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C.C. Chapman

I Do Stuff. I Go Places.

Rambles

SocialGood.Club

SocialGood.Club is a new venture that I'm the Co-Founder of with my dear friend Brad Powell. The conversations began last year as we both found ourselves walking a career path motivated by doing more good in the world. We both have years of experience conceiving, developing and executing marketing initiatives. The amount of content we've created...

SocialGood.ClubC.C. Chapman

Technology Shouldn’t Replace Your Humanity

Technology empowers us to do amazing things. We can connect with people around the world. We can form businesses together. We can create together. But, with all the technology around us, many of you are losing your way and giving in to the automated tools to run your lives. Yesterday, I added SocialGood.Club to my LinkedIn profile and...

Technology Shouldn’t Replace Your HumanityC.C. Chapman

Connected Worry

Another morning starts with the news of another attack. They've become too common and with the global climate as it is, I don't see them slowing down. My heart aches. My brain goes into overdrive. Of course at the same time I think about my kids and my family. We've talked about how to react and what...

Connected WorryC.C. Chapman

SXSW Was Exactly What I Hoped It Would Be

SXSW is a festival of culture and creativity. My words, not theirs. Up front, know that I'm an Advisor to SXSW. This means that every year I set aside several hours and go through and judge panels. In return, I'm given a free badge to attend. All other costs are on my dime. I know that...

SXSW Was Exactly What I Hoped It Would BeC.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

Savor or Binge?

To savor or to binge? That is a question I face this weekend as the new season of House of Cards is now live on Netflix. Last season I tried to savor it a bit. To let it breath and take my time with it. I made Season 3 last a full week and then it was...

Savor or Binge?C.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

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

Onegin

Last night Emily and I enjoyed opening night for The Boston Ballet's season with a performance of Onegin. We were invited as press and given two free tickets to attend the show. Ballet is an art form that I never fully appreciated until we began to attend performances on a semi-regular basis. With every performance I...

OneginC.C. Chapman

Eartheasy LifeStraw Go – Filtered Water On The Go

I'm much happier outdoors than I'll ever be behind a desk. When I was asked if I'd be interested in reviewing the LifeStraw Go from Eartheasy, I instantly said yes. From the moment I first heard of the original LifeStraw I was intrigued. I've been backpacking and camping for years and know how important it is...

Eartheasy LifeStraw Go – Filtered Water On The GoC.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

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

Snapchat FYI

  When asked what you'd like to see me create in 2016 many of you answered with some version of more teaching items. So, when I was asked why I thought Snapchat was going to have such a great year, I decided to make a video explaining how I use Snapchat. Right now it is one of...

Snapchat FYIC.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

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

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

2015 in Photos

The end of the year is always a powerful time for me to look back at the last twelve months and ponder where I've been and what I've seen. Being a photographer means that I take photographs every single day and over the course of a year that means thousands of photos. Thank you again to...

2015 in PhotosC.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

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

Days of Giving – Wediko

Tonight I have the last Board meeting of the year for Wediko. I've served on the Board for a number of years and am now the President of the Board. Wediko Children’s Services is a non-profit organization committed to improving children’s lives.  Using a strength-based approach, Wediko responds to the needs of children who face repeated...

Days of Giving – WedikoC.C. Chapman

Days of Giving – Fisher House Foundation

Sadly, our country doesn't treat those who fight wars for us very well. All it takes is one look at the number of veteran focused charities to know that they exist to fill the gap left by our own government. I'm blessed to have friends and family who have donned the uniform to protect our country...

Days of Giving – Fisher House FoundationC.C. Chapman

Days of Giving – No Kid Hungry

With #GivingTuesday landing on the first day of December this year, I thought I would focus my writing for the next little while on charitable organizations that I love and that I hope you'll take the time to find out more about and donate to if you have the means. I'm starting today with No...

Days of Giving – No Kid HungryC.C. Chapman

Giving Back Using Your Phone

As we Americans prepare to gather with our friends and family around Thanksgiving tables, I wanted to share several ways that you can give back during the holidays (and beyond) on your phone. Contact those you care about Our phones can do amazing things, but none more powerful than connecting your voice with those you care about....

Giving Back Using Your PhoneC.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.

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

Giving the Cobbler’s Kids Some Shoes

Death Inspires Living

Rough Streets of Neverland

Eulogy vs. Resume

When The Muse Screams

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