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

Weeks Are Rarely Simple

The heat of summer has rolled in. My least favorite time of year and one that I don't mind rolling past as quickly as possible. Last week was one full of emotional swings. It started on Sunday with Dylan graduating from high school. It wasn't as emotional as I was expecting it to be. We are...

Weeks Are Rarely SimpleC.C. Chapman

What Is Rucking?

For the last few months, me and the family have found an exercise that we enjoy and it is called rucking. Every time I share a status update, tweet or photo and use the term "rucking" or "going for a ruck" I get reactions from people. It has been funny how many people have asked me if...

What Is Rucking?C.C. Chapman

Managing the Gray – Episode 142

SO much has been going on that I've been neglecting my podcast, so I wanted to hit record and share an update with my listeners on all that has been going on in my world. Listen to Episode 142 of Managing the Gray and you'll hear more about Never Enough Days, my GORUCK Light and...

Managing the Gray – Episode 142C.C. Chapman

GORUCK Light #507 – AAR – Boston – November 1, 2014

GORUCK will tell you that they are "building better Americans" and while that might sound like marketing spin to some, they mean it. Over the years, their gear has served me well. I've become friends with Jason McCarthy and other members of the team. We are even doing some work together now, which feels really...

GORUCK Light #507 – AAR – Boston – November 1, 2014C.C. Chapman

Life is busy. Life is blessed.

There are so many different things going on in my world right now, that I haven't stopped to write about them in a while. If I ever needed proof that there are never enough days, hours or minutes to get everything I want to get done these past few weeks have reminded me. While I...

Life is busy. Life is blessed.C.C. Chapman

Rucking My Way to a Healthier Life

Last month when I was in Jacksonville working with the team at GORUCK, I got to talk to them about a variety of topics. We talked about the future of their business, the new gear they had coming out (including their long awaited firearms cases) and life in general outside of the office. Jason and I...

Rucking My Way to a Healthier LifeC.C. Chapman

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


This week has been an interesting one as I've been surrounded by beach and sun in Jacksonville, Florida. I was hired by GORUCK (affiliate link) to do some storytelling work for them and finally got to meet more of the team that I've been a fan of for a number of years. Sitting down on camera...

A Week At GORUCK HQC.C. Chapman

Morning Reflections From GORUCK

The whirl of ceiling fans mixed with the crashing of waves and the pit-pat of Monster's wagging tail are the soundtrack of my morning. The sun in rising over the ocean and the coffee has just finished brewing. Sitting here in the GORUCK team house, I can't help but smile. I'm in town doing some work with them...

Morning Reflections From GORUCKC.C. Chapman

Simpler Satisfies Me

This weekend my dear friends Thomas and Laurie got married. It was a beautiful celebration of their love and the smiles on their faces give me every hope that they will be a couple that will have a long life full of smiles and happiness. The photo above is of their guest book. Instead of a...

Simpler Satisfies MeC.C. Chapman

Java Is My Homeboy

Hurricane Sandy is starting to show her anger outside. We are as prepared as we can be and we've got to keep ourselves busy somehow so I felt like writing. Hopefully I get to publish before the power goes out. :) As I was sitting here watching the weather reports, social streams and wondering how...

Java Is My HomeboyC.C. Chapman

Being GORUCK Tough

Everyone knows that I'm a big fan of GORUCK. I've interviewed the founder, travel around the world with their gear and love what they stand for.

Being GORUCK ToughC.C. Chapman

For the Love of Travel

Growing up, the only traveling I did was from the back seat of the family car. It wasn't until I was in college that I  took my first airplane trip. Few things make me more excited than going someplace I've never been before and looking at my schedule for the next month I've got some...

For the Love of TravelC.C. Chapman

Interview With Jason McCarthy – Founder of GORUCK

  You should all know by now that I'm a big fan of the GORUCK brand. They make top quality gear that works great on the battlefield or for the busy traveler like myself and after a year since buying and beating up my GR1 everywhere I go, I can't say enough good things about them...

Interview With Jason McCarthy – Founder of GORUCKC.C. Chapman

Ghana – A Most Excellent Adventure

My first impression of Ghana will always be "wow, it isn't as hot as I was expecting." I had arrived in Accra after a ten plus hour flight from Washington, DC. We had left in the dark of night and arrived to a gray afternoon on the other side of the world. As we approached the...

Ghana – A Most Excellent AdventureC.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 LearningLynda.com, 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 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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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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The Wiggly Line Between Professor and Manager

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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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