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:
Adam Peter

He not only offers strategic vision to some of our biggest clients, but he's also leading the charge as the Nerdherd's own Marketing Director. Cheers Adam! 

Snuggle Express Visits Adpearance!

Annual Visit from Oregon Humane Society

Each year, Adpearance donates to the Oregon Humane Society and as a special treat, a cargo of cuddly kittens and puppies come to play with a very happy Nerdherd!

Gif of the Month

Adpearance Gif of the Month

What soup warms you up best?

Winter weather has settled in and the Nerdherd is a melting pot of opinions on which cold-weather soup is their favorite to warm up with.

This Month's Book Club Pick

Two brown girls dream of being dancers--but only one has the talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, about what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either. Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. Moving from northwest London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time.

April's Book
Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Previous Month
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi

Top 5 Best Pictures

Oscar season is upon us! The Nerdherd looked back at the last 15 years and ranked our favorite Best Picture winners.

  1. The Departed
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  3. No Country for Old Men
  4. A Beautiful Mind
  5. Slumdog Millionaire

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