New CPD Accredited Training For Alcohol Marketers
The Portman Group has launched the industry’s first Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified Alcohol Marketing Accreditation (AMA) for alcohol producers and their brand teams and ...
MMWAH 5 x 20ml Bottles Mixed Flavour Drinks Complaint Upheld
A complaint about the packaging of 5 x 20ml bottles of Mmwah (mixed flavour alcoholic drinks) produced by Harwood Drinks Ltd has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (ICP) for par...
Portman Group Statement on New Alcohol Guidelines
Responding to the UK Chief Medical Officers, Alcohol Guidelines Review, Henry Ashworth, Chief Executive, Portman Group said:
“The vast majority of us - more than four in five adults – drink...
Portman Group Responds to LSHTM report on Responsibility Deal Labelling pledge
The official evaluation report on the labelling pledge, published by the Department of Health, confirmed the drinks industry had met its target of 80%.
Dragon Soop 500ML Can Complaint Not Upheld
A complaint about the packaging of Dragon Soop (500ml can) for encouraging immoderate consumption and appealing to under-18s has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (ICP). A...
Beavertown Brewery’s Gamma Ray ale does not breach alcohol responsibility rules
A complaint about the product packaging of Gamma Ray ale appealing to under-18s has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (ICP). A copy of the full decision can be read here.
Diageo Bauble Cocktail Co-Promotion does not breach alcohol responsibility rules
A complaint about Diageo’s Christmas Bauble Cocktails promotion appealing to under-18s has not been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (ICP).
Independent Complaints Panel: Latest Rulings
The following products and promotions have been considered by the Independent Complaints Panel, under the Portman Group’s Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic...
Portman Group Response to Calls for Calories to be Published on Labels
Responding to calls for calorific information to be published on alcoholic beverage labels a Portman Group Spokesperson said:
“A number of drinks companies and retailers are already taking ...
Portman Group Response to Alcohol Concern ‘Briefing’
Responding to Alcohol Concern's 'Briefing' on Drinking Responsibly a Portman Group Spokesperson said:
“The responsible drinking message is just one of many ways that drinks companies provid...