For the record…

John H. Leonard, president of the National Advertising Benevolent Society, was inducted into the hall of fame of the Advertising Agency Association of British Columbia earlier this month.Leonard, most recently president of Miller and Leonard, Vancouver, began his 44-year advertising career...

John H. Leonard, president of the National Advertising Benevolent Society, was inducted into the hall of fame of the Advertising Agency Association of British Columbia earlier this month.

Leonard, most recently president of Miller and Leonard, Vancouver, began his 44-year advertising career at J. Walter Thompson in Sydney, Australia.

After moving to Canada, he worked at MacLaren, B.C. Telephone and James Lovick, before rejoining jwt in 1966.

He set up his own agency, Leonard Advertising, in 1976. He sold it in 1989, but remained president of Miller and Leonard until 1991.

In its 19-year history, the Advertising Agency Association of British Columbia has inducted only three others into its hall of fame: Ken Wright of Hayhurst, Bev McChesney of McKim Advertising and Doug Lamb of Baker Lovick Advertising.

- Nine-year-old agency Area West has merged with the Edmonton office of Vancouver-based Palmer Jarvis Advertising.

Area West founder Jim Ford has joined pj, Edmonton, as vice-president, bringing with him clients such as the University of Alberta, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Public Works Canada, Workers Compensation Board and Interprovincial Pipelines.

- North Shore News has chosen Creative Wonders Communications of North Vancouver to handle its creative and media placement.

For the past seven years Admer of Vancouver had the media business, while creative was handled in-house or on a project basis.

North Shore News, which publishes three times a week, recently launched a new transit campaign created by its new agency.

- Publicite Marin of Montreal has added three new accounts to its stable, including Subway Sandwiches and Salads of Quebec.

Subway has 26 franchise locations in the province and 14 more in development.

The second new piece of business is Nova Decor of Laval, an importer and distributor of quality bathroom fixtures. Nova Decor also recently opened a factory-direct outlet to the public.

A summer transit campaign is the first on the agenda for third client, Mont-Royal car dealer Chasse Toyota.