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  • Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Television, Cinema
    • 13 December 2017

    A TV ad and cinema ad for the Nissan Qashqai, see in late July and August 2017:

    a. The TV ad featured shots of a Qashqai and a motorbike driving through an urban area. The motorbike was mainly shown on main roads, whereas the car was mainly shown driving down alleys and through a building site. A sequence towa...

  • Spotify Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Television, Cinema
    • 23 August 2017

    Two TV ads and a cinema ad for online music service Spotify were seen between 28 April and 13 May 2017.

    a. One TV ad showed a family at a dinner table. While the son was singing along to a song, the mother said (to camera) "What he doesn't know is that he was made to this song. In this room. On this ta...

  • Responsible Gambling Trust t/a

    • Upheld
    • Cinema
    • 07 June 2017

    A cinema ad for Responsible Gambling Trust, seen in February 2017, showed a young woman sitting on her bed while an older man sat on a desk in the corner of the room. The older man said, in a sinister and menacing way, “What is it? What is it? It’s just a bit of fun. Hey [laughs] it’s just a bit of fun. It’s just a ...