Rulings (32)
  • salesforce UK Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • VOD
    • 06 October 2021

    A Video on Demand (VOD) ad for Salesforce was not likely to cause serious or widespread offence.

  • Telefonica UK Ltd t/a O2

    • Upheld
    • Newspaper
    • 22 September 2021

    A newspaper ad for O2 was banned for making misleading comparative claims against their competitors.

  • Cheshire Health & Medical Professionals LLP

    • Upheld
    • Magazine
    • 15 September 2021

    We banned an ad for a medical device claiming over misleading efficacy claims around pain relief.

  • Banter Group Ltd t/a BanterKing

    • Upheld
    • App (paid ad)
    • 08 September 2021

    A paid-for display ad for an online novelty goods retailer which appeared in the Sky Sports app was banned for being likely to cause serious or widespread offence.

  • International Footcare Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 01 September 2021

    We did not uphold complaints that an ad for a shoe was sexist.

  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board t/a AHDB

    • Not upheld
    • Social media (paid ad), Television, VOD
    • 18 August 2021

    We did not uphold complaints regarding ads encouraging meat consumption.

  • Vodafone Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Newspaper, Internet (website content)
    • 28 July 2021

    A website and newspaper ad for Vodafone were banned for claiming to be the “UK’s best mobile data network” without having adequate proof to substantiate the claim.

  • Cignpost Diagnostics Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Newspaper
    • 21 July 2021

    A newspaper ad for a PCR testing programme was banned for promoting behaviour that contradicted government advice on social distancing.

  • Actegy Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 14 July 2021

    A newspaper ad for an Aerosure device was banned for misleadingly stating that it was clinically proven to reduce coughing and a tight chest associated with a shortness of breath.

  • Person(s) unknown t/a KaiAviation

    • Upheld
    • Magazine (paid ad)
    • 23 June 2021

    A magazine ad for a clothing company was banned for being likely to cause serious or widespread offence by objectifying women.

  • John Mills Ltd t/a JML Direct

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 09 June 2021

    A TV ad for a Hurricane Spin Scrubber was banned for suggesting that cleaning the home was a responsibility uniquely associated with women.

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

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 09 June 2021

    A TV ad for KFC did not perpetuate negative ethnic stereotypes and was unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence.

  • Tesco Stores Ltd t/a Tesco

    • Not upheld
    • Newspaper
    • 09 June 2021

    A newspaper ad for Tesco did not make misleading price comparison claims and did not break the CAP Code.

  • Nike (UK) Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television, VOD
    • 02 June 2021

    A TV ad, two VOD ads on All4 and ITV Hub, and a YouTube video for Nike which showed pregnant woman participating in sports were not found to be irresponsible and did not break the BCAP Code.

  • The Positive Birth Company Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 02 June 2021

    A website ad for a hypnobirthing course was banned for claiming to be the world’s most affordable hypnobirthing programme without holding adequate comparative evidence to substantiate the claim.

  • GOAT Company Ltd t/a Goat Games

    • Upheld
    • Internet (video)
    • 19 May 2021

    A pre-roll ad on YouTube for an online game was banned for being likely to cause serious or widespread offence or harm by objectifying women.

  • SWAG MASHA LLC

    • Upheld
    • In-game (apps)
    • 19 May 2021

    An in-game ad for a dating simulation game, which appeared in an online property trading game, was banned for objectifying women and for presenting gender stereotypes in a way that was likely to cause harm. 

  • Max Mara Fashion Group Srl

    • Upheld
    • Magazine (paid ad)
    • 05 May 2021

    A magazine ad for a clothing retailer was banned for including a model who appeared unhealthily thin.

  • Babyboo Fashion Pty Ltd t/a Babyboo Fashion

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 14 April 2021

    A paid-for Instagram post by an online clothing retailer was banned for being likely to cause serious or widespread offence by objectifying women.

  • Grey Technology Ltd t/a Gtech

    • Upheld in part
    • Newspaper, Internet (website content)
    • 07 April 2021

    Two newspaper ads and a website ad for a vacuum cleaner were banned for implying the product could completely eliminate dust clouds without holding adequate evidence to prove this.