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

Forward, Purpose and Skies – My Three Words for 2016

Since April 2014 I've been lost. The stories of the months since then are for another time, but needless to say there have been some dark days and lonely times. 2016 is all about putting those behind me finally and successfully moving forward. Once I had determined that focus, going through my yearly three word exercise was...

Forward, Purpose and Skies – My Three Words for 2016C.C. Chapman

2015 in Photos

The end of the year is always a powerful time for me to look back at the last twelve months and ponder where I've been and what I've seen. Being a photographer means that I take photographs every single day and over the course of a year that means thousands of photos. Thank you again to...

2015 in PhotosC.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

Samsung Portable SSD T1 Hard Drive Has Made Me a Fan

Some days it feels like I live out of an aisle seat. Running between gates, finding power where I can and dealing with idiot passengers is the story of my life. If you see me in an airport, you'll always see my trusty GORUCK GR0 with me and the contents inside rarely change since only the...

Samsung Portable SSD T1 Hard Drive Has Made Me a FanC.C. Chapman

Making the Most of Mobile Photography

As a photographer, I take pictures with whatever camera I have with me. Today, that quite often means the phone in my pocket which currently is a Motorola Droid Turbo (provided to me for free as a member of the Verizon Influencer program I am part of). This also means that I get asked by friends,...

Making the Most of Mobile PhotographyC.C. Chapman

A Walk Around San Francisco With My Camera

Photograph by David B. Thomas This past weekend found me in San Francisco working on a project for TripIt, but had lots of free time before the video shoot happened. My buddy David volunteered to meet me at the airport and go from there. After checking in to my room at the Hotel G, we grabbed some steaks...

A Walk Around San Francisco With My CameraC.C. Chapman

A Great Review of the Samsung NX1 Camera

All of the current Samsung Imageloggers have received a new Samsung NX1. Mine arrived the day before Thanksgiving and I was eager to start shooting with it as soon as I could. So far, I've been very impressed with it, but I've got a lot more shooting to do with it before I can do a full...

A Great Review of the Samsung NX1 CameraC.C. Chapman

Posting Old Photos of My Kids Online

As a photographer, I'm constantly taking photos. As a dad, my kids have grown up with a camera pointed at them their entire lives. We lived in Virginia when my son was born and sharing photos with our family and friends was not as easy as it is today. I still remember the first time I...

Posting Old Photos of My Kids OnlineC.C. Chapman

What is a Samsung Imagelogger?

Today, Samsung announced their new NX1 smart camera and as I sit here lusting over having one in my hands, I figured this would be a good time to explain what it means to me to be a Samsung Imagelogger photographer. To sum it up in my own unofficial words, the Samsung Imagelogger program brings together a...

What is a Samsung Imagelogger?C.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

Samsung S5 – Hype or Habit Forming?

You should know that I've been a happy enough iPhone user for many years. All of my work is on Apple products. But, last year when I was given a Moto X to review I realized that Android was the mobile OS for me. It gave me more power, flexibility and customization than iOS ever...

Samsung S5 – Hype or Habit Forming?C.C. Chapman

Witches, Baseball and Beer With Team Lumia

Nokia is a company that understands how to work with influencers. Their approach seems to be to gather a variety of online influencers in a great city, bring them on a series of mini adventures and give them Lumia phones to document everything. Last year, I spent a weekend with them in Vegas and earlier this...

Witches, Baseball and Beer With Team LumiaC.C. Chapman

Eager to Get Out and Get Going

Every year around this time it begins to happen. The days get warmer. The snow begins to melt. The birds begin to return and mud is everywhere. Spring is in the air and that fills me with the itch to be outside and on the trails. I've been wearing my hiking boots almost every day to...

Eager to Get Out and Get GoingC.C. Chapman

Snowshoeing at West Hill Dam

The text message from my wife simply read "Do you want to go snowshoeing tomorrow with Ted and Eric?" My answer was "Hell yes!" So, Saturday morning I grabbed my Lumia 1020, we strapped on my snowshoes and hit the trail at the West Hill Dam in Uxbridge, MA. Yesterday, I put together a photo essay using the...

Snowshoeing at West Hill DamC.C. Chapman

A Warm Walk In The Woods

This time of year I always get the itch to get outdoors. It was unseasonably warm this past weekend and I looked down at my hiking boots and they were crying out to get some dirt and mud on them. There was too much snow in the woods, but I knew Hopkinton State Park would have...

A Warm Walk In The WoodsC.C. Chapman

Five Days in the Desert With Nokia

I wish I could tell you that this trip was some sort of Hunter S. Thompson fueled craze through the streets of Las Vegas. My reality is a bit less gonzo than his was. I ended the week way up, even though the photo above was taken by the Croupier at a table I wasn't doing...

Five Days in the Desert With NokiaC.C. Chapman

Istanbul in Black and White

Going through my photos from a recent trip to Istanbul, I noticed how different the country looks in black and white. It is a city of every color of the rainbow and yet in black and white it has a totally new kind of beauty. All photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy NX camera that I am...

Istanbul in Black and WhiteC.C. Chapman

Samsung Galaxy NX Changes the Photography Landscape

Honestly, I never thought I'd be typing these words about a camera from Samsung. Yes, they make great televisions (I own several) and recently they've come on strong in the phone market, but the camera world has always been dominated by others. Over the last six months I've been taking part in the #ImageLogger program...

Samsung Galaxy NX Changes the Photography LandscapeC.C. Chapman

The Marketing Value of Pictures vs. Photographs

One of the topics I discussed while teaching a section of creativeLIVE's Social Media Bootcamp was the difference between pictures and photographs.

The Marketing Value of Pictures vs. PhotographsC.C. Chapman

Visiting the Boston Marathon Memorial

Yesterday, I had to go into the city to speak at MUSE 2013, so I hit the road early with the plan to walk over and visit the Boston Marathon Memorial. Laura and I had been at the finish line two days before the Marathon, but I had yet to see the memorial and felt it...

Visiting the Boston Marathon MemorialC.C. Chapman

My Grandfather’s Cameras

My grandfather was a lover of photography and passed that love on to me at an early age. This past weekend while visiting my parents for Easter I began going through an old box of some of his cameras and returned home with them. It was fun looking at them one by one and wondering what...

My Grandfather’s CamerasC.C. Chapman

Getting Started Using Photography to Make Your Marketing Better

Human beings love looking at pictures. No matter what business you are in or budget you have, photography must be part of your content mix if you want to be successful. Everything from blog posts, to webinars, email newsletters and podcasts all need an image to represent them online as they are shared from network...

Getting Started Using Photography to Make Your Marketing BetterC.C. Chapman

Vall de Núria Through My Lens

Vall de Núria is one of the most peaceful spots I've ever had the chance to step foot in. High in the Pyrenees of Catalonia, Spain, it is only accessible via a train or by hiking in on foot. It is place of beauty, religion, pilgrims and skiers. If you ever have a chance to visit it, you truly...

Vall de Núria Through My LensC.C. Chapman

Capturing Memories When You Travel

Tomorrow night I'm speaking at Meet, Plan, Go Boston 2012 about this very topic and in helping to collect my thoughts, I thought I'd share them with you. Traveling is something I love to do and plan to spend the rest of my life enjoying. As a storyteller, it is important for me to experience as...

Capturing Memories When You TravelC.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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