The Wiggly Line Between Professor and Manager

My long business career has included managing a variety of people. My shorter teaching career has included teaching a variety of students. This summer, as I manage seven students in a classroom and an office, has been a challenging and rewarding experience for me. When you are a professor, the goal is to manage the knowledge...

The Wiggly Line Between Professor and ManagerC.C. Chapman

You Only Learn If Your Team Is Up To The Task When The Work Begins

One of the most exciting aspects of being a manager is watching your employees grow and prosper. The hard part is that when you hire someone, you only guess how they are going to perform. You wouldn’t hire them in the first place if you didn’t believe they’d be able to deliver. But, it isn’t...

You Only Learn If Your Team Is Up To The Task When The Work BeginsC.C. Chapman

First Week Working with the MassChallenge Finalists – A Recap of the Wheaton Innovates (WiN) Team Experience

You can never know someone's work ethic before you dive into the trenches with them. This past week, my team of Wheaton College Students went from the safety of our campus to the reality of the Boston start-up scene at MassChallenge. As I sat in the creeping traffic, I wondered how they would all do. Some...

First Week Working with the MassChallenge Finalists – A Recap of the Wheaton Innovates (WiN) Team ExperienceC.C. Chapman

Boston GORUCK Constellation

My iPhone vibrates and I quickly pull it out to see what the latest from Command is. As the designated Comms for the team, it is my job to stay on top of what other teams are doing and orders from on high. "Blue teams, you have two minutes until hunting of red teams begins." I share...

Boston GORUCK ConstellationC.C. Chapman

Why I Chose To Be Part Of The Women’s March

Men and women are different. That doesn't mean they shouldn't be treated equally. Around the globe this weekend, on all seven continents, millions of humans marched. Each who chose to show up did so for their own reasons. My reasons were simple. As a father, I marched to show my daughter that I support her. I wanted...

Why I Chose To Be Part Of The Women’s MarchC.C. Chapman

A Holiday Marketplace Comes to Boston

Millennial Exhibitions has high hopes for their European inspired holiday marketplace known officially as 'Boston Winter presented by Berkshire Bank’ at City Hall PlazaCity Hall Plaza. Today, we were given a behind the scenes tour to see what is being assembled for all of New England to enjoy. I've had the pleasure of walking through holiday markets...

A Holiday Marketplace Comes to BostonC.C. Chapman


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

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

Winter in New England

Any minute now, the snow will begin to fall and it should stop sometime on Tuesday. Depending on which channel you put your television on, the forecast calls for anywhere from a whole lot to are you kidding me. Yes, we got more snow in a recent ten day period than an average winter in this...

Winter in New EnglandC.C. Chapman

Witches, Baseball and Beer With Team Lumia

Nokia is a company that understands how to work with influencers. Their approach seems to be to gather a variety of online influencers in a great city, bring them on a series of mini adventures and give them Lumia phones to document everything. Last year, I spent a weekend with them in Vegas and earlier this...

Witches, Baseball and Beer With Team LumiaC.C. Chapman

A Morning Walk to Clear My Head

A cool wind blows in off the harbor with the smell of salt and the sounds of planes taking off from Logan. We have a late start today on our Boston Team Lumia Experience and while I can only sleep in for so long, I wanted to get out and walk around the city a...

A Morning Walk to Clear My HeadC.C. Chapman

My First Boston Marathon

Going to college and now living in the Boston area, you'd assume that I've been to my share of Boston Marathons. I live two and a half miles from the starting line and have seen the finish line numerous times before the actual running. Yet, I had never watched in person. After the tragic events of...

My First Boston MarathonC.C. Chapman

My First Time Seeing The Nutcracker

This past weekend The Boston Ballet invited Emily and I to come and experience this year's performance of The Nutcracker. It was her first time and only my second time going to the ballet and we had a great time.

My First Time Seeing The NutcrackerC.C. Chapman

Steve Garfield

You'd be hard press to find a more genuine good guy than Steve Garfield.

Steve GarfieldC.C. Chapman

Sunny Friday in Boston

My accountant of all people reminded me that as someone who works for themselves, I should make sure I take time out and enjoy life more often. So, when Friday rolled around and I had two meetings in Boston and no other pressing deadlines I decided to grab my camera and walk the streets between...

Sunny Friday in BostonC.C. Chapman

Canon S90 First Impressions

Just after the new year I bought myself a Canon PowerShot S90IS to be my bring every where camera. I had been thinking about getting a Leica D-Lux 4, but after a quick ask on Twitter everyone was pointing me to the S90. I have to say that I am loving this camera so far....

Canon S90 First ImpressionsC.C. Chapman

Boston Media Makers 9/5/09

If you are not aware, on the first Sunday of every month in Jamaica Plains media makers of every type and age gather for some great breakfast and conversation. From the brain of Steve Garfield, Boston Media Makers has become one of the must go to events for me personally because I like the...

Boston Media Makers 9/5/09C.C. Chapman

Podcamp Boston 4 Through the Lens of C.C. Chapman

I love to take photos, but you knew that. At this past weekend's Podcamp Boston 4, I took a bunch of them (complete set here) and put together my annual slide show of some of my favorites. Special thanks to Matthew Ebel for allowing me to use his music. Give his music a listen on...

Podcamp Boston 4 Through the Lens of C.C. ChapmanC.C. Chapman

Is It Really The Weekend?

I took this picture of Emily last weekend when she let us know she had a loose tooth and then moments after I took this photo, pulled it out herself. Did you do that when you were a kid? I know I certainly never did. Dylan got back from camp yesterday. He had an absolute...

Is It Really The Weekend?C.C. Chapman

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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 headshots can be found below.

Who is C.C. Chapman? I’m a…


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 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.


Helping others learn and inspiring them to achieve their goals is the most fulfilling thing I do. As a Visting Instructor of Business and Management at Wheaton College and as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Communications at Bentley University I get to do this with the next generation. I’ve also developed and taught courses for LinkedIn, CreativeLive, and Treehouse.


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. 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


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


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

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