Books

To Binge Or Savor?

My week began with an early morning viewing of the new show American Gods. Last year, two trusted friends insisted that I read the book before the show came out. I do what I'm told (sometimes) and in this case am better for it. Sipping my coffee, I savored every minute of the episode even though...

To Binge Or Savor?C.C. Chapman

2017 Is Here. Now What?

The calendars have been flipped and 2017 is upon us. A fresh start and we don't know if the car is going to crash over the cliff, handle all of the curves or keep on driving off into the sunset. I'm full of worries for the world around me. Anyone with half of an open mind...

2017 Is Here. Now What?C.C. Chapman

Why I Write

Chuck Wendig is a writer who can put words together better than most. His fiction is raw and his nonfiction is inspiring. Every week he issues a writing challenge and while I should accept more of them, today is my first in which he asks us to share why we write. Why I write is a complex...

Why I WriteC.C. Chapman

Writing on the Road

As a writer on-the-go I quite often find myself writing wherever I find time to sit down and pull out my laptop for a bit. Today, I'm in Toronto and the view is not bad for crafting words as you can see. The road does tend to be a cruel writing partner at times.

Writing on the RoadC.C. Chapman

Amazing Things Will Happen on Kobo in Conversation

Late last year Kobo had me up to their offices to record an episode of Kobo in Conversation. This video series shares chats with authors from a variety of genres. They made special cookies to celebrate my book and my good friend Mitch Joel conducted the interview. Enjoy.

Amazing Things Will Happen on Kobo in ConversationC.C. Chapman

Want to Write a Book? Start By Writing a Book Proposal.

As a writer, people ask me all the time for advice on writing books. They want to know how I found a publisher (they came to me), how my books have been successful (they are good books) and how to market them (hustle, hustle, hustle).

Want to Write a Book? Start By Writing a Book Proposal.C.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

Help Make This Week Amazing

Minutes ago I was notified that the copies of Amazing Things Will Happen that I had ordered from various online book sellers have begun to ship. That is awesome news and it means it is now officially the time I need YOUR help.

Help Make This Week AmazingC.C. Chapman

My Dangerous Books

In the past I've discussed some of the books that have changed my world. I like to call them "dangerous" because if you read them there is a high probability that they may spark something in you. Depending on what is going on in your life that could be dangerous and thus my description. Since...

My Dangerous BooksC.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

The Great 500 Book Keynote

Did you know that I have a new book coming out before the end of the year called Amazing Things Will Happen? If you didn't, you do now and I've got a crazy idea that I'd like to run by you in the hopes that one of you likes it enough to make it happen.

The Great 500 Book KeynoteC.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

The Long Haul of Writing

Last week was a long one for me. In addition to having a gravely sick dog at the house (he is much better now), I was under deadline for my latest book. Writing for a living is awesome, but it also involves a lot of late nights, self doubt and long hours of alone time. But,...

The Long Haul of WritingC.C. Chapman

Every Little Change Helps Education

Those who know me well, know that I have a dream of starting my own school. It is the one thing that if I was to suddenly find a pile of money I'd do for the rest of my life. I firmly believe that our children are not being taught all the skills that they...

Every Little Change Helps EducationC.C. Chapman

Content Rules at Home

This week a lot of people have shared photos of my book, but this one from my cousin Jonathan really made my day.

Content Rules at HomeC.C. Chapman

Today Is THE Day

It isn't every day that you get to check an item off of your bucket list, but today I got to do just that as Content Rules hits store shelves.

Today Is THE DayC.C. Chapman

Get Seen

I love having so many friends now with books hitting store shelves and every time it makes me smile. Today, my buddy Steve Garfield's book Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to Building Your Business is out and if you have ever thought of making videos to share online this is a book to check...

Get SeenC.C. Chapman

Freedom (TM) by Daniel Suarez

I don't remember how long ago it was, but I read a blog post from Rick Klau about this new book he read and loved called Daemon from some unknown writer. He was raving about how much he loved the book and how anyone into technology would love it as well. I knew Rick...

Freedom (TM) by Daniel SuarezC.C. Chapman

Trust and Passion

I spoke on a panel last week and my other two panel members each had a single sentance they said to sum up what they believed was important for that given day. I was going last so I had some time to think about it and what I came up with is "it all...

Trust and PassionC.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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