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CSS animation: The Bounce Effect!

June 21, 2017

Having a website is a necessity if you’re a business owner in the twenty-first century. Having a GREAT website will do even more wonders for your business! It is always nice to add a simple …

MailChimp Newsletters: The Bells and Whistles

June 12, 2017

Setting up MailChimp newsletters is as easy as 1,2,3 right? Right! But did you know there’s a whole lot more you can do with MailChimp than just selecting a template, inserting your content and images, …

Tips to plan a kick-ass Social Media Strategy.

May 19, 2017

Good and especially relevant content should be at the centre of any social media strategy. Great content should reflect your brand’s persona and give people a reason to stay engaged. That’s why it’s critical to …

Creating a custom page template in WordPress

May 12, 2017

Creating a custom WordPress page template is essential and should be a part of every WordPress developers skill set. Page templates allow you to drastically change the structure of a specific page, as well as …

How to write your email subject lines more effectively.

Email subject lines can make or break a person’s opinion of your mail. If not done with thought and intent, could mean that you have wasted precious time on sending something that is a flop. …

How to run a National Campaign

April 20, 2017

When one of your clients requires you to run a national campaign (eek!), say to raise funds for a nonprofit, there are a few things that you need to consider and put into place for …

Writing: Tone it up!

March 30, 2017

You may not realise it, but you write every day. Whether you’re a novelist, prolific emailer, or just an enthusiastic texter, you write every day to communicate to others. For brands especially, communication is so …

Let’s Get Productive in 2017

February 17, 2017

The year is back in full swing! The excitement of the new year is slowly fading, and resolutions are starting to take a back seat. Our busy lives are starting to become overwhelming, once again. …

Copywriting and Why it is Important.

February 15, 2017

Throughout my three years of studying I have come across many people that have no idea what I do. They inquisitively asked what I study and I always saw the confusion on their faces as …

Calling All Developers!

January 23, 2017

Join our team Brand Candy is a fun, dynamic agency specialising in online marketing, graphic design and website development. We are based in Hillcrest, Durban with a national and international client base. The ideal candidate …

Deep etching: What the heck is that?

January 16, 2017

Deep etching is something which, I think, most graphic designers love to hate! That being said, it is probably one of the more frequently used techniques in Photoshop. Whether it be to highlight an object …

Display a WordPress excerpt only when you hover over the featured image of a post

November 10, 2016

WordPress excerpt is hidden and only slides up over the featured image on hover Let’s say you have a feed of posts on your WordPress site being pulled up through your index.php, category.php, or a custom …

Google AdWords or AdWords Express?

October 31, 2016

When you advertise your website with Google, or hopefully, more specifically, a page on your website, you have the choice of both, but what is the difference between them, and which is better? Google AdWords or AdWords …

The WordPress Round Table – Q&A with successful business owners

October 26, 2016

WordPress Meetups in Durban are held at The Green Door in Glenwood, and this month’s will be hosted by the Brand Candy team. We host monthly WordPress Meetups in Durban, and November’s topic is the WordPress …

5 Reasons why you need Google Analytics reporting for your website

October 7, 2016

We have some lovely clients with some lovely websites that have been lovingly built. We put them out there, market the heck out of them, and hope for the best. We are excited to announce that …

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