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Jacob started Watson Digital in 2019. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on Watson Digital?
My first job out of college was an internship with the Portland Trailblazers. The internship was amazing but a future in ticket sales wasn’t what I was looking for, so after the season, I decided to look for a job in a growth industry. I took an entry-level sales position with a rapidly growing (and eventually award-winning) digital marketing company.
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Taking the company’s proven sales method and adding my own creativity helped me rise to Sales Manager in just 2 years and put me on track to start my own department or become a General Manager.
While pushing towards my sales goals, I was also taking the initiative to learn from the company’s best minds in PPC, SMM, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), web design, and more. I would spend hours of my own time and take advantage of company approved time to watch, learn, and question the methods used by these experts.
With growth, the company I worked for started to implement and enforce policies that discouraged the creativity that had led me to many internal sales awards. Although I was on track for upper management positions, I decided to take my knowledge and relevant experience and branch out on my own.
To be honest, I’ve never enjoyed working for someone else so I had been looking for the opportunity to be my own boss since high school graduation. I started 3 businesses before Watson Digital and either lost money or broke even on all 3. Starting Watson Digital was a risk that I knew I needed to take for my own wellbeing.
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