Rulings (62)
  • Supreme CBD Ltd t/a Supreme CBD

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 14 February 2024

    Four posts on X (formerly Twitter) were not obviously identifiable as ads, and claimed that a food could treat insomnia and anxiety.

  • 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.

  • LifeSafe Technologies Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 31 January 2024

    Two paid-for TikTok ads misleadingly implied a fire extinguisher was suitable for all sizes and types of fires.

  • Lynne McTaggart

    • Upheld
    • Email, Internet (website content)
    • 31 January 2024

    Two marketing emails and a website made misleading claims about alternative medicine treating medical conditions, and discouraged people seeking essential treatment for conditions for which medical supervision should be sought.

  • Pasifik Health Services Inc t/a Care In Turkey

    • Upheld
    • Search (paid)
    • 24 January 2024

    A paid-for Google search ad made misleading claims about ‘world-class doctors’ that could not be substantiated, and made misleading and irresponsible claims about safety.

  • Planet Computers Ltd

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

    A website misleadingly stated when a smartphone would be in stock.

  • EFL Digital Ltd t/a EFL

    • Upheld
    • 20 December 2023

    Two online calendar events for The English Football League (EFL) and Papa John’s: a. The first calendar event, seen on 21 October 2022, featured the headline “[football emoji] Papa Johns Trophy: Stevenage vs Tottenham Hotspur U21”. Text within the event stated “We’ve partnered with Papa...

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

    • Upheld in part
    • 20 December 2023

    An email and two outdoor poster ads for KFC, seen in October and November 2023: a. The email included an image with text that stated “FINALLY F CKIN’ GOOD”. The letters between the “F” and “CKIN’” were covered by chips. Text underneath stated "NOT-SO HUMBLE BRAG. ...

  • Virgin Media Ltd t/a Virgin Media

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 13 December 2023

    A website claiming that the provider offered "the fastest WiFi Guarantee of any major provider" was misleading.

  • GetAgent Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 06 December 2023

    A website for estate agent referrals did not make it clear that some results were marketing communications, and claimed to make ‘impartial recommendations’ which was misleading.

  • Imiracle (HK) Ltd t/a ELFBAR

    • Upheld
    • Poster, Digital outdoor
    • 29 November 2023

    A poster ad and digital billboard ad for Elfbar vapes misleadingly omitted information about limited recycling options, mislead about the environmental benefit the products offered and misleadingly highlighted an environmental benefit that comes from a legal obligation which also impacts competing products.

  • Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd t/a Alton Towers Resort

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 29 November 2023

    A website ad for Alton Towers Theme Park’s ‘Rainy Day Guarantee’ omitted material information about how it would be invoked.

  • Procter & Gamble UK t/a Always

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 29 November 2023

    A TV ad for Always Discreet incontinence pads did not compare the product to the most appropriate version from the leading brand, and contained on-screen text whose placement misleading implied that 95% of women surveyed preferred the Always Discreet pad to the maxi pad from the leading brand.

  • Renault UK Ltd t/a Dacia, Renault

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 29 November 2023

    A paid-for Meta ad misleading claimed that a hybrid car drove “Up to 80% electric driving in the city”, which was unclear.

  • Kollo Health Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 22 November 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad for liquid collagen claimed it could reduce wrinkles and cause thicker hair, which could not be substantiated, and made specific health claims which had not been authorised on the GB Register.

  • Organic Burst World SA t/a Organic Burst

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 22 November 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad claimed that food supplement spirulina could treat vitamin B12 deficiency and therefore reverse the growth of grey hair, which breached the rules on claiming a food supplement can treat clinical vitamin deficiencies and symptoms. 

  • Borthwick Group (Energy) Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 15 November 2023

    A paid-for Facebook ad from a credit broker misleadingly suggested that it had been endorsed or approved by the BBC.

  • TJC & BLC Aesthetics Clinic & Training Academy

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 08 November 2023

    A Facebook post misleadingly did not make clear the nature, requirements, qualifications and possible registration details of a course, and contained the claims that the course was “Fully Accredited”, which could not be substantiated.

  • Essential Sounds Hearing

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 01 November 2023

    A website for hearing aids misleadingly stated their products were invisible in the ear, did not provide a refund within the advertised thirty days and made a misleading claim about stock availability.

  • THG Nutrition Limited t/a My Protein

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 01 November 2023

    A TikTok post for a MyProtein promotion did not set out qualifying criteria for entry clearly and omitted significant conditions.