Pfizer: Viagra Spam is Not From Us

Posted on September 21, 2004

Pfizer has launched an advertising campaign to tell people that it is not spamming email boxes about the wonders of its Viagra product. Pfizer is the company that makes the Viagra drug targeted at men. Apparently Pfizer has been receiving tons of complaints about unwanted Viagra offers arriving in their email boxes.

Pfizer likely hates the spammers far more than you hate getting the spam in your email in-box. The company realizes that the spam is hurting their brand name. The thought of consumers buying Viagra from some third party is also likely disturbing to Pfizer. Someone buying the product from a spam message may even purchase a product they think is Viagra, but is actually a fake product. If someone buys a fake product that doesn't work they may think it is Viagra that doesn't work.

The New York Times reports that the some of the email spam contained the text "make her want you more then ever."

Tim Pigot, head of Pfizer's men's sexual health division, says in a statement, "I unfortunately get a lot of Viagra spam myself. Hopefully this will help."

The bottom line: Spam is bad for business and annoys both the customers and the product manufacturers. Pfizer is smart to try and distance themselves from the spam.