C.C. Chapman is a dynamic speaker and business consultant who always delivers results. He brings years of hands on business knowledge combined with one of the most passionate hearts to the stage every time he talks and every client engagement. He is a pioneer of the social media space and has a deep understanding of the community, business and individual philosophies that play and work in this space. He is also considered a rising expert in the parent marketing field.

As a two time best-selling author, C.C. is able to address these topics at a high level or go into much greater detail in any one area. His current focus is on content marketing, motivational leadership and any aspect of online marketing.

Over the years, C.C. has worked with a variety of clients. In 2007 he launched his own marketing agency, The Advance Guard, which he sold in 2009. His clients have included American Eagle Outfitters, The Coca-Cola Company, HBO, Verizon FiOS and many others. He is available for everything from creative brainstorming to full blown creative direction on projects. Training and strategic planning are also available options.

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C.C. Chapman Speaking at PodCamp Boston 3Rather than having a few canned presentations, C.C. prefers to tailor his speeches to be unique and up to date every time he takes the stage. He can speak about a variety of topics related to social media, entrepreneurship, online marketing and parenting. You can view some of his past presentations on Slideshare and in the videos below.

In addition to keynote presentations, C.C. is also available for more tactical, how-to type presentation/classes as well and has conducted them on everything from how to set up Facebook Fan pages, to recording your first podcast or even Social Media 101.

Selection of Speaking Videos

TEDxLaceMarket “How to Live an Amazing Life”

PIX2015 “Using Photography to Drive Change”

TBEX ’12 Keynote “Amazing Things Will Happen When Your Content Rules”

INBOUND Bold Talk: Why I Hate The Question of “What Do You Do?”

BlogWorld 2011 Keynote

Content Rules Keynote at Full Sail University


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Photo Credit (cc) Kenneth Yeung - www.thelettertwo.com In alphabetical order….

  • 140 Conference NYC & L.A.
  • Audience Conference
  • BlogWorld and New Media Expo
  • Canadian Marketing Association
  • Educational Travelers Conference
  • Inbound Marketing Summit
  • Marketing Profs Digital Marketing Mixer
  • Marketing Profs Summer Social Series (webinar)
  • PodCamp Boston
  • PodCamp London
  • PodCamp Montreal
  • PodCamp New York
  • PodCamp Philadelphia
  • Portable & New Media Expo
  • Social Media Jungle
  • South by Southwest Interactive
  • TBEX
  • TEDxLace Market
  • Web 2.0 Expo – Web2Open

C.C. has also spoken at a number of educational institutions including Bentley University, Emerson College and Boston University.


C.C. Chapman is the perfect blend of knowledgeable and understandable. His speeches are dynamic, energetic, and packed with information to consider for the future. When C.C. spoke at the Inbound Marketing Summit, he drew great applause, and a crowd of people anxious to follow up on his ideas. He’s a professional that enhances any conference that needs to understand the future in down-to-earth terms.

Chris Brogan, President, New Marketing Labs, LLC

C.C. is a dynamic, informative and inspirational speaker. Students and instructors alike responded to his passion and energy, and all were impressed by his knowledge and experience. Every educational institution should give their students the opportunity to be inspired by C.C.

– Candace Alcorn, Program Director, Internet Marketing Programs, Full Sail University

Lots of speakers are knowledgeable about their subject, but what sets C.C. apart is the passion and energy he brings to any talk, both in person and online — say, in a webinar. (Which, by the way, is not easy to do.) If you want someone to inform your audience, hire any old speaker. But if you want someone to also ignite and inspire, hire C.C.

Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs

CC brings a warmth and sense of place to each of his speaking engagements. As one of New Hampshire’s native sons, I was honored to have him as one of the featured speakers at Social Media Breakfast NH in the Upper Valley. Not one to make a cookie cutter presentation, he created an intimate atmosphere of fun and learning for the attendees that kept the buzz going long after he was done. If you haven’t had a chance to hear CC Chapman speak, you need to put it on your conference Bucket List.

Leslie Poston, Founder, Uptown Uncorked

I am part of the small team within my company working on developing strategy, policy and tactics to get started with social media. While researching social tools for business, I invited the Senior Vice President of Communications to attend C.C.’s Facebook for Business Webinar and she left the room more enthusiast about social media than I’ve ever seen her before. She was furiously taking notes, smiling and commenting the entire time on the great information he shared. She’s now a believer. We used much of C.C.’s advice in our Facebook launch and feel confident he provided us with true best practices for success online. C.C. has a gift when it comes to explaining social tools for business, sharing relevant examples to illustrate key ideas and engaging his audience. He’s definitely got the chops to teach us all a thing or two.

Becky Johns, Communications Coordinator


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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 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 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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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.


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