Rulings (48)
  • Mous Products Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 03 April 2024

    A TV ad made misleading claims about the efficacy of a range of phone cases.

  • Sparks Information PTE Ltd t/a Hunting Sniper

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 03 April 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for Hunting Sniper, a mobile app game, featured realistic footage of harm to animals, which was likely to cause widespread offence and unjustified distress.

  • Easigrass (Distribution) Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site), Social media (own site)
    • 27 March 2024

    A Facebook post and website for artificial grass made misleading claims about recyclability, and misleadingly implied the product was eco friendly.

  • 6G Internet Ltd t/a 6Gi

    • Upheld
    • Leaflet
    • 06 March 2024

    A leaflet for a home broadband provider made misleading claims about providing full fibre broadband.

  • Ford Motor Company Ltd t/a Ford

    • Not upheld
    • Search (paid)
    • 21 February 2024

    A paid-for Google ad did not mislead when claiming a car had ‘zero emissions driving’.

  • BMW (UK) Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Search (paid)
    • 07 February 2024

    A paid-for Google ad misleadingly represented a vehicle’s environmental impact.

  • Greater London Authority

    • Upheld
    • Radio
    • 07 February 2024

    A radio ad about the ULEZ expansion misleadingly claimed that one of the most polluted places in London is inside people’s cars.

  • MG Motor UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Search (paid)
    • 07 February 2024

    A paid-for Google ad misleadingly represented a vehicle’s environmental impact.

  • Transport For London t/a TFL

    • Upheld in part
    • National press, Television, Radio
    • 07 February 2024

    A TV ad, radio ads and a press ad for Transport for London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expansion contained some misleading claims about reductions in levels of nitrous oxide in central London.

  • Churchill Retirement Living Ltd t/a Churchill Retirement Living

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content), Social media (own site)
    • 31 January 2024

    A website and a paid-for Facebook ad made misleading claims about savings, and was irresponsible for exploiting the cost of living crisis.

  • AGA Rangemaster Ltd t/a AGA

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 24 January 2024

    A website that claimed a cooker had “the lowest running costs for any heat-storage cast-iron range cooker” was misleading, unverifiable and could not be substantiated.

  • Planet Computers Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 10 January 2024

    A website misleadingly stated when a smartphone would be in stock.

  • Zzoomm plc

    • Upheld
    • Direct mail
    • 10 January 2024

    A direct mailing misleadingly stated the savings someone could make with their broadband service.

  • BrewDog plc

    • Upheld
    • 20 December 2023

    An Instagram post by Brewdog, published on 31 July 2023, featured an image of a poster, containing a childlike drawing of Earth covered in flames. Text accompanying the drawing stated “drink it for me” in the style of a child’s handwriting. Text on the other half of the poster stated “BEER FOR Y...

  • Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts Ltd

    • Upheld
    • 20 December 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad for Charles Tyrwhitt, a clothing retailer, seen on 28 July 2023, featured an image of a print cotton shirt. Text on the post stated “[…] We’re proud to be a Carbon Neutral business”.

  • Equinor ASA

    • Upheld
    • 20 December 2023

    A national press ad for energy company Equinor, seen in June 2023, stated “Wind, oil, gas, carbon capture […]” and “IT’S ALL PART OF THE BROADER ENERGY PICTURE”. A footnote at the bottom of the ad stated “Equinor has been delivering energy solutions to the UK for 40 years, and...

  • Virgin Media Ltd t/a Virgin Media

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 13 December 2023

    A website claiming that the provider offered "the fastest WiFi Guarantee of any major provider" was misleading.

  • Air France-KLM

    • Upheld
    • Internet (display)
    • 06 December 2023

    A paid-for Google ad gave a misleading impression of the airline’s environmental impact.

  • Deutsche Lufthansa AG t/a Lufthansa

    • Upheld
    • Internet (display)
    • 06 December 2023

    A paid-for Google ad gave a misleading impression of the airline’s environmental impact.

  • Etihad Airways

    • Upheld
    • Internet (display)
    • 06 December 2023

    A paid-for Google ad gave a misleading impression of the airline’s environmental impact.