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Former POW, Mighty 8th Media Share International Book Award


BUFORD, Ga., Nov. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Author Lee Ellis' new book, Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton (FreedomStar Media, March 2012), has been honored by the International Book Awards in two categories. The book was named a winner in the Business: Management & Leadership category and a finalist in the Best Cover Design: Non-Fiction category.

The eye-catching cover features the stark image of a prisoner of war's battered foot juxtaposed with a businessman's polished shoe. While these two images may not at first seem to belong together, they have worked well for both Ellis' book and the company hired to design its cover. The book takes lessons learned from an Air Force fighter pilot/POW and applies them directly to the business environment.

"We're honored to have contributed the cover design for this important book," said Bradley Sherwood, Partner at Mighty 8th Media and a WWII historian whose admiration for aviation helped inspire Mighty 8th's name and branding. Mighty 8th's Kevin Moss was lead designer for the project.

With a foreword written by Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), Leading with Honor uses Ellis' gripping stories about his five and a half years of captivity in Vietnam as a launch pad toward fourteen invaluable principles of leadership. A successful executive coach and corporate consultant, Ellis uses these principles to teach leaders of Fortune 500 companies, healthcare executives, small business owners, and entrepreneurs how to increase their potential for personal and organizational success.

Mighty 8th Media is a full-service strategic marketing and advertising agency that creates customized missions for a diverse client list, including Allgood Pest Solutions, Gwinnett County Public Schools and Holtkamp Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Launched in 2005, the firm is located in charming historic Buford, Georgia (north of Atlanta). For more information, visit Mighty 8th Media.

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CONTACT: Katina Jones Strategy & Content Specialist Mighty 8th Media 770.271.3001

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