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  • Funeral Services Ltd t/a Co-Op Funeralcare

    • Not Upheld
    • Internet (social networking), Television
    • 24 May 2017

    A TV ad and a video shown on Co-op Funeralcare’s YouTube channel, seen between October 2016 and February 2017:

    a. The TV ad featured scenes of an older man with his tractor engine. The man was shown driving his tractor while a voice-over stated, “Unlike some funeral plan providers, Co-op Funeralcare cover all ...

  • Stream Live Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site)
    • 09 November 2016

    A website for TheCircle psychic reading service, www.thecircle.com, seen on 7 July 2016 included text on the home page which stated “World renowned psychic advice from The Circle” and “We offer quality psychic readings from the very best psychics. TheCircle has over 300 expert readers”.

  • Ginger Pop Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Regional press
    • 21 September 2016

    A press ad for the Ginger Pop Shop seen in the Purbeck Gazette in June 2016 included text which stated “Visit our shop and get the tea-towel!” and featured an illustration of a ‘golly’ character holding a pint of ginger beer with text underneath stating “ENGLISH FREEDOM”.

  • Postcode Lottery Ltd

    • Not Upheld
    • Television
    • 10 August 2016

    A TV ad for Postcode Lottery, seen between 8 and 16 May 2016, featured previous lottery winners urging other people to play. One man shown, who was apparently a member of the clergy, stated "You do win, it's fabulous. I keep telling people, play, because you never know who's going to win".