Digital Marketing Agency AdPearance, Inc. Continues to Expand

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Portland-Based Online Marketing Firm Announces Ten New Hires

Full-Service Digital Marketing Agency in Portland, OR | AdPearance, Inc.
We pride ourselves in using data analysis to create proven marketing campaigns that help clients thrive in the new world of online media.

Business is looking good for AdPearance, Inc. (, a Portland-based digital marketing agency. Thanks to another year of strong growth, the company is proud to introduce 10 new hires as 2012 comes to a close. Since April 2009, the full-service digital shop has been designing and developing websites and providing digital marketing services for both local and national clients across all industries, including universities, think tanks, ecommerce companies and more.

Adpearance specializes in search engine optimization, paid search marketing, social media management, email marketing, shopping comparison and measurement and tracking services, as well as full website design and development.

“We pride ourselves in using data analysis to create proven marketing campaigns that help clients thrive in the new world of online media,” said Aaron James, Co-Founder and President of Adpearance. “Despite the slow recovery of the economy, we’ve been fortunate to be doing so well as a young agency.”

Adpearance is pleased to welcome the following new members to its team of digital marketing experts:

Joe Barhoum joins Adpearance as the Projects and Resource Manager to coordinate proper scoping, costing, and resource allocation of website projects. He earned his MBA from the University of Portland, and looks forward to increasing project throughput and profitability for the agency. Prior to his current position, Barhoum was an enterprise law firm consultant for Thomas Reuters and district manager at ADP for three years.

Pamela Wessling is an Account Director at Adpearance, acting as a liaison between the agency’s various clients and service teams. She earned her Master’s Degree with honors from the University of Colorado Boulder, after finishing at the top of her class with a B.A. from Georgetown University.

Rebecca Band joins the team at Adpearance as an Account Director after spending two years managing corporate reputation and crisis management programs for Fortune 500 companies in China. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from the College of Charleston.

Laurentiu Iovan is a Front- and Back-end Web Developer at Adpearance. Originally from Bucharest, Romania, he works with a wide variety of content management systems and ecommerce platforms to integrate new themes, troubleshoot issues, and develop improvements for website functionality and usability.

Erick Merchant joins the team as a Front-end Web Developer and looks forward to building at least one responsive website in the near future. At the forefront of web design, Merchant enjoys the many new challenges that responsive design presents for a front-end web developer.

David Alston is a Graphic and Web Designer with experience in front-end development and branding. He studied Graphic Information Technology at Arizona State University, and recently completed a project as the lead designer for Jones Sports Co.’s new website.

Calvin Mesman joins the agency’s Paid Search team as a Marketing Specialist. He is responsible for Google AdWords campaign creation and management, landing page management, and Google Analytics reporting. Mesman joined Adpearance to pursue his passion for data analysis. He graduated with a B.S. in Sustainable Urban Development with honors from Portland State University.

Laura Atwell joins the Inbound Marketing Team as a Marketing Specialist to manage social media, search engine optimization, PR and content needs for both local and national clients. She graduated with honors from the University of Portland with a B.A. in Communication Studies.

Alex Miller is a Marketing Specialist under the Inbound Marketing Team, with a focus on keyword analysis, Google Analytics reporting, and Local SEO. He graduated at the top of his class from the University of Oregon Clark Honors College with a B.A. in Mathematics after earning several scholarships and a research fellowship. Miller came to Adpearance to stay at the forefront of the most current tech trends, while leveraging his affinity for math and numbers.

Eva Wong is a Marketing Specialist at Adpearance, and is responsible for conducting marketing analyses and creating presentations and proposals to prospective and current clients. She graduated from the University of Oregon Clark Honors College with a B.S. in Chemistry and Psychology.

About AdPearance, Inc.

AdPearance, Inc. is a Portland-based digital marketing agency specializing in paid search, search engine optimization, local search, social media marketing, email marketing and Web site design and development. Our philosophy is simple: use data available online to inform marketing decisions for the most return on investment for our clients. By engaging consumers and compelling them to act, we can guarantee results. For more info, visit

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