Rambles

The Long and Short Walk of Life

Life is extremely short. While days will drag on and never seem to end. Others fly by and you barely got a chance to enjoy them. We've all heard the jokes about getting older, getting crabbier and yelling, "Get Off My Lawn!" more than once. Age is a relative thing of course, but over the last few...

The Long and Short Walk of LifeC.C. Chapman

A Simple Weekend

The majority of the weekend was spent feet up in the sun room reading The Accidental Life: An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers on my kindle. The stories and style hit home and fuel my desire to write more and fear less. There were pork chops on the grill and fresh corn beside them. Cold...

A Simple WeekendC.C. Chapman

Remaining Positive in a Less Than Happy World

Turn on your television or look at a news site and you are guaranteed to see something that upsets you. It doesn't matter which side of the aisle you lean, team you root for or flag you salute. There is a never ending stream of bad news that will bother you. I've talked before about how...

Remaining Positive in a Less Than Happy WorldC.C. Chapman

Death Inspires Living

July was a rough month all around me. It began with the tragic death of a nineteen year old and ended with the peaceful passing of a seventy eight year old. Two ends of the spectrum of life. Leaving behind heart broken friends and family. Reflection is part of my daily life. I think about things. Looking...

Death Inspires LivingC.C. Chapman

Eulogy vs. Resume

Earlier this week, I attended Bentley University's Center for Business Ethics 40th Anniversary Conference. One of the speakers was discussing the concept of virtue in the workplace and during his talk he raised the question, "are you more concerned by your resume or your eulogy?" That stuck with me. It hit home. Last night as we sat...

Eulogy vs. ResumeC.C. Chapman

When The Muse Screams

If you are a creative, you've heard the scream of the Muse. Not the simple whisper in your ear or tickle on your heart, but the full blown cry out to be recognized and used. This morning she yelled in all of her fury. Reminding me that while I've been spinning, strategizing and sipping, I haven't been...

When The Muse ScreamsC.C. Chapman

One Week. All The Emotions.

Last week was one of those series of days that won't soon be forgotten. A roller coaster of emotions brought on events close to home and around the country. There was death, life milestones, anger and happiness. I was shocked as I watched two black Americans be shot and killed by those who are suppose to serve and...

One Week. All The Emotions.C.C. Chapman

Making Sense of the Madness

  It only takes a quick scan of the news to be buried in the madness of our world. This week, I've been hugging my kids a bit longer than usual as neighborhood friends lost their daughter in a horrible accident. Jackie was a GOOD kid determined to do GOOD things in the world. I remember her and...

Making Sense of the MadnessC.C. Chapman

The First Rays of Morning

Yesterday morning, Emily and I woke early to go to the flea market. The news was reporting on a shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, but there were no details yet so we went on our way. We hit the ATM, grabbed donuts from a local bakery and arrived to discover that the vendors were still setting...

The First Rays of MorningC.C. Chapman

Lamb or Lion? I Do Not Know

Some days start with a bunch of little things that get in the way of getting off on the right foot. Today was certainly one of those. Nothing earth shattering. Nothing to worry about. But, still as I try to find focus, be productive and get ready for the day ahead these little things pile up and...

Lamb or Lion? I Do Not KnowC.C. Chapman

What Was So Super About Yesterday?

Gloomy and gray is how we find ourselves this morning in the woods outside of Boston. Nothing was "super" about yesterday. It was more of standard issue Tuesday according to my sources. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are pumping out of my speakers. The new album isn't as 'up' as the last one, but tons of artistic commentary...

What Was So Super About Yesterday?C.C. Chapman

The Power of Three Words

Your Work Matters. Those were the three words that hit me right in the heart and soul. It was a short email. It was a response to an equally quick email that I sent to someone never expecting a response. I consume more than I create and that is problem. It is a problem I've been trying to...

The Power of Three WordsC.C. Chapman

Choosing Optimism

Every single day we are each given the option to choose the kind of day it is going to be. I talked to a friend recently as she sat getting her latest dose of chemotherapy. As we chatted, it was obvious that she had chosen it to be a good day. She was smiling and...

