Rulings (201)
  • 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.

  • BetterMe Ltd t/a Better Me

    • Upheld
    • 19 June 2024

    BetterMe Ltd: A paid-for TikTok ad misleadingly represented and exaggerated the physique that could be obtained by using an exercise programme.

  • Fussy Ltd

    • Upheld
    • 19 June 2024

    Fussy Ltd: A LinkedIn and Instagram ad for Fussy deodorant discredited and denigrated a competitor's brand and products.  

  • Nutritional Sciences Ltd t/a Physical Nutrition

    • Upheld
    • 19 June 2024

    Nutritional Sciences Ltd: An ad made unauthorised health claims, implied that a food supplement could prevent, treat or cure human disease and made misleading claims regarding an alleged testimonial from a doctor.    

  • XIX Vodka Ltd

    • Upheld in part
    • 12 June 2024

    A YouTube video on the Sidemen’s YouTube channel, seen on 8 October 2023. The video was titled “KSI & W2S CONTROL THE SIDEMEN FOR THE DAY”. The video featured the Sidemen doing challenges around London in two teams. At approximately 16 minutes into the video, a title card quickly appeared that rep...

  • Alzheimer's Society

    • Not Upheld
    • 05 June 2024

    Three TV ads and a radio ad for a charity were not irresponsible, did not cause serious or widespread offence, and did not cause unjustifiable distress.

  • Portable Multimedia Ltd

    • Upheld
    • 05 June 2024

    A website made misleading and exaggerated claims about the performance of three advertised dash cams.

  • Future Farm Plant-Based Food UK Ltd t/a Future Farm

    • Upheld
    • 29 May 2024

    The product packaging for a Future Farm Future Burger, seen on 9 February 2024, featured a promotion. Text on the front of the packaging stated, “WIN £1000 BUY ME AND SCAN TO ENTER *T&C’S APPLY”. A QR code was in the centre of the text.

  • AHK Designs Ltd t/a Victoriaplum.com

    • Upheld
    • 22 May 2024

    A website, Instragram account and X account for Victoria Plum made misleaing claims about the longevity of the brand, its customer service reviews and its total number of customers served.

  • Avensure Ltd t/a Employment Law Advice Bureau

    • Upheld
    • 22 May 2024

    A direct mailing to a business was not obviously identifiable as an ad.

  • Kingsland Drinks Ltd t/a Kingsland Wines & Spirits

    • Upheld
    • 22 May 2024

    A label on a bottle mislead consumers by failing to disclose the significant conditions of a competition.

  • Pink Self Storage Ltd

    • Upheld
    • 22 May 2024

    A website ad made misleading claims about price and hidden fees.

  • We Are TALA Ltd

    • Upheld
    • 22 May 2024

    Two Instagram reels and four TikToks on influencer Grace Beverly's accounts were not obviously identifiable as ads.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Postcode Lottery Ltd t/a People's Postcode Lottery

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 01 May 2024

    A TV ad for the Postcode Lottery featuring Emma Willis was not likely to be of strong appeal to under-18s.

  • 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.

Informally resolved (16)
  • AG Communications Ltd

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Gambling

  • Air France-KLM t/a Air France

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Holidays, travel and motoring

  • Awaze Vacation Rentals Ltd t/a Hoseasons, Cottages.com

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 2

    Topic: Holidays, travel and motoring

  • Dreams Ltd t/a Dreams plc

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Home and garden

  • Waitrose Ltd t/a Waitrose & Partners

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Food, drink and supplements

  • Wowcher Ltd t/a Wowcher

    • 19 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Food, drink and supplements

  • Benefex Ltd

    • 12 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Promotions and competitions

  • Dolphin Fitness Ltd

    • 12 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Sports, leisure and hobbies

  • Ellis Hay t/a Ellis Hay

    • 12 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Property sales and lettings

  • Ello Group Ltd t/a Coffee Club

    • 12 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Food, drink and supplements

  • Hutchison 3G UK Ltd t/a Three, SMARTY

    • 12 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

  • Lumi Skn Ltd

    • 12 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Medical devices

  • Pall Mall Medical (Manchester) Ltd t/a Pall Mall Cosmetics

    • 12 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Medical procedures and services

  • Phonely Ltd t/a Phonely

    • 12 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Computers, phones and telecoms

  • L'Oréal (UK) Ltd

    • 05 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Beauty products, grooming and hygiene

  • Virgin Media Ltd.

    • 05 June 2024
    • Number of complaints: 1

    Topic: Computers, phones and telecoms