Rulings (145)
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Global Brands Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 13 March 2024

    A TikTok post on Danielle Walsh’s account irresponsibly encouraged excessive drinking and wasn’t obviously identifiable as an ad.

  • Jumpman Gaming Ltd t/a Lights Camera Bingo

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 13 March 2024

    A TV ad for Lucky Cow Bingo did not feature content that was likely to be of strong appeal to under-18s.

  • LeoVegas Gaming plc t/a BetUK

    • Upheld
    • Radio
    • 13 March 2024

    A radio ad for BetUK featuring Adebayo Akinfenwa was likely to be of strong appeal to under-18s.

  • Banquist Ltd t/a Banquist, Winedrops

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 06 March 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for a wine retailer irresponsibly encouraged drinking unwisely.

  • Calvin Klein Inc

    • Upheld in part
    • Poster
    • 06 March 2024

    [Republished ruling] Three posters for Calvin Klein did not objectify women, but one was inappropriate for display in an untargeted medium.

  • Brown-Forman Beverages Europe Ltd t/a Jack Daniel's

    • Upheld
    • Poster
    • 28 February 2024

    A poster irresponsibly implied that drinking alcohol could overcome boredom and promoted adopting unwise drinking styles.

  • Capital Credit Union Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 28 February 2024

    A paid-for Meta post irresponsibly encouraged consumers to spend more than they could afford by taking out a loan to fund Christmas spending.

  • DUSK (Retail) Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 28 February 2024

    A TV ad did not irresponsibly imply that drinking alcohol had therapeutic qualities and could be used to cope with parenthood.

  • Pennine Community Credit Union Ltd t/a PCCU

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 28 February 2024

    A paid-for Meta post irresponsibly encouraged consumers to spend more than they could afford by taking out a loan to fund Christmas spending.

  • Strafe Esports Ltd t/a LevelTap

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 28 February 2024

    A paid-for ad on Facebook linked alcohol with an activity where drinking would be unsafe or unwise, and was irresponsible.

  • GMRD Apps Ltd t/a Impulse Brain Training

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 21 February 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for a puzzle game app made medical claims without being registered with the MHRA and discouraged people from seeking essential treatment for ADHD.