Downtown News gains new ad consultant

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff

John Watson has joined San Diego Downtown News as a corporate advertising sales consultant.

A Downtown resident, Watson came out of a 1½-year retirement to join the newspaper after a 30-year career heading his own corporations specializing in plastic manufacturing nationally and abroad.

Although Watson has a vast amount of business acumen and inventive expertise — he holds three patents and one copyright — he said he has always been a salesman first.

“Even though I owned the companies, I’ve basically been a glorified salesman for 30 years,” he said.

What can business owners expect when Watson walks in their door?

John Watson

“A great smile, a warm attitude, a concern that I can get them into what’s good for their business — not so much that big dollar sale as much as what’s really going to suit them, what’s going to meet their budget and give us a long term relationship,” he said. “Relationships are everything to me.”

Watson was educated at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology where he took a strong interest in polymer fusion.

He now lives at 14th and Broadway, “right in the heart of everything,” has three children, three grandchildren and one European Doberman weighing 120 pounds that he loves to take for walks in the city.

Watson can be reached at 619-731-4530 or by email at

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