As The Next Phase Of The World Unravels, I’m Ready To Write

The dominoes are starting to fall and while I'm glad the truth will finally begin to be known, I'm also angry that this is happening in America. That we've become so "my side is right and your side is wrong" that we've lost sight of the bigger picture that we are one country and...

As The Next Phase Of The World Unravels, I’m Ready To WriteC.C. Chapman

Why I Write? I Have No Choice.

For the past year, I've asked numerous people the simple question of "Why do you write?" on the Why I Write Podcast. The answers usually start with a giggle at the enormity of the question, but the answers all have a similar vibe to them. All around some version of having to do it because...

Why I Write? I Have No Choice.C.C. Chapman

Words and The Days To Come

Words have been hard to come by lately. No, that isn't exactly true. There have been plenty of words, but I've been writing them down elsewhere. Leaving this spot alone. They've been anger fueled and tinged with a layer of neon orange slime. Not the words I want to share. Not the energy I want to throw out...

Words and The Days To ComeC.C. Chapman

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

Why I Write

Today is the National Day on Writing. This day was founded by the National Council of Teachers of English on the premise that writing is critical to literacy but needs greater attention and celebration. To me writing is a core part of who I am. The voices, ideas and worlds in my head have to be let out or else they...

Why I WriteC.C. Chapman

We Have To Show Up

I was having a conversation with Seth Godin recently about writing and among all the nuggets he said, "The cost of what we do is we have to show up." We were discussing his daily blog writing and my wonderment at how he does it. It stuck with me like a thorn. Nagging at me to face...

We Have To Show UpC.C. Chapman

When The Muse Screams

If you are a creative, you've heard the scream of the Muse. Not the simple whisper in your ear or tickle on your heart, but the full blown cry out to be recognized and used. This morning she yelled in all of her fury. Reminding me that while I've been spinning, strategizing and sipping, I haven't been...

When The Muse ScreamsC.C. Chapman

Why I Write

Chuck Wendig is a writer who can put words together better than most. His fiction is raw and his nonfiction is inspiring. Every week he issues a writing challenge and while I should accept more of them, today is my first in which he asks us to share why we write. Why I write is a complex...

Why I WriteC.C. Chapman

Fiction Fridays – The Beginning

My daughter has told me numerous times that I need to write more fiction. She has heard the stories about how I use to write stories when I was younger and being a creative being herself, I know she sees it in my eyes how much I'd love to write more of it. With one of...

Fiction Fridays – The BeginningC.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

Finding the Flow

The coffee has reached room temperature. The bitter bite reminds me that it is time to refill the cup again. Morning will not move forward without this action. Refilled I can once again type. Let the words pour forth with the hopeful goal of something worth keeping.

Finding the FlowC.C. Chapman

The Circle of Life for a Writer

Later today I'm catching a flight to LAX for the final stop of the book tour for Amazing Things Will Happen. The life of a writer is an interesting one. You finish writing the book and wait. It finally hits shelves and you hustle. The tour ends and you find yourself planning the next one.

The Circle of Life for a WriterC.C. Chapman

Writing on the Road

As a writer on-the-go I quite often find myself writing wherever I find time to sit down and pull out my laptop for a bit. Today, I'm in Toronto and the view is not bad for crafting words as you can see. The road does tend to be a cruel writing partner at times.

Writing on the RoadC.C. Chapman

Want to Write a Book? Start By Writing a Book Proposal.

As a writer, people ask me all the time for advice on writing books. They want to know how I found a publisher (they came to me), how my books have been successful (they are good books) and how to market them (hustle, hustle, hustle).

Want to Write a Book? Start By Writing a Book Proposal.C.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

Souvenir of Choice – Hotel Notepads

Travel and exploring the world is in my DNA. That sense of wanderlust is always buzzing just below the surface and when it begins percolating I crave adventure. Yesterday, it kicked into high gear and for now I'll have to settle for the magical circus that will be SXSW next weekend. This morning I decided to go through...

Souvenir of Choice – Hotel NotepadsC.C. Chapman

I Would Rather Write a Classic Than a Hit

  This post has been brewing in my head for over a year. After reading Mitch Joel's great post Buy Your Way To The Top, I knew it was time to finally sit down and write it.

I Would Rather Write a Classic Than a HitC.C. Chapman

Words of the Author

When you are laying on a table in a tattoo parlor for a couple of hours you have plenty of time to let your mind wander. It isn't quite the definition of idling well since the funky tunes are pumping through the sound system and the constant rattle of the needle going into your arm,...

Words of the AuthorC.C. Chapman

What You’ll Find on my Desk

One of my #3Words for 2013 is minimize and yesterday I needed to clean my desk off to start that process. My desk is one of the most important locations in my house as I spend a lot of time there. I write, edit my photos, make videos, take meetings and pretty much run my...

What You’ll Find on my DeskC.C. Chapman

My Dangerous Books

In the past I've discussed some of the books that have changed my world. I like to call them "dangerous" because if you read them there is a high probability that they may spark something in you. Depending on what is going on in your life that could be dangerous and thus my description. Since...

My Dangerous BooksC.C. Chapman

Dear Amazon, Please Start Working Better With Authors

Dear Amazon.com, I love you. I'm on a first name basis with my UPS man because I order so much stuff from you. As an avid reader I went nuts when the Kindle came out and have owned every model since the original. You make it way too easy to purchase books on a whim and...

Dear Amazon, Please Start Working Better With AuthorsC.C. Chapman

Looking Forward to 2013

Every fall as the trees begin to change and the temperature leaves frost on the morning grass I get reflective on the days gone by and the year ahead. Some may wait until the hectic holidays are upon us and the shovels and snowblowers are out, but by then I like to be prepared to...

Looking Forward to 2013C.C. Chapman

Miniskirt Philosophy For Content

I get asked all the time what is the right length for content? Is there a magical length that a video should be to go viral? Can a blog post be too long or too short?

Miniskirt Philosophy For ContentC.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

Curse of the Creative

No matter how you define a curse, it usually is seen as a bad thing. I on the other hand, use the word a bit differently from time to time to reference something that I may have to live with as part of being me. We've always joked that there is a Chapman Curse that...

Curse of the CreativeC.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


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