Vicky Lynch
(630) 362-8829

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 1, 2012–Zondervan, a leading Christian Publisher, has retained C. Grant & Company (CGC) to provide corporate communications services. The move is part of Zondervan’s continuing effort to deliver valuable news and information to the media, authors, agents and retailers.

C Grant and Company is an award-winning agency and recognized as a leading communications and marketing firm with clients across North America. Chris Grant, the company’s founder has a long history in publishing and media relations including a previous position as the Vice President of Marketing at Zondervan.

“We believe that an integrated marketing and communications firm will provide the range of capabilities we need to better tell the Zondervan story,” said Steven Sammons, Executive Vice President for Consumer Engagement. “C. Grant & Company has a rare combination of strategic vision, market knowledge, and a portfolio of technical skills, including web and social media that will serve Zondervan well.”

The CGC team has staff in both Wheaton, Ill. and Grand Rapids, Mich.

This announcement is effective immediately. For more information, contact Vicky Lynch at (630) 362-8829 or via email at

About Zondervan
Zondervan, aHarperCollins company, is a world leader in Christian communications and the leading Christian publishing brand. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with offices in San Diego and Miami, Zondervan conducts events and publishes its bestselling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software, and digital products through its Zondervan,eZondervan, Zonderkidz, Youth Specialties, Editorial Vida, and National Pastors Convention brands. Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan on the Internet at (mobile site:

About C. Grant & Company
C. Grant & Company, based in Wheaton, IL, provides corporate communications, publicity, research, product development, strategic consulting, and marketing solutions. Their clients include schools such as Wheaton College, Messiah College, and John Brown University; publishers Zondervan, Baker, and Tyndale House; camps and conference centers Laity Lodge, SpringHill Camps, and Kanakuk; and non-profits such as the Willow Creek Association, Vision360, and The Center for Student Missions. Under the Handlebar brand, it supports Nashville-area Christian publishers, ministries, non-profits and schools. More information is at