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The 12 Most Intense Marketing Wars Ever

https://www.businessinsider.com/epic-marketing-wars-2011-6

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The 12 Most Intense Marketing Wars Ever
Marketers don't always play nice, especially when they're trying to take on one of their closest rivals. Often the most brutal battles come in the form of comparative advertising -- the direct comparison of one company's product to another. Once the line is drawn, it's up to the opposition to either fire back or ignore its competitor.

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Verizon and AT&T

Verizon ads compared the companies' superior 3G coverage to AT&T's with "There a Map for That." AT&T hit back with a series of TV spots attacking Verizon network's inability to browse the web while talking on the phone.

Then AT&T sued Verison over the accuracy of its 3G ads, which led to a countersuit. Both lawsuits were dropped.

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