Death Inspires Living

July was a rough month all around me. It began with the tragic death of a nineteen year old and ended with the peaceful passing of a seventy eight year old. Two ends of the spectrum of life. Leaving behind heart broken friends and family. Reflection is part of my daily life. I think about things. Looking...

Death Inspires LivingC.C. Chapman

Using Photography to Drive Social Change

Last week, I took the stage to speak at my first photography conference. Pix 2015 was an amazing event full of inspiring speakers, great photographers and enough photography gear to make your head spin. Samsung was a Gold Sponsor of the event and brought several of us Imageloggers out to Seattle to take part in the...

Using Photography to Drive Social ChangeC.C. Chapman

Today is a gift. Tomorrow is not promised.

The shower was extra hot and the muse was screaming. As soon as I got done I ran downstairs to record this. No idea how I got so wired on a Monday morning. Be sure to watch Transform and An Invocation for Beginnings that I mentioned on the show.

Today is a gift. Tomorrow is not promised.C.C. Chapman

We Need More Vulnerability and Honesty

I watched a video from Tara Hunt this morning and instantly had to turn on the microphone and record Episode 138 of Managing the Gray. I've been thinking a lot about how we all put on a layer of social media makeup before we post anything online and it is messing up the minds and culture...

We Need More Vulnerability and HonestyC.C. Chapman

Move & Make Up – Two Inspiring Videos to Make Your Day Better

Sharing beautiful things I find online is something I love to do. Follow me on any social network and you are bound to discover a variety of content that crosses my path and that creates a response in me that makes me want to share it with other. This week two videos jumped out at me...

Move & Make Up – Two Inspiring Videos to Make Your Day BetterC.C. Chapman

Something Amazing Is About to Happen?

A friend reaches out saying they need to catch up. They are looking for guidance and inspiration. You fear that you might not have any to give with the current situation of life, but because you are always there for a friend, you set a date and jump in the car. Ninety minutes to Portsmouth, New...

Something Amazing Is About to Happen?C.C. Chapman

More To Life Than Grumpies and Selfies

Samsung ImageLoggers like myself each receive new cameras as they roll them out. Yes, we keep them. I've covered this before, but I'm all for covering my ass over and over so that no one gets confused, lost or upset. Two days ago, that meant the new Samsung NX Mini arrived on my doorstep and...

More To Life Than Grumpies and SelfiesC.C. Chapman

Doing Work That Matters

When asked recently what sort of work I was looking for I simply replied, "I want to do work that matters." This is why I accepted the role of President of the Board at Wediko and Storyteller In Residence for Awake Aware America. Today as I reflect on the horrible events that unfolded a year ago...

Doing Work That MattersC.C. Chapman

The Words Will Always Be There

Many mornings and late nights, this is the view I find before me. As a writer, I spend hours of quality time with my keyboard and computer. As a creature of habit I tend to sit here when I write rather than kicked back on my leather couch with a laptop. Routines make it possible...

The Words Will Always Be ThereC.C. Chapman

Big Move and Misfits – Managing The Gray Episode 126

Last night, my dear friends AJ & Melissa Leon spent the night at my house. They came to town to fulfill a Kickstarter reward I had earned, but it was all about catching up and spending a great night together. Over baked ziti, great wine and later glasses of scotch we talked about everything going on...

Big Move and Misfits – Managing The Gray Episode 126C.C. Chapman

You Can Never Forget Yourself

A friend recently looked me in the eyes and rather firmly reminded me, "You can't save the world if you starve yourself." She knew everything I've been working on has been helping and inspiring others, but she also knew that it wasn't bringing in much money and that I had to never lose sight of...

You Can Never Forget YourselfC.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

Make the Most of Today

The first week of a new month. Simply another series of days on the calendar of our lives. How are you going to use them to your advantage? What will you do to fill the hours of the day so that as you lay your head down at the end you feel a sense of accomplishment...

Make the Most of TodayC.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

TEDx Inspiration From My Friends

This weekend I'll be taking the stage at TEDxLaceMarket in Nottingham, England. These past few weeks have been a bundle of nerves and energy as I gear up for one of the most important speeches of my life. I've spent the days juggling the words I want to say and trying to put them together in the...

TEDx Inspiration From My FriendsC.C. Chapman

We Can All Inspire

I've been trying to process the passing of Steve Jobs. I was driving into Boston to host an event with Ann Handley when the news popped up on my phone. I was instantly hit with this great sadness and a rush of emotions. I didn't expect this to happen and I haven't been able to...

We Can All InspireC.C. Chapman

I’ll Only Ever Collect Bad Wine

The concept of collecting wine is something that I've never fully understood. Laura and I love wine and enjoy a glass of it quite often, but the concept of buying and saving wine was nothing that either of us could fully comprehend. We buy what we like. We drink what we buy. Why would anyone...

I’ll Only Ever Collect Bad WineC.C. Chapman

When Inspiration Whispers

This morning, I drove an hour just to sit and catch up with a friend who I haven't spent much time with in the several years we've known each other. Sure, we talked shop, caught up on how our kids are doing and shared a little off the grid humor about things that have happened...

When Inspiration WhispersC.C. Chapman

SXSW Pokes

I am honored and smiling to be part of the latest project from Seth Godin's The Domino Project. SXSW Pokes is a free eBook that collects stories of inspiration from people attending SXSW this year. Not only is my story in there, but myself and Becky Johns found our photography being used as well. Download the...

SXSW PokesC.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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