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:
Devin Nichol

Easy to work with and super helpful, Devin Nichol is our new Employee of the Week! Whenever we need a quick turn around for a design project, Devin is there. Devin is always there. Thanks, Devin.

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

Eggnog: Yes or No?

It's the question of the season—no, not "What did you get me for Christmas?"—but whether or not eggnog is a delicious winter-time treat or a dairy disaster.

This Month's Book Club Pick

As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible "adult" around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer.

February's Book
All the Ugly & Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

Previous Month
White Oleander by Janet Fitch

Favorite Childhood Gifts

The Nerdherd looks back and remembers what toys they were overjoyed to find under the Christmas tree!

  1. A video game system
  2. Computer game
  3. Easy Bake Oven
  4. A doll
  5. Action figures

  1. Original iPod
  2. Legos
  3. Pokemon cards
  4. CD Player
  5. Talkboy

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