Cinamon Watson specializes in strategic communications, media relations, political and policy insight, and campaign management. Her rich background and nearly two decades of experience brings a unique and invaluable skillset to her clients.She has sharpened her skills on the campaign trail, in the board room and in the halls of government working for a diverse list of candidates, policy issues, and corporate brands.
Although she calls Colorado home, Cinamon is a native of the South – as evidenced by her taste in music, food, and the occasional “y’all.” The combination of western grit and southern diplomacy serves her clients well. Cinamon can uncover the beauty in hidden gems, find a path to victory when others walk away, and spot a small detail that may make or break a strategy. She never shies away from a challenge, and she is not afraid to give her clients sage advice.
Recognized as the “utility player” on Team BluePrint, Cinamon moves seamlessly between strategic communication and stakeholder engagement endeavors. She also delights in anything demanding creativity from designing the annual Christmas card to developing innovative communications tools and product launches.
Working in high-stake political campaigns has conditioned Cinamon to meet tight deadlines, thrive under pressure, develop thick skin and master crisis situations. From allegations of draft-dodging to active shooter situations to weather delays, she has battled political rumors, navigated catastrophe and managed last-minute challenges for candidates, corporations, government agencies, and policy initiatives. Known for being “unflappable,” she strives to fulfill Ernest Hemingway’s description of courage – grace under pressure.
She also has experience being President.Or playing one, anyway. As she happens to be the same height as one former President – she has literally stood in for a President. Though it was only to measure podium height on the campaign trail in Iowa.
A graduate of the University of Colorado, Cinamon is an avid sports fan and enjoys globe- trotting, all things art, a good book, and skiing. As fly-fishing was a key component of her marriage vows, she and her husband also spend a fair amount of time on the river. When the stress of life reaches a tipping point, you can find Cinamon hanging out in an art museum staring at one of her favorite paintings. In addition to achieving world peace, her life goal is be the best aunt ever to her three amazing, talented nieces and hard-charging nephew.