Since 1979, Gard has grown into one of the Northwest’s most respected creative, digital and public relations firms.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Gard is an advertising, digital and public relations firm, specializing in corporate and public policy communications.

We create awareness, strengthen brands, manage issues and change behavior.

Gard is a creative, digital and public relations firm, specializing in corporate and public policy communications. We think strategically and creatively, and we execute with discipline and attention to detail.

The firm has significant experience in crisis communications, issue management and social marketing, as well as communications related to regulatory, permitting and litigation matters.

We work in traditional and digital environments, creating and managing content in paid, earned, owned and social media.

Over the years, we’ve developed a set of principles that guide the firm. We call them the Manzanita Notes. The first one remains first in importance: Concentrate on the work and the rest will follow.


We solve complex problems and help our clients achieve their goals through PR, branding, digital and print advertising, website design, crisis communications and public affairs management.
We work with regional and national clients in mission-critical industries such as healthcare, government, energy, education, insurance, non-profits and transportation.
Since 1979, we’ve managed communications for many of the Northwest’s largest companies and organizations, as well as for clients across the country and around the globe.
“Concentrate on the work and the rest will follow” is our mantra. What often follows is award-winning work in all types of communications, including advertising, integrated marketing and web design.
We are a female-led agency focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. Two-thirds of our employees are women and one-quarter identify as members of minority groups. We come from a wide variety of experiential backgrounds.
We believe in pragmatic strategies carried out with grace and respect. We work to create strong, enduring relationships with our clients and each other by listening, collaborating and finding creative, practical solutions.