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Being a Duck Ain’t Easy, But It Keeps Me Sane

In Amazing Things Will Happen, I talked about the idea of being a duck. The concept is simple enough. Ducks don't care about the rain. They keep swimming around, doing duck things. They let the rain wash off of them because they realize there is nothing they can do about it directly so they focus on...

Being a Duck Ain’t Easy, But It Keeps Me SaneC.C. Chapman

Living a Purposeful Life

Today's podcast focuses on the confirmation I received in Fargo on the importance of living a purposeful life. Listen and let me know what you think. Links mentioned on the show: My review of MisfitCon 2014 Awake Aware America Watch the video from AwareUp in Texas My friend Lauren Amazing Things Will Happen

Living a Purposeful LifeC.C. Chapman

Piccoli Consigli – Per Una Vita Felice E Di Successo

As a writer, seeing your book translated into new languages is always a trip. I knew Amazing Things Will Happen was being translated into Arabic and Italian, but I didn't know when these versions would hit shelves. Then last week, my friend David Meerman Scott posted this photo of my book in an Italian bookstore. I...

Piccoli Consigli – Per Una Vita Felice E Di SuccessoC.C. Chapman

My Appearance on And That’s The Truth With Terry Whitaker

Earlier this year I was asked to come in for an interview with Terry Whitaker for her show And That's the Truth. We talked about my theater background, career and determination to make the world a better place. Of course we also chatted a bit about Amazing Things Will Happen. This was kind of trippy to...

My Appearance on And That’s The Truth With Terry WhitakerC.C. Chapman

Amazing Things at SXSW

Earlier this month I was in Austin for my yearly time at SXSW and this year I did a book reading for Amazing Things Will Happen. The recording is now available.

Amazing Things at SXSWC.C. Chapman

Amazing Detroit Video

Earlier this week, I kicked off the Amazing Things Will Happen book tour in Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan. Shawn Lee took beautiful photos at the MotorCity Casino event and put together this great highlight video.

Amazing Detroit VideoC.C. Chapman

TEDxTalks – Living an Amazing Life

There are moments in your life that you'll remember forever. Some will be the simplest and smallest of happenings. Others will be epic life changing events. On November 24, 2012 I stood just out of sight at TEDxLacemarket in Nottingham, England and prepared to deliver my first ever TEDxTalk. I had the perfect blender of nerves, adrenaline and words flying around...

TEDxTalks – Living an Amazing LifeC.C. Chapman

Words of the Author

When you are laying on a table in a tattoo parlor for a couple of hours you have plenty of time to let your mind wander. It isn't quite the definition of idling well since the funky tunes are pumping through the sound system and the constant rattle of the needle going into your arm,...

Words of the AuthorC.C. Chapman

The Career Clinic Interview

One of my favorite parts of book promotion is doing radio interviews and recently I had a blast being a guest on The Career Clinic. Host Maureen Anderson was one of the most prepared and fun hosts I've ever had the pleasure of talking with. Listen to our conversation here or through the player below.

The Career Clinic InterviewC.C. Chapman

Origin Stories

Amazing Things Will Happen is not an autobiography, yet I knew I had to include the backstory of my life for the advice on the following pages to be taken seriously. In the comic book world, this would be known as an origin story. As more people read the book, post reviews and reach out to...

Origin StoriesC.C. Chapman

When It Becomes Real

I find it rather comical that in today's world where I can create anything I want and sell it to the world, I still hold off on celebrating the launch of a new book until I find it in a traditional book store.

When It Becomes RealC.C. Chapman

Looking Forward to 2013

Every fall as the trees begin to change and the temperature leaves frost on the morning grass I get reflective on the days gone by and the year ahead. Some may wait until the hectic holidays are upon us and the shovels and snowblowers are out, but by then I like to be prepared to...

Looking Forward to 2013C.C. Chapman

Chatting About Amazing Things With Mitch Joel

Six Pixels of Separation has always been one of my favorite podcasts. Mitch Joel does a great job of covering the marketing industry and sitting down with some of the best and brightest minds working in the space. While we were both in Columbus recently, we sat down to discuss my new book Amazing Things...

Chatting About Amazing Things With Mitch JoelC.C. Chapman

Announcing My New Book

On Friday I promised a big announcement to everyone who subscribes to my newsletter. At 11 am I sent out the announcement that my next book is called Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness and that it was now available to pre-order. I wanted to watch how (and if)...

Announcing My New BookC.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

 

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December: The Long And Short Month

As The Next Phase Of The World Unravels, I’m Ready To Write

Why I Write? I Have No Choice.

Journaling The Rambles Of My Mind

Don’t Trust Others To Care About Your Career

My Beliefs

Being a Duck Ain’t Easy, But It Keeps Me Sane

Boston GORUCK Constellation

Weeks Are Rarely Simple

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