Our Family Depends on Verizon Fios

I've worked remotely for more years than I've commuted to an office. If my Internet connection is slow or unstable, I can't get the work done that I need to. The moment Verizon Fios came into my neighborhood I immediately signed up. I had done some marketing work for them early on and knew how good they...

Our Family Depends on Verizon FiosC.C. Chapman

Why I Write

Today is the National Day on Writing. This day was founded by the National Council of Teachers of English on the premise that writing is critical to literacy but needs greater attention and celebration. To me writing is a core part of who I am. The voices, ideas and worlds in my head have to be let out or else they...

Why I WriteC.C. Chapman

MassMutual Foundation #FutureSmart

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a MassMutual Foundation #FutureSmart launch event at the Mildred Avenue Middle School in Mattapan, MA As a father of two, I wish that my children had been taught about personal finances, money and planning for their futures in school. Outside of the stale stock market games that...

MassMutual Foundation #FutureSmartC.C. Chapman

Gronk Knows Football and Finance

My inbox is no stranger to vague requests for my services. When an email arrived asking if I was available to socially cover a video shoot with a well known New England professional football player to be named later, I didn’t think twice about it. Attending events to create and share content is something I get...

Gronk Knows Football and FinanceC.C. Chapman

Phases of Financial Freedom

MassMutual asked me to write a post on “financial freedom.” My first thought was that I couldn’t write a post on that topic because Laura and I still think about the bills and how to pay them all the time. The more I pondered it, I realized over the years there have been a couple of...

Phases of Financial FreedomC.C. Chapman

A Savings Memory From My Youth Has Me Thinking About Saving Today

Saving is something I’ve never been that great at. When you don’t have much more than what will pay the bills, the idea of saving is great, but it isn’t a reality. The older you grow, the more you realize that putting away even a little bit does help. I think we get lost in...

A Savings Memory From My Youth Has Me Thinking About Saving TodayC.C. Chapman

Raise The Alarm for Minute Man National Historical Park

Growing up in The United States, every child learns about the start of our country and the Revolutionary War. Growing up in New England, we learn about it on a whole new level since it happened in our backyard. Minute Man National Historical Park is home to where some of the first shots of the American...

Raise The Alarm for Minute Man National Historical ParkC.C. Chapman

Fun Times and Financial Learning at The Topsfield Fair

The Topsfield Fair is a New England tradition and one that after all these years I finally got to experience for myself. Sadly, the day started off wet and cold and we were not sure if we’d be able to make it or not. Thankfully Mother Nature decided to cooperate and as Emily and I...

Fun Times and Financial Learning at The Topsfield FairC.C. Chapman

Time For The Topsfield Fair

The Universe has a funny way of listening to what you want and delivering it in unique ways. At the beginning of the summer, our family put together what we called our “beach bucket list.” It included activities we wanted to do and places we wanted to go over the course of the summer. One that...

Time For The Topsfield FairC.C. Chapman

Ice Cream & College Savings: The WGBH FunFest

The air was filed with a mixture of sun tan lotion & cotton candy, and everywhere you looked there were strollers and sun hats. The groovy sounds of a man singing about what it felt like to be a frog filled our ears as we passed in our tickets and headed in to the...

Ice Cream & College Savings: The WGBH FunFestC.C. Chapman

I’m Thankful I Don’t Have Regrets

I love receiving paid writing assignments. Few things make me happier in this world. So when members of the Verizon Wireless team offered to pay me to write a post "that includes a story about a decision you may have made once in your life which you regretted AND chose to reverse course or would...

I’m Thankful I Don’t Have RegretsC.C. Chapman

Savvy Nonprofits Use Content Marketing to Raise Millions During Give Local America 2015

When Tenacity 5 Media inquired about hiring me to be part of the team for #GiveLocal15 I instantly said yes. Before that conversation, I had never heard of Give Local America, but this project would require me to use my storytelling skills to highlight, share and document the great work done by participating charities. All...

