ARY News Sending Spam Emails To Advertise its Shows

A number of users are complaining that they are receiving spam emails from ARY News in which, the famous TV channel is advertising about its program “Off The Record” which is hosted by TV anchor, Kashif Abbasi. Email spamming for an already famous TV program by ARY News is yet another third grade, shabby and unprofessional way of getting high ratings.

Pakistani media is being massively polarized in the current political scene on Pakistan. Majority of TV channels are a victim of Advocacy Journalism. Things started to fall off the quality grid swiftly after Hamid Mir, Geo TV anchor survived an assassination attempt back in April.

The Nawaz regime and establishment forces are endowing their support for their favorite channels, which has given rise to open rivalry and unprofessional practices on TV. The trend has made all the programs rating oriented.

Email Marketing, without consent, is illegal everywhere in the world, but since Pakistan lives without a cyber law, organizations such as ARY TV are exploiting the internet users in Pakistan

The latest mass spamming by ARY News is the depiction of the deteriorating ads ethics upheld by the media.

The spam email ad by ARY News has a signature of “Advert Nama”, an online media ads agency. The poster of the ad brags about ratings and shows ARY having top ratings as compared to Dunya News, Express News and Geo News in the form of a graph. The use of a low grade email marketing service is yet another low point for journalism in Pakistan.

Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority must take necessary action to put an end to ad spamming, which has already overtook TV, and now making its way to internet and social media.

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  • Saad

    Well, as long as the unsubscribe button is there it should be alright.

    • Shahid Saleem

      You have to understand, these are not reliable or good marketing companies. All the unsubscribe button does is tell the marketers that they have a “good” target email address, one that is active.

      So they will send you more spam.

      Good marketing companies won’t do that, but good ones don’t use throwaway gmail accounts either.

      • Saad Durrani

        I agree 100%. I work in content marketing and we only send emails to those who have given us their email willingly (with our names most of the times) and with authentic unsubscribe button.

    • aamir7

      Nahi sir, only opt-in subscriptions — with unsubscribe button) are allowed in the entire world.

      • Haseeb

        Exactly, otherwise we call it SPAM

      • @Aamir not exactly. The laws varies from country to country. Even each of the country in europe have different Anti Spam legislation. Canadian Anti Spam Law called CASL fightspam.gc.ca. It is one of the tough law to protects its citizen from unsolicited emails.

  • Hannan

    Only purpose of the article is to defame ARY News because the screenshot clearly shows a gmail address instead of a Company Email. Which means it is not sent by ARY itself.
    I wouldnt be shocked if some Geo employee had written this.

    [email protected] is the email sending spam
    Before writing article atleast do 5minutes of investigation.

    • Shahid Saleem

      Oh you innocent child. A LOT OF cheap local marketing companies do this.

      For example every month or so I receive an email from Razikar or some spelling like that. I have no idea how I ended up on there list. It is a valid company, they have presence on linkedin, and they ALWAYS send spam with a different dummy gmail account.

    • Haida Kay

      Yeah you are actually right !! Nobody is gonna take the responsibility of these acts if there is even a little sachaiii exists, apart frm that ARY News Channel is already the most watched tv channel rite now in pakistan with highest rating plus this program OFF THE RECORD is equally famous, i really dont knw why the heck Aamir bhai ka proP is ghussing in this faxool ki harkaat !!

      Come On ppl u can write or share a lot better things !!

    • JahanZaib Yousaf

      Yeah I am saying Admin did not do any research
      or do not know about Marketing

      • aamir7

        @jahanzaibyousaf:disqus Sir appko pata hay Pakistan main double-opt-in aur sab say bari email newsletter list kiss ki hay?

        App ko pata hay double-opt-in hota kiya hay?

        Agar app ARY say associated hain tu pls ilzaamaat shift na karain, yeh electronic media nahi hay.

