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Sears takes aggressive approach to advertising

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- An article in the New York Times reports that Sears' aggressive "Turf Wars" advertising campaign is part of a trend toward mentioning competitors by name.

Described as a marketing platform including social media and online video clips, The Sears Turf Wars campaign brings Lowe's and Home Depot into the picture.

In the promotion, Sears is guaranteeing the lowest price for its Craftsman tractors and mowers.