Rulings (40)
  • Independent British Vape Trade Association t/a IBVTA

    • Upheld
    • National newspaper (ad feature)
    • 01 May 2024

    A newspaper advertorial indirectly promoted unlicenced e-cigarettes.

  • Whitbread Group plc t/a Premier Inn, Beefeater

    • Upheld
    • Search (paid)
    • 01 May 2024

    A paid-for search ad made misleading claims about the price of hotel rooms.

  • XC Trains Ltd t/a Cross Country Trains

    • Internet (website content)
    • 17 April 2024

    A webpage made misleading claims about the availability of complimentary food and drink for First Class passengers on Cross Country Trains.

  • The Sky Mining Company Ltd t/a Sky Mining

    • Press general, Internet (website content), Social media (own site)
    • 10 April 2024

    A press ad, Instagram ad and website did not make it clear that the company’s diamonds were synthetic, which was misleading.

  • John Mills Ltd t/a JML Direct

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 03 April 2024

    A TV ad featured a testimonial which misleadingly implied a heated drying pod could prevent condensation form forming.

  • Mous Products Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 03 April 2024

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

  • Nationwide Building Society t/a Nationwide

    • Upheld
    • Press general, Television, Radio
    • 03 April 2024

    TV, radio and press ads for Nationwide were misleading as consumers were likely to understand that the building society had made a long-term decision not to close their branches and that they had not recently closed any branches when this was not the case.

  • Not Guilty Food Co Ltd t/a The Skinny Food Co

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 03 April 2024

    An Instagram Reel on Katie Price’s account was not obviously recognisable as an ad, irresponsibly promoted a diet that fell below 800 calories a day, and made weight loss claims for the products shown that aren’t authorised on the GB NHC Register.

  • Top Games Inc

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

    A paid-for X ad for the game Evony: The King’s Return featured gameplay that was not representative of the actual game.

  • BPerfect Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 06 March 2024

    A TikTok video on Stephanie Vavron’s account was not obviously identifiable as an ad.

  • Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Ltd t/a Audi

    • Upheld
    • VOD
    • 06 March 2024

    A Video on Demand ad for an electric car featured misleading claims about charging time and mileage.

  • Hovis Ltd t/a Hovis

    • Not upheld
    • Internet (website content), Social media (own site)
    • 28 February 2024

    Three webpages and an Instagram post did not misleadingly use the terms “rustic”, “authentical”, “traditional”, “artisanal-inspired bread” and “no artificial preservatives”.

  • Supreme CBD Ltd t/a Supreme CBD

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 14 February 2024

    Four posts on X (formerly Twitter) were not obviously identifiable as ads, and claimed that a food could treat insomnia and anxiety.

  • LifeSafe Technologies Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 31 January 2024

    Two paid-for TikTok ads misleadingly implied a fire extinguisher was suitable for all sizes and types of fires.

  • Lynne McTaggart

    • Upheld
    • Email, Internet (website content)
    • 31 January 2024

    Two marketing emails and a website made misleading claims about alternative medicine treating medical conditions, and discouraged people seeking essential treatment for conditions for which medical supervision should be sought.

  • Pasifik Health Services Inc t/a Care In Turkey

    • Upheld
    • Search (paid)
    • 24 January 2024

    A paid-for Google search ad made misleading claims about ‘world-class doctors’ that could not be substantiated, and made misleading and irresponsible claims about safety.

  • Planet Computers Ltd

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

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

  • 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.

  • GetAgent Ltd

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

    A website for estate agent referrals did not make it clear that some results were marketing communications, and claimed to make ‘impartial recommendations’ which was misleading.

  • Imiracle (HK) Ltd t/a ELFBAR

    • Upheld
    • Poster, Digital outdoor
    • 29 November 2023

    A poster ad and digital billboard ad for Elfbar vapes misleadingly omitted information about limited recycling options, mislead about the environmental benefit the products offered and misleadingly highlighted an environmental benefit that comes from a legal obligation which also impacts competing products.