Rulings (37)
  • Electronic Arts Ltd t/a EA

    • Upheld
    • 10 July 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for a mobile app game did not make it sufficiently clear that the game contained loot boxes.

  • XIX Vodka Ltd

    • Upheld in part
    • 12 June 2024

    A YouTube video on the Sidemen’s YouTube channel, seen on 8 October 2023. The video was titled “KSI & W2S CONTROL THE SIDEMEN FOR THE DAY”. The video featured the Sidemen doing challenges around London in two teams. At approximately 16 minutes into the video, a title card quickly appeared that rep...

  • Kingsland Drinks Ltd t/a Kingsland Wines & Spirits

    • Upheld
    • 22 May 2024

    A label on a bottle mislead consumers by failing to disclose the significant conditions of a competition.

  • Hangcure Ltd t/a Hangcure

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 15 May 2024

    A TikTok ad for a hangover cure claimed that a food supplement could treat human disease.

  • 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.

  • Electronic Arts Ltd t/a EA

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

    Two paid-for Facebook ads for Golf Clash, a mobile app game, omitted material information about the inclusion of loot boxes.

  • Jagex Ltd

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

    A paid-for Facebook ad for online game RuneScape omitted material information about the inclusion of loot boxes.

  • Miniclip (UK) Ltd

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

    A paid-for Facebook ad for an online game omitted material information about the inclusion of loot boxes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Witcombe Festival

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 07 February 2024

    A competition via Instagram post didn’t award the winner the promised prize or a reasonable equivalent.

  • Team RH Fitness Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 31 January 2024

    A TikTok video did not make it clear that an advertised subscription was for a minimum term of 12 months.

  • Viagogo AG

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

    Two advertorials misleadingly omitted material information about the validity of tickets bought through viagogo.

  • BrewDog plc

    • Upheld
    • 20 December 2023

    An Instagram post by Brewdog, published on 31 July 2023, featured an image of a poster, containing a childlike drawing of Earth covered in flames. Text accompanying the drawing stated “drink it for me” in the style of a child’s handwriting. Text on the other half of the poster stated “BEER FOR Y...

  • Kellogg Europe Trading Ltd t/a Kellogg Company

    • Upheld
    • 20 December 2023

    The product packaging for Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Clusters, seen on 17 July 2023, featured a promotion. Text on the back of the packaging stated “FREE ADULT TICKET” next to a triangle symbol. Below, text stated “ADULT TICKET OR CHILD TICKET = FREE ADULT TICKET”. Text underneath stated &ldquo...

  • Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd t/a Betfred

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 01 November 2023

    Three tweets for Betfred featured Anthony Joshua, who is of inherent strong appeal to under-18s.

  • HMK V AG t/a Windsor Mint

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 18 October 2023

    A TV ad for Windsor Mint misleadingly implied that a commemorative coin took the form a normal 40mm coin, when this was not the case.

Informally resolved (2)
  • Dolphin Fitness Ltd

    • 12 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Sports, leisure and hobbies

  • Whitbread Group plc

    • 05 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Alcohol