Family

Our Last Summer All Together

Time is flying by and while I refuse to start counting days, I know there are not many left. Dylan begins college in the fall and the emotions that come with preparing for it have been hard and swinging. We are a tight family. I hug and kiss my kids goodbye and good night every day....

Our Last Summer All TogetherC.C. Chapman

Watching My Kids Grow Up and Away

The moment you add an event to your calendar titled "Dylan & Dad's College Road Trip" you know that emotions are going to be a bit messy. Not as messy as last week when an entire week worth of Senior events was added including one titled "Dylan Graduates." We even had to go and buy him...

Watching My Kids Grow Up and AwayC.C. Chapman

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

Men and women are different. That doesn't mean they shouldn't be treated equally. Around the globe this weekend, on all seven continents, millions of humans marched. Each who chose to show up did so for their own reasons. My reasons were simple. As a father, I marched to show my daughter that I support her. I wanted...

Why I Chose To Be Part Of The Women’s MarchC.C. Chapman

A Puppy’s First Play in the Snow

Emotions are impossible to perfectly put into words. The only reason we are able to even begin to encapsulate and share with others is because the human brain has experienced similar things before and can fill in the blanks for us to understand. This morning I felt the most pure form of joy that I've felt...

A Puppy’s First Play in the SnowC.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

Jaz Joins Our Family

"What if we swing by Baypath and see what they have for puppies?" Laura asking me this while out running errands is how the story of Jaz began. I grew up with a black lab named Popeye. You know the story of Roxie. Dogs will always be a part of my life and Labrador Retrievers will always...

Jaz Joins Our FamilyC.C. Chapman

Shooting My Son’s Senior Portraits

As a photographer, I love to be out shooting with my cameras. When on assignment, the stress factor always goes up a bit. Will I get the shot I need? Will the talent work with me? What if something goes wrong? All of those are natural and part of the photography business. It is one thing to...

Shooting My Son’s Senior PortraitsC.C. Chapman

Being Prepared To Fear Less

The other day I placed a new order from Serepick because I wanted a set of lock picks in my car. Upon arrival, I added them to my ITS Trauma Kit that I keep in my center console. I was discussing this with some in my family and received a familiar smile and head shake. I ignored it...

Being Prepared To Fear LessC.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

The Road to Yuma

Geocaching is an activity that our family enjoys doing. When out rucking, driving or any time we are someplace new my wife will pull out her phone and see if there are any geocaches around us. We knew we'd be visiting her parents in Arizona this summer, so when she received a notice that one of her...

The Road to YumaC.C. Chapman

Our First Year With Nadia

Dogs have a way of becoming an integrated part of yours where it is hard to remember life without them. Today marks a year since Nadia's 'rescue day' and in some ways it feels much longer and at the same time like yesterday. Roxie passing occurred in the middle of dark days for me. On top...

Our First Year With NadiaC.C. Chapman

Connected Worry

Another morning starts with the news of another attack. They've become too common and with the global climate as it is, I don't see them slowing down. My heart aches. My brain goes into overdrive. Of course at the same time I think about my kids and my family. We've talked about how to react and what...

Connected WorryC.C. Chapman

Five Favorite Apps For The Digital Dad

As a guest recently on Randi Zuckerberg's SiriusXM Radio Show I was asked to provide five of my favorite apps as a "digital dad." My kids are teenagers and I don't think there are apps I use specifically for parenting, so I took a bit of a different approach in the hope that the listeners...

Five Favorite Apps For The Digital DadC.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

Fall Television Is Here And I’m Already Behind

The DVR is a beautiful invention and without it and my on-demand services from Verizon FiOS I don't think I'd ever watch television due to our busy schedules. With two teenagers in the house and four very different tastes in programming, we seem to have a list of shows which are for me and my...

Fall Television Is Here And I’m Already BehindC.C. Chapman

When Your Children Suddenly Become High Schoolers

The house is strangely quiet. It shouldn't feel weird since on any other day for the last couple of months it would be just as quiet with the kids still in bed sleeping. But, today is different. Today is the start of a new month and a new chapter in our lives. The start of a...

When Your Children Suddenly Become High SchoolersC.C. Chapman

Technology Could Help Keep Teen Drivers Safer

This morning marks another parenting milestone for me. The day my first child gets their drivers license. It has only been a few hours since I saw his smiling face after passing the driving test. I'm excited for him, but also scared to death. I know how many distracted and bad drivers there are out there...

Technology Could Help Keep Teen Drivers SaferC.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

Surviving Summer Vacation With and Without Technology

Todays world is full of parents who work from home. For the past nine years, I've been one of them. When summer vacation arrives, it comes with new challenges. Our home offices are no longer the sacred, quiet spaces that we love and thrive in. While some build a writing shed or a tiny house to...

Surviving Summer Vacation With and Without TechnologyC.C. Chapman

A New Dog Story Begins – Please Meet Nadia

We all know that every dog story ends the same way. Last December, I had to say goodbye to my dear Roxie and our house has not felt the same without a dog in it since. This weekend that absence went away as Nadia joined our family. Last week I began getting the itch. The snow was melting...

A New Dog Story Begins – Please Meet NadiaC.C. Chapman

Celebrating My Dad’s 60th Birthday in True Chapman Style

Family is the most important thing in my world. I'll take quality time with those I love over almost anything else in the world and this past weekend certainly qualified as quality time. My dad turned 60 and we made plans to spend it together as a family. My youngest sister drove up from Maryland with her...

Celebrating My Dad’s 60th Birthday in True Chapman StyleC.C. Chapman

Rest in Peace Roxie (2002 – 2014)

A good dog is the soul of a happy family. We adopted Roxie when she was twelve weeks old. She came from a kill shelter in the South and the moment we saw her on Petfinder, we knew we had our girl. Laura and I picked her up and there was some confusion over which dog...

Rest in Peace Roxie (2002 – 2014)C.C. Chapman

How I Talk To My Kids About Peer Pressure

As a parent, I believe that dealing with peer pressure is one of the hardest battles you have to fight. Especially since the truth is that no matter how old you get, you never escape it and that isn't what your kids want to hear. We've got two teenagers in my house and I've watched as...

How I Talk To My Kids About Peer PressureC.C. Chapman

FiOS Quantum TV Gives Me Too Many Choices

We've had Verizon FiOS in our house from the first moment it was made available in our area. For years I had to sit by and lust over it while working on some of their earliest marketing campaigns during my Advance Guard days. Recently an ad popped up on my screen advertising their new FiOS Quantum...

FiOS Quantum TV Gives Me Too Many ChoicesC.C. Chapman

Rucking My Way to a Healthier Life

Last month when I was in Jacksonville working with the team at GORUCK, I got to talk to them about a variety of topics. We talked about the future of their business, the new gear they had coming out (including their long awaited firearms cases) and life in general outside of the office. Jason and I...

Rucking My Way to a Healthier LifeC.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. 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 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

 

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

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