The NYC Apartment Search Sucked in the '60s Too

Spot out of Y&R highlighted inequalities suffered by African Americans

Published on Apr 03, 2013

Editor's Pick

Two years after the notorious Y&R water-balloon incident happened in real life and, on Mad Men, the agency launched this campaign for the Urban Coalition, encouraging people to "give a damn" about the limited opportunities and unfair living conditions of non-whites.

Also interesting to note--it seems like the NYC apartment search sucked as much back then as it does now.

Check out more of the best ads from the Mad Men era here.

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Apr 03, 2013
Young & Rubicam
Urban Coalition

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