If it’s not managed effectively, the answer is clearly “yes.” As a CEO, that fact might be one of the concerns that keeps you awake at night. The chances are good you won’t even see the crisis coming unless you take steps now to assess your vulnerabilities. Where are the soft spots, the areas most likely to generate a corporate, product or organizational crisis? Just how vulnerable are you? The only way to answer those questions is to roll up your sleeves and start digging.
One of the most troubling questions public relations practitioners are asked goes like this: “We just need a news release. Can you do a news release for us? How much would a news release cost?”