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:
Zach Woodruff

As an Account Director, Zach is constantly brushing up on his knowledge to keep clients in the know about our latest services! On top of that, he's never afraid to go all-in. Congrats to our newest Employee of the Week! 

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

Things We Love About Fall

Bundled up in our cozy sweaters and sipping on our pumpkin-spiced lattes, the Nerdherd is ready to head out into the crisp autumn air for some of our favorite autumn activities!

This Month's Book Club Pick

Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

November's Book
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Previous Month
The Grip of It by Jac Jemc

Worst Halloween Candy

Stay on the good side of the Nerdherd by avoiding giving out these Halloween candies!

  1. Circus Peanuts
  2. Necco Wafers
  3. Good & Plenty
  4. Nik-L-Nip
  5. Raisins
  6. Sixlets
  7. Dots
  8. Dubble Bubble
  9. Peppermints
  10. Candy Corn

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