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The Press Hotel – Inspired By Writing

Letters pour off the hallway walls as you walk to the elevator. Typewriters hang on the wall and hold menus for you. You are not in some hipster gin infused dream, but find yourself at The Press Hotel in Portland, Maine. I awoke there recently and noticed that the desk chair had the familiar "The quick brown fox...

The Press Hotel – Inspired By WritingC.C. Chapman

My 2016 in Photos

Out of all the things I create, I enjoy pulling together my year in photos the best. Scrolling through all of the photos I take and share brings back memories of the little things I forgot. The trips that blend together. The faces, places and meals shared. These roundups are not of my "best" photos, but...

My 2016 in PhotosC.C. Chapman

Star Wars Celebration London 2016

Growing up, I always stopped in the toy isle to look at the latest Star Wars toys. I'd lust after them and check them out in detail since I rarely was able to bring one home with me. Hours were spent playing with the toys I did have. Grand battles were fought on my bedroom...

Star Wars Celebration London 2016C.C. Chapman

The Road to Yuma

Geocaching is an activity that our family enjoys doing. When out rucking, driving or any time we are someplace new my wife will pull out her phone and see if there are any geocaches around us. We knew we'd be visiting her parents in Arizona this summer, so when she received a notice that one of her...

The Road to YumaC.C. Chapman

NYC Creative Microadventure

Alastair Humphreys introduced me to the term Microadventures in his latest book. The concept is that people feel they need to go on a three month expedition to a far off land to have an adventure, when in fact a single overnight in the wild of your backyard can be just as stimulating. This is a concept...

NYC Creative MicroadventureC.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

An Autumn Weekend at Vermont’s Hermitage Club

Autumn is my favorite time of year in New England. The crispness in the air and exploding colors of the woods always makes me smile as I soak up every moment of it before Old Man Winter decides to roll into town. So when the invite came from The Hermitage Club to bring my family up and...

An Autumn Weekend at Vermont’s Hermitage ClubC.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

TripIt: All Your Travel Plans In One Place

TripIt is one of the most important tools in my life. Whenever I receive a train, hotel, restaurant or flight confirmation I simply forward it to plans@tripit.com and I can instantly forget about it. I can do this because TripIt uses its magic to create itineraries of all my trips that I can access from the...

TripIt: All Your Travel Plans In One PlaceC.C. Chapman

A Weekend in Frederick, Maryland

Not all road trips need to be epic journeys through the corners of the world. Sometimes they are a simple micro-adventure over the course of a long weekend. We jumped in the car and headed south to visit my baby sister in Frederick, Maryland. She had lived there for a few years and I was...

A Weekend in Frederick, MarylandC.C. Chapman

True Adventures Are Rarely Planned

Thirteen years ago I typed out the first post for this blog. It was random, rambling and about the events of the recent past. Sounds pretty much like any other post around here. Looking back, I could never imagine that writing would take me around the world, have me work on amazing projects and meet some...

True Adventures Are Rarely PlannedC.C. Chapman

First Impressions of the FiOS Mobile App

As an itinerant, hours spent in airports is a common part of my life. Recently, I found myself alone at a gate early on a weekday morning waiting for others to arrive. Still in the haze of waking up, I mindlessly watched the television that was cycling through the standard airport fare of news and travel...

First Impressions of the FiOS Mobile AppC.C. Chapman

A Weekend in Wine Country Speaking at WTFconf

When a friend asks for help, I do everything in my power to assist them. So, when David Baeza asked me to be part of a new conference he was organizing I wanted to make it work. When I saw that he had asked several of our closest friends for the same favor and they...

A Weekend in Wine Country Speaking at WTFconfC.C. Chapman

2014 in Photographs

Colby Brown inspired me. He inspired me to share some of my favorite photographs I took in 2014. They were taken with a variety of cameras and phones with each being special to me. It was fun to scroll through all my photos and realize the places I've traveled, the people I've met and the memories...

