Marketing: The Nylon-Rayon War

The wonder was that the U.S. motorist still dared set foot in a car. In full-page magazine ads he was warned that unless he bought nylon tires, he dared not drive at high speeds. Leering down from billboards, other ads warned him that if he did buy nylon tires, his car would start shaking him up like a concrete mixer. Battling to supply the $300 million worth of reinforcing yarn used in the 105 million tires made each year in the U.S.. manufacturers of nylon and rayon cord were waging one of the bitterest and least restrained advertising campaigns...

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