Last Friday, staff were led by their managing director, Jorian Murray, into the local community for a spot of "giving something back".
The residents of Paddington were confronted by a team of paint-brush-wielding creative types keen to add some colour and spread a bit of joy in the neighbourhood.
Not all the residents were impressed by DDB's clean-up job. The spray-can artists came out in force, reclaiming the walls as fast as the DDB lot could paint them.
Sensing they were fighting a losing battle, some of the senior management decided to call it a day. The executive creative director, Jeremy Craigen, and the chief strategic officer, David Hackworthy, sloped off to a friend's nearby flat where they could watch the job being finished, over a nice cold gin and tonic.
This desertion didn't go unnoticed and earned a spot of booing from those still working.