Countdown to Liftoff: Building Effective Product-Launch Platforms

The business of launching new products and services has becoming increasingly complicated, thanks in part to the proliferation of new media, stakeholder empowerment and the

need to understand and reach multiple audiences on a personal level. This amalgamation of challenges may seem like cruel and unusual punishment for PR executives, who are

responsible for the logistics of such efforts, but product launches don't have to be torture tests. In reality, it is possible to have a successful "liftoff;" it's just a matter

of building a platform that can handle the recoil.