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Managing the Gray 136 – Updates and Thoughts

With summer upon us, I wanted to share some updates on where I've been and what I've been doing. Plus, share some thoughts on recent news and events. Enjoy the latest episode of Managing the Gray. Links to items mentioned on the show. Turks and Caicos Social Business Summit Scott Monty joins SHIFT Communications GORUCK Kammok and National Hammock Day Esther...

Managing the Gray 136 – Updates and ThoughtsC.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

Interview: Content Marketing for the Hospitality Industry

Last year I keynoted TBEX which is the largest gathering of travel writers in the world. I spoke about the advantages the travel and hospitality industry have when it comes to content marketing. You can watch the entire keynote online. So, when DigitalCoCo TV asked if I'd come on their show to discuss the topic...

Interview: Content Marketing for the Hospitality IndustryC.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

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

Three Quick Tips For Creating Engaging Content

Last year at BlogWorld, my dear friend Cali Lewis stopped me in the hall and asked me for three quick tips for anyone who wants to start creating engaging content. She ended up getting four. Want more advice on what you or your business need to do in order to stand out from the crowd...

Three Quick Tips For Creating Engaging ContentC.C. Chapman

Vimeo Festival + Awards

Next week after speaking at BlogWorld, I'm headed to the Vimeo Festival + Awards and I couldn't be more excited.

Vimeo Festival + AwardsC.C. Chapman

Korean & Italian Versions of Content Rules

Yesterday marked another milestone in my life when the first international versions Content Rules arrived at the house. We've sold several translations, but these were the first to come out. So funny how they can change pretty much everything about them when they decide to print them. An International author? Kind of cool to think about. The...

Korean & Italian Versions of Content RulesC.C. Chapman

Baratunde on Passion Hit TV

I realized this morning, that I've been neglecting to do a great job of sharing content that I create on other sites here on my main one. This of course is a rookie mistake and one that I should know better, but life gets busy and you sometimes forget the little things. As you know...

Baratunde on Passion Hit TVC.C. Chapman

Amtrak Sponsors Passion Hit TV

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love taking the train to get where I'm going whenever possible. Being able to kick back and work, while getting up to stretch whenever I need makes me happy. Plus there is something soothing about watching the countryside pass by as you click-clack to your destination. I'm a...

Amtrak Sponsors Passion Hit TVC.C. Chapman

Behind the Scenes of Passion Hit TV

In case you missed it, I've started a new show called Passion Hit TV. A Passion Hit is someone who has taken something they love doing and turned it into a livelihood. Maybe they form a company or start an event. Perhaps they realize that doing what they love is the only thing they want to...

Behind the Scenes of Passion Hit TVC.C. Chapman

Content is Everywhere

Last week before I spoke to a sold out crowd in Rotterdam, Jody Koehler of Coopr sat down to interview me. I talked about how I firmly believe every company, organization and individual has a story to tell and that content is how you tell that story to the world.

Content is EverywhereC.C. Chapman

Highlights From An Evening With C.C. Chapman

Last night I spoke to a full house in Rotterdam and had the chance to meet a lot of great people. I owe a big thank you to the team at Coopr for bringing me over. The hospitality they have shown me while here has been amazing. They are a great group of people doing...

Highlights From An Evening With C.C. ChapmanC.C. Chapman

December Already?

Isn't there a rumor going around that things slow down in December? I swear I've heard that before, but I don't believe it for one minute. *grin* I just got home from having lunch with Christine Koh and Audrey McClelland. We've been trying to get together since summer, but we are all so busy it...

December Already?C.C. Chapman

Content Rules, But Common Sense Rocks

Recently I gave a keynote speech at BlogWorld Expo in Los Angeles. I wanted to play off my book title of Content Rules, but focus in on how with even the best content in the world if you don't use basic common sense and good manners none of it will matter. You can now watch that...

Content Rules, But Common Sense RocksC.C. Chapman

Through My Lens: Washington, D.C.

Last week the family and I jumped on a train and headed to the nation's capital for our family vacation. It was hot, humid and involved a lot of walking, but we had a great time and made more than a few memories, which is what family time is all about. You can see my whole...

Through My Lens: Washington, D.C.C.C. Chapman

WebProNews Interview

After a recent speaking engagement I was interviewed by WebProNews and we talked about acclimating to social media in the work place. I'm really happy with how the interview turned out and you can watch it by clicking on the graphic below.

WebProNews InterviewC.C. Chapman

Audience Conference 2010

My time on the stage at this years Audience Conference was a bit of a blur as I flew from Chicago directly to the event and then jumped up on stage. Some of the jokes and references are to previous speakers and the audio goes in and out at times, but you'll still get...

Audience Conference 2010C.C. Chapman

Moving On

Three years ago when I set out on my own and ended up launching a marketing agency with good friend Steve Coulson, I had no idea that I'd be here today writing this note. I've certainly been taking my own advice and following the road less traveled throughout my career, so why stop now?...

Moving OnC.C. Chapman

Find Me At SXSW

Yes, I will be at SXSW this year. It is my one can't miss event every year at this time. You truly can't understand the vibe until you've been there and experienced it for yourself. I want to meet you. I want to shake your hand, give you a hug and then talk about whatever...

Find Me At SXSWC.C. Chapman

Self Portrait

I needed to take a self portrait for a Kickstarter project I backed. I got the idea for a serious shot in black and white and before heading to bead I decided to take the shot. I had also planned on setting up my lights and doing a full studio session, but just didn't have...

Self PortraitC.C. Chapman

SXSW Advice: 2010 Edition

South By Southwest is less then a month a way and I've started seeing a lot of questions about advice for the newbie. Just a few years ago I sat in this same office chair and talked about lost I was and how I'd be interviewing people to gain their advice while in Austin. So...

SXSW Advice: 2010 EditionC.C. Chapman

140 Characters Conference

Last year I spoke at the 140 Conference in LA. It is very weird to watch American Idol now and know that I was on that same stage just a few months back. Jeff Pulver continues to grow the series of 140 Characters Conferences around the globe and they are coming back to where they...

140 Characters ConferenceC.C. Chapman

Why Have an iPhone App?

Last night the C.C. Chapman All Access iPhone application went live. It pulls together most of the content I produce on the web including my photos, tweets and multiple podcasts. I wanted this so that it would be easy to find and consume my latest creations from a single location. But, honestly I was also...

Why Have an iPhone App?C.C. Chapman

Five Years of Hash

Five years ago today was just another day for me. I had no idea that the little mp3 file I had created the night before that featured a few tracks of my friend's music would lead me to where I am today. That file of course was Accident Hash #1 and yesterday I celebrated the...

Five Years of HashC.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.

The Quiet Moments

The End Of A Great Summer of Work

The Wiggly Line Between Professor and Manager

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

Books, Gear, Art and Souvenirs

Two Happy Clients to End The Week

London is Always a Good Choice

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

The Work Begins

Am I Doing Enough?

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