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425: What It’s Like to be Global VP of Communications at Google w/ Jessica Powell, Audioshake [Main T4C Episode]
Jessica Powell is an author, communications expert and entrepreneur. She currently heads Audioshake, a startup that breaks down songs and isolates individual tracks, giving recording artists more avenues to innovate and record. Prior to that, Jessica served as the Global Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs at Google, where..
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