Rulings (283)
  • Aspro Atlantic Medikal Turizm Ticaret Limited Şirketi 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.

  • Festival Free Bets

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 15 May 2024

    A post on Astrid Wett’s X (formerly Twitter) page, advertising a company that collated betting offers, broke gambling ad rules by featuring someone under 25.

  • Hangcure Ltd t/a Hangcure

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 15 May 2024

    A TikTok ad for a hangover cure claimed that a food supplement could treat human disease.

  • Prettylittlething.com Ltd t/a Prettylittlething.com

    • Upheld
    • Social media (own site)
    • 15 May 2024

    A series of tweets misleadingly implied that a promotion included all product lines, failed to include the closing dates or times of the promotion and misleadingly implied that further discounts would not be available when the promotion ended.

  • Tonic Nutrition Ltd t/a Tonic Health

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site), Social media (own site)
    • 15 May 2024

    A website and Instagram reel made unauthorised nutrition and comparative nutrition claims, and discredited competitors' products. 

  • ProgressPlay Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 08 May 2024

    A website advertising a gambling promotion failed to disclose significant conditions of entry.

  • Tecnología Sostenible y Responsable SL (TSR) t/a Sustainable and Responsible Technology SL

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 08 May 2024

    A paid-for X ad made misleading claims about the effect of blue light on eyes.

  • Independent British Vape Trade Association t/a IBVTA

    • Upheld
    • National newspaper (ad feature)
    • 01 May 2024

    A newspaper advertorial indirectly promoted unlicenced e-cigarettes.

  • Lark Holdings Limited

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site)
    • 01 May 2024

    A website misleadingly claimed that a programme could permanently eliminate an array of mental health disorders and discouraged essential treatment for conditions for which medical supervision should be sought.

  • Whitbread Group plc t/a Premier Inn, Beefeater

    • Upheld
    • Search (paid)
    • 01 May 2024

    A paid-for search ad made misleading claims about the price of hotel rooms.

  • Dr Bunny Aesthetics

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 24 April 2024

    An online listing for a cosmetic surgery practitioner advertised prescription-only medicines and misleadingly implied a doctor or someone with a general medical qualification ran the service.

  • GKOnlineCo Pty Ltd t/a Pups Den, Official Aida Store

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 24 April 2024

    A paid-for social media ad made medicinal claims about an unlicenced product.

  • Hismile Pty Ltd

    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 24 April 2024

    Two paid-for TikTok and Instagram ads misleadingly implied that a colour correcting product was effective for whitening teeth immediately.

  • XC Trains Ltd t/a Cross Country Trains

    • Internet (website content)
    • 17 April 2024

    A webpage made misleading claims about the availability of complimentary food and drink for First Class passengers on Cross Country Trains.

  • The Sky Mining Company Ltd t/a Sky Mining

    • Press general, Internet (website content), Social media (own site)
    • 10 April 2024

    A press ad, Instagram ad and website did not make it clear that the company’s diamonds were synthetic, which was misleading.

  • Hismile Pty Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 03 April 2024

    Two paid-for TikTok ads made misleading claims about the range of flavours produced and sold by the advertiser.

  • Nationwide Building Society t/a Nationwide

    • Upheld
    • Press general, Television, Radio
    • 03 April 2024

    TV, radio and press ads for Nationwide were misleading as consumers were likely to understand that the building society had made a long-term decision not to close their branches and that they had not recently closed any branches when this was not the case.

  • 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.

  • Sparks Information PTE Ltd t/a Hunting Sniper

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 03 April 2024

    A paid-for Facebook ad for Hunting Sniper, a mobile app game, featured realistic footage of harm to animals, which was likely to cause widespread offence and unjustified distress.