HOTLINE: Tim Kirkman is leaving Carat

Tim Kirkman, the press director at Carat, is leaving the agency. His decision follows the creation of an integrated media department to carry out all press and broadcast implementational planning and buying at Carat. Mark Jarvis, the agency's head of broadcast, is taking on the management of the 120-strong integrated department. The new department will be operational by September. Kirkman's position as press director has yet to be filled.