April 05, 2012 09:00 ET Launches Online Marketplace for MARCOM Pros: Rollout Starts With ".Biz Gigs" on April 5

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 5, 2012) -, the global online community for PR and marketing professionals, today launched ".Biz Gigs" -- an online venue that brings together buyers and sellers of public relations, marketing, investor relations and advertising services.

Consultants and freelancers can post services in categories from advertising and graphics to marketing, PR, social media and more. Gigs can be priced at all levels. The interactive site lets users post videos and digital ancillaries to showcase services. The result is a comfortable online experience that lets businesses preview pricing and samples before engaging providers.

.Biz Gigs is part of the Marketplace, which rolls out in April and includes:

  • Project Bidder: A no-fee RFP bidding site that helps businesses hire agencies or service providers in integrated marketing communications. It streamlines the traditional RFP process so buyers and sellers can easily offer and bid on campaigns ranging from $500 promotions to AOR contracts worth $500 million.

  • .Biz Finder: This is the "heart" of the community. This new directory connects buyers and sellers of integrated marketing communications services. Users can embed videos, social media and digital ancillaries to showcase services. It offers three listing levels, providing varying degrees of customization, content marketing, and pre-packaged lead-generation/advertising opportunities.

  • .Biz Builder Magazine: This new e-magazine will reveal what's new and what's working to grow your business using integrated marketing communications. .Biz Builder will include the "best of the month's" content, plus an exclusive Q&A with a top business leader, along with how-to features tied to the ".Biz Marketplace."

  • Job Board: A free job board, connecting job seekers with hiring firms in integrated marketing communications. The job board offers easy access for thousands of marketing communications professionals -- working in public relations, marketing, advertising investor relations and corporate communications -- to post their resumes while reviewing available jobs.

"If you want to grow your business, you need to find and hire the service providers who can help you promote it," says Partner Fay Shapiro. "Until now, there has been no easy way to do that. That's why we created '.Biz Marketplace' as the online destination connecting buyers and sellers of public relations, marketing, investor relations and advertising services. It's the first stop on your journey to business growth."

An acronym for "Communications Professional Resources Online," is the destination for the answers marketing communications professionals need to be successful, whether they're in PR, IR, corporate communications, marketing or advertising. brings together buyers and sellers working in marketing communications. Its founders include Bruce Merchant (Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer), Fay Shapiro (Publisher), Todd Fabacher (Chief Information Architect) and Brian Pittman (Content Director). The team brings together a wealth of experience in publishing and services targeted to the business communications sectors -- including advertising, investor relations, public relations and marketing. For further information, visit us online at:, Twitter @commprobiz. Facebook

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