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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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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 head shots can be found below.
Who is C.C. Chapman? I’m a…
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 Samsung NX1 and a Chroma 4k Drone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. serves as the Chairman of the Board at Wediko and 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
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.
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:
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