The Road to Yuma

Geocaching is an activity that our family enjoys doing. When out rucking, driving or any time we are someplace new my wife will pull out her phone and see if there are any geocaches around us. We knew we'd be visiting her parents in Arizona this summer, so when she received a notice that one of her...

The Road to YumaC.C. Chapman

A Visual Postcard From Echo Valley

Ever since the team at Horizon Hobby gave me a Chroma 4k Drone to try out and review I've been eager to take it to one place in the world. That place is Echo Valley in the hills of Vermont. I've written about this magical spot before for one night escapes and Chapman family celebrations. So when...

A Visual Postcard From Echo ValleyC.C. Chapman

NYC Creative Microadventure

Alastair Humphreys introduced me to the term Microadventures in his latest book. The concept is that people feel they need to go on a three month expedition to a far off land to have an adventure, when in fact a single overnight in the wild of your backyard can be just as stimulating. This is a concept...

NYC Creative MicroadventureC.C. Chapman

An Autumn Weekend at Vermont’s Hermitage Club

Autumn is my favorite time of year in New England. The crispness in the air and exploding colors of the woods always makes me smile as I soak up every moment of it before Old Man Winter decides to roll into town. So when the invite came from The Hermitage Club to bring my family up and...

An Autumn Weekend at Vermont’s Hermitage ClubC.C. Chapman

TripIt: All Your Travel Plans In One Place

TripIt is one of the most important tools in my life. Whenever I receive a train, hotel, restaurant or flight confirmation I simply forward it to and I can instantly forget about it. I can do this because TripIt uses its magic to create itineraries of all my trips that I can access from the...

TripIt: All Your Travel Plans In One PlaceC.C. Chapman

A Weekend in Frederick, Maryland

Not all road trips need to be epic journeys through the corners of the world. Sometimes they are a simple micro-adventure over the course of a long weekend. We jumped in the car and headed south to visit my baby sister in Frederick, Maryland. She had lived there for a few years and I was...

A Weekend in Frederick, MarylandC.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

A Walk Around San Francisco With My Camera

Photograph by David B. Thomas This past weekend found me in San Francisco working on a project for TripIt, but had lots of free time before the video shoot happened. My buddy David volunteered to meet me at the airport and go from there. After checking in to my room at the Hotel G, we grabbed some steaks...

A Walk Around San Francisco With My CameraC.C. Chapman

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

States I’ve Visited

Yesterday, I kept seeing people share a graphic of the states they've visited. It got me wondering how many I had left to see and here is my map. Sure, when I was younger we drove to Orlando for vacation, but I don't remember anything more than passing through the Carolinas, so I didn't check...

States I’ve VisitedC.C. Chapman

One Night Escape to Vermont

Echo Valley is a quiet spot in Vermont that our family likes to escape to. We don't get to go there as often as we'd like, so even a single overnight is special to us. The car was packed, the dogs were ready to go and at the other end of our drive we'd find...

One Night Escape to VermontC.C. Chapman

Sailboat Lunch in the Ocean

Captain Tibi cut the engine and we slowly coasted directly for the island in front of us. Laura joked that it looked like another boat had crashed into the limestone on the beach and she hoped we wouldn't share their fate. Like a graceful dancer, the seventy seven foot boat softly slid into the sand without...

Sailboat Lunch in the OceanC.C. Chapman

Sunday Morning Walk Around Fargo

I woke up early on a Sunday morning because it was the first time I ever found myself in Fargo, North Dakota and I really wanted to take my camera for a walk. I debated which one to use and opted for my Samsung NX30 with a 16mm f/2.4 lens. The streets were quiet and I barely...

Sunday Morning Walk Around FargoC.C. Chapman

Lunch Break in the Woods

Kid Rock encourages me to slow my roll as the car cruises through the curves of Rt. 135. There might be a chill in the air, but the windows are down and Roxie is enjoying the wind on her face from the back seat. When you find yourself without work, a new camera and a beautiful day...

Lunch Break in the WoodsC.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

Istanbul in Black and White

Going through my photos from a recent trip to Istanbul, I noticed how different the country looks in black and white. It is a city of every color of the rainbow and yet in black and white it has a totally new kind of beauty. All photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy NX camera that I am...

Istanbul in Black and WhiteC.C. Chapman

Weekend in Miami

Last weekend, Laura and I escaped to Miami for a little romantic weekend together and to take in the Dolphins vs. Ravens game. I had the Samsung Galaxy NX along with me and had fun shooting the Miami Beach area. Disclosure : I am a Samsung Imagelogger. They provide me with equipment and in return I...

Weekend in MiamiC.C. Chapman

Joe’s Taco Lounge & Salsaria

You may not know it, but I have a serious love for fish tacos. I don't know why, but on any given day I can easily sit down and enjoy several of these beauties. Even after eating amazing food around the world, a simple fish taco with a cold drink and a friendly conversation is hard...

Joe’s Taco Lounge & SalsariaC.C. Chapman

Interview With Dave and Deb of The PlanetD

As a lover of travel and someone who is working on being hired to do more travel writing and travel photography, I've had fun getting to know some of the main players in the space. Last year when I was the keynote speaker at TBEX, I had the pleasure of first meeting Dave & Deb...

Interview With Dave and Deb of The PlanetDC.C. Chapman

Wandering and Wondering

Never forget that we don't need a map to find our way. Yesterday, as I took my camera for a walk along the coast of Victoria, British Columbia I had no purpose beyond enjoying every minute of it. Before I left I had looked at a map to get a general idea of where I was...

Wandering and WonderingC.C. Chapman

Ghana – A Look Back ONE Year Later

A year ago today I stepped off a plane in Accra, Ghana to spend five days in a country I knew very little about, but that would change my life forever. The ONE Campaign invited me to witness the country-wide rollout of two important vaccines that would change the lives of the children of the...

Ghana – A Look Back ONE Year LaterC.C. Chapman

Souvenir of Choice – Hotel Notepads

Travel and exploring the world is in my DNA. That sense of wanderlust is always buzzing just below the surface and when it begins percolating I crave adventure. Yesterday, it kicked into high gear and for now I'll have to settle for the magical circus that will be SXSW next weekend. This morning I decided to go through...

Souvenir of Choice – Hotel NotepadsC.C. Chapman

The Quiet Moments of Travel

The quiet moments on the road are my favorite ones. Sure, the rush that comes from giving a keynote always fills the soul with positive energy and feels great. But, after all the airports, hotel rooms and late nights, it is the quiet moments of travel  that I cherish.

The Quiet Moments of TravelC.C. Chapman

My Instagram Decision

I love to experience life to the fullest and share those experiences with the world around me. It is part of my DNA as an explorer and storyteller. The tools of social media empower me to do this in ways I couldn't have imagined just a few short years ago. It wasn't easy for me to...

My Instagram DecisionC.C. Chapman

Walking in Wine Country

There was a crispness to the cool air, as the sun set over wine country. The walking paths through the vineyards at The Meritage Resort and Spa were a welcome distraction after spending most of the day in an airplane seat. Wandering through the rows of grapes and thinking about everything that brought me to this...

Walking in Wine CountryC.C. Chapman

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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.


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

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