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

What You’ll Find on my Desk

One of my #3Words for 2013 is minimize and yesterday I needed to clean my desk off to start that process. My desk is one of the most important locations in my house as I spend a lot of time there. I write, edit my photos, make videos, take meetings and pretty much run my...

What You’ll Find on my DeskC.C. Chapman

FlightTrack Pro Review

I travel a lot. While I love touring the world and seeing new places, I hate the stress that comes with traveling so I'll do anything to cut as much of it out as possible. I've written about how I survive travel before and two of my favorite tools still to this day are TripIt and...

FlightTrack Pro ReviewC.C. Chapman

#GameOnWorld – Nike Makes Fitness a Game

I'm approaching forty and have never been in great shape. While I enjoy backpacking and outdoor activities, I've never been as active as I'd like for as long as I can remember. But, last year several things happen that got me thinking more about the importance of living healthier. I'll never be a small guy and...

#GameOnWorld – Nike Makes Fitness a GameC.C. Chapman

Why I Love Path

I've been involved in social media since before the term even existed. I've appreciated and leveraged the power of connecting with people from around the globe since I first dialed a modem into a BBS and started talking to strangers. The online world and social media has been very good to me. I make a...

Why I Love PathC.C. Chapman

Pinterest 101 Video

Today I was asked by Lynette Young to take part in a Google Hangout discussion about Pinterest. It is 90 minutes of tips, reactions and a good primer on what we believe it is and isn't. Joining me in the discussion was Simon Salt and Jane Ellen. If after watching this you'd like to follow me...

Pinterest 101 VideoC.C. Chapman

My Writing Buddies – Scrivener and Freedom

Writing a book takes a lot of time and focus. Ask any author and they'll tell you that the daily sit down and write is not the easiest thing in the world. It involves plenty of frustration and procrassination that none of us are very proud of. Yesterday, I got mad at myself as I...

My Writing Buddies – Scrivener and FreedomC.C. Chapman

Pinterest is What YOU Want it to Be

Pinterest is the latest social network to be getting a lot of buzz and rightfully so because it is super easy to figure out, has a simple and effective UI and creates addictive behavior in it's users. Plus, I think it has some interesting ways brands could use it to find people passionate about...

Pinterest is What YOU Want it to BeC.C. Chapman

Old vs. New

Minutes ago both UPS and the Post Office stopped by to drop off packages within five minutes of each other. Inside the packages was this nice contrast of old vs. new. What you see here is a beautifully printed photography book called Dark Score Stories promoting the new Stephen King mini series Bag of Bones...

Old vs. NewC.C. Chapman

Apple TV Ups the Game Yet Again

I've had an Apple TV for a while now and always loved it. Having this little device in my living room that allowed the family to play our whole music library on the stereo, rent movies and watch videos on the big screen television was all awesome. Then yesterday they pushed out a software update...

Apple TV Ups the Game Yet AgainC.C. Chapman

The Evolution of Social Networks

Yesterday was an interesting day for me on a lot of fronts. One of those days that clearly follows the old saying of "when one door closes, another opens." It hit me this morning with a giggle that yesterday I deleted my MySpace account and opened my Google+ account. A sort of passing of the...

The Evolution of Social NetworksC.C. Chapman

A Year Ago Today…

I was an early adopter of location based check-in services like Gowalla and Foursquare. Often I'm asked why I would bother checking in and I've written about the serendipity it can create, but today I was reminded of another reason why I do it. To see where I've been and to remember what I was doing.

A Year Ago Today…C.C. Chapman

Cast of Dads Discuss Family Road Trips

Last week, when the Cast of Dads went to the NY Auto Show thanks to Sony & Ford we created a lot of content. In this video, we discuss the family road trip and how technology has changed it since we took them as kids. Disclosure:

Cast of Dads Discuss Family Road TripsC.C. Chapman

Technology Still Thrills Me

Ever since that first day in third grade when I saw a computer and discovered what one could do, I've been hooked. Every day I interact with a variety of gadgets, web sites, new tools and more technology then a lot of people. You'd think that I'd be use to it all and that I...

Technology Still Thrills MeC.C. Chapman

YES, I Do Love The iPad

This past Saturday as I lay on the couch recovering from knee surgery, I eagerly awaiting the delivery of Laura's iPad. Yes, it isn't mine and it is 100% hers. She saw the original ads and really wanted one. How could I argue since it was a win win for me. I get to...

YES, I Do Love The iPadC.C. Chapman

Google Wave First Impressions

I was one of the random few that got a Google Wave invite the other day and of course jumped right in and starting playing around to see what it was and how it might fit into my life. The first thought I had was that it was more of a ripple then a wave....

Google Wave First ImpressionsC.C. Chapman

Microsoft + Yahoo = Interesting Possibilities

This morning one of the first pieces of news that I saw was that Microsoft was looking to expand it's empire by offering almost $45 billion to buy Yahoo. My first reaction was that I wondered if Google would make a counter offer and then I got thinking about what might happen to services I...

Microsoft + Yahoo = Interesting PossibilitiesC.C. Chapman

Virtual World Marketing

Thinking a lot about marketing in virtual worlds lately. Not just Second Life but across the board. The evolution of this space is happening and there is more going on in the dark corners and back rooms that we don't know about just yet. Trust me that the real fun stuff is still to...

Virtual World MarketingC.C. Chapman

Why I Want In The Black Box Beta

I remember reading first about The Podium Project a while ago and kind of forgot about it since I hadn't heard anything in a while. Then today I see Paul Colligan once again talking about it, but this time actually offering up the chance to beta test one of the bad boy black boxes and...

Why I Want In The Black Box BetaC.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 headshots can be found below.

Who is C.C. Chapman? I’m a…


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 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.


Helping others learn and inspiring them to achieve their goals is the most fulfilling thing I do. As a Visting Instructor of Business and Management at Wheaton College and as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Communications at Bentley University I get to do this with the next generation. I’ve also developed and taught courses for LinkedIn, CreativeLive, and Treehouse.


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. 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


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


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