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.


Apr 03, 2013
Urban Coalition
Urban Coalition
Young & Rubicam

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