Nerdherd Life

We Work Hard,
We Play Hard

...and we understand the intrinsic value of a great GIF.

Walking through the doors at Adpearance, you may notice something odd right away—everyone seems like they want to be here. Not only do we love what we do, but we get to do it in an environment that is encouraging and supportive. We are each other’s cheerleaders. We celebrate group victories and individual achievements.

The camaraderie and awkward jokes extend beyond the building. It’s not unusual to find Nerds hanging out together in downtown Portland. And every Friday, we pick a restaurant for Fun Lunch and head out as one big herd. It isn’t compulsory, but let’s be real, Fun Lunch is fun.


We are passionate about education, and this passion extends beyond our client engagement model and into our community. We have an internship program and regularly host students wanting to learn more about the world of advertising and marketing. Members of our team also serve as marketing and business mentors in the Portland area.


We believe in rewarding hard work, strategic thinking, and ambition. Adpearance is a rapidly growing company, and even though we’ve been around the block a few times, we maintain the energy of a startup. We won’t hold you back with artificial boundaries like age or agency tenure. Individual achievement comes down to your work, your smarts, and your energy.

Team Benefits

We’re home to some of the brightest individuals in the world of digital advertising, but egos get checked at the door. Our collaborative approach to solving our clients’ business challenges means big wins for our clients, and it also means we benefit from an incredible depth of collective wisdom. We come from many different backgrounds and challenge each other in constructive ways.

Nerdherd Spotlight

Employee of the Week:
Jeanne Boyd

From launching new accounts to creating shiny reports, Jeanne does it all with stellar positivity as a DMC graduate-turned Digital Advertising Specialist. Keep up the good work!

Adpearance Named as one of Portland's Fastest-Growing Private Companies!

We're excited to announce that the Portland Business Journal ranked us #20 out of 100 on its list of 2017 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Shout out to the Nerdherd for all of your hard work!

Gif of the Month

Adpearance Gif of the Month

Favorite Summer Activities

With a wet and cold winter behind us, the Nerdherd is looking forward to a summer full of sun and adventure!

This Month's Book Club Pick

On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can - will she?

August/September's Book
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Previous Month
Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers

Top 5 Post-Work Patios

  1. 10 Barrel Brewing — 1411 NW Flanders
  2. Paymaster Lounge — 1020 NW 17th
  3. North 45 — 517 NW 21st
  4. Pope House — 2075 NW Glisan
  5. Civic Taproom — 621 SW 19th Ave

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