Storytelling

A Weekend in Wine Country Speaking at WTFconf

When a friend asks for help, I do everything in my power to assist them. So, when David Baeza asked me to be part of a new conference he was organizing I wanted to make it work. When I saw that he had asked several of our closest friends for the same favor and they...

A Weekend in Wine Country Speaking at WTFconfC.C. Chapman

Spreading Social Good at SXSW 2015

Every March, a chunk of the Internet arrives in Austin, Texas for copious amounts of barbecue, frosty drinks and hopefully some mind expanding conversations. I’ve certainly got older as SXSW has grown and every year I look at my experience with a fresh set of eyes, while remembering what it use to be like. This year...

Spreading Social Good at SXSW 2015C.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

A Day at the NFL Offices With the #VZWBuzz Team

I'm part of a group of online insiders that Verizon gives access to news, technology and experiences. Last week a group of us from the east coast were treated to a day at the NFL Offices in New York City. As a lifelong football fan, I was excited about the location. Granted, we got bumped to...

A Day at the NFL Offices With the #VZWBuzz TeamC.C. Chapman

GORUCK Light #507 – AAR – Boston – November 1, 2014

GORUCK will tell you that they are "building better Americans" and while that might sound like marketing spin to some, they mean it. Over the years, their gear has served me well. I've become friends with Jason McCarthy and other members of the team. We are even doing some work together now, which feels really...

GORUCK Light #507 – AAR – Boston – November 1, 2014C.C. Chapman

What is a Samsung Imagelogger?

Today, Samsung announced their new NX1 smart camera and as I sit here lusting over having one in my hands, I figured this would be a good time to explain what it means to me to be a Samsung Imagelogger photographer. To sum it up in my own unofficial words, the Samsung Imagelogger program brings together a...

What is a Samsung Imagelogger?C.C. Chapman

A Week At GORUCK HQ

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

Reflecting on MisfitCon

As the waitress sits me down at my booth at The Frying Pan, I giggle a bit at the table top advertising their "premium coffee." The nearby table has exceeded the Hawaiian shirt quota for the city as I hear one of them begin a story with, "that Montana boy that married the Eskimo girl..." The...

Reflecting on MisfitConC.C. Chapman

Witches, Baseball and Beer With Team Lumia

Nokia is a company that understands how to work with influencers. Their approach seems to be to gather a variety of online influencers in a great city, bring them on a series of mini adventures and give them Lumia phones to document everything. Last year, I spent a weekend with them in Vegas and earlier this...

Witches, Baseball and Beer With Team LumiaC.C. Chapman

Awake Aware America

This weekend I'll find myself in Austin, Texas teaching and inspiring local youth on how to find, craft and tell stories that matter to them. As the Storyteller in Residence for Awake Aware America, I'm excited to kick off the first of their conscious content camps with a focus on water sustainability. The schedule for the...

Awake Aware AmericaC.C. Chapman

My First Boston Marathon

Going to college and now living in the Boston area, you'd assume that I've been to my share of Boston Marathons. I live two and a half miles from the starting line and have seen the finish line numerous times before the actual running. Yet, I had never watched in person. After the tragic events of...

My First Boston MarathonC.C. Chapman

Saturday With My Samsung NX300

When I first joined the Samsung Imagelogger program the first camera they gave me was the Samsung NX300. It has a funky retro look and comes in several colors. They gave me the brown one. I've tried to love this camera because of the tilt out screen on the back making for great angles and the...

Saturday With My Samsung NX300C.C. Chapman

Faces of Ghana – My First Photo Essay Using Storehouse

As a storyteller, I'm always looking at new ways to share the stories I want to tell. From the moment I first installed the Storehouse app on my iPad I wanted to use it. The mixed media ability and the beautiful user interface found me looking through new photo essays every morning and wondering when I...

Faces of Ghana – My First Photo Essay Using StorehouseC.C. Chapman

Five Days in the Desert With Nokia

I wish I could tell you that this trip was some sort of Hunter S. Thompson fueled craze through the streets of Las Vegas. My reality is a bit less gonzo than his was. I ended the week way up, even though the photo above was taken by the Croupier at a table I wasn't doing...

Five Days in the Desert With NokiaC.C. Chapman

Istanbul in One Day

Traveling is something I love to do. With a family at home that I hate to be away from, there is never enough time to do enough of it. Being asked to speak at the Digital Age Summit was an exciting offer. It would bring Ann Handley and I to Istanbul where our book Content...

Istanbul in One DayC.C. Chapman

IdeaFestival 13 – Space, Soil and Sherlock

Last week, I had the pleasure of being invited to attend IdeaFestival 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. This yearly gathering of the eternally curious is easily one of my favorite conferences. I always leave with tons of brain nibbles that keep me thinking long after I've returned home. Up front, I need to thank the team for...

IdeaFestival 13 – Space, Soil and SherlockC.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

A Visit With the Subway Global Challenge Winners

I was asked by YSN to join them and the winners of the first ever Subway Global Challenge for a day of meeting the team at Subway Headquarters in Milford, Connecticut. It was a great day full of briefings and information overload from every aspect of the global business. While I had heard that Subway...

A Visit With the Subway Global Challenge WinnersC.C. Chapman

Ghana – A Most Excellent Adventure

My first impression of Ghana will always be "wow, it isn't as hot as I was expecting." I had arrived in Accra after a ten plus hour flight from Washington, DC. We had left in the dark of night and arrived to a gray afternoon on the other side of the world. As we approached the...

Ghana – A Most Excellent AdventureC.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.

Technology Is Breaking Humanity

Another End Of The Year Is Upon Us

December: The Long And Short Month

As The Next Phase Of The World Unravels, I’m Ready To Write

Why I Write? I Have No Choice.

Journaling The Rambles Of My Mind

Don’t Trust Others To Care About Your Career

My Beliefs

Being a Duck Ain’t Easy, But It Keeps Me Sane

Boston GORUCK Constellation

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