Rulings (77)
  • 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.

  • John Mills Ltd t/a JML Direct

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 27 March 2024

    A TV ad for a cleaning tool presented gender stereotypes in a way that was likely to cause harm.

  • Vytaliving Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Press general
    • 27 March 2024

    A press ad for nutritional tablets claimed a food could treat, prevent or cure human disease, featured claims that were not authorised on the GB NHC Register, and made misleading claims around savings.

  • Aldi Stores Ltd t/a Aldi

    • Upheld
    • National press
    • 20 March 2024

    A wrap around national press ad made misleading comparative claims which could not be verified, as well as a misleading claim about prices compared to last year.

  • Hing Fo International Ltd t/a ALFABAR

    • Upheld in part
    • Poster
    • 20 March 2024

    A poster for an electronic cigarettes brand was irresponsible for being likely to appeal particularly to under-18s, but was not inappropriately targeted. 

  • Global Brands Ltd

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

    A TikTok post on Danielle Walsh’s account irresponsibly encouraged excessive drinking and wasn’t obviously identifiable as an ad.

  • Banquist Ltd t/a Banquist, Winedrops

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 06 March 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for a wine retailer irresponsibly encouraged drinking unwisely.

  • Calvin Klein Inc

    • Upheld in part
    • Poster
    • 06 March 2024

    [Republished ruling] Three posters for Calvin Klein did not objectify women, but one was inappropriate for display in an untargeted medium.

  • Brown-Forman Beverages Europe Ltd t/a Jack Daniel's

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 28 February 2024

    A poster irresponsibly implied that drinking alcohol could overcome boredom and promoted adopting unwise drinking styles.

  • DUSK (Retail) Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 28 February 2024

    A TV ad did not irresponsibly imply that drinking alcohol had therapeutic qualities and could be used to cope with parenthood.

  • 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”.

  • Strafe Esports Ltd t/a LevelTap

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 28 February 2024

    A paid-for ad on Facebook linked alcohol with an activity where drinking would be unsafe or unwise, and was irresponsible.

  • Rebecca Louise t/a rebeccalouise95

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 21 February 2024

    A poster for a model’s OnlyFans account was inappropriately targeted and likely to cause widespread offence.

  • BKUK Group Ltd t/a Burger King

    • Upheld
    • Email
    • 07 February 2024

    Three emails for foods in high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) were directed at children through the media in which they appeared.

  • Gamehaus Network Technology Co Ltd

    • Upheld
    • App (paid ad)
    • 24 January 2024

    An in-app ad for a mobile game featuring an incestuous relationship, suggesting a child had been sexualised and groomed by an adult and portraying a child in a sexual way was likely to cause serious and widespread offence.

  • Grandbing Technology Co Ltd t/a On Fancy

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

    A website for an online clothing retailer portrayed a child in a sexual way and was irresponsible.

  • Outsourceful Ltd t/a Outsourceful

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

    An email and website for a recruitment agency perpetuated harmful racial stereotypes and were likely to cause serious offence.

  • FunPlus International AG t/a Funplus

    • Upheld
    • Game (mobile/app)
    • 17 January 2024

    An in-app ad for a mobile game was likely to cause serious offence by trivialising and condoning sexual assault and sexual violence.

  • GIRLvsCANCER

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 10 January 2024

    An outdoor poster that referenced a swear word was likely to cause serious or widespread offence and was inappropriate for an untargeted medium.

  • Em Rose

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 03 January 2024

    A poster for an OnlyFans account was irresponsibly placed and likely to cause widespread offence.