Rulings (31)
  • Grapevine Europe Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 20 May 2020

    A TV ad for a car buying comparison site misled consumers about what personal information was needed to obtain valuations from their website.

  • Mizkan Euro Ltd t/a Branston

    • Not upheld
    • Poster
    • 13 May 2020

    A poster ad for vinegar did not condone or encourage poor nutritional habits or an unhealthy lifestyle in children.

  • Hey Habito Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television, Video on demand
    • 22 April 2020

    A TV and VOD ad for an online mortgage broker featuring cartoon gory horror was scheduled appropriately to prevent it from likely being seen by young children.

  • ITV Broadcasting Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 22 April 2020

    A TV ad for a film was not scheduled inappropriately as children made up only a small proportion of the audience and it was not directed at or likely to be of particular appeal to them.

  • ITV Broadcasting Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 08 April 2020

    Two TV ads for a video game were not scheduled inappropriately.

  • Sky UK Ltd t/a Sky, NowTV

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 08 April 2020

    TV ads for a video game and a film were not scheduled inappropriately.

  • kidsfitnesstrackers

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 01 April 2020

    A product listing on a website for a children’s fitbit made misleading savings claims.

  • Warner Bros. Entertainment UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Other
    • 11 March 2020

    An ad on the Classic Lullabies playlist on Spotify for the film It Chapter Two was irresponsible for causing distress for children.

  • Missguided Ltd

    • Upheld in part
    • Poster
    • 04 March 2020

    A poster by a fashion brand objectified women and was likely to cause offence while another was unlikely to break the rules on the same grounds.

  • One Freelance Ltd t/a Custom Writng

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), Internet (OM 3rd party)
    • 04 March 2020

    A Facebook page and website for an essay writing service misleadingly implied students could submit essays as their own without risk of repercussions.

  • Hey Habito Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Magazine
    • 29 January 2020

    A print ad for a mortgage broker did not break the rules around harm and offence.

  • The College of Naturopathic Medicine Ltd t/a CNM

    • Not upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 08 January 2020

    Accreditation claims on a website did not break the substantiation rules. 

  • British Institute of Interior Design

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 18 December 2019

    Comparative claims on a website for a professional interior design organisation were misleading. 

  • Channel Four Television Corporation t/a 124-126 Horseferry Road

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 18 December 2019

    A poster ad for a Channel 4 programme broke the rules around social responsibility and offence.

  • Beamish Hall Ltd t/a Beamish

    • Not Upheld
    • Poster
    • 20 November 2019

    A poster for a Halloween event did not break the rules around responsibility and harm and offence

  • Norfolk Dinosaur Park Ltd t/a Dinosaur Adventure

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 20 November 2019

    A poster and billboard for a Halloween event were socially irresponsible. 

  • SuperAwesome Trading Ltd t/a PopJam

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 13 November 2019

    A TV ad for a children’s app was banned for being socially irresponsible.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Upheld
    • Internet (OM 3rd party), Regional press
    • 06 November 2019

    Ads in the press and online for Universal Credit broke the rules around substantiation and inclusion and presentation of significant conditions.

  • Westminster Publications Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Magazine, Direct mail
    • 06 November 2019

    Ads for a political journal online and in direct mailings were banned for not being obviously as ads, and for implying it was an official government publication.   

  • Paramount Pictures International

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 30 October 2019

    A YouTube ad for the film Pet Sematary was banned for being inappropriately targeted at children.

Informally resolved (7)
  • Lifecycle Marketing - unconfirmed

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Children and the vulnerable

  • Person(s) unknown

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Gender, sex and relationships

  • CrossReach Trading Ltd

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Medical procedures and services, Children and the vulnerable

  • Flipper Ltd

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Claims, endorsements and testimonials

  • Grylls Adams Estate Agents

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Claims, endorsements and testimonials

  • Hyperconnect Inc

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Gender, sex and relationships

  • Warners Group Publications plc

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site), Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Claims, endorsements and testimonials