Rulings (36)
  • Emma Louise Taylor t/a Harley St Therapy

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 08 September 2021

    A website ad for a person claiming to be a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy was banned for being misleading.

  • Global EMF Solutions Ltd t/a energyDots

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 08 September 2021

    A website ad for a device which retunes electromagnetic frequencies was banned for misleadingly stating that the device can help users feel energised, more focused and less stressed. 

  • International Footcare Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 01 September 2021

    We did not uphold complaints that an ad for a shoe was sexist.

  • Shop TJC Ltd t/a TJC Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 18 August 2021

    We banned an ad for a USB car air purifier over implications that it could stop COVID-19.

  • Trappex Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site)
    • 18 August 2021

    We upheld a complaint against ads claiming filtration devices were ‘industry leading’.

  • Freudenberg Household Products LP t/a Vileda

    • Upheld
    • Email
    • 11 August 2021

    An email from an industry news outlet was banned for implying that their microfibre cloth could remove Covid-19 with a high level of efficacy without having sufficient evidence to substantiate the claim.

  • Kendal Nutricare Ltd t/a Kendamil

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 04 August 2021

    An ad for baby formula was banned over health and nutrition claims.

  • Mondelez Europe Services GmbH

    • Not upheld
    • Internet (website content), Social media (own site)
    • 04 August 2021

    An ad for a limited edition beer was not banned.

  • Person(s) unknown

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 04 August 2021

    An ad on Lauren Goodger’s Instagram account was banned for non-disclosure and failure to highlight risk.

  • Turner Broadcasting System Europe Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 04 August 2021

    A TV ad for life insurance was banned for inappropriate scheduling against children’s programming.

  • BrewDog plc

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 07 July 2021

    A paid-for Instagram post by Brewdog was banned for making misleading nutrition claims for an alcoholic drink and for making other non-permitted nutrition claims.

  • Crimestoppers Trust

    • Not upheld
    • Radio
    • 07 July 2021

    Two radio ads for the charity CrimeStoppers were not scheduled inappropriately and did not break the BCAP Code.

  • DRTY DRINKS Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 07 July 2021

    Two Instagram posts by a drinks company were banned for making misleading nutrition claims for an alcoholic drink and for encouraging excessive drinking.

  • Person(s) unknown t/a KaiAviation

    • Upheld
    • Magazine (paid ad)
    • 23 June 2021

    A magazine ad for a clothing company was banned for being likely to cause serious or widespread offence by objectifying women.

  • John Mills Ltd t/a JML Direct

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 09 June 2021

    A TV ad for a Hurricane Spin Scrubber was banned for suggesting that cleaning the home was a responsibility uniquely associated with women.

  • Nike (UK) Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television, VOD
    • 02 June 2021

    A TV ad, two VOD ads on All4 and ITV Hub, and a YouTube video for Nike which showed pregnant woman participating in sports were not found to be irresponsible and did not break the BCAP Code.

  • The Positive Birth Company Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 02 June 2021

    A website ad for a hypnobirthing course was banned for claiming to be the world’s most affordable hypnobirthing programme without holding adequate comparative evidence to substantiate the claim.

  • GOAT Company Ltd t/a Goat Games

    • Upheld
    • Internet (video)
    • 19 May 2021

    A pre-roll ad on YouTube for an online game was banned for being likely to cause serious or widespread offence or harm by objectifying women.

  • Lanistar Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 19 May 2021

    A digital banking company could not adequately substantiate the claim in its Instagram profile that they were “the world’s most secure payment card”.

  • SWAG MASHA LLC

    • Upheld
    • In-game (apps)
    • 19 May 2021

    An in-game ad for a dating simulation game, which appeared in an online property trading game, was banned for objectifying women and for presenting gender stereotypes in a way that was likely to cause harm.