Rulings (167)
  • Aspro Atlantic Medikal Turizm Ticaret Limited ┼×irketi t/a AsproMED

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 27 September 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad for cosmetic surgery abroad was irresponsible, trivialised the decision to undergo surgery, contained misleading claims about bariatic surgery and misleadingly omitted information regarding the need for pre-consultation.

  • Ersoy Health Services Tourism Ltd t/a Clinic Haus

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 27 September 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad for cosmetic surgery abroad irresponsibly implied a time-limited promotion, trivialised the decision to undergo surgery and misleadingly omitted information regarding the need for pre-consultation.

  • 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

  • Festival Free Bets

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

    A post on Astrid Wett’s X (formerly Twitter) page, advertising a company that collated betting offers, broke gambling ad rules by featuring someone under 25.

  • 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.

  • Tonic Nutrition Ltd t/a Tonic Health

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site), Social media (own site)
    • 15 May 2024

    A website and Instagram reel made unauthorised nutrition and comparative nutrition claims, and discredited competitors' products. 

  • Independent British Vape Trade Association t/a IBVTA

    • Upheld
    • National newspaper (ad feature)
    • 01 May 2024

    A newspaper advertorial indirectly promoted unlicenced e-cigarettes.

  • Postcode Lottery Ltd t/a People's Postcode Lottery

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 01 May 2024

    A TV ad for the Postcode Lottery featuring Emma Willis was not likely to be of strong appeal to under-18s.

  • XC Trains Ltd t/a Cross Country Trains

    • Internet (website content)
    • 17 April 2024

    A webpage made misleading claims about the availability of complimentary food and drink for First Class passengers on Cross Country Trains.

  • The Sky Mining Company Ltd t/a Sky Mining

    • Press general, Internet (website content), Social media (own site)
    • 10 April 2024

    A press ad, Instagram ad and website did not make it clear that the company’s diamonds were synthetic, which was misleading.

  • Nationwide Building Society t/a Nationwide

    • Upheld
    • Press general, Television, Radio
    • 03 April 2024

    TV, radio and press ads for Nationwide were misleading as consumers were likely to understand that the building society had made a long-term decision not to close their branches and that they had not recently closed any branches when this was not the case.

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

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 03 April 2024

    An Instagram Reel on Katie Price’s account was not obviously recognisable as an ad, irresponsibly promoted a diet that fell below 800 calories a day, and made weight loss claims for the products shown that aren’t authorised on the GB NHC Register.

  • 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.

  • Vytaliving Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Press general
    • 27 March 2024

    A press ad for nutritional tablets claimed a food could treat, prevent or cure human disease, featured claims that were not authorised on the GB NHC Register, and made misleading claims around savings.

  • Aldi Stores Ltd t/a Aldi

    • Upheld
    • National press
    • 20 March 2024

    A wrap around national press ad made misleading comparative claims which could not be verified, as well as a misleading claim about prices compared to last year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MNG-Mango UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • App (own claim)
    • 20 March 2024

    A product listing for a sweater featured a model who appeared to be unhealthily thin.