Choosing OptimismC.C. Chapman

Forward, Purpose and Skies – My Three Words for 2016

Since April 2014 I've been lost. The stories of the months since then are for another time, but needless to say there have been some dark days and lonely times. 2016 is all about putting those behind me finally and successfully moving forward. Once I had determined that focus, going through my yearly three word exercise was...

Forward, Purpose and Skies – My Three Words for 2016C.C. Chapman

Another Trip Around the Sun

End of the year + Christmas + My Birthday = C.C. in a reflective mood. This latest journey around the sun was better than the last one and yet I feel as if I have not accomplished much. I spoke on stages from Seattle to The Netherlands, had my life outlook changed by attending my first...

Another Trip Around the SunC.C. Chapman

When Will Pandemics Get the Attention They Deserve?

(photo credit: Asylum Entertainment) Last year the world watched in horror as an Ebola outbreak spread across part of the African continent. Through my work with ONE, I was well educated in what was going on, how it is spread and proper level of concerns. Sadly though, I wonder if enough people realize that it is isn't...

When Will Pandemics Get the Attention They Deserve?C.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

Oh MTV, You Still Make VMA Magic…

Watching the MTV Video Music Awards is something I've always done. I love the creativity shown through music videos and back when MTV showed them on a regular basis I'd quite often leave the channel on for hours on end. Last night, me and the kids kicked back to watch the spectacle that is the #VMAs. The...

Oh MTV, You Still Make VMA Magic…C.C. Chapman

A Look Back at the Week That Was

I finally have a cell phone again. After a waterfall claimed my last one, I went ten days without having a phone. Honestly this wasn't bad for me since I wasn't traveling and I could access everything I needed to from my computer and iPad. The only thing I missed is always having a way to make...

A Look Back at the Week That WasC.C. Chapman

Personal Security

Growing up, I was in the Boy Scouts and we spent a lot of time outdoors learning new skills. I can sharpen a blade, start a fire and build a shelter without any worries. I use to joke that I was the perfect boyfriend because I knew how to tie knots and I was always...

Personal SecurityC.C. Chapman

True Adventures Are Rarely Planned

Thirteen years ago I typed out the first post for this blog. It was random, rambling and about the events of the recent past. Sounds pretty much like any other post around here. Looking back, I could never imagine that writing would take me around the world, have me work on amazing projects and meet some...

True Adventures Are Rarely PlannedC.C. Chapman

Spoiled Brats of the Internet

This morning my doodling ended up with the above. Being a small town kid at heart who grew up in a blue collar family, I tend to notice these things. The #FirstWorldProblems trend has always rubbed me a bit the wrong way. Sure, I've bitched about things that I didn't need to and I know that....

Spoiled Brats of the InternetC.C. Chapman

The Decision to Chop Wood

If you were to look in the woods behind my house you'd see this in one little corner. It is the start of a wood pile that I made recently after chopping up some wood from a tree my father dropped the last time he was down here. Last winter we noticed we were running...

The Decision to Chop WoodC.C. Chapman

What Millennials Are Looking For In Presidential Candidates

I never thought I'd use Ted Cruz and Taylor Swift as examples in my online marketing course I teach at Bentley, but last night it happened. After discussing the difference between smart and stupid brand management online, I thought it would be an interesting side topic to discuss the upcoming election. This will be the first...

What Millennials Are Looking For In Presidential CandidatesC.C. Chapman

Time and What We Choose To Do With It

A week isn't a long time. A day is a little more than a blink in our lives. Time and what people choose to do with it has always fascinated me. This morning our exchange student from China left. The whole family woke up at 4am so that we could properly say goodbye to him. J was only...

Time and What We Choose To Do With ItC.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 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.

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 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.

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. 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 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
  • Member of the Verizon Wireless VZWBuzz Influencer Team which means I receive electronics to review and experiences to take part in.

 

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

Jaz Joins Our Family

The Long and Short Walk of Life

Gronk Knows Football and Finance

Think Before You Scream

THE Shot

Shooting My Son’s Senior Portraits

A Simple Weekend

Remaining Positive in a Less Than Happy World

Family Fun at Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival

Being Prepared To Fear Less

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