Rulings (43)
  • Betway Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Video
    • 08 January 2020

    A YouTube ad for a gambling company broke the rules for featuring an individual who was under the age of 25.

  • Missguided Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 08 January 2020

    A TV ad for a clothing company did not encourage irresponsible drinking.  

  • Nicoventures Retail (UK) Ltd t/a Vype

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 08 January 2020

    Web and YouTube ads were banned for promoting unlicensed nicotine-containing e-cigarettes or e-liquids.

  • People Per Hour Ltd t/a PeoplePerHour

    • Upheld
    • 08 January 2020

    A poster ad was banned for perpetuating harmful gender stereotypes.

  • Person(s) unknown t/a The Folly Bar

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 08 January 2020

    An ad seen on Facebook was banned for promoting or condoning excessive alcohol consumption.

  • Ama Vape Lab Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 18 December 2019

    An Instagram post for an e-cigarette retailer was banned for promoting nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and their components in non-permitted media, and for featuring people who are or seem to be under 25 using e-cigarettes.

  • Attitude Vapes

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 18 December 2019

    An Instagram post for an e-cigarette retailer was banned for promoting nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and their components in non-permitted media, and for featuring people who are or seem to be under 25 using e-cigarettes.

  • BrewDog Plc

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 18 December 2019

    A slogan on an outdoor poster for a brewing company broke the rules around social responsibility and offence.

  • British American Tobacco UK Ltd.

    • Upheld in part
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 18 December 2019

    Instagram posts for an e-cigarette retailer were banned for promoting nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and their components in non-permitted media, and for featuring people who are or seem to be under 25 using e-cigarettes.

  • Channel Four Television Corporation t/a 124-126 Horseferry Road

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 18 December 2019

    A poster ad for a Channel 4 programme broke the rules around social responsibility and offence.

  • Global Vaping Group Ltd t/a Mylo Vape UK

    • Upheld
    • Internet (social networking)
    • 18 December 2019

    An Instagram post for an e-cigarette retailer was banned for promoting nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and their components in non-permitted media, and for featuring people who are or seem to be under 25 using e-cigarettes.

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

    • Upheld
    • Poster, National press
    • 04 December 2019

    A poster and press ad for KFC were banned for being likely to cause offence.

  • Beamish Hall Ltd t/a Beamish

    • Not Upheld
    • Poster
    • 20 November 2019

    A poster for a Halloween event did not break the rules around responsibility and harm and offence

  • Money Tree Media Ltd t/a National-Debt-Help.org.uk

    • Upheld
    • Internet (display)
    • 20 November 2019

    A website and Facebook page for a debt help service falsely implied that they were acting for purposes outside their trade.

  • Norfolk Dinosaur Park Ltd t/a Dinosaur Adventure

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 20 November 2019

    A poster and billboard for a Halloween event were socially irresponsible. 

  • SuperAwesome Trading Ltd t/a PopJam

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 13 November 2019

    A TV ad for a children’s app was banned for being socially irresponsible.

  • Direct Collection Bailiffs Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • E-mail
    • 31 July 2019

    An email from Direct Collection Bailiffs Ltd, received on 24 April 2019, entitled "Gypsies next door, new series features Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away! Agents". Text within the email stated "Find out why DCBL maintain a 100% Traveller Removal success rate, watch the episode on-demand now. Tra...

  • USN (UK) Ltd

    • Upheld in part
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 31 July 2019

    A website, www.uk.usn-sport.com, seen on 1 November 2018 selling food supplements featured text on a product page that stated “PHEDRA CUT LIPO XT … Phedra Cut Lipo XT is the latest breakthrough from USN. It consists of a two-in-one liquid capsule containing ground-breaking, clinically researched ingredient...

  • Universal Music Operations Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Television
    • 10 July 2019

    A TV ad for Billie Eilish’s album ‘When we all fall asleep, where do we go?’, seen at around 8.15 pm on 29 March 2019 began with on-screen text that stated the name of the artist while a voice-over said, “This is ‘When we all fall asleep, where do we go?’ the debut album from Billie ...

  • Prettylittlething.com Ltd t/a Prettylittlething.com

    • Internet (video)
    • 05 February 2020

    A pre-roll Youtube ad for Prettylittlething.com, a women’s clothing retailer, seen on 29 October 2019. The ad opened with a woman wearing black vinyl, high waisted chaps-style knickers and a cut-out orange bra, dragging a neon bar and looking over her shoulder. The ad proceeded to show women in seductive poses, wearing...

Informally resolved (8)
  • Lifecycle Marketing - unconfirmed

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (sales promotion)
    Topic: Children and the vulnerable

  • Peloton Interactive UK Ltd

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site), Internet (social networking), Television
    Topic: Sports, leisure and hobbies

  • Person(s) unknown

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Gender, sex and relationships

  • Waterstones Booksellers Ltd

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Sports, leisure and hobbies

  • British Telecommunications plc

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Sports, leisure and hobbies

  • CrossReach Trading Ltd

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Medical procedures and services, Children and the vulnerable

  • Hyperconnect Inc

    • 10 July 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (social networking)
    Topic: Gender, sex and relationships

  • Amazon Europe Core Sarl

    • 26 June 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Media: Internet (on own site)
    Topic: Children and the vulnerable