A survey of PR professionals has found that many see blogs as posing a significant threat to corporate reputations. 64% agree that a disgruntled employee or a dissatisfied customer could use a blog to ignite a full blown crisis. 58 percent of respondents agree that businesses have not yet woken up to the threat posed by blogs.
The survey, conducted by British firm Blog Relations, also found that 82 percent of respondent agree that there are either “quite a few” or “many” businesses that could benefit from setting up their own blogs. (48 percent for “quite a few” and 34 percent for “many”), and that America is browsing blogs far more actively than Europe, with 73 percent of American respondents saying that they read blogs â€œAt least five times a weekâ€? as opposed to only 36 per cent in Europe.
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(thanks to Hugh for the tip)