Rulings (121)
  • BPerfect Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 21 July 2021

    A series of Instagram story posts on Charlotte Dawson’s account were banned for failing to disclose they were ads, as well as using filters to exaggerate a product’s efficacy

  • Bier Nuts Ltd

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

    A Facebook ad for a Bier Nuts competition was banned for falsely suggesting all entrants were winners, and for not awarding promised prizes

  • Engage Clothing Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 21 July 2021

    An Instagram Story from Carl J Woods was banned for non-disclosure

  • Rustin and Mallory Wholesale Ltd

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

    Two paid-for Facebook ads were banned as the models appeared to be unhealthily thin.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Long Ashton Holdings Ltd t/a High Water

    • Upheld in part
    • Website (own site)
    • 07 July 2021

    A website post by a drinks company was banned for making non-permitted nutrition claims for an alcoholic drink.

  • Pruvit Ventures Inc

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site), Social media (own site), Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 07 July 2021

    A website post, five Instagram posts and an Instagram Highlights reel for a health company were banned for making unauthorised health claims and for implying that food supplements could treat diseases. 

  • Shaw Academy Pvt Ltd

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

    A website ad, a paid-for Facebook ad and a paid-for Google ad for an education company were banned for making various misleading claims about their courses.

  • Wild Drinks Group Ltd t/a Whisp Drinks

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site)
    • 07 July 2021

    A website post by a drinks company was banned for making misleading nutrition claims for an alcoholic drink and for making other non-permitted nutrition claims.

  • Au Vodka Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 30 June 2021

    Seven Instagram and a website post for a vodka company were banned for encouraging excessive drinking, for linking the consumption of alcohol with driving, and for featuring a rapper who under 25 years of age.

  • Evaq Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site)
    • 30 June 2021

    A website ad for facemasks was banned for misleadingly stating that the masks could kill Covid-19.

  • Go-Vi Ltd

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

    A website ad for an air and surface purifier was banned for stating it could destroy Covid-19 without holding sufficient evidence to substantiate the claim.

  • YORKTEST LABORATORIES LTD

    • Upheld
    • Television, Internet (website content)
    • 23 June 2021

    A TV ad and a website post for a nutritional, dietary programme was banned for implying that the testing for the programme could help to alleviate symptoms of migraines or depression.

  • LC International Ltd t/a Ladbrokes

    • Not upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 16 June 2021

    A paid-for Facebook post for Ladbrokes was not found to be of particular appeal to under-18s and did not breach the Code.

  • Stephen Bear t/a stevie bear

    • Upheld
    • Internet (video)
    • 16 June 2021

    Three YouTube videos by influencer Stephen Bear promoting a competition were banned as the prize was not awarded.

  • UKGBrunch Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 16 June 2021

    Two posts on an event promoter’s Facebook page were banned for encouraging excessive consumption of alcohol.

  • Anthony Grant t/a Resonator.uk

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content), Social media (own site)
    • 09 June 2021

    A website and Facebook ad for an electronic bio-resonance machine was banned for stating that it was an effective alternative to vaccination against COVID-19.

  • Hyundai Motor UK Ltd

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

    A website ad for Hyundai was banned for implying that no impurities caused by driving the Hyundai NEXO would remain in the air without having adequate substantiation to prove this was true.

  • Ashteck Media Ltd t/a Ashteck Media

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 02 June 2021

    Three Instagram stories by influencers promoting a debt advice company were banned for not making clear the risk and fees of IVAs and for not making their posts obviously identifiable as ads.