Technology

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

Snapchat Stress

Watching people stress over how to use any new social network or tool gives me the giggles. Snapchat of course is the latest one that is confusing so many. "I just don't know how I'm going to use it?" "It is too confusing for me to figure out so I don't see the point." "I can't figure out...

Snapchat StressC.C. Chapman

Tools Do Whatever You Use Them For

Yesterday, someone complained in my direction on Twitter about Snapchat being another marketing tool that she didn't want to have to deal with. I laughed about it because this is the same argument people have used for every single app, site and tool that has been released online. Today because of her I'm going to talk...

Tools Do Whatever You Use Them ForC.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

What I’d Love to See Announced at CES

This morning I was pondering ways that Verizon could improve their FiOS App by giving me the ability to download content I've recorded on my DVR to watch anytime I'm traveling. They now allow you to stream DVR recorded shows, but I want to watch it without a WiFi connection. If they really want to make...

What I’d Love to See Announced at CESC.C. Chapman

My First Time Flying a Drone With the Chroma 4k

My grandfather designed, built and flew model airplanes. These were not from kits or out of a box. I remember the first time he handed me the controls and asked if I wanted to land one for him. What little kid would say no? Of course, I ended up crashing it. Fast forward to this morning...

My First Time Flying a Drone With the Chroma 4kC.C. Chapman

Teenager Technology Gifts

I hate to think about it, but the holidays are right around the corner and the other night my wife turned to me and asked, "Any ideas on what we are going to get the kids for Christmas?" Since my kids don't read my blog, I figured a quick post to give you ideas of great...

Teenager Technology GiftsC.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

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

Technology Makes Life Around My House More Fun

This weekend as we unplugged and headed outside to help kick off summer I got thinking about the balancing act between loving technology and being ok to leave it behind at the same time. It only takes one look at the above photo to see the variety of things you might find laying around my...

Technology Makes Life Around My House More FunC.C. Chapman

Making the Most of Mobile Photography

As a photographer, I take pictures with whatever camera I have with me. Today, that quite often means the phone in my pocket which currently is a Motorola Droid Turbo (provided to me for free as a member of the Verizon Influencer program I am part of). This also means that I get asked by friends,...

Making the Most of Mobile PhotographyC.C. Chapman

First Impressions of the FiOS Mobile App

As an itinerant, hours spent in airports is a common part of my life. Recently, I found myself alone at a gate early on a weekday morning waiting for others to arrive. Still in the haze of waking up, I mindlessly watched the television that was cycling through the standard airport fare of news and travel...

First Impressions of the FiOS Mobile AppC.C. Chapman

More Phones Need To Be Like the Motorola DROID Turbo

Right up front, you need to know that I was given a Motorola DROID Turbo phone for free as part of the VZWBuzz Influencer Program. We get access to a variety of devices and it is always fun when I like one enough to write about it. I made the switch to Android from iOS...

More Phones Need To Be Like the Motorola DROID TurboC.C. Chapman

The Television Shows Our Family is Currently Watching

While the high-speed Internet is the main reason I have always loved Verizon FiOS, I also love having it for all the great television programs we get to watch. As a member of the #LifeonFiOS Influencer Team, we were all upgraded to the latest hardware and user accounts for free. In return, I agree to...

The Television Shows Our Family is Currently WatchingC.C. Chapman

Birthdays and Technology

Today is my birthday. Google told me so. *grin* One of the few things on my to do list for the day included writing my monthly post as part of the #LifeOnFiOS team. While op-ed and thought pieces are not the usual fare for this type of post, I found it strangely relevant this morning and...

Birthdays and TechnologyC.C. Chapman

Presence

Life is full of things that you never notice until they are gone. Ever notice how quiet a house sounds when the power is off and then how loud it comes in the moments after the power returns? Roxie hasn't been gone 48 hours yet and I'm constantly confused by the lack of her presence around...

PresenceC.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

What Technology to Bring on a Family Road Trip

This weekend we are heading out on a three week adventure. The Chapman Road Trip will find us in an RV, going from Boston to Arizona. Along the way we are keeping a very open schedule with our only major stop being to see an exhibit of Laura's Great Grandfather's paintings in Memphis. Above is a...

What Technology to Bring on a Family Road TripC.C. Chapman

Samsung S5 – Hype or Habit Forming?

You should know that I've been a happy enough iPhone user for many years. All of my work is on Apple products. But, last year when I was given a Moto X to review I realized that Android was the mobile OS for me. It gave me more power, flexibility and customization than iOS ever...

Samsung S5 – Hype or Habit Forming?C.C. Chapman

If Titanfall is the Future of Gaming, I Won’t Be Playing Much

This week Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment released Titanfall. Rarely do I get as excited about a new game as I was for this one. After playing the BETA and seeing first hand how amazing this game was I couldn't wait for it to arrive. This morning I popped the disc in and began to play...

If Titanfall is the Future of Gaming, I Won’t Be Playing MuchC.C. Chapman

Brands Battle For My Allegiance

Friends have heard me joke more than once that if Google and Apple merged I'd then only have one master. Yesterday as I watched the new Xbox One be unveiled, I began to think more about the allegiances I have to certain technology companies and how some of those are starting to shift. Microsoft certainly...

Brands Battle For My AllegianceC.C. Chapman

Plantronics Voyager Legend Review

Any piece of technology that makes getting work done easier is one that I'll love. For years I've bought and been impressed with products from Plantronics. Since my iPhone is also my office phone, I've always had a Bluetooth headset so that I could talk and easily use my computer at the same time. I've been...

Plantronics Voyager Legend ReviewC.C. Chapman

luminAID – Light When and Where You Need It

Energy Poverty is a global issue that I'm particular interested in. Ever since I learned the term from the team at ONE, it has been on my mind and something that I'd like to help fight and solve. The first part of solving any issue is to educate yourself as much as possible on it. Part...

luminAID – Light When and Where You Need 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 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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