Rulings (135)
  • BPerfect Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 21 July 2021

    A series of Instagram story posts on Charlotte Dawson’s account were banned for failing to disclose they were ads, as well as using filters to exaggerate a product’s efficacy

  • Bier Nuts Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 21 July 2021

    A Facebook ad for a Bier Nuts competition was banned for falsely suggesting all entrants were winners, and for not awarding promised prizes

  • Cignpost Diagnostics Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Newspaper
    • 21 July 2021

    A newspaper ad for a PCR testing programme was banned for promoting behaviour that contradicted government advice on social distancing.

  • Engage Clothing Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 21 July 2021

    An Instagram Story from Carl J Woods was banned for non-disclosure

  • Hutchison 3G UK Ltd t/a Three

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 21 July 2021

    A TV ad for Three mobile was banned for misleading claims about their 5G offering.

  • UK Insurance Ltd t/a Direct Line

    • Upheld in part
    • Television
    • 21 July 2021

    A TV and radio ads for Direct Line insurance were banned over claims about competitive pricing

  • Actegy Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 14 July 2021

    A newspaper ad for an Aerosure device was banned for misleadingly stating that it was clinically proven to reduce coughing and a tight chest associated with a shortness of breath.

  • BrewDog plc

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 07 July 2021

    A paid-for Instagram post by Brewdog was banned for making misleading nutrition claims for an alcoholic drink and for making other non-permitted nutrition claims.

  • DRTY DRINKS Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 07 July 2021

    Two Instagram posts by a drinks company were banned for making misleading nutrition claims for an alcoholic drink and for encouraging excessive drinking.

  • Pruvit Ventures Inc

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site), Social media (own site), Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 07 July 2021

    A website post, five Instagram posts and an Instagram Highlights reel for a health company were banned for making unauthorised health claims and for implying that food supplements could treat diseases. 

  • Shaw Academy Pvt Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Search (paid), Social media (paid ad)
    • 07 July 2021

    A website ad, a paid-for Facebook ad and a paid-for Google ad for an education company were banned for making various misleading claims about their courses.

  • Evaq Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site)
    • 30 June 2021

    A website ad for facemasks was banned for misleadingly stating that the masks could kill Covid-19.

  • Go-Vi Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 23 June 2021

    A website ad for an air and surface purifier was banned for stating it could destroy Covid-19 without holding sufficient evidence to substantiate the claim.

  • Person(s) unknown t/a KaiAviation

    • Upheld
    • Magazine (paid ad)
    • 23 June 2021

    A magazine ad for a clothing company was banned for being likely to cause serious or widespread offence by objectifying women.

  • YORKTEST LABORATORIES LTD

    • Upheld
    • Television, Internet (website content)
    • 23 June 2021

    A TV ad and a website post for a nutritional, dietary programme was banned for implying that the testing for the programme could help to alleviate symptoms of migraines or depression.

  • Stephen Bear t/a stevie bear

    • Upheld
    • Internet (video)
    • 16 June 2021

    Three YouTube videos by influencer Stephen Bear promoting a competition were banned as the prize was not awarded.

  • Anthony Grant t/a Resonator.uk

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content), Social media (own site)
    • 09 June 2021

    A website and Facebook ad for an electronic bio-resonance machine was banned for stating that it was an effective alternative to vaccination against COVID-19.

  • Hyundai Motor UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 09 June 2021

    A website ad for Hyundai was banned for implying that no impurities caused by driving the Hyundai NEXO would remain in the air without having adequate substantiation to prove this was true.

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken (Great Britain) Ltd t/a KFC

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 09 June 2021

    A TV ad for KFC did not perpetuate negative ethnic stereotypes and was unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence.

  • Tesco Stores Ltd t/a Tesco

    • Not upheld
    • Newspaper
    • 09 June 2021

    A newspaper ad for Tesco did not make misleading price comparison claims and did not break the CAP Code.