Potter fan, but I am a big fan of the books. I got into them several Christmas trees ago when I got the first four books as a gift. But, I'm a sucker for cool and unique printing of books so when I saw that they were going to...

I’m a Happy MuggleC.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

Blog Tag – The BOOK Edition

Sometimes I play these, sometimes I don't. This morning Troy Rutter tagged me and since I am into books I figured why not. The Protocol: Answer 5 questions. Tag 5 booklovers. The Questions: 1) How many books do you own? 2) What was the last book you read? 3) What was the last book you purchased? 4) What five books...

Blog Tag – The BOOK EditionC.C. Chapman

Scott Sigler Wants to Kill YOU

Don't let this mellowed out picture of Scott Sigler fool you. We were having breakfast in NYC and neither of us was quite awake yet. This man has issues and now he's taken it a step further then I thought he would with his new announcement. Scott and I have become good friends over the...

Scott Sigler Wants to Kill YOUC.C. Chapman

A Guy’s Gone With the Wind

So, the other book that I'm working on outreach for is Rhett Butler's People. It is the story of Gone With the Wind, but told from the male lead's perspective this time around. I'm not sure if I'll read the whole book, since I don't have time to read much of anything these days,...

A Guy’s Gone With the WindC.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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