Rulings (5)
  • Ecotricity Group Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), National press, Internet (social networking), Internet (display), Regional press
    • 23 January 2019

    Four ads for an electricity supplier, seen in July and August 2018.Two of the ads appeared on the advertiser's Facebook feed and as paid-for ads on Facebook:a. The ad featured an image of a power socket with raw minced beef coming out of it. A heading above the image stated "MAKE SURE YOUR ENERGY SUPPLY IS ANIMAL ...

  • Madison CF UK Ltd t/a 118118 Money

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 23 January 2019

    A TV ad for 118 118 Money, a consumer credit provider, seen on 19 October 2018, featured a boxing match between two men in '118' vests on one side and an automated teller machine (ATM) on the other. One of the boxers said "Smash those nasty credit card cash withdrawal charges, 118!" before the other boxer kno...

  • Olanstar Technology Co Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (OM 3rd party)
    • 23 January 2019

    A product listing for clothing and lifestyle shop Olanstar, which appeared on www.amazon.co.uk, seen on 14 November 2018. Text at the top of the ad stated "Olanstar School Girl Costume Halloween Cosplay Uniform Classic Pleated Mini Skirt with Bow-knot". Beneath that a sub-heading stated "See more on the ...

  • Stephen McCosh Funeral Directors Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Magazine
    • 23 January 2019

    A regional press ad for Stephen McCosh Funeral Director, seen in August 2018, featured the heading "Stephen McCosh FUNERAL DIRECTOR" underneath which were the post-nominal letters "Dip.F.D. Dip.F.S. M.B.I.F.D" followed by the claim "Northern Ireland's most qualified funeral director".

  • The Perfect Cosmetics Company Ltd

    • Upheld in part
    • National press
    • 23 January 2019

    An advertorial for an eye cream from the Perfect Cosmetic Company, appearing in the national press on 7 August 2018, included the quotes ”’The miracle eye cream that has become a global best seller’ - The Sun”; and “‘Really does smooth out wrinkles around the eyes’ - The Daily Mail”. The ad further stated that the prod...

Informally resolved (35)
  • Amazon Europe Core Sarl

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)

  • Apple (UK) Ltd

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)

  • Blinds 2 Go Ltd

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)

  • Bonne Terre Ltd t/a SkyBet

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)

  • British Telecommunications plc

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)

  • British Telecommunications plc

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)

  • Champneys Henlow Ltd

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)

  • Cobra Financial Solutions Ltd

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (search engine)

  • Colins Sash Windows

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)

  • Dogs Trust Ltd

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 2

    Media: Direct mail, Circular

  • Dyson Ltd

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)

  • Electric Campers

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)

  • Emmi UK Ltd

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 2

    Media: Poster, Internet (social networking), Internet (display)

  • Expedia.com Ltd

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 2

    Media: Internet (on own site)

  • GoPro Inc

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 2

    Media: Internet (on own site), Internet (OM 3rd party)

  • I Saw It First Ltd

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Text Message

  • Lawbit Ltd t/a Lawbite

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: E-mail

  • Maple Syrup Media Ltd t/a Quidco

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 3

    Media: Internet (on own site), Internet (price comparison)

  • Maple Syrup Media Ltd

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)

  • Marston (Holdings) Ltd

    • 23 January 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)