Rulings (304)
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • John Mills Ltd t/a JML Direct

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 03 April 2024

    A TV ad featured a testimonial which misleadingly implied a heated drying pod could prevent condensation form forming.

  • Mous Products Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 03 April 2024

    A TV ad made misleading claims about the efficacy of a range of phone cases.

  • 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.

  • Top Games Inc

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

    A paid-for X ad for the game Evony: The King’s Return featured gameplay that was not representative of the actual game.

  • Easigrass (Distribution) Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site), Social media (own site)
    • 27 March 2024

    A Facebook post and website for artificial grass made misleading claims about recyclability, and misleadingly implied the product was eco friendly.

  • Vytaliving Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Press general
    • 27 March 2024

    A press ad for nutritional tablets claimed a food could treat, prevent or cure human disease, featured claims that were not authorised on the GB NHC Register, and made misleading claims around savings.

  • Aldi Stores Ltd t/a Aldi

    • Upheld
    • National press
    • 20 March 2024

    A wrap around national press ad made misleading comparative claims which could not be verified, as well as a misleading claim about prices compared to last year.

  • Electronic Arts Ltd t/a EA

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

    Two paid-for Facebook ads for Golf Clash, a mobile app game, omitted material information about the inclusion of loot boxes.

  • Jagex Ltd

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

    A paid-for Facebook ad for online game RuneScape omitted material information about the inclusion of loot boxes.

  • 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.

  • Miniclip (UK) Ltd

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

    A paid-for Facebook ad for an online game omitted material information about the inclusion of loot boxes.

  • Worldwide Trademarks sro t/a Worldwide Trademarks

    • Upheld
    • Direct mail
    • 20 March 2024

    A direct mailing was not obviously identifiable as an ad, and misleadingly had the appearance of an invoice.

  • 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.