Rulings (20)
  • ContextLogic Inc t/a Wish.com

    • Upheld
    • App (paid ad), Game (mobile/app)
    • 29 July 2020

    Four in-app ads for the e-commerce platform Wish were banned for placing explicit sexual images in apps that were likely to be used by children.

  • Mizkan Euro Ltd t/a Branston

    • Not upheld
    • Poster
    • 13 May 2020

    A poster ad for vinegar did not condone or encourage poor nutritional habits or an unhealthy lifestyle in children.

  • Hey Habito Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television, Video on demand
    • 22 April 2020

    A TV and VOD ad for an online mortgage broker featuring cartoon gory horror was scheduled appropriately to prevent it from likely being seen by young children.

  • ITV Broadcasting Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 22 April 2020

    A TV ad for a film was not scheduled inappropriately as children made up only a small proportion of the audience and it was not directed at or likely to be of particular appeal to them.

  • ITV Broadcasting Ltd

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 08 April 2020

    Two TV ads for a video game were not scheduled inappropriately.

  • Sky UK Ltd t/a Sky, NowTV

    • Not upheld
    • Television
    • 08 April 2020

    TV ads for a video game and a film were not scheduled inappropriately.

  • kidsfitnesstrackers

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 01 April 2020

    A product listing on a website for a children’s fitbit made misleading savings claims.

  • Vape Nation Ltd t/a 88Vape

    • Not upheld
    • Transport
    • 18 March 2020

    Two bus posters advertising vaping equipment did not directly target children.

  • Warner Bros. Entertainment UK Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Other
    • 11 March 2020

    An ad on the Classic Lullabies playlist on Spotify for the film It Chapter Two was irresponsible for causing distress for children.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • IMPERIAL TOBACCO LTD t/a Imperial Tobacco Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Poster, Transport
    • 20 November 2019

    Posters for e-cigarettes did not break the rules around encouraging non-smokers and non-nicotine users to use e-cigarettes.  

  • 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.

  • Paramount Pictures International

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 30 October 2019

    A YouTube ad for the film Pet Sematary was banned for being inappropriately targeted at children.

Informally resolved (1)
  • Lifecycle Marketing - unconfirmed

    • 04 December 2019
    • Number of complaints: 1

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