GLC Partners with MDA

Posted 18 OctoberBlog, News

October 2013

GLC is excited to announce a new partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). MDA has selected GLC to provide custom publishing services for the organization’s flagship magazine, Quest, which is distributed to more than 130,000 subscribers each quarter. The newly designed and re-imagined magazine, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, will be introduced in early 2014 under GLC’s leadership.

MDA’s decision to partner with GLC was driven by the agency’s deep experience developing award-winning membership media for professional, trade and health care associations, as well as its expertise in producing consumer- and physician-targeted media for hospital and health care systems.

“MDA is in the midst of an exciting transformation as we find new ways to tell our story, new audiences with whom to connect, and new positioning opportunities for our brand,” said Steve Ford, MDA’s Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer. “GLC is introducing us to fresh integrated communications concepts so we can better assist our families fighting life-threatening muscle disease, while at the same time recognizing our supporters who make our work possible. We see enormous upside opportunities with GLC at our marketing communications table.”

In August, MDA announced plans to open a new national office in Chicago. The decision to engage a locally based company further demonstrates MDA’s commitment to align strategically with new partners who can actively shape its rebranding efforts and new sponsors who support MDA as their charity of choice.

“For two decades, families and individuals affected by neuromuscular diseases have relied on Quest to provide much needed information about the latest research, treatments, products and tips for better independent living,” said Joe Stella, Vice President of New Business Development for GLC. “As we move to improve the Quest experience, we often reflect on how important this resource is to people. For many, it’s more than a magazine; it’s a link that bonds a community.”

About MDA

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. MDA funds worldwide research; provides comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and rallies communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. For more information, visit


About GLC

Established in 1969, GLC provides print and digital custom media services for clients in the association, healthcare and corporate sectors. Specializing in strategic communications, GLC helps clients engage with their customers and members by delivering media solutions designed to exceed their marketing objectives. Clients include The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, YMCA of the USA, The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, The Conference Board, UnitedHealthcare, UConn Health System, Inova Health System, and the University of Michigan Health System.

For more information, contact Paula Frey, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Client Services, at

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