JZ's talent for promoting started while she was still in elementary school getting paid to help publicize her brother's event business. After graduating from college with a Communications Bachelor's Degree specializing in Public Relations in 2011, she plunged head first into TV & radio production for shows such as HOT97 and Cool Jobs in IMBD, and is no stranger to the camera herself after appearing on the MTV pilot “Hypnotize My...” as well as in the WETV web series “You're Wearing That”. She also worked as a casting agent landing major roles on Broadway – specifically “Kinky Boots” - and has helped place babies to eighty-year-olds on television and into movies. Prior to casting, JZ was a PR intern at Bloomingdales and an assistant stylist to Padma Lakshmi on Top Chef season 12!
Jackie Zuk's (JZ) business is to get her clients 'on the scene’ where it matters. She has hundreds of thousands of social media connections and loyal followers all looking for the very latest trends, fashion, inspiring products, and cutting edge business ventures.
Originally from New York, JZ relocated to Boston in 2014 and has been blazing a trail ever since. Based in Everett, MA, she is the CEO of NEXTonSCENE Media LLC, Editor in Chief of NEXTonSCENE® magazine, podcast broadcaster for “NEXTonSCENE®”, and a producer of high-quality promotional events and PR campaigns.
Strengthening the NEXTonSCENE® brand and reaching an even wider audience, in 2016 JZ launched the glossy magazine, NEXTonSCENE® to profile up-and-coming trends, talent, musicians, designers, small businesses, new products, and much more. By approaching her own brand in the exact same way that she uses to promote her clientele, JZ has grown the title into a profitable business both digitally and in print, as well as providing yet another successful promotional channel for her clients.
Simply put, JZ is passionate about getting people talking. When she's not busy enabling new trends JZ spends time with her husband, works out, and hangs with her right-hand pup, Hershey.
However, coming from an entrepreneurial family, JZ knew that she had something more to offer and decided to strike out on her own. She moved on to manage successful PR campaigns and started broadcasting the “NEXTonSCENE® podcast” series in 2015 from her bedroom closet to promote celebrities and showcase the very latest fashions, new products, and interesting start-up ventures.
Word spread fast via clever networking and social media promotion and, today, the podcast reaches more than 12,000 listeners per month. The show attracts big-name interviews including Selling Sunset Netflix Stars Jason Oppenheim, Mary Fitzgerald, Amanza Smith, celebrity wedding planner David Tutera, high-profile matrimonial lawyer and TV personality, Vikki Ziegler, the founder of Jellybelly jellybeans, and the Executive Producer of “Saved By The Bell” to name just a few!
The story of 26 extraordinary women who tell the story of transformation and magic and how they have rebuilt their lives after each setback and come through the other side wiser and more in touch with their inner selves.
Latasha Mcrae, Founder of Peeks Cosmetics
She has made me such great connections and NOW my company even has ambassadors for my brand! She is so inspiring, if you work with Jackie, she is a woman of her word."
Jackie Roby, Founder of Inspired Journey Consulting
She also kept my long term vision in mind and encouraged me to build more and more. It's because of her support that I've been able to expand my services."
Heather Walther, Mohegan Sun Social Media TEAM
She knows what she's doing, she arrives on time and gets the job done. What makes Jackie so special is how easily she emits her beautiful personality into her work. Being able to officially work with her at Mohegan Sun's annual Sun Wine & Food Fest and seeing her perspective come to life in her latest summer/ spring 2020 issue was so amazing!"
Mauryn Kkira, Founder of Kkira Feet.
I literally told her I thought it would be cool to get on Chronicle and just asked her to look into it, and did she deliver!!!!!
Jackie, you rock, and without doubt teamwork makes the dream work!”