2014 in PhotographsC.C. Chapman

States I’ve Visited

Yesterday, I kept seeing people share a graphic of the states they've visited. It got me wondering how many I had left to see and here is my map. Sure, when I was younger we drove to Orlando for vacation, but I don't remember anything more than passing through the Carolinas, so I didn't check...

States I’ve VisitedC.C. Chapman

One Night Escape to Vermont

Echo Valley is a quiet spot in Vermont that our family likes to escape to. We don't get to go there as often as we'd like, so even a single overnight is special to us. The car was packed, the dogs were ready to go and at the other end of our drive we'd find...

One Night Escape to VermontC.C. Chapman

Escaping to Echo Valley

Over coffee yesterday at Flour Bakery and Cafe, I was discussing camping with Mitch Joel. Mitch is a dear friend, but spending time in the great outdoors is not his idea of a great time. For me, I'm excited as I pack up my kit bag and get ready for a night in Echo Valley. One night...

Escaping to Echo ValleyC.C. Chapman

Sailboat Lunch in the Ocean

Captain Tibi cut the engine and we slowly coasted directly for the island in front of us. Laura joked that it looked like another boat had crashed into the limestone on the beach and she hoped we wouldn't share their fate. Like a graceful dancer, the seventy seven foot boat softly slid into the sand without...

Sailboat Lunch in the OceanC.C. Chapman

Headed to Misfit Con 2014

Tomorrow morning I'm headed to Fargo, North Dakota to attend Misfit Con 2014. I'm excited that I'll be able to check another state off my list and to see a town that I only know as snowy, full of a great accent and of course wood chippers. The excitement is even greater to be surrounded by...

Headed to Misfit Con 2014C.C. Chapman

Lunch Break in the Woods

Kid Rock encourages me to slow my roll as the car cruises through the curves of Rt. 135. There might be a chill in the air, but the windows are down and Roxie is enjoying the wind on her face from the back seat. When you find yourself without work, a new camera and a beautiful day...

Lunch Break in the WoodsC.C. Chapman

Istanbul in One Day

Traveling is something I love to do. With a family at home that I hate to be away from, there is never enough time to do enough of it. Being asked to speak at the Digital Age Summit was an exciting offer. It would bring Ann Handley and I to Istanbul where our book Content...

Istanbul in One DayC.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

Weekend in Miami

Last weekend, Laura and I escaped to Miami for a little romantic weekend together and to take in the Dolphins vs. Ravens game. I had the Samsung Galaxy NX along with me and had fun shooting the Miami Beach area. Disclosure : I am a Samsung Imagelogger. They provide me with equipment and in return I...

Weekend in MiamiC.C. Chapman

Joe’s Taco Lounge & Salsaria

You may not know it, but I have a serious love for fish tacos. I don't know why, but on any given day I can easily sit down and enjoy several of these beauties. Even after eating amazing food around the world, a simple fish taco with a cold drink and a friendly conversation is hard...

Joe’s Taco Lounge & SalsariaC.C. Chapman

Interview With Dave and Deb of The PlanetD

As a lover of travel and someone who is working on being hired to do more travel writing and travel photography, I've had fun getting to know some of the main players in the space. Last year when I was the keynote speaker at TBEX, I had the pleasure of first meeting Dave & Deb...

Interview With Dave and Deb of The PlanetDC.C. Chapman

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C.C. Chapman

Bio

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…

Writer

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.

Photographer

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.

Teacher

I’ve developed and taught courses for Lynda.com, CreativeLive and Treehouse. I’m also an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Bentley University and hoping to do more teaching in the future.

 

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. 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

 

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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DISCLOSURES

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
01757

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.

To Binge Or Savor?

Our Last Summer All Together

Watching My Kids Grow Up and Away

Words and The Days To Come

Why I Chose To Be Part Of The Women’s March

Paying For College

Stop Creating For The Algorithms

2017 Is Here. Now What?

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My 2016 in Photos

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