Steve Garfield

Passion Hit TV interview with video expert Steve Garfield.

Steve GarfieldC.C. Chapman

How to Become a Writer

If you want a creative career, get creating!

How to Become a WriterC.C. Chapman

Interview With Jason McCarthy – Founder of GORUCK

Jason McCarthy left the special forces and needed something to do. He decided on starting the GORUCK brand. Hear his story.

Interview With Jason McCarthy – Founder of GORUCKC.C. Chapman

Imagination is an Amazing Thing

One boy. One dream. Watch what happens when you don't stifle imagination.

Imagination is an Amazing ThingC.C. Chapman

Baratunde on Passion Hit TV

Author, comedian and all around motivating Baratunde Thurston sits down to share his journey with C.C. Chapman on Passion Hit TV.

Baratunde on Passion Hit TVC.C. Chapman

What is Passion Hit TV?

C.C. Chapman explains what his new show Passion Hit TV is all about.

What is Passion Hit TV?C.C. Chapman

Behind the Scenes of Passion Hit TV

Behind the scenes of a video shoot for Passion Hit TV.

Behind the Scenes of Passion Hit TVC.C. Chapman

We Can All Inspire

I’ve been trying to process the passing of Steve Jobs. I was driving into Boston to host an event with Ann Handley when the news popped up on my phone. I was instantly hit with this great sadness and a rush of emotions. I didn’t expect this to happen and I haven’t been able...

We Can All InspireC.C. Chapman

I Crave the Simple Things

Too often in life we forget that it is the simple things that give us the greatest rewards.

I Crave the Simple ThingsC.C. Chapman

Two Bits of Inspiration

I love to be inspired. I love when when someone creates something that touches me and makes me want to do better with everything I create. In the course of the last 24 hours, these two videos have filled me with inspiration to do better on two projects I’m currently working on and I...

Two Bits of InspirationC.C. Chapman

Bold Edition

Clarence Smith Jr. has launched Bold Edition to the world and I wanted to make sure YOU knew about it. Check it out!

Bold EditionC.C. Chapman

I’ll Only Ever Collect Bad Wine

The concept of collecting wine is something that I’ve never fully understood. Laura and I love wine and enjoy a glass of it quite often, but the concept of buying and saving wine was nothing that either of us could fully comprehend. We buy what we like. We drink what we buy. Why would...

I’ll Only Ever Collect Bad WineC.C. Chapman

All The World’s a Stage

Today is William Shakespeare’s Birthday. As someone who grew up doing plays and working behind the curtain of the theater I’ve always been a fan of The Bard and was psyched when asked to take part in his birthday celebration this year.

All The World’s a StageC.C. Chapman

Create – Inspire – Teach

Every year Chris Brogan chooses three words for the year ahead instead of setting resolutions. A few years ago he asked others what their words were and I liked it so much that every year I set them. Here are my three words from 2010. As I chose mine for 2011, I couldn’t remember...

Create – Inspire – TeachC.C. Chapman

I Always Wanted to Be an Artist

Last week, I asked my Dad if he could find and scan in some photographs from when I was young doing creative activities to include in my keynote I’m giving tomorrow morning. This is one of the ones he sent. The reason for the photographs, is I have fond memories of whenever people asked...

I Always Wanted to Be an ArtistC.C. Chapman

Making The Most of the Minutes

I wake up every morning and ponder the day ahead. Now that I’m completely on my own, I get to choose what I do with my day. Each minute is my own to focus in on what I want to do with it. And yet, two months out since leaving Campfire, I haven’t been...

Making The Most of the MinutesC.C. Chapman


If you are not already on the Gaping Void mailing list, you really should sign up because little bits of inspiration will show up in your inbox like this which got me all sorts of giggly this morning. I fought the urge to buy the print for multiple reasons (I have a mini gallery...

ApprovalC.C. Chapman

Working Hard to be Successful

I realized last night that I had passed my 8 year anniversary of this blog. In the past I had mentioned it in some way or talked about it and this year I didn’t. No biggie. I was too busy doing other things that mattered more than patting myself on the back and I’m...

Working Hard to be SuccessfulC.C. Chapman

A Day Off

I took a vacation day yesterday. Not a big deal, but also not something I do just for the sake of doing it very often. Days off usually have a purpose, a goal, some reason for taking them, but I wanted a day to catch up on a million little things and nothing at...

A Day OffC.C. Chapman

Don’t Just Jump Into The Sled

The Olympics are right around the corner and while I’m not sure if anyone has done any studies on this, I have a feeling that as people sit on their couches watching Shaun White and others do amazing things in the snow, they wonder if they too could do those amazing things. I wonder...

Don’t Just Jump Into The SledC.C. Chapman

I’m Proud of You

Facebook makes it easy to “like” something. Twitter makes it simple to “retweet” something. I’m not sure what motivates everyone to do these things, but I do it with content that in some way touches me. Might be a really informative piece of writing or a video that I want others to see. In...

I’m Proud of YouC.C. Chapman

Calling a Mulligan

This past week seemed to suck for a lot of people. Me included. I loved my time off during the holidays. Campfire shuts down to allow all of us to enjoy the holidays to the fullest. I know others do this as well. Going back to the office and everything else after a break...

Calling a MulliganC.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, 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, 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


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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