Rulings (24)
  • Edrington-Beam Suntory UK

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 06 January 2021

    A TV ad for whisky did not link alcohol with sexual activity and did not breach the BCAP Code.

  • Manuka Doctor (UK) Ltd

    • Upheld
    • National newspaper (ad feature)
    • 06 January 2021

    A newspaper ad for a brand of honey was banned for implying that it could be used as a treatment for coughs and for implying that its “anti-microbial” properties could treat diseases.

  • Lidl Great Britain Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), National press, Leaflet
    • 16 December 2020

    Two leaflets, a website, and two newspaper ads for Lidl products were banned for quoting unsubstantiated RRP claims.

  • Geraint Christopher t/a Hemp in Avalon

    • Upheld
    • 02 December 2020

    A newspaper and Instagram post by a hemp shop were banned for inciting people to break the law by discouraging them from wearing face coverings in shops.

  • SCA Investments Ltd t/a Gousto

    • Upheld
    • 02 December 2020

    A website ad for the meal subscription service Gousto misleadingly stated that their packaging was 100% plastic free and misleadingly stated that it was 100% recyclable.

  • BrewDog plc

    • Upheld in part
    • National newspaper (paid ad)
    • 18 November 2020

    Poster and press ads for BrewDog beer broke the rules on offence by using a reference to an expletive in media targeted to a general audience. The same ad appearing in targeted magazines did not break the rules.

  • Rightmove Group Ltd t/a Rightmove

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 18 November 2020

    A TV ad did not depict gender stereotypes in a way that was likely to cause harm.

  • LC International Ltd t/a Gala Spins

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 28 October 2020

    A paid-for Facebook post by a gambling company was banned for being of particular appeal to children.

  • Missguided Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Poster
    • 21 October 2020

    Two posters sold by Missguidied were not found to be offensive or irresponsible.

  • Profit Accumulator Ltd t/a Bonus Accumulator

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 14 October 2020

    A paid-for Facebook post and a website post for a betting company were banned for presenting gambling as a way to achieve financial security, for being misleading and for being socially irresponsible.

  • ElectraWorks Ltd t/a BWIN party, Party Poker

    • Upheld
    • 07 October 2020

    A paid-for Google search ad for a betting website irresponsibly suggested consumers could achieve financial security by gambling.

  • Marlow Foods Ltd t/a Quorn Foods

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 30 September 2020

    A TV ad for a Quorn product was banned for misleadingly implying that it helped reduce consumers’ carbon footprint.

  • Beer52 Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Email
    • 16 September 2020

    A website ad for a beer subscription service made misleading claims about a discount offer.

  • Global Brands Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 02 September 2020

    An Instagram post promoting a VK drink did not inappropriately target children.

  • LC International Limited t/a Coral

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 03 June 2020

    A tweet on a gambling company’s Twitter feed broke the rules by presenting a promotion in a way that was likely to encourage potentially harmful gambling behaviour.

  • LC International Ltd t/a Ladbrokes

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 03 June 2020

    A TV ad for a gambling company did not break the rules on encouraging gambling behaviour that was socially irresponsible or portray gambling as indispensable.

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

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site), Social media (own site)
    • 27 May 2020

    A paid social media ad and a website for Skinny Sauce products made nutrition claims that implied they were calorie-free or energy free when they did not meet the conditions of use for the claims.

  • Revival Drinks Ltd t/a Revival Shots

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 27 May 2020

    A Facebook ad and two Instagram ads for Revival Shots broke the ad rules by implying that their food product could prevent, treat or cure human disease and for making health claims that were not listed as authorised on the EU Register of nutrition and health claims.

  • Chuckling Goat Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Transport, Website (own site)
    • 13 May 2020

    A poster ad and website claims by a food provider broke the rules by implying its products prevented, treated or cured human disease.

  • 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.