Rulings (220)
  • ARSJ Holding Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), Social media (paid ad)
    • 11 May 2022

    We upheld complaints against health claims in an ad for Brite Drinks.

  • Brand Evangelists for Beauty Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 11 May 2022

    We banned an ad for making claims about a caffeinated hair product that couldn’t be substantiated.

  • Lucy Isabella Beauty & Aesthetics t/a Lucy Isabella

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 11 May 2022

    We banned an ad for advertising Kenalog, a prescription-only medicine, to the public.

  • PEL Consultancy Services Ltd t/a PEL Investigations

    • Upheld
    • Search (paid)
    • 11 May 2022

    We banned an ad for a private investigation agency for having unsubstantiated claims.

  • Sarean Aesthetics

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 11 May 2022

    We banned ads for advertising prescription-only medicine to the public.

  • Shop Direct Home Shopping Ltd t/a Very, very.co.uk, Littlewoods, littlewoods.com

    • Upheld
    • Radio
    • 11 May 2022

    This ruling replaces one from November 2021; however, we have continued to uphold the complaint.

  • Skincodes Aesthetics

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 11 May 2022

    We banned ads for marketing prescription-only medicine to the public.

  • Tesco Mobile Ltd t/a Tesco Mobile

    • Upheld in part
    • National newspaper (paid ad), Poster, Social media (paid ad)
    • 11 May 2022

    We banned ads for replacing expletives with food terms.

  • The Skin Clinic Faversham t/a The Skin Clinic

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 11 May 2022

    We banned ads for marketing prescription-only medicine to the public.

  • UAB Ekomlita t/a nuubu

    • Upheld
    • Internet (display)
    • 11 May 2022

    We partly upheld complaints against ads for kitchen knives.

  • Adidas UK Ltd t/a Adidas

    • Upheld
    • Poster, Social media (own site)
    • 11 May 2022

    We upheld complaints against ads containing nudity.

  • Paramount UK Partnership t/a Comedy Central, Paramount Comedy Channel

    • Upheld
    • Internet (video)
    • 29 June 2022

    A pre-roll ad on YouTube for a Comedy Central programme was likely to cause serious offence and was irresponsibly targeted.

  • Relx (UK) Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 29 June 2022

    An Instagram story on Louis Shaw’s account was not obviously identifiable as an ad and promoted unlicensed, nicotine-containing e-cigarettes on social media.

  • WaterWipes UC

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 29 June 2022

    A paid-for Facebook ad for wipes was banned because ‘world’s purest wipes’ was found to be a misleading and unverifiable claim.

  • Wild Drinks Group Ltd t/a Whisp Drinks

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 29 June 2022

    We banned an ad on Rosie Breen’s TikTok page for making health claims about an alcoholic product, encouraging excessive drinking and featuring someone under 25 years of age.

  • OPTILASE (UK) LIMITED

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site), Internet (sponsored search)
    • 22 June 2022

    An online promotion for laser eye surgery was found to be misleading and irresponsible.

  • Person(s) unknown

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site), Internet (sponsored search)
    • 22 June 2022

    We banned an online ad for a company claiming to be able to treat depression and other medical conditions, over unsubstantiated claims over treatments’ efficacy.

  • Prettylittlething.com Ltd t/a Prettylittlething.com

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 22 June 2022

    We upheld complaints about an online product listing for a pair of jeans, as it objectified women.

  • Capri Sun GmbH

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 15 June 2022

    A banner ad was unlikely to be obviously identifiable as such by its audience, young children, and therefore ‘enhanced’ disclosure was required.

  • First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Ltd t/a Avanti West Coast

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 15 June 2022

    A website for a train company made misleading claims that its ticket prices could not be beaten.