creativity

Stop Creating For The Algorithms

I've been outlining my keynote for next month's IzeaFest and one of my scribbles reads "stop creating only to satisfy an algorithm." The more I pondered it and how I might represent it on a slide, the more I realized I wanted to write about this specific epidemic because it bothers me to my core. There...

Stop Creating For The AlgorithmsC.C. Chapman

A Simple Weekend

The majority of the weekend was spent feet up in the sun room reading The Accidental Life: An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers on my kindle. The stories and style hit home and fuel my desire to write more and fear less. There were pork chops on the grill and fresh corn beside them. Cold...

A Simple WeekendC.C. Chapman

When The Muse Screams

If you are a creative, you've heard the scream of the Muse. Not the simple whisper in your ear or tickle on your heart, but the full blown cry out to be recognized and used. This morning she yelled in all of her fury. Reminding me that while I've been spinning, strategizing and sipping, I haven't been...

When The Muse ScreamsC.C. Chapman

Finding the Flow

The coffee has reached room temperature. The bitter bite reminds me that it is time to refill the cup again. Morning will not move forward without this action. Refilled I can once again type. Let the words pour forth with the hopeful goal of something worth keeping.

Finding the FlowC.C. Chapman

Why Argue With The Muse?

Every creative has felt the tug from her. That scratch inside your brain that won't let go. It calls out to be let loose and play. You tell her to go away. Come back when you need her to help you push through the words and images, but not now. Now isn't the right time. Since the...

Why Argue With The Muse?C.C. Chapman

Souvenir of Choice – Hotel Notepads

Travel and exploring the world is in my DNA. That sense of wanderlust is always buzzing just below the surface and when it begins percolating I crave adventure. Yesterday, it kicked into high gear and for now I'll have to settle for the magical circus that will be SXSW next weekend. This morning I decided to go through...

Souvenir of Choice – Hotel NotepadsC.C. Chapman

Announcing The Cleon Foundation

You could feel the energy in the room. The one thousand gathered for World Domination Summit had entered the theatre as individuals, but in a mere few hours were transforming into a tribe. While the speakers on stage were enlightening, my brain was already working through the details of something that I had been noodling...

Announcing The Cleon FoundationC.C. Chapman

A Day At the Beach

I'm a busy man. I'm in the finishing stages of my newest book, I filed paperwork for a new company last week, there are several different projects I'm working to pull together and I've got my loving family to care for. But, in the middle of all this chaos and tasks list, I make sure...

A Day At the BeachC.C. Chapman

I Want To Help Make the World Better

The response to my Shot@Life Blogust post yesterday was simply amazing. Thank you to each person who commented and helped raise such a large amount of money to help make vaccines available to children around the world who would not usually have access to them. The world needs a lot of help and it should...

I Want To Help Make the World BetterC.C. Chapman

Make Good Art

Even though I'm not a die hard fan of Neil Gaiman, I've always respected his work. Anyone who has a drop of creativity in their system should watch this commencement address he recently gave. His advice to a graduating class of art students really hit home for me.

Make Good ArtC.C. Chapman

Sharing the Secrets

Last night I had the pleasure of being able to attend the latest event put on by the Transmedia New York City Meetup group. It was my good friend Steve Coulson presenting a behind the scenes look at Campfire's highly creative and stragic work supporting the first season of HBO Game of Thrones. Thank...

Sharing the SecretsC.C. Chapman

Create To Succeed

Success is something we all strive for. As soon as we achieve a certain level of it, we want more. It is wired into those of us who have an entrepreneurial way of thinking. The formula for success is something that professors, writers and parents around the globe have pondered since the dawn of time. While this...

Create To SucceedC.C. Chapman

I Always Wanted to Be an Artist

Last week, I asked my Dad if he could find and scan in some photographs from when I was young doing creative activities to include in my keynote I'm giving tomorrow morning. This is one of the ones he sent. The reason for the photographs, is I have fond memories of whenever people asked me...

I Always Wanted to Be an ArtistC.C. Chapman

Chasing Creativity

In the last few months, I discovered and became a big fan of photographer Chase Jarvis. I like his style, his approach and honestly his outlook on life. It is obvious that he and I approach life in a similar fashion and I think that is why what he does and says resonates with...

Chasing CreativityC.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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