Rulings (47)
  • 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.

  • Sony Interactive Entertainment Network Europe Ltd t/a PlaySation

    • Not upheld
    • 22 May 2024

    An ad for 'Call of Duty Modern Warfare III' was not irresponsibly targeted.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • LeoVegas Gaming plc t/a Bet MGM

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 20 March 2024

    A TV ad for Bet MGM featuring Chris Rock was not likely to be of strong appeal to under-18s.

  • Lindar Media Ltd t/a MRQ.com

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

    A paid-for Facebook ad for gaming website MrQ.com featured cartoon imagery that was likely to be of strong appeal to under-18s.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Marble Corporation Ltd t/a The Little Ones

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

    A product page for a pillow irresponsibly shows an infant in an unsafe sleep position associated with Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).

  • 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.

  • Happytiger ApS

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 10 January 2024

    A TV ad for bingo featured someone who appeared to be under the age of 25.

  • 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...

  • Coty UK Ltd t/a Coty UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • 20 December 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad for Rimmel London, seen on 9 September 2023, included the caption “Get ready to slay this back to school season [books emoji] [stars emoji] Get 25% off Multi-Tasker Concealer and other Rimmel faves with code B2S25 only at lookfantastic.com”. The post included a video of influencer ...

Informally resolved (1)
  • Whitbread Group plc

    • 05 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Alcohol