She has appeared frequently on radio blog shows and in local and national press for client work and for her long-standing efforts to raise Breast Cancer awareness. Some of her most recent radio appearances have included Talking Alternative with Sam Liebowitz, LA Talk Radio – What Women Want with Judy Goss, nationally syndicated talk radio with Stu Taylor, The Real Estate and Money Show with hosts Marc Demetriou and Antoinette Gangi, and the Dr. Barbara Becker-Holstein show numerous times. Jean’s articles have been featured in notable online and print publications including the New York Times, Investors News, Women Owned Business Magazine, New Jersey Top Docs Magazine, GLOW Beauty Magazine, The Star Ledger, NJ.com, New York Monthly Magazine, Asbury Park Press, Jersey Tribune, Monmouth & Mercer County Woman Magazines, LadiesWhoLaunch.com, TAP.net, and other leading publications. She has been featured in various Intimate Apparel journals since she has become a fashion designer. Her first article launched on the cover of TheLingerieJournal.com in August 2015 as a new Contributing Writer. Her monthly column, Breast Briefs, can be read in Lingerie Briefs, where she discusses fashion trends about bras, Breast Cancer and advancements with new technologies. She has also blogged for NOU Magazine, writing about healthy lifestyles and breast cancer awareness tips.
Jean is the author of three books, a trilogy series titled my My Pain Woke Me Up (with book titles Bliss, Legal Injustice and Live Your Dreams). Her 4th book in development, From Sour Grapes to Sweet Lemonade or possibly titled Idiocy, is a collection of short reality stories. Her Trilogy Series is available in soft cover or e-book format and at major media outlets. The most recent in the trilogy is LIVE Your Dreams, a story about entrepreneurship, dreaming BIG, living it and unleashing your inner creativity to make all those dreams come true! She continues to live her dreams with the efforts she pays forward in her work. Jean once learned 'a goal is simply a dream with a deadline.' She loves that phrase!
A businesswoman with a philanthropic spirit, Jean volunteers her time helping dozens of local and national non-profit organizations and women’s entrepreneur leadership groups, lending her expertise and ingenuity in marketing, public relations and fundraising to raise awareness for many meaningful causes. She has served on the Board at The Fortnightly Club of Summit, NJ as Publicity Chair (2012 - 2014) and served on the Board of Trustees of the North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® (2008 - 2011), where she helped raise collectively over $15 million for the Affiliate's grant programs since 2007. During her term with Komen, Jean co-produced several PSA campaigns including Komen's first Race for the Cure® PSA featuring Grammy-award winning artist, Gloria Gaynor, and former Fox 5 medical correspondent, Dr. Sapna Parikh. She continues to work with many women's entrepreneur organizations and philanthropic groups as found on her Affiliations webpage.
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ABOUT JEAN – Jean Criss has extensive experience with more than thirty-five years in digital media and technology serving in senior leadership roles. JEAN CRISS is recognized for sales and marketing innovations that yielded over $100 million in computer hardware, software, services and media sales in the corporate workplace and then, continued that passion with a portfolio of creative media services extended to small business as an entrepreneur.
Before the launch of Jean Criss Media, LLC in New York, Jean gained her media expertise as a leader in the Midwest and Northeast markets of high tech and publishing companies. She now manages her businesses from her New Jersey and New York City offices where she is a Media-preneur, Author, Blogger/Columnist, Speaker and a Fashion Designer of her own brand, CRISSCROSSIntimates – a luxury post-surgical intimate apparel line. You can reach Jean at email@example.com or at 908/247-8443. Feel free to follow Jean on these numerous social platforms among others.
Jean uses digital and social media, advertising and multimedia technologies to create innovative solutions for her clientele. Areas of specialty include from strategy and concept to production, media management of digital media, video and event productions. Some of her successes have included her own YouTube series Java with Jean; the Summit Wine and Food Festival, a culinary adventure of Wine, Food & Spirits; Discover Summit Arts Festival, an event production of visual, culinary and performing arts; and many other local cultural events supporting community artisans, celebrity chefs and sommeliers.
Jean co-produced two TV pilots: Cursed, a Web TV drama series which called upon her skills for product placement sponsorship sales and A Taste for Design, an interior design Web series offering food and wine tastings. Jean has creates many video productions to pitch to large agencies on behalf of her clients representing the arts and spirits.
Jean expanded her horizons in business, using her creativity to develop a universal mobile device called YouGO™ Mobile. After enduring a long-recovery with Breast Cancer, she innovated an Intimate Apparel collection of post-surgical undergarments called CRISSCROSS Intimates™ to help make Survivors feel confident and look beautiful or handsome! throughout their recovery. she now has over 350 SKUs with a full-apparel line available for survivors and non-survivors - something for any stage or phase of breast cancer and beyond as she states.
And Jean has been a Co-Founder and Ambassador for a national award-winning new spirit line, Tattoo Tequila™. She assists with co-marketing the brand at special events and local distributors in the Northeast.
Jean has been a Judge at Startupalooza, a NYC-based company to help entrepreneurs obtain funding with their go-to-market strategy in support of angel investors, media and critics. Jean donates her time at the New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) as a communications committee member as an avid television and film advocate of the arts!
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