Hearst appoints Tom Banham

Hearst UK has appointed Tom Banham as Digital Editor of Esquire.

Hearst appoints Tom Banham
Tom Banham: “Esquire was the brand that first ignited my passion for journalism.”

Tom joins from digital style brand Thread where he has been Content Editor since June 2017. During his tenure, he oversaw all the brands’ editorial output and managed both editorial and e-commerce emails. Tom has extensive digital, media and luxury experience having previously written for titles including Mr Porter, Highsnobiety, Shortlist, FashionBeans, Wired and The Guardian.

Tom will be tasked with overseeing the day-to-day running and future-facing strategy for the digital arm of the Esquire brand.

Tom says: “I am beyond excited to be joining the leading voice in men's luxury media. Esquire was the brand that first ignited my passion for journalism and today it is a true innovator in multi-channel content. I'm thrilled to be building on its already impressive digital growth alongside some of the brightest minds in media."

Alex Bilmes, Editor-in-Chief of Esquire, says: “I am delighted that Tom is joining Esquire at such an exciting time in its evolution. Tom has the perfect balance of digital and luxury experience, and I am looking forward to working closely with him on this next phase of our journey.”

Betsy Fast, Chief Content Development Officer at Hearst UK, says: “Tom has a proven track record of generating engaging content which reaches its audiences across multiple channels. Esquire is a truly modern media brand with an ecosystem that spans print, digital, events and branded products. Tom is the perfect person to lead the next phase of Esquire’s digital development and I can’t wait to unleash his talent and experience on the brand.”

Tom commences his role today.