Stop Shouting. Start Doing.

In case you missed it, last night there as a Presidential Debate. Of course, this morning everyone is shouting about their candidate of choice. Hard to scroll through any site without someone shouting about how much they hate one person and love the other. I tried balancing it out by sharing a photo of Jaz because...

Stop Shouting. Start Doing.C.C. Chapman

Tomorrow Is NOT Promised

Prince died and I'm positive he had more to create and do in his life. Death is coming for all of us and none of us know when we'll take our final breaths and that is why I hit record today so that you could listen to Managing the Gray #147. Links from the show. 30...

Tomorrow Is NOT PromisedC.C. Chapman

Is Technology Getting in the Way of Our Humanity?

Life without a phone got me pondering about our love of technology. This morning getting a near real time update from my sister who is camping with my daughter and parents in Maine got me thinking even more. Combine all that with my buddy Christine calling me out for not doing a podcast in so long...

Is Technology Getting in the Way of Our Humanity?C.C. Chapman

People Should Be Judged On Their Actions, Not Their Beliefs

With Indiana being the latest state to decide discrimination is ok, my mind has been running. After reading Tim Cook's great op-ed in the Washington Post, I felt I needed to share my thoughts. I knew I'd have a hard time typing the proper words, so I hit record on my microphone instead so share my...

People Should Be Judged On Their Actions, Not Their BeliefsC.C. Chapman

Is It Ever Too Late For a Great Opportunity?

You never know when a door might open to a great opportunity. I've heard "it is just too late" a few too many times over the past few days around looking for sponsors for something I'm working on during SXSW and I had to record a new episode of Managing the Gray to share my...

Is It Ever Too Late For a Great Opportunity?C.C. Chapman

Not 50 Shades of Managing the Gray

Long time listeners know that when I hit record on my microphone you never know what might come out of my mouth. In the first ten seconds of this episode I once again laughed at myself as words came out of my mouth and in my mind I was already thinking, "Did you really...

Not 50 Shades of Managing the GrayC.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

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

Ello Initial Thoughts

Looks like the gates have begun to open on Ello and here comes the rush of new users who want to judge before using. Listen to my thoughts on Episode 140 of Managing the Gray. Show Notes: Neil Bearse Find me on Ello Violet Blue (not safe for work) John Green's Keynote at Connections 2014 Ze Frank Can't wait to hear what this...

Ello Initial ThoughtsC.C. Chapman

Managing the Gray Podcast 139 – More Thoughts About What Do You Do

I reorganized my desk over the weekend and moved my microphone from behind my monitors to in front of them. It sat there calling to me to record a podcast. I took the photo and then hit record to share some more thoughts around my recent What Do You Do speech. Episode 139 Show Notes: Inbound 14 Janelle...

Managing the Gray Podcast 139 – More Thoughts About What Do You DoC.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

No Mo FOMO – Managing the Gray 137

Returning from three weeks vacation with the family, I had several packages waiting for me and one of them was the new RODE NT-USB microphone so of course I had to fire it up and record a new episode of Managing the Gray. Download Episode 137 or listen below. Show Notes Chapman Road Trip FOMO T-Mobile Inbound Connections Justin Levy and his...

No Mo FOMO – Managing the Gray 137C.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

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

How To Help Friends In Need

This past weekend I took time away from my family to help a friend. Brad Powell has had a dream to launch Awake Aware America for quite some time now and he kicked it off in Texas and asked me to be part of it. It was a direct hit of doing work that matters with...

How To Help Friends In NeedC.C. Chapman

Trusting Your Gut – The Most Important Life Lesson

Once again I found myself with a major decision. One that would have ripple effects over the rest of my life. A familiar feeling had arrived that I hadn't felt in a few years and had hoped I'd never feel again. Knowing myself as well as I do, I knew what had to be done even...

Trusting Your Gut – The Most Important Life LessonC.C. Chapman

Making Sure to Remain #BostonStrong

Instead of writing today, I decided to power up the microphone and hit record. I'm doing my best to remain #BostonStrong and I encourage everyone to do the same today. Make it a great one.

Making Sure to Remain #BostonStrongC.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

Podcast: Travel Makes You a Better Person

Travel is something that more people need to do. While it doesn't have to always be a to a far off country, the key is to visit places you've never been before.

Podcast: Travel Makes You a Better PersonC.C. Chapman

Chatting About Amazing Things With Mitch Joel

Six Pixels of Separation has always been one of my favorite podcasts. Mitch Joel does a great job of covering the marketing industry and sitting down with some of the best and brightest minds working in the space. While we were both in Columbus recently, we sat down to discuss my new book Amazing Things...

Chatting About Amazing Things With Mitch JoelC.C. Chapman

A New Month is Upon Us

I woke up this morning after far too short of a night. One of those where the mind won't stop going and thus early to bed isn't an option. That being said, I woke up filled with purpose and direction today. I've been been able to successfully juggle the chainsaws that have been presented to...

A New Month is Upon UsC.C. Chapman

Cast of Dads

We all know that the last thing I need is another media property to add to my list of projects I'm involved with. But when an opportunity presents itself you have to jump on it and that is exactly what this is. I'm very happy to announce my involvement in the new parenting show Cast...

Cast of DadsC.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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