Press Releases

New Portman Group report: Encouraging a thriving and diverse night-time economy

11/10/2017

There are four key stages to creating ‘buzz’ in a town or city centre, according to a new Portman Group report exploring what makes a thriving and diverse night-time economy (NTE). Read more

Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium Complaint Upheld

23/08/2017

A complaint about the packaging of Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium product range not being clearly labelled as containing alcohol, and having particular appeal to under-18s, has been upheld ... Read more

Portman Group statement on latest DfT drink driving statistics

03/08/2017

Drink driving is simply unacceptable and any deaths or serious injuries that occur as a result of it are tragic and deplorable. Read more

Cactus Jack's Schnapps Complaint Not Upheld

01/06/2017

A complaint about the packaging of two flavours of Cactus Jack’s Schnapps for not being clearly labelled as alcohol and appealing to under 18s has not been upheld by the Independent Complain... Read more

Portman Group Confirms New CEO Appointment

25/04/2017

The UK alcohol industry’s social responsibility body have appointed John Timothy as Chief Executive. Read more

Old English Gin Complaint Not Upheld

12/04/2017

A complaint about the packaging of Old English Gin promoting excessive drinking has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel). A copy of the full decision can be read here... Read more

Two New Members Appointed To Independent Alcohol Complaints Panel

07/04/2017

Two new members have been appointed to the Independent Complaints Panel – the independent lay panel that considers complaints about irresponsible alcohol marketing under the Portman Group’s ... Read more

Emojis in Alcohol Marketing

14/03/2017

Over the last couple of years our Advisory Service has seen an increasing number of requests for a view on use of emojis. It’s no surprise that advertisers want to grab hold of the latest wa... Read more

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