1. Vinnie Potestivo: From Street Corner Discovery to Becoming the Voice of Media & Music Anika Jackson 57:57

Vinnie Potestivo is an Emmy Award winning media advisor, creative economist and host and editor in chief of I Have a Podcast. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, from MTV to Whitney Houston, and uses his empathetic skills to help people create and make impactful podcasts.

In this episode, you will learn the following:
1. How Vinnie Potestivo used his empathetic and people-pleasing qualities to launch a successful career in the media industry.
2. How Vinnie Potestivo leveraged his technical skills to help create MTV's Talent Development Department.
3. How Vinnie Potestivo worked with iconic artists such as Beyonce and Whitney Houston and how these experiences shaped his career.


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Anika Jackson Creative Strategist, Podcaster

Anika is a mother, community volunteer, philanthropist, marketing and communications strategist and podcast host. As a marcom executive, she has done it all including experiential marketing/ event production, launch marketing, public relations, digital, and influencer throughout her multiple decade career.

She is a member of the Quickbooks Small Business Council, as well as on the Advisory Board for the Women in Leadership program for UCSB’s PaCE; advisor for Junior League of Los Angeles’ 2022 – 2023 President; Co-founder and board member of Learn Grow Lead; and Ballona Wetlands Philanthropy Chair for National Charity League’s Pier Chapter.

In Anika’s newest role, she is an adjunct professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, teaching graduate students in both the Masters of Public Relations and Advertising as well as the Masters of Digital Media Management programs.