Rulings (36)
  • Online Classifieds AG t/a PURE

    • Upheld
    • 12 June 2024

    Two posters for the PURE Dating App, seen in March 2024: a. The poster depicted four images of cartoon style heads, next to text that stated, “IT’S A GOOD DAY TO GET SOME HEAD” and “ON PURE DATING APP” followed by a QR code. b. The poster depicted a cartoon head of a princess, next t...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DUSK (Retail) Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 20 March 2024

    A TV ad was not likely to cause serious or widespread offence over its portrayal of men.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vizor Apps Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (video)
    • 07 February 2024

    A pre-roll YouTube ad for a mobile app game was likely to cause serious or widespread offence, included a gender stereotype in a way that was likely to cause harm and was socially irresponsible.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Play&Date Entertainment Zone

    • Upheld
    • App (paid ad)
    • 29 November 2023

    An in-app ad was irresponsible and likely to cause serious, widespread offence for trivialising and condoning sexual violence towards women, and was targeted irresponsibly.

  • GM Unicorn Corporation Ltd

    • Upheld
    • App (paid ad)
    • 15 November 2023

    An in-game ad for a mobile app game was inappropriately targeted and was irresponsible, likely to cause serious and widespread offence and included a gender stereotype in a way that was likely to cause harm.

Informally resolved (1)
  • Whitbread Group plc

    • 05 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Alcohol