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How To Grow An Internal Startup Marketing Team; An Interview with John Doherty from HotPads

This is an interview with John Doherty, the Senior Marketing Manager at HotPads (which is owned by Zillow).

In this interview we delve into:

  • What it was like getting to work at Distilled and some of the strategies they used there
  • What it was like transitioning from agency life to in-house marketing team life
  • What it was like growing from a single marketing person at HotPads to a team of ~9 marketers in under 2 years
  • What kind of values John looks for in his hires for his internal marketing team
  • How he finds the "bright spots" or biggest opportunities to grow in his marketing initiatives