Rebranding for Russian Communication Agencies Association (ACAR)


Russian Communication Agencies’  Association (ACAR) launched a new visual identity, based on Russia’s best communication projects of the year and which it is based on eye-tracking technology.


ACAR was founded in 1993 and, since then, it never changed its corporate style. The main element was always an eye, reflecting the idea that 90% of communications is visual, but that isn’t reflecting anymore NGO’s present-day activities.

Depot WPF branding agency faced the challenge of renewing the brand through it visual style, taking into account its long history. Depot WPF’s team decided to ginger up RACA’s identity keeping the eye as its central symbol. But instead of being an image it turned into an instrument for the new identity creation. Depot WPF eye-tracked advertising, marketing and branding projects that head the ACAR ranking. ACAR’s partner TNS Russia agency provided us with the equipment and supervised the process.


We were happy to support this project with our technology (…) New corporate identity is outstanding and easily distinguished. And eye-tracking method perfectly fits the project’s creative idea

Ruslan Tagiev,

CEO TNS Russia

The data Depot WPF acquired became the foundation of ACAR’s new visual style. As a result, the way consumers see the best communication projects shaped the NGO’s identity. It also highlights that ACAR is a modern association that keeps an eye on the cutting-edge technologies in communications.


ACAR is about the projects made by its agencies, in the first place. They are what shapes our industry (…) So it’s natural that nothing but they became the basis of the new ACAR style — straight and simple according to the brief, but possessing both “history” and “new energy”.

Alexander Zagorsky

Creative Director WPF

The best communication projects of different types (advertising, interactive, marketing, branding) became the basis for relevant identity mediums. ACAR’s visual style is expected to be renewed every year with recent projects taken as data for eye-tracking.


Branding & design experts appreciated the eye-tracking approach to ACAR’s identity: the project gained gold medals at ADCR Awards, “White Square” and “Idea!” festivals and took two silver prizes at KIAF. The refreshed ACAR’s website is to be launched soon.