BigStride Media Inc. is a digital media agency that provides quality online multimedia, social media strategies and digital business management for its clients.

We’re about taking that leap forward, pushing boundaries, going beyond expectations. With more than 30 years of combined digital media experience, we know what it means to captivate, engage and surprise your audience.

BigStride’s primary services include content and messaging strategy, social media planning and support, in-house training, website design and online business development.

We will tell your story, with your message in a way that sparks conversation.

Meet the Bigstride team


D’Arcy Coulson
D’Arcy’s focus over the past 20 years has been to become a content expert in the Canadian digital media field. This has meant leading digital initiatives while working with Canadian broadcasters and online/mobile media companies such as the, (now The Loop),

These experiences have enabled me to lead, market, manage and innovate through new trends and technologies to companies so that they can effectively produce and manage their digital and social content.

Most recently he has led projects for Bigstride Media with leading clients such as University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Huawei Technologies Canada and the Ottawa Hospital.  In his role at CBC Ottawa and CBC Montreal’s he provided online growth from a broadcaster to local content producer through multimedia interactivity, new and improved content m‍‍‍anagement systems, video and audio management as well as strong focus recently on data journalism.

He brings a unique set of digital media leadership, production and development skills with him to every project. Connect with D’Arcy on Linkedin.

Melanie Coulson
Melanie Coulson has been telling stories since she was about two years old. She turned it into a profession, spending 15 years as a journalist at the country’s top newsrooms, including,, and most recently driving digital content at the Ottawa Citizen. By day, she’s telling the unique stories at United Way Ottawa as its Director, Communications and Content, and Director of Content and Engagement at Canada 2020

Melanie researched community newsrooms and engaging the audience as the first recipient of the Michener Deacon Fellowship in 2013.

Melanie is a Carleton Master of Journalism graduate. You can follow Melanie on Twitter @mel_coulson, connect with her on Linkedin.

Melanie teaches third-year digital journalism at Carleton University, focusing on interactive storytelling through mapping, curation, inforgraphics and social media.

Lets take a step forward on your digital media projects.

D'Arcy Coulson


Melanie Coulson


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