Savvy Nonprofits Use Content Marketing to Raise Millions During Give Local America 2015C.C. Chapman


This week has been an interesting one as I've been surrounded by beach and sun in Jacksonville, Florida. I was hired by GORUCK (affiliate link) to do some storytelling work for them and finally got to meet more of the team that I've been a fan of for a number of years. Sitting down on camera...

A Week At GORUCK HQC.C. Chapman

2013 Hambletonian

In my mind, horse racing has always been a sport that anyone can bet on, but only rich people get excited about. After spending this past weekend at the Meadowlands Racetrack, all the conversations I had with a variety of people and getting to watch this years Hambletonian in person my perception has changed. (at...

2013 HambletonianC.C. Chapman

Treehouse Wants to Teach the World

My past two days were spent at the offices and in the studios of Treehouse. Yesterday, they announced a new round of $7 million in funding. Sure, the timing was pure coincidence, but the teaching by Team Treehouse and their approach to business left me truly inspired.

Treehouse Wants to Teach the WorldC.C. Chapman

FiOS – The Moment I Got It

In a former life, Verizon FiOS was a client of mine and we did a huge campaign in the early days of the service. Involving a television show, web site, live events and even a talking teddy bear, it was a project that I had a lot of fun being part. Watch the case...

FiOS – The Moment I Got ItC.C. Chapman

Telling Stories

I had one of those light bulb moments this weekend on the plane ride home from Washington, DC. I was put in a window seat (I prefer the aisle) and was watching the clouds when it hit me like a ton of bricks. Months of contemplation, conversations and clients all rushed together into a mini...

Telling StoriesC.C. Chapman

I’m #StillHere – Are You?

The latest mind bending marketing campaign that I'm involved with at Campfire went live this week and I hope you'll check it out. Discovery Channel wanted something to raise awareness and interest in Season 2 of The Colony, so we thought we'd play up the fictional viral outbreak leading up to the premiere on Tuesday,...

I’m #StillHere – Are You?C.C. Chapman

A Newfront Kind of Day

I couldn't attend all the Internet Week New York events that I wanted to, but I did have the chance to attend the Digital Content Newfront 2009 that was put on by Digitas. Now, full disclosure that I was invited and attended because we were working directly with the team getting the word out...

A Newfront Kind of DayC.C. Chapman

The Newfronts 2009

I'm very excited about the schedule of speakers at today's Digital Content Newfront 2009 that I'm heading into NYC to attend today. The Advance Guard got involved with the team putting on this event and they asked me if I could attend. The entire event is being streamed live and is part of the official...

The Newfronts 2009C.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

77kids Rocks With The Jonas Brothers

Emily has been excited about this concert ever since I told her about it. Of course she was originally mad that she wasn't allowed to enter the contest to win tickets out there, but she got over it when I told her we could still watch it. Today at 3 pm EST there is a...

77kids Rocks With The Jonas BrothersC.C. Chapman

Cooking to Get Lucky

Those of you who know me, know that I love to cook. I've joked more then once that I try to keep Laura out of the kitchen because I enjoy the fun of cooking and have my whole life. It is fun that now the kids (especially Emily) are getting into cooking as well....

Cooking to Get LuckyC.C. Chapman

Video of The Black Fortys at NAMU

I blogged a bit ago about catching the set of The Black Fortys and how they won the college band competition at the New American Music Union in Pittsburgh. In addition to all the great video performances on the American Eagle (client) site you can now find the college band performances on most major video...

Video of The Black Fortys at NAMUC.C. Chapman

NAMU Photo Slideshow

I've raved in the past about how much I dig Animoto.  I just put together another photo slide show using photos my New American Music Union Set. Thanks to my buddy Chance for letting me use one of his songs for this. If you want some more video goodness, there is a ton of free exclusive...

NAMU Photo SlideshowC.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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The Wiggly Line Between Professor and Manager

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Two Happy Clients to End The Week

London is Always a Good Choice

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The Work Begins

Am I Doing Enough?

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