Hi, I’m John Doherty. I’m an entrepreneur and digital marketing consultant. This site is about my experiences, triumphs, and challenges of being a professional marketer.
You might also get bits of my life in San Francisco and as I travel the world.
Who is John Doherty?
I am the founder of HireGun.co, a company to connect great companies with the right agency or marketing consultant for their needs. I am also a freelance digital marketing consultant. In the past, I ran growth marketing at Trulia Rentals. Before that I ran marketing for HotPads.com, worked for Distilled in New York City (quoted in Wired here), and helped run Destinee Media in the past, which is based in Huemoz, Switzerland, the home of Swiss L’Abri, the community founded by Dr. Francis Schaeffer. I lived there for 2 years, spread out over a 5 year period.
My education comes from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. I took at B.A. in Technical and Scientific Communication (TSC), with a concentration in Online Publications (read: web development) in December 2007. Since then I have worked as an Implementation and Support Manager at a software company in Herndon, VA followed by a year-long stint as the Managing Director of Destinée Media.
In my free time I work on writing projects and explore San Francisco with my wife, Courtney, and our very large black lab Butterbean.. I also rock climb and ski when I have the chance and am near some mountains.
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