Paul Banham handed top digital role at AIS

LONDON - Paul Banham, the former European executive creative director of, is joining Archibald Ingall Stretton as its first executive creative director of digital.

Banham left last week along with its European planning director, James Clifton, as part of a restructure.

In his new role, Banham will assume creative responsibility for all of the agency's digital output.

He will report to the creative partner, Steve Stretton, and work alongside the creative director, Matt Morley-Brown, on integrated clients. These include O2, Skoda, Abbey, Dyson, Pioneer and Moet Hennessy.

Banham, who joined in 2003 after a stint at WCRS, has picked up numerous awards, including a Campaign Digital gold for NSPCC in 2005 and a bronze Cannes Lion for Dulux in 2006.

He said: "There are some really strong brands here, some hugely talented people and an open-minded outlook built into the agency's structure."