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Rich Gorman Announces Next 800 lb. Gorilla in Social Marketing: Completed.com

Social Networking Is Not Just for Recreation, but for Forming Vital Business Connections -- and According to Serial Entrepreneur Rich Gorman, Completed.com Is Poised to Take Business Networking to the Next Level

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/21/12 -- According to serial entrepreneur and tech addict Rich Gorman, social networking is hardly just for recreation anymore. An Internet pioneer whose credentials include groundbreaking work in the fields of direct response marketing and online reputation management, Gorman has been accurately assessing the latest and greatest breakthroughs in online technology for more than ten years -- and in a new statement to the press, Gorman weighs in with his prediction for the next big social media giant -- a site called Completed.com.

"In a lot of ways, Completed.com is picking up where sites like LinkedIn, and even blogging platforms like Wordpress, have left off," Gorman opines. "These sites have long made it possible to cultivate powerful professional bonds online, to show off your professional acumen and make the right kinds of connections with the right kinds of working professionals. Whether you are blogging about your industry or simply posting your resume, the Internet is a fertile avenue for networking and professional development, but Completed.com is set to take all of that to the next level."

Still in its beta testing mode, Completed.com identifies itself as a "marketplace" for businesses and for professionals. The site allows for both personal and business profiles, and asks professionals to input not only their work history and skill sets, but also current revenue levels and yearly income. The purpose of the site is to facilitate connections between professionals from all different industries, and to match the right people and companies with the right opportunities.

According to Gorman, it is a new kind of social platform, and one that will take business networking to a new plane. "With sites liked LinkedIn, it is possible to form the kinds of connections that might land you a job interview somewhere down the road." Gorman enthuses, "At Completed.com, the process is more focused, more disciplined, and more urgent -- and if you brand yourself the right way, your Completed.com profile could land you a significant new business opportunity, right on the spot."

Gorman is quick to say that Completed.com is not a just a site to help people get jobs, but to help businesses and industry authorities find new levels of success. "I have long said that blogging is the new fraternity -- that the kinds of lifelong professional bonds you used to get on a college campus, you now get on blogging sites," Gorman explains. "Completed.com is the next step in that evolution. It brings together all of the networking components of Facebook and Twitter, but it allows serious entrepreneurs and business professionals to interact on a more meaningful, bottom-line level."

Gorman is no stranger to the importance of online networking, and much of his success stems from his eagerness to work alongside like-minded professionals. This zeal for collaboration is what first drew him to Completed.com. "One of the cardinal rules of business is that if you are an A-list player, you surround yourself with other A-list players," he remarks. "You always want to be in the company of people who are smarter and more efficient than you, and Completed.com enables you to do just that. No other social network is as performance-based, or as useful for finding the best and brightest minds within your industry, and that is ultimately what makes this such a crucial new player on the social networking landscape."

An Internet entrepreneur with more than ten years of experience in online marketing, Gorman is best known to many for his seminal Direst Response blog, which serves as a sort of high-level think-tank for the affiliate marketing industry. Additionally, Rich Gorman is active on Twitter, @RichGorman101.

ABOUT:

Rich Gorman is a serial entrepreneur, and a true pioneer in the direct response marketing industry; additionally, he is a technology enthusiast with a strong track record of predicting the latest and greatest advances in online marketing technology and in social networking. His brand, Direct Response, is one of the foremost names in the digital marketing world, and, through his Direct Response blog, Gorman writes prolifically about the trends shaping the field. At the Direct Response blog, Gorman gives away millions of dollars in trade secrets, motivated by his zeal for bringing value to other business and brands, and his passion for seeing others succeed.

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