Carlson Is Promoted

Response Mine has advanced Josh Carlson to vice president of media and search services from media director. He supervises a 12-person department and is responsible for setting the overall media strategy of client campaigns. The independent Atlanta shop also added four staffers. Paul Carpenter joined as account supervisor from sister agency Bennett Kuhn Varner. Melinda Houge arrived as senior interactive media buyer from Marketworks in Atlanta, where she was marketing services manager. Charles Lumpkin came aboard as senior interactive media buyer from Ballard Designs in Atlanta. Kathleen Reynolds, former associate marketing manager at Honey Baked Ham in Norcross, Ga., has been hired as an account manager.