        • JahanZaib Yousaf

          aamir bahi ghussa na karain

          us ke necha no likha hain
          call kir lain aur confirm kir lain
          wesa advertising agency ke ghalti ARY pe dalna saheeh nhi

          ARY mra chacha jii ka channel nhi hy na he main us ke side le raha hoon
          yeh to asa he hy ke main sawal pocho to app muskil terms maar kir meri jaan nikal dain
          Marketer ke ghalri kisi aur pe dal de app ne
          mn bus yehi kehna cha rha tha

        • JahanZaib Yousaf

          Wesa Sorry haan bura laga to

          • aamir7

            Nae hazoor, sharminda na karain. Btw advertising agency ki ghalti hamisha client ki ghalti consider hoti hay.

            • JahanZaib Yousaf

              i do not think ke asi baat hy

              • aamir7

                App kisi say bhi poch lain…

        • JahanZaib Yousaf

          Wesa mna Opt ke Software likha hain
          ;) us mn Spam ke lya techniques use krni chiya

        • JahanZaib Yousaf

          wesa advertising agency ke ghalti ARY pe dalna saheeh nhi

          ARY mra chacha jii ka channel nhi hy na he main us ke side le raha hoon

        • JahanZaib Yousaf

          yeh to asa he hy ke main sawal pocho to app muskil terms maar kir meri jaan nikal dain

          Marketer ke ghalri kisi aur pe dal de app ne
          mn bus yehi kehna cha rha tha

        • JahanZaib Yousaf

          us ke necha phone number likha hain
          dial kir lain aur confirm kir lain
          wesa advertising agency ke ghalti ARY pe dalna saheeh nhi

        • JahanZaib Yousaf

          aur yeh bhi kesa marketer hy ke ary ke id ke bajai hotmail se email kir raha hy

        • JahanZaib Yousaf

          Heading should be like

          Marketer Sending Spam Emails To Advertise ARY Shows

        • JahanZaib Yousaf

          Wesa ARY can suo it and earn some money
          hahaha

    • aamir7

      @hannan What you are trying to imply is that ProPakistani published a false news?

      • Arsalan Shah

        He’s not trying to imply that. The thing is, advertnama is an ad agency, which has a list of several email addresses, and sends emails to all its senders. User needs not to be subscribed to it, but HAS THE OPTION TO UNSUBSCRIBE to all of its emails. I was subscribed once to it due to my error and opt out later on and since then I haven’t received any emails from them. It’s up to the user to OPT OUT! Also, not only ARY, other channels, as well as several other brands advertise themselves via advertnama. This is not something needing to be highlighted, nor it is news…

        • aamir7

          We have reported about others too. Mainstream channel like ary shouldn’t adopt illegal ways to market their shows, that’s all we wanted to highlight.

          • Arsalan Shah

            Please point out another channel which you have reported. I’ve always supported ProPK and loved your articles 99.9% of the times. But this is pure defamation, mate. I’ve seen several other TV Channels including Geo and Dunya advertise via AdvertNama. Lots of other brands do the same, defaming ARY isn’t appropriate. Everyone’s got a right to advertise themselves. H*ll, even I can advertise myself for nothing!

            • aamir7

              You can report us the same and we won’t hesitate in exposing other channels. BTW we have written against Ethiad, Nokia and more about email spamming, and majority of them refrained from this approach after we highlighted.

    • imrancl

      You seriously need to improve your understanding of the topic before writing this kind of comment.

  • JahanZaib Yousaf

    ary sending email using hotmail domain
    Strange

  • Zain

    ARY is an infamous channel not famous as written above.

    • Muhammad Aamir

      ARY is a well-known channel! How do you define a famous channel? Who said it is not! JEO is only the prominent channel, this is what you want to say?

      • Zain

        Mr. Guest first you should know the meaning of infamous; I guess you think it means ‘NOT FAMOUS’

    • Saqib

      lagta hy bhai kisi aur country se belong krta hy :P

  • JahanZaib Yousaf

    kal [email protected] ke Sath ProPakistani ka name laga kir spam mn dal dena

    • Bilal Iqbal

      us ko paisy kon dy ga.. aap..bhai sb yai Business hy Business.. ap ko bhaijny hain to contacts doun????

  • Amir Qadir

    You know what
    Maybe The TV channels that are against ARY i.E Geo
    Maybe GEO is doing this How would you know that these are being sent officially from the desk of ARY NEWS

    • JahanZaib Yousaf

      it can easily be trace using email headers

      • Amir Qadir

        you still didn’t get my point

      • Bilal Iqbal

        Emails addresses are easily spoofed.. these people run large business and care about little things which you people even don’t understand.. their are marketing companies with millions of Emails and mobile no. lists to send Email and SMS for advertising and other purposes… packages are available according to content and frequency of messages to be sent.

