This weeks rulings have been published. The following advertisers have been formally investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).
Rulings for: 11 October 2017
- Annexio Ltd t/a World Lottery Club – Upheld
An ad for World Lottery Club seen in the complainant’s Facebook newsfeed on 14 June 2017, stated “How about never working again or starting an empire! Spend it your own way, you’d be one of the UK’s wealthiest lottery winners”. This was accompanied by a picture with a red bar that stated “BREAKING NEWS”. Further tex…
- Europcar Group UK Ltd – Upheld
A website for Europcar, www.europcar.co.uk, seen on 30 May 2017 stated “… Spoil yourself and hire a Selection vehicle. Take your pick from our prestigious range that includes models from Mercedes, Jaguar, Porsche and BMW … To book your Luxury or Fun vehicle just enter your destination above and remember, th…
- Fenton Fitness Ltd – Not Upheld
An ad for a gym, Fenton Fitness, seen on 26 June 2017 featured an image of a woman wearing a sports bra and pulling down her leggings to partially expose her right hip area.
The ad also featured the text “XT24 is a 24 hour gym with 24 inhouse [sic] challenges. We embrace every facet of fitness. Aesthetics and …
An ad on Gumtree for First Step Modelling seen on 25 February 2017 featured text that stated “CASTING NOW! Girls and Guys wanted for part time Modelling, Acting, dancing works … Contract type Temporary … Description We are currently looking for good looking Male and Female faces for magazines, catalogues, TV commerc…
- Knight Furniture Ltd – Upheld
A post on the Facebook page for furniture retailer Knight Furniture, seen on 10 June 2017 stated “**The Winner is Jessica Holmes** Could You Please PM us to Claim Your Prize & Also Send Us a Picture Once You Have Received the Prize So We May Share It On Our Facebook Page”.
- Stomp Racing Ltd t/a Rocker BMX – Upheld
A Facebook and Instagram post from Rocker BMX, posted on 9 May 2017:
a. The Facebook post featured an image of a man who was about to throw a small bicycle into a river. Large text on the image stated “the fatgirl was shit … so Dave chucked it in the river”. The image was accompanied by text which stated “#fatgirlminibmx #minibmx #beachcruisercompaniessuckdick”.
b. The Instagram post featured the same image and accompanying …
- The Hut.com Ltd t/a MyProtein – Upheld
An email from sports supplements retailer MyProtein, dated 25 April 2017, featured a text box which stated “APRIL SALE UP TO 60% OFF PLUS EXTRA 10% OFF” and included a “SHOP NOW” button. Another text box was positioned below which stated “HIGH PROTEIN SNACKS”. Text in smaller font below the “HIGH…
- The People’s Operator (UK) LLP t/a TPO Mobile – Not Upheld
A website for The Tab, www.thetab.com, a student journalism website featured an advertorial for TPO Mobile, a mobile phone network provider, seen on 14 March 2017. The article contained information about TPO Mobile’s and its social responsibility initiatives. Text stated “… which gives 10 percent of your monthly bil…
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Previous rulings: 04 October 2017