Press Releases

Portman Group statement on latest DfT drink driving statistics


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


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


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

Old English Gin Complaint Not Upheld


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


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


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

Portman Group statement on latest ONS alcohol-related death figures


“It is welcome news that the alcohol-related death rate has fallen since last year, and is down by 10% since 2008. This positive trend mirrors the significant declines in harmful drinking, b... Read more

K Cider 500ml Can Complaint Not Upheld


A complaint about the packaging of K Cider promoting immoderate drinking and urging the consumer to drink rapidly or ‘down’ the product in one, has not been upheld by the Independent Complai... Read more

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