        • JahanZaib Yousaf

          @disqus_8SMJLPKmdJ:disqus oh sorry
          ABB Humara ilam ap pe mutabiq to nahi hy na
          Bill gates ke janasheen sahab

          • Bilal Iqbal

            Aisi bat nhi… commercial level py chezain or trah sy use hoti hain.. aam log personal user k view point sy sochty hain.. is liay wazahat ki thi….baqi agr mujhy kahi sy kuch naya sekhny ko mil jay to welcome.
            .

  • adil

    Email campaign is brought to u by advert nama and email address nationact007 doesn’t looks official

    • aamir7

      Sir ary ki website pay redirect hota hay Yeh image when you click it, Baqi app ki merzi hay :)

      • Muneeb

        ARY ki koi band bhi bja skta hai aisay usay bura show kr ke :)

        • Bilal Iqbal

          pakky PTI k supporter lagty ho.. ARY jaisa pak saf channel koe nahi ap ki nazr mai.. bhai sb yai sb targets and rating k chakkar mai investment ki jati hy..

  • Arsalan

    Why are you targeting ARY News only? I frequently receive spam emails by Advert Nama and I just checked that they have advertised following brands (other than numerous smaller brands):

    Radio 1 (FM 91)
    HBO Pakistan
    ARY Digital
    ARY News
    Marriott
    Pearl Continental
    Kitchen Cuisine
    Khaadi
    FM 100
    Ramada Plaza Karachi
    Radioactive FM 96
    KASB Securities

    Also, Dawn News has got guts to not use AdvertNama but to spam using their own email address [email protected]

    I can share screenshots if you are interested. I actually like ads and that’s why I rarely delete them. I find it quite unacceptable to target ARY News only here.

  • Ali

    Phelelo ye company walo say paisy khata tha ab ye Nawaz sharif say bhe paisay khane lag gaya hay.

  • SSyar

    I think PakPro just want to prove that.,., they are not political biased,.,. after Go Nawaz Go post its time to hit ARY,,.,.

    • aamir7

      This was pointless.

    • Saqib

      BTW, what is wrong if they try to prove this?

  • Ahmed Habib

    Well… and ARY alleges GEO to spam twitter.

    Baghal main churri
    Mun m raam raam

  • Ahmed Habib

    How false thr bar chart is showing TRPs… jhoot ki inteha kr di! :-D

  • Geekpk

    ARY is a cheap channel anyway .

  • ZohaibSN

    Well done Propakistani.pk

  • faisal

    Looks like like admin is out of topics… and also anti ARY which is one of the best truth exposing channel

  • faisal

    Looks like like admin is out of topics… and also anti ARY which is one of the best truth exposing channel

    • Ahsan Shahid

      lol best truth exposing channel which always end up giving unconditional apologies in court whenever asked to present so called truth evidence!!

  • ali

    Its not the story for this blog site

  • Eli Ehsan

    Brace yourself Propakistani boys! an angry “OYEEEE!” followed by an ugli raising ilzaam in next PTI dharna coming towards you.. :D

    • adnan

      chawal mari hai tum ne

  • mohsinraja

    why you only target ARY NEWS ? i think you don’t like ARY news channel.

  • adil kgan

    Cheap channel n cheap people.

  • adil kgan

    Tu yaha post ker raha hai aur peechy tere thely se bakriyan fruit kha gai.

    • JahanZaib Yousaf

      @adilkgan:disqus tum ne Fruit he sara khrab dya thai

      Acha howa bakrio ka paith birh gya

    • JahanZaib Yousaf

      @adilkgan:disqus tum ne Fruit he sara khrab dya thai

      Acha howa bakrio ka paith birh gya

      • adil kgan

        Arey ja rerhi se bakriyan fruit kha gai hai aur
        Tu yaha national level ki baat ker raha hai.

  • Bright Verge

    whatever Go Nawaz Go

  • Afzal Saher

    KALEEMA BI BI